Karl Rahner, the noted Christian theologian, once remarked that "The Christian of tomorrow will be a mystic, or not a Christian at all." Integral Contemplative Christianity unites the transcendent beauty and wisdom of the Christian contemplative tradition with AQAL (All Quadrants, All Lines), the leading-edge map of human consciousness and development, and explores St. Paul's statement, "Let the same consciousness that was in Christ Jesus be within you as well."
Christians today are at an historic crossroads. The mystical tradition of the Church, neglected to some extent over the past centuries, has begun to be rediscovered. At the same time, the insights of modern and postmodern psychology and philosophy have presented both an enormous challenge and a remarkable opportunity to Christians.
The following was recorded at the first-ever Integral Contemplative Christianity seminar, an absolutely historic event that took place in October 2006. The seminar was led by Father Thomas Keating, a true forefather of interfaith dialogue in the 20th and 21st century.
This video begins with a touching introduction by special guest Brother David Steindl-Rast. ISC Manager Rollie Stanich then gets the beautiful exchange rolling by asking a question which undoubtedly weighs heavily in many Christian hearts in today's modern and postmodern world: "Given the present world climate and recent events, how should we as Christians interact with people of other faiths?"