Exploring Western Spirituality
- Starts Jun 11, 2023Starts Jun 11, 2023
- $50 Suggested$50 Suggested
- via Zoom
From Augustine to Thomas Merton, Christianity is permeated with mystics as well as those who uphold doctrine and ritual, the exoteric religion. Mystics see reality as a deep but trustworthy mystery. They seek to disclose the deeper structures, reach the hidden ground, find the center, abide at the source. They wish to find the source of their lives in the intoxicating and tantalizing core of silent fire of Life itself at the heart of all. Join us as we sweep through the deeper musings of mystics of the western tradition. We will read brief excerpts from the writings of the mystics and puzzle out their meanings in Zoom sessions the first and second and fourth Sunday each month beginning Sunday, June 11, sharing insights and experiences in a safe circle. Sessions: 1. The Founders 2. The 12th Century 3. The Spirit of the Friars 4. 14th Century England 5. The Rhineland and the Netherlands 6. The Italian Mystic Renaissance 7. The Reformation's New Dimensions 8. 16th Century Spain 9. 17th Century France 10. Modern and Contemporary Masters PLEASE NOTE: Tuition amount is flexible. The suggested donation is $50 for the ten 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 type any amount into the price box, starting with a minimum of $9. Thank you. This event has an online discussion group on this website. You’re welcome to join the group once you register.