Friends, sign up now for a new e-course starting on October 2, sponsored by Spirituality and Practice.
Shrouded in legend and imbued with romance, the Celtic lands such as Ireland, Scotland, and Wales have produced a surprising number of saints and spiritual guides, both ancient and contemporary. From the mythic stories of goddesses and heroes, to the holistic mysticism of the earliest Celtic Christians, to the wisdom of modern visionaries like John O’Donohue, Celtic spirituality has ancient roots yet remains deeply relevant for our time.
Celtic spirituality is focus of our new e-course, aptly subtitled “At the Edge of Mystery.” Consider it a month-long pilgrimage into one of the best examples of everyday spirituality. Celtic wisdom and poetry encourages us to recognize the holy all around us, honors and protects the sacred earth, gives inspiration to free our creative voice, and presents a holistic path that links the quest for holiness with an embodied sense of Divine love. Here is an opportunity to drink from the holy wells of ancient myths and folklore and discover how the blessings of this venerable wisdom tradition can bring us meaning, purpose, and guidance today.
Here’s what the folks over at Spirituality and Practice said about me:
Your guide on this exploration will be Carl McColman, author of numerous books including 366 Celt, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, and Befriending Silence. He is profiled in S&P’s Living Spiritual Teacher’s Project. An American of Scottish ancestry, Carl weaves his love for Celtic poetry and stories with an inclusive embrace of mystical wisdom, including both the mythic lore of the ancient druids and the luminous earthiness of Celtic Christians. His vision of spirituality is grounded in hospitality, steeped in celebration, and committed to new pathways toward healing and inner/outer transformation.
You will receive 12 emails on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They will include:
- Creative conversations on topics such as the Celtic approach to meditation, the insights found in ancient poems and stories, the rhythms of the sacred year, and the secrets of the grail quest;
- Prayers and blessings to weave the Celtic way of seeing throughout your day;
- An opportunity to participate in a one-hour teleconference with Carl McColman on Monday, October 23, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, with a recording available afterwards for those who cannot attend;
- An invitation to participate in a Practice Circle available 24/7 where you can share responses and experiences with others from our worldwide community and receive further guidance from Carl McColman.
We invite you to join us in “Celtic Spirituality: At the Edge of Mystery.” Please be prepared to allow this course to touch both mind and heart, for every sip of water from a Celtic holy well contains a blessing that could change your life forever.
(4 CEHs for Chaplains available.)