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Episode 14: Pagan Practices in Christianity, The Jesus Prayer, Autobiographical Tao

Episode 14: Pagan Practices in Christianity, The Jesus Prayer, Autobiographical Tao

Next Week: I plan on producing a podcast next week, over the holidays, but it’ll probably be unusual fare.

Sol Invictus. No, Christmas predates Sol Invictus, but the question of pagan practices’ influence on Christian practices is interesting. I don’t look at the history much, but rather, focus on the premonition of truth that I think was at work.

The Jesus Prayer. “Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Just twelve words. The path to praying without ceasing (Thessalonians 5)?

Econtalk and Secular Groping. The more we advance, the more we go backwards: As we get away from modernism, we start to rediscover ancient truths. It’s a phenomenon that has long fascinated me. I delve into it here.

Books mentioned

G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

A Monk of the Eastern Church, The Jesus Prayer

Robin Daniels, The Virgin Eye

G.P. Fedotov, ed, A Treasury of Russian Spirituality

Other references

The Way of a Pilgrim (Wikipedia) (Text)

Music attribution

Theme song: Skinnin’ Lynyrd by Greg Scheske, a bespoke expert. Email him here: eidolonaudio@gmail.com

Background music for Lightning Segments is courtesy of Audionautix.

Autobiographical Holiday Ruminations

Autobiographical Holiday Ruminations

Post-Modernism, Galileo and Mead and Kinsey and Other Frauds, Arthur Koestler

Post-Modernism, Galileo and Mead and Kinsey and Other Frauds, Arthur Koestler