The Sacred Gaze
Contemplation and the Healing of the SelfeBook - 2014
Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. A hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Cooley said people can know the self only as it is reflected to them by others. Contemplation is the choice to find that reflection in the divine Mirror. In The Sacred Gaze, Susan Pitchford explores how a false self is created by distortions in the mirrors around people. Drawing from the mystical and sociological traditions, and with practical suggestions for how to begin, Pitchford shows how gazing into the face of Christ can reveal to people who they really are. When the true self is known, and known as God's beloved, the way is opened to radical freedom and joy.
Publisher: [United States] : Liturgical Press : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
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