The Awakening Self and Our Preoccupations

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Fr Christopher Gorst OSB
Standard accommodation £135.00 En-suite accommodation £145.00

The Ancient Church Fathers and Monks were aware of Eight Preoccupations which could divert or distract a person’s spiritual path to God. In this Retreat, we examine a modern psychologist’s interpretation of ‘Spirituality and the Awakening Self’ (Dr David G Benner), and try to show that those Ancient insights and Preoccupations can still disrupt our awakening and journey, towards our final goal of consciousness and union in God.

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