Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul at Prairiewoods
- 9 a.m. to 11a.m. -
- All Ages
The Celtic people seemed to be very much in tune with their environment and the natural world. What is the wisdom from our Celtic ancestors we instinctively recognize and trust as we travel through these seemingly disturbing times? John Phillip Newell explores some of this wisdom by looking at the lives and teachings of prophetic figures throughout the centuries in his newest book, Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Awakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World. This book focuses on the wisdom of Pelagius, Brigid of Kildare, John Scotus Eriugena, Alexander John Scott, John Muir, de Chardin, George MacLeod and Kenneth White and offers us a chance to more fully recognize some of these wisdom callings from within ourselves. From the book’s introduction: “We know things in the core of our being that we have not necessarily been taught, and some of this deep knowing may actually be at odds with what our society or religion has tried to teach us. This book is about reawakening to what we know in the depths of our being, that the earth is sacred and that this awareness is at the heart of every human being and life-form. To awaken again to this deep knowing is to be transformed in the ways we choose to live and relate and act.” John Philip Newell is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher and popular speaker and the widely read author of several books, including The Rebirthing of God and A New Ancient Harmony. You are invited to gather online with others in conversation around the people and ideas introduced by Newell in his book. Facilitator Ellen Bruckner will guide us as we gather via Zoom for a total of four sessions, each two hours in length (on either Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings). We will try to pay close attention to how the wisdom we explore has an impact on our own lives today. Much of the time will be spent in conversation, and reading the book Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul is recommended. The cost is $30 for the four-part series, and registration is required to get the Zoom link. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.