Are you eager to try some sacred reading on your own? Below are some helpful links and descriptions of sacred reading practices that we’ve used on the show to help you learn more and get started!
- A Step-by-Step guide to Lectio Divina, for individuals or for group practice
- Read Guigo II’s Ladder of Monks to learn about how Lectio Divina really started!
- The word, “Florilegium” is from the Latin “flos,” meaning “flower,” and “legere,” meaning “to read.” The literal definition is a gathering of flowers, or collection of fine extracts from the body of a larger work. It is a word adapted from the Greek word for “anthology,” which has the same etymological meaning.
- The sacred practice of Florilegium was first used by Medieval monks. They would take excerpts from the writings of Church Fathers or Pagan philosophers, like Aristotle, to create compilations about similar themes or doctrines.
- To practice Florilegium, you choose two (or more) flowers from the text — that is, small snippets (just a word or phrase) of the text that really spoke to you. You put these flowers of text together in a bouquet to see what it creates and what it offers you. In other words, you see what meanings and wisdom you can find by analyzing the different flowers in the context of only each other.
- Here’s a brief article on how to practice PaRDeS at home!
- Coming soon….Wait until Season 1, Episode 11!