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The Abwoon Network website shares the work of Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz on Native Middle Eastern (Southwest Asian) spirituality, peacemaking and ecology, including work on the Aramaic words of Jesus, Hebrew and Native Middle Eastern creation mysticism and Sufism. The website is maintained and updated by the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning in Scotland, UK (see “About Us“).

Neil is best known for his work on the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus (“The Lord’s Prayer”), shared both in his books as well through the body prayers with music that have spread around the world in the past 40 years (a form called the Dances of Universal Peace). See the Library menu link above to hear about the background of the Aramaic prayer, to see the prayer danced and performed  as a personal body prayer and to learn the prayer in Aramaic.

A Message from Neil Douglas-Klotz

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our new website, which celebrates the worldwide spread of the Aramaic Jesus work since my part of it began in 1982!

The free Library and Video links share articles, academic papers, directions to Dances of Universal Peace, video clips and audio podcasts from my recent lectures and seminars. All of these are free to download. If you feel moved to make a donation to help edit more audio and video and build the library, please click the button top right on each page. If you want to hear about my new books and online seminars, please join our email list (top of the column on the right). We do not share our list with anyone!

The Online Store shares information about my various books as well as links to purchase them. The opening page offers suggestions for where to begin. This section also offers paid downloads of the full audio of several seminars, music/chant recordings, and links to longer audio courses from Sounds True.

The Workshops section lists a calendar of my current retreat and seminar schedule worldwide. Currently all of my workshops, retreats, conferences and retreats are online. We also have a thrice-yearly, open and free online discussion group, called Desert Flowers. Click this link to find out more.

The News section shares my online blog. Again, to receive these periodic (and not excessive!) posts, please join our email list (window below in column on the right).

If you are new to the site, below you will find two introductory videos–one below on Jesus’ Aramaic worldview and the other above– a short guided meditation based on it.

First,  take a minute to listen to and breathe with the Aramaic prayer of Jesus (the “Lord’s Prayer”). Share a breath of this peace and life energy wherever you are–at work, at home or on the road through life’s  changes.

Yours in peace, Neil

Hear the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus:

The Aramaic Worldview of Yeshua (7 min):