STATIONS OF THE COSMIC CHRIST
Many people are familiar with the devotional practice within Christian churches of praying the “Stations of the Cross.” In this book Bishop Marc Andrus and spiritual theologian Matthew Fox challenge believers and non-believers alike to develop a new practice based on very ancient teachings and the new cosmology: The Stations of the Cosmic Christ.
In this time of wars and unprecedented challenge to the planet from human-induced climate change, how will humans integrate the teachings about the awesome universe in a way that empowers our joy and compassion?
Artists M. C. Richards and Javier Lemus join the authors in offering a Way and series of practices that moves the heart and awakens us to the Blessed Being who resides in us all and whether that eternal spark be called the “Cosmic Christ” or the “Buddha Nature” or the “Image of God.
BISHOP MARC ANDRUS
Marc Andrus is the Eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, a position he has held since 2006. Previously he was the Bishop Suffragan of Alabama. He served as a priest in an Episcopal boarding school as chaplain, and as rector of rural parish in Virginia. Marc is a leading voice in the religious world in areas of justice, particularly in eco-justice, immigration, peace, LGBTQ rights, racial reconciliation and gender equality. Bishop Andrus studied plant and soil science and Eastern religions as an undergraduate, completed a masters degree in urban and regional planning, and earned a masters of divinity at the Virginia Theological Seminary. While serving as Bishop of California, Marc is pursuing a doctorate in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies to deepen his ability to engage the planetary challenge of human-induced climate change.
Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored 32 books on spirituality and contemporary culture that have been translated into 60 languages. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality and in doing so has reinvented forms of education and worship. His work is inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions and has awakened millions to the much neglected earth-based mystical tradition of the West. He has helped to rediscover Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Thomas Aquinas. Among his books are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, The Reinvention of Work, A Spirituality Named Compassion and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times. www.matthewfox.org.
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Responses to The Stations of the Cosmic Christ
Stations of the Cosmic Christ is a wonderful book. It’s a journey to a profound awareness of what Christ, and what love, really mean.
– Marianne Williamson, NYT Bestselling Author, Return to Love, A Year of Miracles
Matthew Fox is the greatest living Christian Mystic Theologian and this book a feast of visionary wisdom. Read it and cherish it and give it to all your friends.
—Andrew Harvey, author The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
Stations of the Cosmic Christ is a divinely inspired book that must be read by every human being devoted to spiritual and global survival. It is cosmically brilliant.
—Caroline Myss, Author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Defy Gravity
What a brilliant and exciting combination of creative words and evocative images. And where they take us is where we must go! We need a Christ at least as large as the universe we inhabit and much larger than the tribal religion most of us were born into. Allow yourself to be happily led there.
—Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
In this creative work, the authors offer concrete entry points into a set of reflective spiritual practices for those called to move into an expansive understanding of the person of Jesus Christ today. Through imaginative encounters that go beyond a traditional focus on Christ’s passion and death, and which honor the radical freedom offered by his life and teaching, the Stations in this book provide a rich space for meditation. The beauty and strength of the art that focuses the practices presented here, the generous interfaith sensibilities of the authors, and the ways that they weave together the Scriptural accounts of Jesus, the great liturgical actions and feasts, and the concerns of contemporary people, make this book a precious gift to those seeking to cultivate a cosmic sense of the living presence of Christ.
—Susanna Singer, PhD, spiritual director and professor at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA
This visionary book sheds startling new light on the possibility of mystic awakening for Christians -- as well as other seekers -- eager to discover and practice a faith for the 21st century. Matthew Fox may be our greatest living spiritual reformer. Brave, brilliant, and truly unique.
—Mark Matousek, author of Ethical Wisdom: The Search For A Moral Life
Matthew Fox inspires us again with this gorgeous and grace-filled collaboration with Bishop Marc Andrus. Stations of The Cosmic Christ is a compelling call to reimagined consciousness and a guide to attaining it, combining evocative images with hallmark eloquence that guides us towards the transformation necessary for our individual and collective well being and survival. Full of wisdom and practical insight, this book is simply essential for anyone committed to spiritual practice, to healing and justice, and to the continued preservation of the Earth and the uplifting of all people held by it.
—Dora E. McQuaid, Author of The Scorched Earth
Whereas the standard Roman Catholic practice of the Stations of the Cross focus exclusively on the crucifixion of Christ, these stations, co-presented by Bishop Marc Andrus and Matthew Fox, offer an opportunity to experience sixteen images of the life of Christ—from Nativity to Ascension—in relation to Humanity, Earth, and Cosmos. The text of this handsome volume includes full-page reproductions of seven "I AM" statements of Christ depicted by M. C. (Mary Caroline) Richards and nine iconic images by the Salvadoran American artist Ullrrich Javier Garcia Lemus, all accompanied by insightful, inspiring commentary by Marc Andrus and Matt Fox.
— Robert McDermott, author, Steiner and Kindred Spirits