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Thu, Nov 07

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Online via Zoom

The Celtic Mystic

An online group meeting Thursdays in November and December 2024 with Áine Minogue and Robert Bowler.

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The Celtic Mystic
The Celtic Mystic

Time & Location

Nov 07, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Online via Zoom

About the event

In this small, online group, we will explore the path of the Celtic mystic. Celtic spirituality arose with the ancient Druids, lawgivers, judges, and spiritual teachers. It developed with the coming of Christianity to Irish shores. And it blossomed in the Celtic monasteries until well after the Synod of Whitby in 664. Characterized by love of nature and the cultivation of the presence of the mystery we call God, we will address many profound aspects of Celtic spirituality and practice.

Our explorations will be both personal and academic, involve experience as well as understanding, heart as well as head. After the presentations there will be time for questions and answers.

Our six sessions will take place weekly on Thursdays, November 7 through December 19 at 7:00 pm, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.

NOV 7: Introduction to Celtic Spirituality (Aine)

NOV 14:  Contemplative Practice (Beau)

NOV 21: Celtic Pilgrimage (Aine)

NOV 28: Thanksgiving Day, no session

DEC 5: Opening the Heart (Beau)

DEC 12: Milestones & Markers (Aine)

DEC 19: Wrap Up and Discussion (Aine & Beau)

LEADERS

Áine Minogue: Áine Minogue is an Irish musician, vocalist, folklorist and lecturer. She not only embodies the soul of traditional Irish music and dance through her sellout performances and many albums, but also is renowned for her deep, subtle and nuanced understanding of the Celtic spirituality and culture from which the music arises. Áine’s profound love of traditional Irish music has naturally led her to steep herself in the spiritual and cultural aspects of the Celtic world, so much so that she has become a much sought-after authority in this arena, whether offering workshops alone or with such luminaries as the late Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue or in her role as a radio commentator on matters Celtic.

Robert Bowler (Beau): "Beau" was the Director of Stone Church Center, a retreat center in Bellows Falls, Vermont, for five years. Since 2007, he has practiced Celtic spirituality in the Céile Dé tradition, based in Scotland. He earned an M.Div. degree from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California and is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister.

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