June 3, 2021

Welcome to Desert Wisdom, a Patheos column where I’ll explore the contemplative tradition of the ancient Christian desert monastics. In particular, I will explore themes such as self-emptying (kenosis), recognizing our divinity (theosis or deification), silent prayer and meditation such as centering prayer, unitive or nondual awareness, and awakening to our True Self in Christ. Desert wisdom refers to both our inner wisdom born of contemplation and to the tradition of the Desert Fathers beginning in the third century AD…. Read more

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