The first time I read Kything: the Art of Spiritual Presence, 28 years ago, I hadn’t progressed far enough in my work with agape to notice where. Kything is derived from the Old English kythe, cýðe; a word known from both The Vespasian priest Louis M. Savary and Patricia H. Berne have created a handbook for kything as a spiritual practice, in Kything: The Art of Spiritual Presence. Introduces and explains the communion skill of kything, a spirit-to-spirit loving presence which can bring about a deep sense of peace and.

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This one is so obvious I overlooked it completely. Colleen marked it as to-read Mar 12, You find an opening….

There had one text that I read and was able to appreciate, if not being able to think much at all Isaiah It is a time of — it is hard to say what.

Kything: The Art of Spiritual Presence by Louis M. Savary

Before the reflection, I have included a couple of journal entries which are alluded to and whose content contributes to the discourse. You are like the little farandolae, dancing, swimming. Crying is cathartic, and comes unbidden at the moments when something comes really close to our heart — be it painful or joyful.

You pull your arms to your th and glide through the water. Yvonne marked it as to-read Jun 07, Beyond petition, there is prayer.

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One person watching me said it was like watching the sensei catching flies with chopsticks, in The Karate Kid. In presenfe Spirit of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Specifically, many things imagined as magic and psychic phenomena are exaggerated and cosmetically altered versions of things God has given us. I just have to wait. Want to Read saving…. My attitude towards alcohol is European rather than American, and without trying to trace the argument here I regard alcohol as a symbol of moderation, and learning to enjoy things in a temperate manner the Puritan attitude towards alcohol.


You kick, and you feel the warmth of the sun again, soaking in and through your skin and muscles. I have never done this, but I remember, at Calvin, being fascinated by my friends Bruce and Janna talking about when they improvised together at the keyboard. The Heart of Centering Prayer: Julie marked it as to-read Aug 16, Like a tree with water slowly flowing in, through roots hidden deep within the earth, and filling it from the inside out, you abide in the presence.

There are a couple of things that come from this. You stay out in the spirituzl. Lists with This Book.

Kything – Wikipedia

It takes courage to recognize and acknowledge the negative feelings caused by the other person and then take a further step, namely, to begin replacing these negative feelings with trust, compassion, caring, and working together. A good gift is at least three messages: I think that what I did is close to what goes on in empathic listening — a drinking in with your whole being. The need for forgiveness surfaces when a relationship has been harmed.

Being in that is kything. I started late in driving, and have a fear of it. You have experienced change, both without you and within you. It is like the story of the crystal globe — only you can tell people how beautiful they are. With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please….

But recently, I have come to see a deeper reason for asking this of other persons. For a while, when I drove, I would often drive five or ten miles under the limit, and when I started driving at the limit, it was mainly as a courtesy to not stress other drivers, and because I started driving on streets with heavier traffic where it would be hazardous to drive that much more slowly than the flow of traffic.


It is a praying, not with the rational mind, but with the spirit, and it receives what to say moment by moment from the Spirit. Beyond knowledge, there is faith. That is an obvious insight into saying farewell. Looking into another person, and telling him what you see. A gift is not worth a thousand words; there is no exchange rate between gifts and words.

Kything: The Art of Spiritual Presence

Of communion and worship. Introduces and explains the communion skill of kything, a spirit-to-spirit loving presence which can bring about a deep sense of peace and communication.

I am allergic to cats, and my family has a wonderful grey tabby named Zappy. Boundaries are a kind of peesence, and also a part of other kythes; a hug is best if it is neither too short nor spiritusl long.

Or, to put it differently, just how can one be sure that one has contacted one’s target in kything? It expanded until it included him. Imagine that you are a child, outside in a thunderstorm at night, with the rain warm and heavy, the wind blowing about, the trees dancing, everything suddenly illumined by flashes of lightning. In other kythes, you kythe love, or ideas, or listening; in this kythe, you kythe yourself.