New Wild Goose Website/Blog

The Wild Goose Festival has a new website/blog. Put it in your bookmark folder and tell all your friends. Lots of exciting news to come over the next 10 months as we get closer to the first festival (June 2011), so I recommend staying connected to this site... … [Read more...]

A Few Upcoming Events…

A reminder to my friends in Atlanta, GA and Portland, OR: we have some exciting events coming up in October. I'll begin the month with a weekend event devoted to Christian mysticism and contemplative spirituality here in Atlanta, and then carry the party across the country at the end of October. Hope to see you either here or there.To register for the Atlanta weekend, call 770.939.4358 during business hours, Monday-Friday. To register for the Portland weekend, call 503.504.3827 during business … [Read more...]

New “Cloud of Unknowing” Prayer Card Available!

I'm pleased to announce that I have a new prayer card available! This one features quotations from The Cloud of Unknowing and The Book of Private Counsel which is generally regarded as written by the author of The Cloud. Here's what the front and back of the prayer card look like:Of course, I still have plenty of my original Julian of Norwich Prayer Card:I don't sell these cards, but I do ask that anyone wanting them send me a self-addressed, stamped business sized envelope. I'll use your … [Read more...]

The Wild Goose Festival

I had dinner with Gareth Higgins Monday evening. Gareth is my colleague on the Northern Ireland Celtic Spirituality & Nonviolence retreat; he is from Ulster and has been engaged in the Northern Ireland peace process for many years. But he moved to America a few years back and now lives in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, where his wife is in graduate school. These days, aside from his writing and work leading retreats, he has an even bigger project on his plate: he's the director … [Read more...]

My Schedule Page

I've created a Schedule page — you can click on it from the banner at the top of any page on this website. Especially if you live in Atlanta, please visit this page from time to time to see where I'll be out and about. Of course, my travel schedule will be posted here as well; currently I have events planned in Northern Ireland in August and Portland, OR, in October; and as more events get scheduled, they'll be posted here.Incidentally, if your church, retreat center, monastery, or other o … [Read more...]

Celtic Spirituality and Radical Activism: August 17-24, 2010

I’m excited to announce that Gareth Higgins and I plan to co-facilitate a Contemplative Spirituality and Social Action Immersion Week in Gareth’s home of northern Ireland this August — yes, you read that right: this August. I've just signed on, to replace another presenter who due to unforeseen circumstances has had to bow out. There are only a few places left in this program, which is intentionally being limited to less than 30 participants.So maybe this is an invitation for you.Here's wha … [Read more...]

Talk and Booksigning on October 28…

My schedule for Portland is now complete — I've signed up to do a talk and booksigning at the New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Avenue in Portland, OR, on Thursday, October 28 at 7 PM. My topic will be Celtic Spirituality and Christian Mysticism: One Wisdom, Two Traditions. After I speak I will be available to sign books.If you're in that part of the world, I hope to see you then (as well as Friday and Saturday at the Institute for Progressive Spirituality Conference!). … [Read more...]