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November 2014
$210

Introduction to Christian Mysticism

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - December 15 @ 9:00 pm
Emory Alpharetta Campus,
1725 Windward Concourse, Alpharetta, GA 30005 United States
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The renowned twentieth century German theologian Karl Rahner said, “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” What could he have meant by this? In the popular mind, mysticism is associated with eastern spirituality, like Yoga or Zen. But there is a little-known tradition of meditation and spiritual awakening even within Christianity. This non-sectarian class will survey the history of Christian mysticism from Biblical times to the present, explore the meaning of mysticism… [Read more...]

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$200

Wisdom of the Christian Mystics Retreat

November 7 @ 5:20 pm - November 9 @ 1:00 pm
Monastery of the Holy Spirit Guesthouse,
2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094 United States
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From the Desert Fathers to Julian of Norwich to Thomas Merton, Christian history is filled with stories of men and women who experienced a profound sense of God’s presence in their lives. Can the teachings of the mystics still speak to us today? The mystics themselves would say, “Yes.” Furthermore, their message is not just for priests, monks or nuns, but is indeed meant for the entire people of God. With this in mind, during this weekend we will look… [Read more...]

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October 2014
$210

Introduction to World Mysticism

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - October 29 @ 9:00 pm
Emory Alpharetta Campus,
1725 Windward Concourse, Alpharetta, GA 30005 United States
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Central to many cultural trends is mysticism—a vague word that can be translated as “the spiritual principle at the heart of religion.” Many people believe mysticism is the golden thread that unites all the world’s religions, while others scoff at the idea. Decide for yourself in this class as we explore major themes and writings from the world’s great mystical traditions. Using Phyllis Zagano’s Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest: A Crosscultural Anthology as our textbook, we’ll examine the world’s great wisdom traditions—Taoism,… [Read more...]

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September 2014
€30

Spiritual Retreat in Dublin, Ireland

September 27 @ 11:00 am - September 28 @ 4:00 pm
St. Brigid’s Parish Resource Centre,
Killester, Dublin, Ireland

Carl McColman, a Catholic author and speaker from the USA, will present a weekend programme on Contemplative Spirituality and the Power of Prayer, September 27-28, 2014. Carl is a Lay Cistercian: a layperson under the spiritual guidance of the Trappist monks of Holy Spirit Abbey in Atlanta, Georgia. Drawing on his experience learning from the monks, along with the wisdom of great saints and mystics like Beatrice of Nazareth, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Thomas Merton, Carl will explain why the silence… [Read more...]

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$100

Exploring Christian Mysticism

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - October 6 @ 8:30 pm
To Be Determined

The renowned theologian Karl Rahner said, “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” In other words, to remain vital for the future, Christianity must transform itself from a dogmatic religion to an embodied spirituality. Like Sufism, Yoga or Zen, Christianity has its own mystical tradition of meditation and inner awakening. This class unpacks the history and core teachings of contemplative Christianity, and provides useful exercises for exploring the practical, transformational heart of… [Read more...]

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August 2014
$25

Crafting a Personal Rule of Life

August 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church,
13560 Cogburn Road, Milton, GA 30004 United States
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Beholding the Presence of God Every Day: Crafting a Personal Rule of Life with Carl McColman Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hosted by St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 13560 Cogburn Road, Milton, GA 30004 St. Benedict says, “God is waiting for us to translate his teachings into action.” For many Christians, a Personal Rule of Life is a valuable tool for doing just that — experiencing the joy and purpose of faith on a daily basis. With… [Read more...]

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Book Signing and Talk in North Atlanta

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home in Atlanta

The Neshama Interfaith Center announces a new series: ‘Evening with an Author’  Book signing and Presentation by Carl McColman Author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism Thursday, August 14, 2014, from 7 – 9pm Location: 8450 Valemont Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350 Mysticism is a topic many people associate with eastern spiritual practices such as Zen Buddhism or yoga. But Christianity has its own mystical tradition with a long and rich history that reaches back to the early days of the Christian scriptures… [Read more...]

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July 2014
$15 ($20 Day of Event)

Contemplative Prayer: Insights from the Saints

July 12 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd,
3740 Holtzclaw Road, Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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The First Saturday Book Club of the Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, Cumming, GA invites you to a special event with contemplative author and speaker Carl McColman and musician Michael Abreu. The Catholic Tradition of Contemplative Prayer: Insights from the Saints “A Way to Grow Closer to God” Carl’s talk, based on his book Answering the Contemplative Call, will celebrate the tradition of silent prayer that begins with the Bible and extends throughout the history of Catholic Christianity. This… [Read more...]

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May 2014
$295

Inspirational Nonfiction Writing

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - June 12 @ 9:30 pm
Emory Continuing Education,
12 Executive Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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Inspirational Nonfiction Writing Books with spiritual themes — from traditional religious writing to more fluid “new age” literature — remain one of the most vibrant and popular of nonfiction genres. But writing about faith, belief and spiritual experience poses unique challenges for both aspiring and seasoned authors. How do you proclaim your message, without sounding preachy or dogmatic? What elements are necessary to make a book interesting, compelling, and spiritually nurturing? How do you navigate the challenges when writing about… [Read more...]

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$210

Introduction to Christian Mysticism

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 11 @ 9:00 pm
Emory Continuing Education,
12 Executive Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 United States

A class through Emory University Continuing Education. The renowned twentieth century German theologian Karl Rahner said, “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” What could he have meant by this? In the popular mind, mysticism is associated with eastern spirituality, like Yoga or Zen. But there is a little-known tradition of meditation and spiritual awakening even within Christianity. This non-sectarian class will survey the history of Christian mysticism from Biblical times to… [Read more...]

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