British lecturer, Praxis Institute founder
Robin Amis is the author of A Different Christianity, the translator of Hesychast Saint Gregory Palamas, and the editor of six major works by Saint Theophan the Recluse, P.D. Ouspensky, and Boris Mouravieff. He is now working on two books in co-operation with one of the great monasteries of Mount Athos. Robin vowed, more than thirty years ago, to become a full-time professional investigator of this forgotten teaching. He is now taking the process deeper, by direct participation, in contact with the centres of the Tradition on Mount Athos.
Amis offers an important introduction to the esoteric, experiential tradition of Christianity that is reputed to be a continuation of the original impulse that created the Christian community 2,000 years ago. Amis is the Director of the Praxis Research Institute that has published the esoteric writings of Mouravieff (GNOSIS: Books 1-3 Exoteric, Mesoteric, Esoteric Cycles) as well as a practitioner of the interior prayer of the heart as preserved on Mount Athos in Greece. This work is a full range practical and theoretical introduction to this interior style of prayer and contemplation as well as palatable examination of orthodox religious practice.
The book A Different Christianity, by Robin Amis, was published by State University of New York Press (SUNY) in 1995, and has since been reprinted many times.