Category Archives: Great Harmony

Harmony of Wisdom: Wisdom in Harmony

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On Monday March 18th 2019, the Harmony Project in the University of Lampeter, inspired by the Sophia Harmony Initiative of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, published an essay on the Harmony Project Website by Father Silouan, entitled: ‘The Practice of Harmony in Orthodox Christian Wisdom,’   There is a link to this at the bottom of the Wisdom… Read more »

Cleaving and Resounding

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Cleaving to God in his Name releases into resounding union with God through his Name.  The cleaving, devekut, transfigures the human spirit with the deifying resonance of divine life, as it is written,  “But you that did cleave to ‘I AM’ your God, are alive every one of you this day.” ( Deut 4: 4)  Christ transmits the Name ‘I AM,’… Read more »

Heraclitus: Divergent Convergence

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According to Heraclitus, the hidden harmony of the incomprehensible LOGOS is back-turning like the lyre and perhaps also back-stretched like the bow.  The desert embraced this wisdom, which  distinguishes between a rationally comprehensible logic which goes out in a straight line, and the incomprehensible gnomic LOGOS which turns us round, endowing us with an angelic circular motion that is enigmatically… Read more »

Transfigured Harmony

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Close to a pilgrim’s road in southern Occitania, Santa Majestat has gazed down at weary pilgrims in the cool of Trinity Chapel for nigh on nine hundred years.  As gentle radiance of Holy Trinity, his serene gaze has communicated his inexhaustible energies of kindly stillness without demanding from us what we were too tired to give.  Instead, he just gives and… Read more »

Harmony within Glory

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When we witness the devastation of the environment wrought by oblivious materialistic consumerism, harmony appears to us as a long lost past or as a distant aim that seems irredeemably divided from us.  Pre-modern worlds appear as paradise lost and the ruthless rape of the earth’s resources as a brutal dislocation from true harmony.  When science is divorced from wisdom,… Read more »

Harmony and Peace

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Great harmony and great peace are always already present in wisdom’s discernment of uncreated, creative glory, which raises us from purification through illumination to glorification in the Name.  Purification encounters harmonious peace through pure prayer whilst illumination experiences harmonious peace through wisdom’s vision of uncreated light.  The experience of glorification, fruit of turned seeing in pure prayer and illumined vision,… Read more »