The Sacred Gaze: Contemplation and the Healing of the Self - eBook  -     By: Susan R. Pitchford
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Liturgical Press / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780814635933
ISBN-13: 9780814635933

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Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. A hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Cooley said we can know our self only as it is reflected to us by others. Contemplation is the choice to find our reflection in the divine Mirror. In The Sacred Gaze, Susan Pitchford explores how a false self is created by distortions in the mirrors around us. Drawing from the mystical and sociological traditions, and with practical suggestions for how to begin, Pitchford shows how gazing into the face of Christ can reveal to us who we really are. When the true self is known, and known as God's beloved, the way is opened to radical freedom and joy.

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