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Sun, Sep 10


Six twice-monthly sessions online via Zoom

Spiritual Journeys: Fall Book Group

A single story of wonder and transformation for fall reading and group discussion.

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Spiritual Journeys: Fall Book Group
Spiritual Journeys: Fall Book Group

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Sep 10, 2023, 7:00 PM

Six twice-monthly sessions online via Zoom


About the event

Stories can awaken insight, enlighten mind and quicken spirit. In this small group, we will read Passage to Inis Mór: Could a Legend Save a Life? by Brian O'Raleigh. Both the chosen book and the group sessions are designed to engage the head and the heart, open us to magic and possibility, awaken wonder and transformation.

Passage to Inis Mór is a mystical story of Conor's return to his homeland in Ireland after 30 years, broken and in need of new purpose. When a mysterious old stranger appears, he hears the old stories of Ireland, stories of the Selkies (the seal people), stories of Irishmen sailing around Cape Horn, stories of the Banshee and Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster. He hears legends of courage, purpose, and passion that could help redeem Conor’s broken life, if only he can muster the courage to follow his heart.

We will meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 7 pm, for six sessions, September 10 through November 19. Each of the six sessions session will take up the discussion of six of the 36 chapters.

Offered in Partnership with GTUx

As part of our shared interest in fostering meaningful engagement around topics of spiritual exploration and discovery, Halcyon Arts New England is delighted to present this unique opportunity for GTUx community members to participate in our Spiritual Journeys offerings through the GTUx Connect program. Typically reserved for Halcyon Arts members, GTUx participants have the opportunity to sign-up for individual Spiritual Journeys offerings in the Summer and Fall 2023 cycles.

About GTUx

GTUx thrives at the crossroads of global culture and interreligious life, learning, and leadership, extending the GTU’s campus and furthering its mission by serving as a dynamic, digital learning resource for individuals and communities internationally to engage deeply with the world’s wisdom traditions. Providing unique online learning opportunities, virtual programs and events, and unparalleled digital collections and resources for the study of religion and theology, GTUx encourages encounters with spiritually-rooted study and engagement with the critical issues of our time to inspire transformational change

for the creation of a more equitable, compassionate, and sustainable world.

The group sessions will be facilitated by Robert Bowler (Beau), Founding Director and Director of Spirituality Programs of Halcyon Arts New England. He managed Stone Church Arts, a concert series focused on world music from 2006 - 2020. He was also the Director of Stone Church Center, a retreat and conference center in Bellows Falls, Vermont. ​He majored in Religious Studies at Reed College with a focus on the western mystical tradition. He earned an M.Div. degree from the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California and is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. 

PLEASE NOTE: Tuition amount is flexible. The suggested donation is $25 for the six sessions. If this is not affordable (or you wish to offer more to support others who may wish to attend but do not have the funds), you can can donate any amount over $6. Alternatively, you can become a member of Halcyon Arts for one year for $55 and join any of our online groups for free.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: This group is limited to 15 participants and must have at least five people to run.

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