Carlisle Quaker Meeting
"Semi-contemplative method...but under a sense of inward communion and with prophetic expectation."
Dean Freiday, from Barlay's Apology in Modern English
The kind of clearness committees described here are used by Friends to help an individual whose feelings are muddled or conflicted about a particular situation.
The first time I read Steven Davison’s pamphlet [on the Gathered Meetging] my heart leapt and I said, “Yes!” The second time I read it, I wept. Why the difference?
Beautiful tribute from Marcelle Martin's blog about what it means to be a Quaker elder.
See the link below. From Marcelle Martin who led a workshop at meeting a few years ago. See the link below.
Marcelle also has a new book out - Our Life is Love - about Quaker spirituality.