Chanting the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer
This powerful video, produced by Moving Life Stories, provides insights into the practice of chanting the words of Jesus in his original language of Aramaic. It features renowned author and scholar Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D. with additional insights provided by various people including Rev. Elizabeth Reed, Ph.D.
Rev. Reed is the instructor of A Healing Journey with the Aramaic Lord's Prayer: Reclaiming the Mysticism of Jesus through His Native Language and Breathing with the Divine Breath: Deep Inner Healing in The Beatitude Way. She co-created these popular Self Healing Expressions courses with Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D. Their online Aramaic Lord’s Prayer course invites students to become a channel of Divine love, joy, delight, healing, and peace.
The Lord’s Prayer in its Aramaic form has guided many to open to different understandings of the prayer, new spiritual practices, and has deepened mystical and healing experiences. In the course, students learn a wide array of body prayers. Body prayers are an ancient form of spiritual practice utilized by many spiritual traditions. As a reference point, recall times when you've seen orthodox Jews pray with a rocking motion, Muslims either rocking or swaying or prostrating themselves while reciting prayers, or Native or indigenous peoples dancing in scripted dances or open ecstatic movements. All of these are contemporary expressions of the ancient practice of body prayers.
Ancient world-views did not see the body, mind, or emotions as separate aspects of being. Everything was one being; there were no distinct "parts." But we now find ourselves turning to wholistic practitioners in an attempt to reconnect these parts. For those interested in Christian mysticism, embracing to the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer is a path to opening your mind, body, spirit and heart – and serves as an uplifting guided towards healing and wholeness.