Cynthia investigates the imaginal realm–an energetic realm well known to the mystical traditions but often forgotten in our own times. It is invisible to the physical eye, but clearly perceptible through the eye of the heart. The imaginal realm has long been associated with the personal world of dreams, prophecy, and oracles, and it also […]
Chanting the psalms, or psalmody, is an ancient practice of vital importance in the Christian spiritual tradition. Cynthia brings the practice into the twenty-first century, providing a history of Christian psalmody as well as an appreciation of its place in contemplative practice today.
Cynthia is one of about a dozen spiritual teachers contributing a memoir to this volume, including as well Deepak Chopra, Richard Rohr, and Ilia Delio.
A collection of current works birthed in the immediacy of the moment. Cynthia engages in direct call and response with the reader, the world and these tender and tumultuous times.
Perceiving nondual awareness through the Christian contemplative method called Centering Prayer – an in-depth introduction to theory and practice.
Drawing on resources as diverse as Sufism, Benedictine Monasticism, the Gurdjieff Work, and the string theory of modern physics, Cynthia crafts her own unique vision of the Wisdom way, balancing concept with practice.
Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness in this masterful guide to His vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use for yourself.
In this book, a radical view of Mary emerges as Jesus’s most important disciple, the one He considered to understand His teaching best.
Exploring “Father, Son and Holy Spirit,” Cynthia articulates the deep truth of the Trinitarian theology, calling it the “hidden driveshaft” with Christianity.
The Bible introduces us to a different kind of hope that has its source in the mercy of God. This book shows how to recognize this hope, deepen it through prayer and gain strength from its source.
Cynthia tells of her intense relationship with a seventy-year-old Trappist monk and hermit, and reveals how that relationship continues beyond this life.
In 2010, Cynthia Bourgeault, with assistance from Ward Bauman and Darlene Franz, composed a series of liturgies for use during the Holy Week retreat at the Episcopal House of Prayers in Collegeville. This series of simple chants, readings, rituals and prayers can be used by individuals and groups. The book is an excellent resource for […]
A complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer. Cynthia examines how the practice is related to the classic tradition of Christian contemplation and explores its revolutionary potential to transform Christian life.
His magnum opus is notoriously challenging, but if you’ve worked your way up to it gradually, you’ll be more able to take it in stride.
This new translation is worth a fresh read. Appleton-Weber’s introduction to the work opens to readers, including Teilhard scholars, the meaning and relevance not only of his vision but also of phrases and words that he used to help bring his vision into focus.
Teilhard’s magnificent spiritual autobiography, written near the end of his life, which offers a moving recapitulation of his lifelong themes as well as a reflection on his earlier work
A companion to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenom of Man, this book expands on the spiritual message so basic to his thought. He shows how man’s spiritual life can become a participation in the destiny of the universe.
Kathleen Duffy’s Teilhard’s Mysticism is also an insightful introductory guide, introducing the major phases and themes of Teilhard’s work in five expanding “circles.”
My recommendation is that you begin with Ursula King’s Spirit of Fire: The Life and Vision of Teilhard de Chardin. King is probably the foremost Teilhard scholar of our times, and her very well-written biography gives a good overview of Teilhard’s developing vision and an useful way of keeping track of the chronology of his […]
King’s well-chosen selections and helpful introductory commentary provides a biographical and intellectual background for appreciating Teilhard’s thinking.
A classic work of mysticism that explores the interconnectedness of the world.
Those of a more scientific temperament may gravitate toward this book that includes nineteen essays concerned with the relationship of science and religion.
For a succinct and clear overview, you can hardly do better than Ilia Delio’s chapter on Teilhard in her Christ in Evolution.