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Spiritual Signs

DISCOURSE SIXTEEN Some spiritual signs that show one is being Called to Contemplation Many who read these words may find them fascinating and thereafter feel compelled to take up the work of Contemplation, but are by no means being called … Continue reading

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Gnostikos—The Text

The full title of Evagrius’ Gnostikos is The Gnostic: To the One Made Worthy of Gnosis. In this context, a “Gnostikos” is a form of exegete and teacher who empowers others on the contemplative path to add as one of … Continue reading

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Preparation for the Ascent

Contemplating Mind (Han-shan Te-Ch’ing (1546-1623) Look upon the body as unreal, An image in a mirror, Or the reflection of the moon in water. Contemplate the mind as formless, Yet bright and pure. Not a single thought arising, Empty, yet … Continue reading

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