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Recorded LIVE 2005 on Thetis Island, BC, Canada – Revised and re-released 2013
Jacques Lusseyran says, “Man is nourished by the invisible. Man is nourished by that which is beyond the personal. He dies from preferring their opposites.” Cynthia Bourgeault calls Lusseyran “our friend from the other side” – our friend who experienced so much in his relatively short life and who has insights into living that are at once unique and yet can be practically applied by all. Lusseyran became blind at the age of eight; as a teenager led a resistance movement in France during WW II; was betrayed and then imprisoned in Buchenwald (two thousand from his trainload of prisoners went into the concentration camp and thirty emerged); and, finally, died in a car crash at the age of forty-six. The first half of the recording is dedicated to his life and observations, including how he survived the Buchenwald through a shedding of his personal egoic “I”. The second half addresses practical applications of the simple methodology of his seeing which are based on inner observation and nurturing the heart. We learn how to no longer be the employee of our own personal consciousness but rather of consciousness itself. We learn to become, in Cynthia’s words, “conscious artists of finitude”. This is a journey of enlightenment within a Christian context.
Approximate running time: 7 hours, 40 minutes As this is a LIVE recording you may notice some audio variability. The teaching is exceptional, and we continually seek to improve the quality of the recordings and welcome your feedback.