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Contemplative investigation into Christ consciousness with Heart Prayer and HeartMath practices

Stephen D. Edwards, David J. Edwards
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 73, No 3 | a4537 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i3.4537 | © 2017 Stephen D. Edwards, David J. Edwards | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 February 2017 | Published: 25 July 2017

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Stephen D. Edwards, Department of Psychology, University of Zululand, South Africa
David J. Edwards, Department of Psychology, University of Zululand, South Africa


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Abstract

An exploratory pilot study with a small homogenous sample of Christian English speaking participants (four men and four women, with a mean age of 48 and age range from 27 to 70 years) provided support for an alternative research hypothesis that a Christ consciousness contemplation with Heart Prayer of HeartMath techniques was significantly associated with  increasing psychophysiological coherence, sense of coherence, spirituality and health perceptions. Participants described feelings of a peaceful place in oneness and connection with Christ. Integrative findings point towards Christ consciousness as an ultimately non-dual process of sensing vibrational resonance radiating from the human heart. Implications for further research are discussed.

Keywords

Contemplation; Christ Consciousness; Heart Prayer; HeartMath

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