Contemplative Wisdom and Contemporary Insights
This extraordinary set of talks by theologian and storyteller John Shea explores and explains the spirituality of masters, mystics, and saints from many different religious traditions. Using Scripture, personal reflections, ancient folktales, and contemporary examples, Shea describes how the "journey inside" can be the foundation for a practical and effective approach to daily living.
A. Stories of Personal Journeys/ Map of the Mystic (38:48)
B. The Maps of the Hero, the Hindu, and the Buddhist (38:40)
C. The Jumping Mouse/Story of Christopher (42:09)
D. Two Theological World Views (34:19)
E. Stories of Perception (42:39)
F. Stories of Prayer (36:58)
G. The Fasting of the Heart (44:46)
H. Suffering and Comparison (22:02)
I. Description, Scarcity, Salvation (22:01)
J. Rich Young Man (26:30)
K. Worker in the Field/The True Self (18:54)
L. Freedom/Violence/Compulsivity (41:17)
M. Fear/Conclusion (29:47)
This audio program was recorded live in Chicago by The Audio File and then edited and reengineered to provide the best possible quality and continuity. Each of the six CDs is divided into 2-3 tracks by short musical interludes that allow time for reflection and prayer.