Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times by Matthew Fox

By Matthew Fox

Notwithstanding he lived within the 13th century, Meister Eckhart’s deeply ecumenical teachings have been in lots of methods smooth. He taught approximately what we name ecology, championed inventive creativity, and recommended for social, financial, and gender justice. these types of components have encouraged religious maverick Matthew Fox and encouraged his construction Spirituality. the following, Fox creates metaphorical conferences among Eckhart and Teilhard de Chardin, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carl Jung, Black Elk, Rumi, Adrienne wealthy, and different radical thinkers. the result's profoundly insightful, great, and encouraging.

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In all ages there have been those among mankind who have made the ritual of the divine reunion their goal in life. To that end they have applied to the Master Alchemist, Almighty God himself, to transmute the limitations of time and space and to take dominion over the planes of earth. For them the quest for self-knowledge has been an all-consuming passion. Surmounting every obstacle, they have charted the course of Truth. Through the shadowed valleys and over the rugged peaks of life, they have gone forth to conquer the illusions of the lesser self.

The perfect love of which I speak is the love that emanates from the Father-Mother God, from the very core of true Being. And it is this love which, when invoked through divine decree by the children of God, will dissolve and consume on contact all fear and doubt, anxiety and frustration, and the sense of aloneness which mankind has evolved through the consciousness of separation from the Source of life. The veil that hung in the ancient Hebrew temple between the Holy of holies and the holy place[20] is symbolical of the veil of the divine Mediator that guards the perfection of God from the imperfection of man.

Can the vessel dance without the flame? Can the leopard change his spots? Can the outer form be anything but the instrument of the inner flame? Only God can make a tree, as the poet said. Only God can create and uncreate the worlds. ” Let us let him pronounce his sacred name. ’” Definitions of the Spoken Word the Prayer: a devout petition to, or any form of spiritual communion with, God or an object of worship; a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession; a formula or sequence of words used in or appointed for praying: the Lord’s Prayer; a petition, entreaty.

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