Mantra and Catholicism


Gregory Palamas


A mantra is centring prayer; or Hesychasm as it is know by our orthodox Catholic brothers and sisters:

Hesychasm can be explained as:


1.The”solitary life”

2. “the practice of inner prayer, aiming at union with God on a level beyond images, concepts and language”

3. “the quest for such union through the Jesus Prayer“,

4. And finally “the theology of St. Gregory Palamas“: Palamism seeking to be more like God, or becoming God.