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Love is Stronger than Death

The Mystical Union of Two Souls
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Monkfish
 | 
November, 2014
ISBN:
9781939681355
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Banyen's Description: 

A guidebook for all who are called to the path of conscious love, this powerful book tells of an Episcopal priest’s intense relationship with Brother Raphael (Rafe) Robin, a seventy-year-old Trappist monk and hermit. Deeply enriched by Bourgeault’s knowledge of the teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff and of Christian mysticism, their vibrant, provocative, beautifully written story adds a profound new dimension to our understanding of human love and the possibility of survival beyond the grave.

Cynthia Bourgeault was a 50-year-old priest when she met her soul mate, a 70-year-old hermit named Brother Raphael Robin (Rafe). They had only three years on earth together before Rafe died suddenly of a heart attack.

 Although I was still crying, the emotional sting started to lose its force, and a new and tingling presence began to work its way up in me, literally starting from the tips of my toes. I knew in that moment I was sustained by an invisible and intensely joyous partner.

 From then on, Bourgeault continued her love affair with Rafe. Building on this unusual, interactive love-after-death experience, she has assembled some exquisitely reassuring thoughts and anecdotes on eternal love and the impermanence of death. This memoir could be inspirational for grieving lovers or anyone who wants to further explore the mysteries of love, death, spirit, and reincarnation.

 “A brave, significant contribution to the two deepest questions being asked by all seekers now: What really happens after death and how can human relationships help us to achieve an initiation into divine human love? Another dimension which this book opens up is that of the real place of eros in Christian mysticism and the act of living mystical experience.” —Andrew Harvey, author of Son of Man

“Ablaze with passion for the one essential task of the monk: total inner transformation.” —Brother David Steindl-Rast

Among Cynthia Bourgeault’s other books are The Wisdom Jesus and Singing the Psalms.

Publisher’s Description: 

"Ablaze with passion for the one essential task of the monk: total inner transformation". -Brother David Stendl-Rast "Libraries offering titles on mysticism, inner transformation, or dealing with grief will find this a unique and welcome addition."- Library Journal This powerful book, written by an Episcopal priest, tells of her intense relationship with Brother Raphael Robin, a seventy-year-old Trappist monk and hermit. Both believed that a relationship can continue beyond this life, and here Bourgeault describes her search for that connection before and after Robin's death. Bourgeault's previous books include The Wisdom Jesus and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.

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