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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 22

Of Internal Acts Acts are distinguished into External and Internal. External acts are those which bear relation to some sensible object, and are either morally good or evil, merely according to the nature of the principle from which they proceed. … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 21

The Noble Results of this Species of Prayer Some persons, when they hear of the prayer of silence, falsely imagine, that the soul remains stupid, dead, and inactive. But, unquestionably, it acteth therein, more nobly and more extensively than it … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 17

Of Petitions The soul should not be surprised at feeling itself unable to offer up to God such petitions as it had formerly made with freedom and facility; for now the Spirit maketh intercession for it according to the will … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 15

Of Confession and Self-examination Self-examination should always precede Confession, and in the nature and manner of it should be conformable to the state of the soul: the business of those that are advanced to the degree of which we now … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 10

Of Mortification I will even affirm, that, in any other way, it is next to an impossibility ever to acquire a perfect mortification of the senses and passions. The reason is obvious; the soul gives vigour and energy to the … Continue reading

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Unity of Heart and Mind

When God made us he gave us a body, mind and spirit. Because of our western way of viewing the world, inherited from the ancient Greeks, by way of the church fathers and thinkers such as Thomas Aquinas, and others, … Continue reading

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Imagine That! – Part 2

We finished Part 1 by saying that the human mind already has a faculty that appears to fulfill all of the functions needed for spirit to spirit communication. It is called the imagination. For some kinds of communication, e.g. thoughts, … Continue reading

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Imagine That! – Part 1

Those with an interest in exploring and understanding how the human brain operates, and the relationship between brain and mind, generally operate with an overriding assumption – that the human mind is alone, isolated from all other minds except for … Continue reading

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Re: Atheism and Experiencing God

The posts to this blog also go to my Google Group – reasonablemystic@googlegroups.com. “Dr David” posted the following comment to that group: —————————————————————- “because God cannot be logically proved without being experienced in relationship” Spending time looking at this issue … Continue reading

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My ‘Spiritual’ Journey – Episode 1

As I try to understand more about the spiritual world I am learning that it is not as separate from the natural world as is commonly believed. In particular, I find that the Lord has been working to win me … Continue reading

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