Description: This chapter is an introduction to the author, the reason this volume was conceived, and an introduction to the main character (Ignatius) and his work, the Quaker tradition, and some current psychological elements that nuance this 16th century tradition.
The Author and Why Discern
The Spiritual Exercises
Rules of Discernment
Spiritual Mentor/Director/Friend: Keeping it Honest
16th Century Wisdom
Recent Wisdom: Non-Violent Communication, Self-Parenting, Shadow Work
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