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Monastic/Ascetic aspirant, from North Coast of New York (Rochester)
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I was brought up as a Lutheran.
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I had an "spiritual experience" which was totally alien to me and, since the experience happened during the meditation period at the end of a yoga class, I started my search in Indian philosophy.
My search took me from the beliefs of India, to the beliefs of Tibet to the beliefs of Chinese Taoism.
This possibility of "God within myself" was well nigh unto blasphamy according to Lutheranism. After 10 years I went to a Greek Festival at an Orthodox Church. When I took the church tour we went through the bookstore. There before my eyes was everything that I had been sending all the way to bookstores in India to find.
Not only was it not blasphamas -- it was Christian!
On 16 January, 2012 I found my Spiritual Father while on retreat at St. Tikhon's Monastery in Pennsylvania.
My avitar is "The Ladder of Divine Ascent" Icon.
See "The Ladder of Divine Ascent" by John Climacus.