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Imagination in the Spiritual exercises

Robert L. Weber

Imagination in the Spiritual exercises

by Robert L. Weber

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Published by Program to Adapt the Spiritual Exercises in [Jersey City, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ignatius, -- of Loyola, Saint, -- 1491-1556.,
  • Imagination -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.,
  • Spiritual exercises.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert L. Weber.
    SeriesProgram to adapt the Spiritual exercises
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[12] p. ;
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21763733M

      A radically innovative way to make the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, the classic retreat of Catholic spirituality, this creative and easy-to-use guide presents four retreats on inner peace that are, for the first time, accessible to anyone without getting away from ordinary life or meeting daily with a spiritual director. Chris Lowney Taking a walk with the best of the Jesuits. F or those seeking a more integrated life of Christian prayer, Saint Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises is an excellent shot in the.

      Jared Patrick Boyd discovered that children's spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination. When we lead our children through guided times of imaginative prayer, they can experience a connection with God that transcends mere Bible knowledge or doctrinal content. My wife and I used a few of the exercises in this book on a very energetic Reviews:   His Spiritual Exercises, an enduring masterpiece of spiritual insight, teaches us to grow spiritually by learning to respond in concrete, practical ways to this divine presence. The Ignatian Workout presents St. Ignatius’s wisdom in today’s language—as a daily program of “workouts” to achieve spiritual fitness, tailored to people with 3/5(1).

      His Spiritual Exercises, an enduring masterpiece of spiritual insight, teaches us to grow spiritually by learning to respond in concrete, practical ways to this divine presence. The Ignatian Workout presents St. Ignatius’s wisdom in today’s language—as a daily program of “workouts” to achieve spiritual fitness, tailored to people with. The Puhl translation of The Spiritual Exercises has been used by Jesuits, spiritual directors, retreat leaders, and others since it was first published in Puhl translated directly from studies based on the autograph, which are the Exercises in Ignatius’s own handwriting.


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Imagination in the Spiritual exercises by Robert L. Weber Download PDF EPUB FB2

Not everyone’s imagination is pictorial, but imagination is the capacity we all have that helps us to relive an experience with a special personal vividness.

In these contemplations the Holy Spirit is eager to engage you with the various mysteries of the risen Jesus by stirring your unique practice of imagination. The word imagination does not mean the Bible is fantasy or untrue. A scriptural imagination allows us to look at the As readers practice the spiritual exercises in this book, they will grow as disciples of Jesus who can then transform their world.

books, the most recent one with Abingdon Press. Customer : Upper Room Books. What is scriptural imagination. The word imagination does not mean the Bible is fantasy or untrue.

A scriptural imagination allows us to look at the world through the stories and images of the Bible. As we view our world with scriptural imagination, we enter a continuous process of becoming more Christlike.

In A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Scriptural Imagination. In the book of Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius Loyola provides a variety of contemplations that include imagination. Contemplation, known throughout the history of spirituality, does not usually.

For thousands of years, people have used exercises to improve imagination. The ancient spiritual text the Vedas says that imagination is the power through which the gods created the universe and the power that joins the human spirit with the ultimate reality. To live your ultimate reality, you have to know how to improve your imagination.

In the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius encourages exercitants to apply the senses (sight, hearing, smell, touch, etc.) and so enter into the key meditations and become part of Gospel scenes. The second definition says that imagination is the ability to confront and deal with problems.

In his hands, the imagination becomes a tool to help us know and love God. Ignatius presents two ways of imagining in the Spiritual Exercises. The first way is demonstrated in a meditation on the mystery of the Incarnation in the second week of the exercises.

He asks us to “enter into the vision of God.”. Exercises, drawn from Holy Writ and from experience in the spiritual life, and has reduced them to an order which is excellently adapted to move piously the souls of the faithful, and that they are very useful and wholesome for the spiritual consolation and profit of the same.

In this article, I will describe and analyse the use of Scripture and imagination in the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, paying attention to the role, benefits, dangers and safeguards regarding the use of imagination in prayer.

Then I will comment upon the impact of Ignatian exercises as a component of spiritual formation. I emphasize the term “delivering,” because the Spiritual Exercises are neither a book to be read on one's own nor a series of meditations or a spiritual treatise.

Their value derives not from meditating on, or absorbing the compilation as one consult, say, a Book of Hours, a theological textbook, or inspirational hagiographical records. Welcome. This is a digitally enhanced experience of The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola intended for spiritual directors, practitioners, extenders, and promoters of Ignatian spirituality.

If you are new to The Spiritual Exercises, click resource is designed to support those who lead others in the Exercises, whether as a day retreat, a 19th annotation retreat, or.

In conclusion, it is well to warn the reader that the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are not meant to be read cursorily, but to be pondered word for word and under the direction of a competent guide.

Read straight on, it may well appear jejune and unsatisfactory; studied in the actual making of the Exercises, the very. Imaginative Prayer develops essential skills of Christian spiritual formation—skills that are often neglected in the training of our children. I would recommend this book to parents, Christian education workers, and theology professors.

We all need to imagine the gospel!". It prompted St. Francis of Assisi to encourage people to create nativity scenes at Christmas, to imagine the Holy Family as people like we are. Four hundred years later, St. Ignatius of Loyola used imaginative prayer as a key part of his life-transforming Spiritual Exercises.

I was a Jesuit for nearly three years and had the opportunity to learn the Ignatian tradition well through the Spiritual Exercises, a day silent retreat of prayer and discernment, and I got to apply this unique spirituality to various kinds of situations: in hospitals, with university students, and with young children.

The spiritual imagination is that part of the human soul which may be intentionally activated, either by Source or Soul, to call upon the energies of the emotional, mental and spiritual bodies to create thought forms of words, feelings, and visual images in order to commune with the divine.

A Beginner's Guide to Practicing Scriptural Imagination Print Book Kenneth H. Carter Jr. - KENNETH HARPER CARTER JR: The Upper Room What is scriptural imagination. The word imagination does not mean the Bible is fantasy or untrue.

A scriptural imagination allows us to look at the world through the stories and images of the Bible. As we view our world with scriptural imagination.

prayer develops as you “live into” a Scripture story with all your senses and imagination. You become a participant in the story, and you continue in the story in your heart, mind, imagination, spirit and body after the reading ends. You let the Spirit guide the prayer - you don’t force.

Spiritual Exercises. Ignatius gave the church the Spiritual Exercises as a testament to God’s gentle, persistent laboring in his life. Over his lifetime, Ignatius became convinced that the Exercises could help other people draw closer to God and discern God’s call in their lives, much as they had helped him.

Attention and Indifference in Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises Ignatian Spirituality and Buddhism The Spiritual Exercises: From Ignatian Imagination to Secular Literature. This type of thing is an integral part of the spiritual exercises of Ignatius of Loyola.

The practitioner is instructed to walk into biblical and extra-biblical historical scenes through the imagination and bring the scene to life by applying all five senses, seeing the events, hearing what people are saying, smelling things, and touching.

An author of numerous popular works on Ignatian spirituality and Catholic subjects, Father Martin’s most recent books include Seven Last Words: An Invitation to Deeper Friendship with Jesus(The cornerstones of Ignatius of Loyola’s spiritual practice—meditation and contemplation—are clearly explained in this simple guide to the Ignatian method with examples from the experience of practitioners and quotations from Catholic spiritual s: