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Prayers of the Cosmos

Neil Douglas-Klotz

Prayers of the Cosmos

Neil Douglas-Klotz

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^Reinterpreting the Lord's Prayer and the Beatitudes from the vantage of Middle Eastern mysticism, Douglas-Klotz offers a radical new translation of the words of Jesus Christ that reveals a mystical, feminist, cosmic Christ.

- Publisher Chapter One1. Our Birth in Unity"Abwoon d'bwashmaya(KJV version: "Our Father which art in heaven)O Birther! Father-Mother of the Cosmos, you create all that moves in light. O Thou! The Breathing Life of all, Creator of the Shimmering Sound that touches us. Respiration of all worlds, we hear you breathing -- in and out -- in silence. Source of Sound: in the roar and the whisper, in the breeze and the whirlwind, we hear your Name. Radiant One: You shine within us, outside us-even darkness shines -- when we remember. Name of names, our small identity unravels in you, you give it back as a lesson. Wordless Action, Silent Potency -- where ears and eyes awaken, there heaven comes. O Birther! Father-Mother of the Cosmos!Textual NotesThe prayer begins with an expression of the divine creation and the blessing that emanates from all parenting. The ancient Middle Eastern root "ab refers to all fruit, all germination proceeding from the source of Unity. This root came to be used in the Aramaic word for personal father -- "abba -- but still echoes its original ungendered root in sound-meaning. While "abwoon is a derivative of this word for personal father, its original roots do not specify a gender and could be translated "divine parent." These roots reveal many levels of meaning. "Bwn shows the ray or emanation of that father/ motherhood proceeding from potential to actual, here and now. In Aramaic, the character for "b may also be pronounced "w or include shades of both. An Aramaic scholar, the Reverend Mar Aprem (1981), notes that the same root ("ab) may stand for personal father or spiritual father, depending on whether the"w (for personal) or the "b (for spiritual) is emphasized. No doubt, Jesus meant there to be an echo of both, as Aramaic is rich in this sublime wordplay.Further, according to the mystical science of sounds and letters, comm

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^Reinterpreting the Lord's Prayer and the Beatitudes from the vantage of Middle Eastern mysticism, Douglas-Klotz offers a radical new translation of the words of Jesus Christ that reveals a mystical, feminist, cosmic Christ.
- Publisher

Chapter One1. Our Birth in Unity"Abwoon d'bwashmaya(KJV version: "Our Father which art in heaven)O Birther! Father-Mother of the Cosmos, you create all that moves in light. O Thou! The Breathing Life of all, Creator of the Shimmering Sound that touches us. Respiration of all worlds, we hear you breathing -- in and out -- in silence. Source of Sound: in the roar and the whisper, in the breeze and the whirlwind, we hear your Name. Radiant One: You shine within us, outside us-even darkness shines -- when we remember. Name of names, our small identity unravels in you, you give it back as a lesson. Wordless Action, Silent Potency -- where ears and eyes awaken, there heaven comes. O Birther! Father-Mother of the Cosmos!Textual NotesThe prayer begins with an expression of the divine creation and the blessing that emanates from all parenting. The ancient Middle Eastern root "ab refers to all fruit, all germination proceeding from the source of Unity. This root came to be used in the Aramaic word for personal father -- "abba -- but still echoes its original ungendered root in sound-meaning. While "abwoon is a derivative of this word for personal father, its original roots do not specify a gender and could be translated "divine parent." These roots reveal many levels of meaning. "Bwn shows the ray or emanation of that father/ motherhood proceeding from potential to actual, here and now. In Aramaic, the character for "b may also be pronounced "w or include shades of both. An Aramaic scholar, the Reverend Mar Aprem (1981), notes that the same root ("ab) may stand for personal father or spiritual father, depending on whether the"w (for personal) or the "b (for spiritual) is emphasized. No doubt, Jesus meant there to be an echo of both, as Aramaic is rich in this sublime wordplay.Further, according to the mystical science of sounds and letters, comm
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Neil Douglas-Klotz

Neil Douglas-Klotz is on the faculty of the Institute for Culture and Creation Spirituality in Oakland, CA, and is founding director of the International Center for the Dances of Universal Peace. He has over a dozen years of experience teaching movement, music, voice, and body awareness all over the world.

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  • Catalogue Code 211976
  • Product Code 0060619953
  • EAN 9780060619954
  • Pages 112
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date Mar 1993
  • Dimensions 135 x 205 x 8 mm
  • Weight 0.102kg

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