Author: Clint Sabom

Episode 57: Interview with Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox: Coronavirus As A Spiritual Initiation

In the first chapter of his latest book, The Tao of Thomas Aquinas, Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox champions democratizing mysticism and democratizing prophesy. And what better to democratize us than a global pandemic? In this episode of the Contemplative Light Podcast, Dr. Fox talks about understanding the coronavirus as a collective spiritual initiation, albeit a baptism in fire.

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Episode 56: Kriya Yoga Techniques, Astral Realms, and Mystic Christianity, with Chris Sartain

Episode 56 of the Contemplative Light Podcast is our most esoteric episode yet, with guest Chris Sartain. Chris Sartain is an ordained teacher in the Kriya Yoga tradition. Christopher currently lives in southern Chile where he owns and operates a meditation retreat center. He is also spiritual director of Vinyasa Yoga Chile, which offers yoga teacher trainings and certification programs.

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Contemplative Practices

Our focus is on contemplative practices for the individual, but the ultimate hope is that this transformation radiates outward into all facets of life to help open ourselves to the greatest extent possible. Here are some of the many available spiritual practices that Christian contemplatives, mystics, and monastics have drawn on over the centuries.

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Contemplative Perspectives: Frameworks for the Divine

For anyone who craves to deepen their contemplative process and more fully embody and integrate the the higher stages of the mystical path, Contemplative Perspectives: Frameworks for the Divine offers an opportunity to travel through the various states of awakening and understand the territory. With the historic practice of The Jesus Prayer as a jumping off point, we explore the experiential aspects of the Purgation/Illumination/Union path of Christian Mysticism. To help make these traditional dimensions and phases of the spiritual life more accessible for the contemporary seeker, we also use the most relevant material from Integral Theory, Mindfulness, and Psychology.

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