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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 20

Of Self-Annihilation Supplication and sacrifice are comprehended in prayer, which, according to S. John, is “an incense, the smoke whereof ascendeth unto God;” therefore it is said in the Apocalypse that “unto the Angel was given much incense, that he … Continue reading

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What is Perfection?

In the beginning there wasn’t, except for God. God said “Be!” and there was. God created, and said it was good, even very good. But it wasn’t yet finished. Yet, in one sense it was perfect because, after declaring it … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 6

Of Self-Surrender We should now begin to abandon and give up our whole existence unto God, from the strong and positive conviction, that the occurrence of every moment is agreeable to His immediate will and permission, and just such as … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 3

The First Degree of Prayer Those who have not learnt to read, are not, on that account, excluded from prayer; for the Great Book which teacheth all things, and which is legible as well internally as externally, is Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Madame Guyon – A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Preface

THE AUTHOR’S PREFACE TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION This little treatise, conceived in great simplicity, was not originally intended for publication: it was written for a few individuals, who were desirous to love God with their whole heart; some of whom, … Continue reading

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Defining Christian Mysticism

First, let me apologise for the disjointed order of these posts, although I shouldn’t need to apologise – blogging gives an author the freedom to post items as they come to mind. The reader must wait in anticipation to see … Continue reading

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