Could any of you recommend any book to me on Orthodox Spirituality? I'm looking for some more things to read.
First, listen carefully to Fr. A's words.
Second, reading Fr. Romanides should help, for he writes of the three stage nature of the Christian life, and it begins with purification of the heart, and that spells repentance, and it is ongoing, effective, and life-long repentance that gradually forms the basis for the next stage, which is enlightenment of the nous... No instant Zen here!
With an article on Orthodox Spirituality:
And with an article on "What is a Byzantine?"
The whole site is worth reading, and is simply written, simple enough even for me...
Third, there is a book of that title, Orthodox Spirituality, of which you can read three chapters free online [then buy the book] at:
These were all helpful to me on my journey into Orthodoxy, as was the Philokalia and the Way of a Pilgrim, but I should tell you that until I turned away from all these and focused on my own repentance, I continued as a catechumen in the fall of prelest [spiritual delusion], to which I am still susceptible...
"Spiritual experience" outside of Orthodoxy can lead the wandering horse to the holy waters, but once there, the horse needs to enter the waters and drink, and not look back upon what got it there, seeking to slake its thirst in that journey, lest it die of the very thirst that brought it to the holy waters of Orthodoxy...
May God continue to bless you upon your wanderings, Daniel...
geo - Arsenios