An insight to the essentials of the spiritual life as it can be lived in today’s world in a simple account of the Rule and Work of the Order of Dionysis & Paul. In this account the author discusses the contemplative ‘Way’ as a vital link in the golden chain of a living spiritual tradition, not as a royal road to acquiring magical power and arcane knowledge, but the quiet way of abiding in the ‘Presence’ of the Holy and Divine Logos, the Lord Jesus Christ. Whilst this is not a comfortable notion in the modern world, it has nonetheless been the centre of gravity and a sustaining life-force to countless generations of contemplatives who have been prepared to ‘Give up and follow…’
|Author||Allan Armstrong is the Prior of the Order of Dionysis & Paul, a position he has held since 1991. The ODP is a Religious Order dedicated to the contemplative life and the study of comparative religion, mythology and symbolism. He has devoted his life to developing a greater understanding of the spiritual life and the path of spiritual perfection. His research interests reflect this in his study of spiritual disciplines including prayer & meditation; liturgical studies; spiritual healing Methods; kabbalah and mysticism.
He is the author of The Secret Garden of the Soul; Notes on Meditation; Aspects of the Spiritual Life; The Rose Priory Dialogues; The Pilgrimage and has written introductions to several books including Frederic de Portal’s Symbolic Colours, G.B. Scaramelli’s Handbook of Mystical Philosophy, E.A. Wallis Budge’s translation of The Paradise of the Fathers; C.E. Rolt’s translation of Dionysis on the Divine Names; Dudley Wright’s, Prayer; Ruysbroeck’s The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage, and the English translation of Brianchaninov’s On the Prayer of Jesus.
Aspects of the Spiritual Life by Allan Armstrong
In this book the essentials of the spiritual life as it can be lived in today’s world are set out clearly and concisely in a simple account of the Rule and Work of the Order of Dionysis & Paul. Herein the author discusses the contemplative ‘Way’ as a vital link in the golden chain of a living spiritual tradition.