The Prayer of Silence


作者:Bruce MacDonald[作]


出版社:Strategic Book Group

出版地:Durham, Conn


ISBN:978-1-61897-193-7 ; 1-61897-193-X

The Prayer of Silence provides a strikingly new, easy to learn, and effective method of meditation and prayer.

A Near Death Experience in 1966 opened an area of spiritual awareness which Bruce Fraser MacDonald, PhD calls 'the Watcher,' through which he was able to heal both his badly damaged body and, later, severe brain damage from viral encephalitis. In The Prayer of Silence he shows others how to use the Watcher to find physical, emotional and spiritual healing, and how to get in touch with the divine centre of their being -- what Jesus called 'the inner Kingdom of God.' Practicing the Prayer of Silence opens profound areas of spiritual awareness and allows people to experience the Presence of God, to know God as Jesus did, as 'Abba, Father,' to talk to God as Moses did, 'as a man talks to his friend' and to find Oneness with God.

Bruce MacDonald's greatest contribution to the science of spiritual growth is his discovery of the Watcher, which allows people to progress rapidly and with comparative ease into areas of spiritual awareness which till now have been very difficult to achieve.

Raised in India, Canada and the US, Professor MacDonald has lectured, taught and conducted research in many universities around the world. He draws with equal ease from ancient spiritual and philosophical traditions, the teachings of Jesus, and modern science to describe a spiritual system that actually transforms lives. He writes with a simplicity and effortlessness which makes even the most difficult subjects clear.

  • Cover Page(p.navPoint-1)
  • Title Page(p.navPoint-2)
  • Copyright(p.navPoint-3)
  • Dedication(p.navPoint-4)
  • Contents(p.navPoint-5)
  • Acknowledgements(p.navPoint-6)
  • Introduction(p.navPoint-7)
  • Chapter One: The Prayer of Silence: An Overview(p.navPoint-8)
  • Chapter Two: Daily Silence – The Beginning(p.navPoint-9)
  • Meditation Exercise: Daily review and prayer(p.navPoint-9)
  • Meditation Exercise: Progressive relaxation(p.navPoint-9)
  • Meditation Exercise: Identifying barriers and correcting errors(p.navPoint-9)
  • Meditation Exercise: Awareness of the moment(p.navPoint-9)
  • Chapter Three: Place, Time and Values for Deeper Meditation(p.navPoint-14)
  • Meditation Exercise for establishing time and place(p.navPoint-14)
  • Meditation Exercise: Evaluating where you are on the spiritual path(p.navPoint-14)
  • Chapter Four: A Dweller in Two Worlds(p.navPoint-17)
  • Chapter Five: Initiation – Getting to know the Watcher and the Self(p.navPoint-18)
  • Meditation Exercise: Your initiation into the Watcher(p.navPoint-18)
  • Chapter Six: Practicing the Presence of God(p.navPoint-20)
  • Meditation Exercise: Practicing the Presence of God by paying attention to your breathing(p.navPoint-20)
  • Meditation Exercise: Sensing the Presence(p.navPoint-20)
  • Meditation Exercise: Advanced Presence(p.navPoint-20)
  • Chapter Seven: The Mirror of the Mind: Understanding what is happening in the brain(p.navPoint-24)
  • Chapter Eight: The Mystery of the Body(p.navPoint-25)
  • Meditation Exercise: Practising contemplation(p.navPoint-25)
  • Chapter Nine: Healing the Body with the Mind and Spirit(p.navPoint-27)
  • Healing Exercise one: Visualize light(p.navPoint-27)
  • Healing Exercise two: Visualize repair(p.navPoint-27)
  • Healing Exercise three: Changing the body by healing memory(p.navPoint-27)
  • Healing Exercise four: Dealing with childhood memories(p.navPoint-27)
  • Healing Exercise five: dealing with other issues(p.navPoint-27)
  • Chapter Ten: Opening to the Spirit’s Intent – Moving from self to Self(p.navPoint-33)
  • Meditation Exercise: Opening to the Spirit’s Intent(p.navPoint-33)
  • Chapter Eleven: Reincarnation – Dealing with Other Lives(p.navPoint-35)
  • Meditation Exercise: Working with Past Lives.(p.navPoint-35)
  • Chapter Twelve: Finding an Inner Spiritual Guide.(p.navPoint-37)
  • Meditation Exercise: Finding a Spiritual Helper(p.navPoint-37)
  • Chapter Thirteen: Mantras(p.navPoint-39)
  • Meditation Exercise: chanting a mantra(p.navPoint-39)
  • Chapter Fourteen: Dealing with Dry Periods and “Dark Nights of the Soul”.(p.navPoint-41)
  • Meditation Exercise: Re-entering spiritual experiences(p.navPoint-41)
  • Meditation Exercise: Getting rid of the darkness(p.navPoint-41)
  • Chapter Fifteen: “I am in You. You are in Me.” -- The Gift of Divine Union(p.navPoint-44)
  • Meditation Exercise: The perception of oneness.(p.navPoint-44)
  • Contemplation Exercise: The gift of Divine Union(p.navPoint-44)