Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism

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Guiding the reader through the stages of mystical prayer--a way to create a living relationship with the Divine within the heart--this book draws upon Christian and Sufi sources such as St. Teresa of Avila, 'Attar, St. John of the Cross, and Rumi. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee describes the stages of prayer: how prayer is first born of need, but then takes one deep within the heart, into the stages of union and ecstasy. Through mystical prayer, one is drawn into the silence of real communion with God. Here, in the silence within ...