Conscious Love by Richard Smoley
Insights from Mystical Christianity

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Though love is a perennial topic for writers of all kinds, much of what is written aboutlove is simplistic and unsatisfying. In Conscious Love, Richard Smoley-an expert on the esoteric traditions of mystical Christianity-incorporates insights and wisdom about love from noted thinkers in literature, art, philosophy, sociology, cultural criticism, and even neurology. This remarkable book offers a blueprint for infusing conscious love into human relationships.

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Richard Smoley is the author of Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition; Forbidden Faith: A Secret History of Gnosticism; The Essential Nostradamus; and (with Jay Kinney) Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions. Smoley is the former editor of Gnosis magazine and the current editor of Quest Books.
Published April 18, 2008 by Jossey-Bass. 224 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Each love type has redemption because ""each type of love contains a sort of gamut that runs from our basest impulses to our highest."" Agape, or conscious love, ""enables one to relax the sense of self and other"" and move toward a ""sense of the cosmic Christ."" Befitting his education at Harva...

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Love is important in all of the world's religions but in Christianity, to love God and to love our neighbors is the core teaching.

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