Prayers and Meditations: Selections by Gerald Heard, Aldous Huxley, and Others (Gerald Heard Reprint) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2008/1/1
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These prayers and meditations are traces of an experiment, writes Gerald Heard in his Introduction to Prayers and Meditations. Seven were written by one of our ablest authors. That experiment was Trabuco College, which Heard founded in California in 1941. The ablest author was Aldous Huxley, Heard's sometime co-adventurer in mystical voyages. Along with Huxley's seven contributions are selections by St. Albert, St. Anselm, Dionysius the Areopagite, William H. Forthman, and Margaret Gage. Heard penned all the others. Altogether these powerful reflections, are present-day renderings of those thoughts and feelings which have been rising in men since they began to reach out to Him who is beyond the senses. Prayers and Meditations equips the contemporary spiritual aspirant with a wellspring of inspirational devotions, ever invoking, the desire to remember constantly the all-pervading, transcendent Presence of God.
Gerald Heard (1889-1971) was a well-known author, philosopher, and lecturer. Trained as a historian at Cambridge, he served as the BBC's first science commentator. Later, in California, he founded and directed Trabuco College, which advanced comparative religious studies. His broad philosophical themes and scintillating oratorical style influenced many people. Heard wrote thirty-eight books, including his pioneering academic works, several popular devotional books, and a number of mysteries.