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Thoughts on instinct, intuition, and inspiration

Here’s a thought I had: In the article “Thoughts on three forms of conception” I spoke of the three forms of conceptions (Imitation, Creativity, and Intuition).  Of these, intuition is the oldest forms in creatures, as all creatures have it.  This … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about St. Bruno, the Carthusians, and the Carthusian Order

The Carthusian Order is a Roman Catholic monastic order of hermit monks founded by St. Bruno of Cologne in 1084. Here is a link to a site about the Carthusians: http://www.chartreux.org/ A wonderful movie has been made which depicts life at … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the difference between prayer and contemplation

To me there is a difference between prayer and contemplation.  They are not the same. In general, prayer is a supplication, a requesting, an honouring, a thanking.  In other words, it’s an expression of some feeling or emotion.  Usually, it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on our relationship with the ‘living existence’

Existence is not a dead fact.  It is not an intellectual concept, nor is it a ‘thing’.  It is not a principle or a definition.  It is much more than that.  Existence is alive.  We are alive.   The world is … Continue reading

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How contemplation is really a form of ‘romance’ with God

Over the years, I’ve found that contemplation is really a type of a ‘romance’ with God.  This may sound odd, but its true.  In fact, I often feel that contemplation develops some of the deepest of romantic feelings. Of course, most people … Continue reading

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