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    The Cloud of Unknowing & the Book of Privy Counseling (Spiritual Classic (St. Anthony Messenger Press)) (CD-Audio) Edited by William Johnston, Read by Father Murray Bodo, Foreword by Huston Smith

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    DescriptionThe first work of its kind to be written in the English language, "The Cloud of Unknowing" is a spiritual guide to contemplation from an anonymous English monk of the 14th century. It has inspired spiritual teachers from St. John of the Cross in the 16th century to such contemporary teachers of prayer as Basil Pennington and Thomas Keating. The author explains that ordinary thoughts and earthly concepts must be buried beneath a "cloud of forgetting" while our love must rise toward a God hidden in the "cloud of unknowing." While this medieval masterpiece has been translated many times, this edition is especially accessible to the modern reader and listener. William Johnston--an authority on 14th century spirituality and specifically on the writings of this unknown author--provides a substantive and accessible introduction detailing what is known about the history of this text and its relevance throughout the ages. Also included here is the author's other principal work, "The Book of Privy Counseling"--a short and moving text on the way to enlightenment through a total loss of self and consciousness only of the divine. Unabridged audiobook Six compact discs / 7.5 hours (approx.)

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    The Cloud of Unknowing & the Book of Privy Counseling
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by William Johnston, Read by Father Murray Bodo, Foreword by Huston Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780867168716
    ISBN 10: 0867168714

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    Servant Books
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    Servant Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbour
    Author Information
    WILLIAM JOHNSTON, S.J., an authority on 14th-century mysticism and spirituality, has translated several works from the contemplative traditions of both East and West. A prolific writer, born in Ireland and living in Asia, his most recent work is "Mystical Journey: An Autobiography." HUSTON SMITH, author of "The World's Religion's," is widely regarded as the most eloquent and accessible contemporary authority on the history of religions.