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Original Prayer

Teachings and Meditations on the Original Aramaic Words of Jesus
Spoken Word CD
Sounds True
April, 2005
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Banyen's Description: 

Neil Douglas-Klotz, author of Prayers of the Cosmos and The Hidden Gospel, is one of today’s most visionary new voices in the revival of Christianity’s mystical roots. With Original Prayer, he offers a meditative journey into an enduring and beloved cornerstone of the Christian faith—the Lord’s Prayer.

Original Prayer begins by exploring the many rich layers of meaning enfolded within New Testament scriptures written in Aramaic, the language that Jesus and his disciples actually spoke. Through specific insights revealed within the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer, listeners learn eight unique “body prayers,” an ancient Middle Eastern form of meditation that engages the entire body in the contemplation of scripture. This is the same devotional practice used by the early Christians to delve into the Gospels as a living, breathing experience of God-Presence. Original Prayer offers listeners direct experience—through the body—of the vital wellspring of wisdom “encoded” within the original words of the Lord’s Prayer.

Publisher’s Description: 

The Prayer of Jesus, or Lords Prayer, is among Christianitys most beloved teachings, a daily devotion practiced by Christians everywhere. If we could travel back in time to the ancient Holy Land and witness Jesus himself speaking and meditating upon these words what would we learn? On Original Prayer, acclaimed teacher and author Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz immerses us in the language and philosophy of Jesus world to reveal a practice with the power to change forever the way we experience sacred scripture. Neil Douglas-Klotz begins by revealing the rich layers of meaning enfolded within the Lords Prayer in Aramaic the language that Jesus and his disciples actually spoke.

Through his insightful Aramaic translations, Douglas-Klotz opens a window into the Lords Prayer that allows us to hear and understand the teachings of Jesus as he authentically taught them two thousand years ago. A Way to Experience Scripture Directly, through the Body Verse by verse, Original Prayer guides us through a series of 24 specific practices of body prayer the original Middle Eastern form of meditation that uses chant, breathing, and awareness to engage the entire body and spirit in contemplation of scripture.

These are the same kinds of devotions used by the first Christians to delve into the Gospels not as a scholarly exercise but as a living and breathing experience of God. In the fertile spiritual landscape of the ancient Middle East, prayer, meditation, and scriptural study were practiced as a single contemplative path. Now, with Original Prayer, you have within your reach the definitive resource for experiencing this luminous practice, using one of the most enduring cornerstones of the Christian faith the Lords Prayer.

Learn More About:

What Jesus actually saidthe Lords Prayer restored to its original meaning and language

Body prayervisualizations, chants, and awareness practices from the ancient Middle East

Ripeness, timing, and the cycles of the earththe natural cosmology of Jesus

How to create qadash, or holy spaciousnessan inner sanctuary where blessings can fill us

Our Father or our Mother? How Jesus saw and worshiped God

Breathwork to unite nature, the body, and the spirit

Gods will: entraining your heart with the heart of Creation

Forgivenessa meditation to shift the burden off your own shoulders and into the realm of spirit

Lachma, the daily bread of understandingcontemplations to nourish the body, heart, soul, and spirit

More than eight hours of meditation and study on the Lords Prayer, as it was meant to be experienced

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