Jim Wilson's Blog – 3rd mo. 2013 Archive (2)

The Method of the Prayer of Inward Silence According to the 'Guide to True Peace'

The Method of the Guide


The ‘Guide to True Peace’ offers a simple method of prayer, referred to as the prayer of inward silence.  The method is stated in Chapter 1:


“We must retire from all outward objects, and silence all the desires and wandering imaginations of the mind; that in this profound silence of the whole soul, we may hearken to the ineffable voice of the Divine Teacher.  We must listen with an attentive ear; for it is a still, small voice.  It is…


Added by Jim Wilson on 3rd mo. 6, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

A Brief History of 'A Guide to True Peace'

A Brief History of ‘A Guide to True Peace’


Dear Friends:


What follows is a brief textual history of the Quaker contemplative work, “A Guide to True Peace”.


The work is based on the works of three continental Quietists; Madam Guyon, Archbishop Fenelon, Miguel Molinos.  The ‘Guide’ weaves together passages from these authors’ works.  Primary sources include “A Short Method of Prayer” by Guyon, “The Spiritual Guide” by Molinos, and “Maxims of the…


Added by Jim Wilson on 3rd mo. 4, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

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