Quote for the Day

The Christian religion is primarily about a transformation of consciousness. This takes spiritual practice and the cultivation of wisdom. In another time this was called cultivating the supernatural organism, what Paul called “a new creation.” So the main thing is to be transformed into God, what the early church called deification, theosis, divinization.

— Thomas Keating, OCSO, Spirituality, Contemplation &
Transformation: Writings on Centering Prayer

N.B.: This is a quotation from a lecture that Fr. Keating gave to seminarians at the School of Theology of the University of the South, Sewanee, TN in October 2005.

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • http://discombobula.blogspot.com Sue

    I love this man. When I was going to a centering prayer group we would listen to some of his teachings before we began. His sense of humour just bubbles over. He has such a beautiful spirit :)

  • http://fakeexpressionsoftheunkown.wordpress.com/ Andrew

    Thank you for this wonderful quotation. I hope you dont mind, but I’m considering copying this onto my site. It relates so well to a painting I have just completed and posted.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/carlmccolman/ Carl McColman

    I don’t mind at all. All I ask is that you be sure to acknowledge what book it comes from (and that you found it at http://www.anamchara.com)!