Mantra Meditation in the Cults

This is a caution against mantra meditation (contemplative prayer) in the church. In mantra meditation, a word or phrase is repeated for several minutes until an altered state of consciousness…

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Be Still/Still, Small Voice

These days, when a writer focuses on Psalm 46:10 and 1 Kings 19:12, heads up: a number of such writers are promoting mantra meditation (“contemplation”). Note that Psalm 46:10 does…

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Dark Night of the Soul

The phrase “dark night of the soul” is usually quoted in association with St. John of the Cross. But he didn’t mean just going through a tough time. It’s a…

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