“Rediscovering the Divine”: Interview with Cyprian Consiglio

By Maryknoll Society, 9 July 2023


Orbis Books Publisher, Robert Ellsberg, discusses “Rediscovering the Divine: New Ways to Understand, Experience, and Express God” with author Cyprian Consiglio in this one-on-one interview.

It appears that an island floats in the water, but actually, every island is the tip of a mountain rooted deep in the ocean. Even more rooted in the fathomless are our names for God: they are merely the island we see sticking out of the sea.

This work explores ways of understanding the Persons of the Trinity inspired by the thought of Raimon Panikkar and Bruno Barnhart. Cyprian Consiglio presents some of what lies beneath the names as we know them––Father, Son, and Spirit––to the universal energies that each of the Persons represent, as these energies are found in us, and in other spiritual traditions of the world. This includes an opening up of the feminine dimension of each of the Persons. With an emphasis on our participation in divinity, Consiglio explores what it might mean to evolve in our understanding of God and realize untapped potentials of our Christian spirituality.

Cyprian Consiglio is a Camaldolese Benedictine monk, musician, composer, author, and teacher. He has shared his time between a hermitage in Big Sur, CA, and traveling in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, studying, teaching, and performing. Currently prior of his community, his other books include Prayer in the Cave of the Heart and Spirit, Soul, Body: Toward an Integral Christian Spirituality.

Get your copy of the book from https://maryknoll.link/bb6

With thanks to Maryknoll Society.


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