Traherne Links

This page includes links to sites which deal with the aspect of Capacitie in Traherne’s work. The exception is the Bibliography link. 

The homepage of the Traherne Association website

Thomas Traherne's Concept of Felicity, the "Highest Bliss," and the Higher States of Consciousness of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Vedic Science and Technology. This is the site of Prof. James J. Balakier, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, U.S.A and offers the broadest range of articles and commentary on Traherne and analysis of his thought that I have found.

The Table of Contents on the site links directly to the following additional articles.
      Introduction: Thomas Traherne and Higher States of Consciousness
      Traherne and the Inductive Method
      Centuries of Meditations
      The Dobell Poems
      Traherne's Experience of Felicity
      Traherne's Understanding of Felicity
      Felicity: Experience and Understanding

 James Charlton's book, Non-dualism in Eckhart, Julian of Norwich and Traherne,  A Theopoetic Reflection.  A NOWletter commentary from Alan Mann.  The book comprises five main chapters: Thomas Traherne ,  Meister Eckhart , Mother Julian of Norwich, Losing and Finding the Self, Non-dual 'Awakening'— A Way Forward.  It includes a comprehensive bibliography, notes, glossary and index. 

The Awakened Eye, encounters with non dual awareness. The eye that perceives without labeling - we could also call it the innocent eye, or the eye of beginner's mind. A most comprehensive site , linking art meditation and non dual awareness with references and source information on past and present teachers, artists and  exemplars.

Commentary on Traherne’s life and work by Dr. Mike King which recognizes the connection between Traherne and Douglas Harding.

Centuries of Meditations complete  

Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863–1944).  On the Art of Reading.  1920. II.  Apprehension versus Comprehension.Wednesday, November 15, 1916  

Bibliography: Questions of authorship in Thomas Traherne’s Poems of Felicity 

Thomas Traherne: His Search for Felicity By Elsa-Brita Titchenell

Waking Up in Heaven: A Contemporary Edition of Centuries of Meditation, by Thomas Traherne edited by David Buresh. Published as a quality hardback by the Hesed Press (Amazon list a paperback edition), this version is presented in a manner which makes Traherne's message very accessible to the present-day reader. The identification and location of Traherne's biblical references is extremely helpful and the book includes a table of contents cross-referencing the material in this edition to the original layout of Centuries.

A Door to Ways and Means on the Spiritual Path.  The Search for Spiritual Truth can be an elusive and exhausting battle. The need for self-definition and self-knowledge is rare and seldom valued in today's society. In other words, we need all the help we can get. Through this site I hope to offer a few simple and effective tools for turning one's life into a living prayer : ways and means on the practical road to the Divine. 

The Strange Case of Thomas Traherne An article in which Forrest Gander reveals the connection between Traherne and contemporary philosophy, in particular the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty.

 A Selection of Traherne Quotations 

Following the online group meeting on 17th May 2015, a few quotations demonstrating Traherne's understanding, and evidence of himself 'standing in,' the Headless perspective as revealed by Douglas Harding.

30 November 2019