Blessings of the Cosmos:
Benedictions from the Aramaic Words of Jesus
by Neil Douglas-Klotz
Aramaic—the language Jesus and his disciples spoke—has captured the imagination of Christians around the world. Since the publication of his 1990 bestseller Prayers of the Cosmos, Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz has been recognized as a foremost expert at uncovering the rich layers of meaning and wisdom found in Jesus’ original words.
If we could travel back to the world of ancient Palestine and hear Jesus teach in his native tongue, what would we learn? Through his insightful translations from the Aramaic language that Jesus and his disciples actually spoke, acclaimed scholar Neil Douglas-Klotz uncovers the rich layers of meaning and wisdom found in Jesus’ original words.
In Blessings of the Cosmos, this renowned scholar presents Jesus’ best-loved benedictions, including:
• His last messages to the disciples, including the “great commandment” on love, the “many mansions” teaching, the blessing of “greater works,” and more
• How to find the divine presence in unexpected places
• Invocations of light, joy, peace, and faith
• A wealth of body-based practices designed to bring spiritual energy and insight
• An 80-minute CD with many guided prayers in Aramaic
Whether for personal inspiration or use in communal worship and rites of passage, with Blessings of the Cosmos, readers now have a heart-opening prayerbook that will ever deepen their experience of the divine.
See a list of the body prayers that appear in the book – download this as a FREE PDF DOWNLOAD
Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D. is internationally known in the fields linking religious studies, spirituality, and psychology, with a specialty in the Aramaic Christian, Jewish mystical, and Sufi traditions. Currently co-chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion, his books include The Genesis Meditations (Quest, 2003), The Sufi Book of Life (Penguin Compass, 2005), and The Hidden Gospel (Quest, 1999). Neil Douglas-Klotz resides in Edinburgh, Scotland and directs the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning.
“Neil Douglas-Klotz is a rare jewel; a brilliant scholar with heart whose words have the power to reconnect us with our sacred source.” —Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
Book, 112 pages plus CD, 1 ¼ hours.
ISBN 1-59179-417-X $18.95
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