There are two themes running through this book. The first is concerned with the biological and psychodynamic factors that stand as obstacles in the way of being effective in meditation, and provides simple methods and techniques to enable the practitioner to recognise, understand and overcome such obstacles and harness the extraordinary potential of the mind and soul. The second is concerned with describing the simple methods of meditation used within the Order of Dionysis and Paul.
The material in this book is presented as a series of modules that may be undertaken either by an individual, or used by a group and requires no further knowledge than is provided in each module. The work is self-explanatory and easy to engage with.
|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 in the context of the Order curriculum. His research interests reflect this in his a life long study of Spiritual Disciplines; Prayer & Meditation; Ritual; Healing; Kabbalah and Mysticism
He has written introductions to the following books: A Handbook of Mystical Philosophy by G. B. Scaramelli; Dionysis the Areopagite on the Divine Names translated by C.E. Rolt; Prayer by Dudley Wright; The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage by Jan van Ruysbroeck, and Father Lazarus’ translation of On the Prayer of Jesus by Ignatius Brianchaninov.
Notes on Meditation by Allan Armstrong
A description of the simple and effective method of meditation used by the members of the Order of Dionysis and Paul.