About Allan Armstrong

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Allan Armstrong is a member of the Order of Dionysis & Paul – ODP, a religious order of men and women dedicated to living the contemplative life whilst dwelling in the secular world. He has devoted his life to developing a greater understanding of the spiritual life and the path of spiritual perfection within the context of the ODP. His research interests include the study of spiritual disciplines including prayer & meditation; liturgical studies; spiritual healing methods; religious symbolism and mystical spirituality. 
He is the author of several books including Tales of Brothers Marcus I and II; The Secret Garden of the Soul; Notes on Meditation; and Aspects of the Spiritual Life. and, and has written introductions to Frederic de Portal’s Symbolic Colours, G.B. Scaramelli’s Handbook of Mystical Philosophy, E.A. Wallis Budge’s translation of The Paradise of the Fathers; C.E. Rolt’s translation of Dionysis on the Divine Names; Dudley Wright’s, Prayer; Ruysbroeck’s The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage; OratioA collection of verse, prayer and reflections by members of the Order of Dionysis & Paul, and the English translation of Brianchaninov’s On the Prayer of Jesus. Allan may be contacted via allan@imagier.co.uk; www.imagier.co.uk       https://cruciblebooks.co.uk/

Articles by Allan Armstrong

  1. The Secret Garden: Secret Life of the Inner Soul

    Listed in meditation

    In this article focusing on the soul of a person, the author says that throughout history, exponents of the spiritual life have likened the soul to a garden, a secret garden hidden...

  2. The Four Pillars of Meditation

    Listed in meditation

    For many, the holy grail of meditation is the achievement of spiritual enlightenment, concerning which a vast amount of literature and folklore has passed from generation to generat...

  3. Reflections on Meditation - Personal Thoughts on an Enigmatic Subject

    Listed in meditation

    Over the course of the last fifty years or so the term ‘meditation’ has come to mean two distinct things. On the one hand there is the traditional concept of meditation being an exe...

  4. The Sacred Mountain

    Listed in psychospiritual

    It is probable that the earliest system of spiritual development in Israel took the form of emulating Moses’ ascent of the sacred mountain of Sinai. This ascent is described in the...

  5. The Perfection of Creation - A Brief Discussion about the Perversity of Human Nature!

    Listed in psychospiritual

    To say that God is perfect is to state the obvious because that which we understand by the term ‘God’ is perfect. To say that Creation is perfect is also true because it is inconcei...

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