Hesychia. The presence of God in the peace of the soul
This book discusses the personal practice of ischemia. Monks and Christian-Orthodox monks from three initial locations of teaching about ishi - Egypt, Greece, and Romania - have voluntarily chosen to provide commentary, descriptions, and demonstrations of how they practice ishi for an unorthodox Orthodox and secular audience.
Hesychius was born with the retreat of second-century Christians in the solitude of the Egyptian desert. In the 6th century, it was developed by the monks of the “Change in the Face” Monastery on Mount Sinai, also known as the Monastery of St. Catherine. The practice became particularly used in Orthodox Christian monasticism after the fourteenth century, especially on Mount Athos, and later spread to Eastern Europe. The purpose of this book is to analyze and present...
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