The Necessity of Meeting God in Darkness
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.In these days of Oprah's "Change Your Life TV," the world is definitely ready for Caroline Myss's brand of spirituality. She reads her book in front of a studio audience as if delivering a weekend lecture at a New Age conference, touching upon such subjects as channeling, mysticism, and stigmata. While often instructional in tone--Myss exhorts listeners to reconsider their relationship with God and chastises them for adopting attitudes of spiritual superiority--she manages to take on the posture of the sternly loving therapist, à la Judd Hirsch or Robin Williams. (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --Kimberly HeinrichsNow on CD, this classic session with Caroline Myss describes a contemporary path open to all who seek direct mystical experience. Modern mystics are faced with conflicts no medieval monk ever faced, Myss says, leading to a "dark night" unique to our age, and a deep and rich "madness" that is an inescapable part of the mystical journey today. Join the bestselling author of Sacred Contracts as she uncovers the roots of mystical experience, both ancient and modern, and reveals: The true reason we invite God into our lives, why spiritual intimacy can lead to chaos, how mystical experience translates into everyday life in our time, a way to end spiritual confusion with a simple, honest prayer , and plus many self-teaching exercises and practices.Dr. Myss investigates the path of today's "modern mystics"--those who seek the divine while holding down jobs and caring for their families. In this probing three-hour session she uncovers the roots of mystical experience, both ancient and modern, and reveals an interior trial--or "dark night of the soul"--unique to our age.