To God on a Magic Carpet: Meditating with Children


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“To God on a Magic Carpet” will help children meditate as a form of prayer. Children will be lead step-by-step on how to do the meditation through the act of listening, awareness, breathing, mantra, and lifting (to become conscious and aware of the in-dwelling God). There are a total of four meditation themes.


  • Forward
  • Listening
  • Awareness
  • Breathing 1
  • Breathing 2
  • Visualisation 1 – Inviting the sun
  • Visualisation 2 – Meeting Jesus
  • Mantra
  • The lift 1
  • The lift 2

Magic Carpet

  • A visit to Mary
  • A visit to Bethlehem
  • A visit to Joseph
  • A visit to Zacchaeus
  • Postscript

Sister Anthony is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth. She has taught for many years in schools throughout Australia and in her native Scotland where, in 1977 she was nominated, ‘Teacher of the Year for Scotland’.

Sister is at present A.P.R.E. at St Lawrence’s school Geraldton ,W.A. where she also teaches French. She has a wide variety of interests including Tai Chi, poetry, gardening, birdwatching, environmental issues, social justice and methods of prayer from different cultures. Sister Anthony is also an active member of ‘Drugarm’ an agency which helps youngsters in their early teens.


“This is a lovely book for the small and big child within all of us. As Sr Anthony says, meditation is one of the things one has to do not just talk about. Maybe that’s why it offers so much. It’s where we observe our minds and senses at work, which just increases the wonder. This little book of exercises states the bleeding obvious about kids’ involvement which is why it is such a gem” Geraldine Doogue – Presents Sunday Profile on ABC Radio and Compass on ABC TV

13.9513“The proof of the pudding is in the eating”, they say. Hundreds of children have sampled Sr Anthony Macdonald’s “pudding” and loved it. In other words, what she offers, works. Do eat her pudding. I am sure you will love it as well, and will be drawn with your children into a life-giving way of praying” – Justin Joseph Bianchini DD – Bishop of Geraldton