“Mystics Teach us to Reconnect with Timeless and Essential Truth” — Join Me for the Free 2022 Mystics Summit, online August 8-12!

“Mystics Teach us to Reconnect with Timeless and Essential Truth” — Join Me for the Free 2022 Mystics Summit, online August 8-12! July 28, 2022

An awake heart is like a lighthouse helping others to find a safe way home.

―Rolf van der Wind

I’m one of over thirty presenters for the 2022 Mystics Summit hosted by The Shift Network — along with Mirabai Starr, James Finley, Rami Shapiro, and Greg Boyles, among many others!

It’s free to register for this five-day event. To sign up, register here.

Here’s the description of the event from the folks at The Shift:

As the increasing noise, chaos, and distraction presented by the daily global news cycle grow more intense, this unrelenting barrage of negativity can ignite a paralyzing fear response in your brain’s limbic region. 

The ensuing indecision you may feel can make it practically impossible for you to focus, leading to frustration, anger, or depression.  

It’s fight, flight, or freeze… on steroids! 

Thankfully, as we continue to navigate these potentially dangerous and unsettling waters, the reassuring lighthouse of mystical wisdom

radiates its healing beams of safety to all of us, as we cling to our tiny life rafts while being buffeted by the unrelenting waves of shocking global transformation. 

As “wayshowers” throughout time, mystics encourage us to embrace a deep, still quality of mystical attention that allows us to commune directly with the sacred…

… and teach us to reconnect with truth that is timeless and essential, by harnessing “the mystical art of attention” in an age of total distraction.

Today, modern mystics are urging us to reclaim our soul’s longing to merge with the beloved heart of existenceeven in the midst of overwhelming chaos and turmoil

At this absolutely critical pivot point in humanity’s collective evolution, it’s imperative for us to remember that we’re not alone we have the wisdom of ancient and present-day mystics to gently guide us

Mystics have existed throughout time at “hinge points in history” — think plagues, floods, social upheavals, and wars — and also during growth periods such as the Renaissance…

… spurred on by their exuberant, spiritual hunger and creative, innovative responses to the wildly dramatic changes unfolding around them.

In the soul-stirring Mystics Summit, we’re presenting an all-star cohort of seasoned scholars and mystical seekers who will support you in reconnecting to love as a safe harbor amidst life’s crashing storms.

You’ll encounter celebrated figures like Hadewijch of Antwerp, Thomas Aquinas, Brother Lawrence, Jesus of Nazareth, Plato, Copernicus, da Vinci

… as well as contemporaries like Thomas Merton, Einstein, Tesla, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and others.

Free Online Event
Mystics Summit
August 8-12, 2022

I’m honored to be among more than 30 scholars, teachers, contemporary mystics — including Reverend Dr. Heiwa no Bushi, Mirabai Starr, Banafsheh Sayyad, Father Greg Boyle, Alexander John Shaia, Taya Mâ Shere, James Finley, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Rev. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Matthew Fox and many others…

… as we demonstrate ways to embody this sacred knowledge so you can receive soul-nourishing solace from quintessential mystical teachings across time. 

Throughout this landmark summit, you’ll receive not only gems of wisdom from ancient and modern day mystics, but also poetry, music, and experiential practices that can put you in touch with the unmistakable passion you carry within your own heart and mind. 

RSVP here for the Mystics Summit — at no charge: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/mts22a24580/a24580

During this thoughtful and insightful 5-day event, you’ll discover:

  • Ways to unravel a lifetime of oppressive training — to express hidden gifts as a profound step on the mystic’s path 
  • The 7 qualities of love mirroring the Divine at your core — Receptivity, Delight, Expansiveness, Vulnerability, Acceptance, Mystery, and Gratitude
  • How to perceive the universal practices and concepts that open anyone to mystical experiences
  • The Sufi way as a devotional path of love and intimacy
  • How the reclaimed origins of Christian mysticism reveal the all-but-lost original heart of Christian wisdom — and why it’s making a comeback today
  • And much more… 

RSVP here for the Mystics Summit — at no charge: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/mts22a24580/a24580

What’s actually happening during these intimate conversations with leading mystical wisdom teachers, authors, and scholars throughout the entire Mystics Summit

… is a palpable uplifting of our collective energetic vibration as we “remember” the mystical power of the ancient mystics, and resonate with the resounding call from present-day mystics to embody these sacred insights in our own lives today.

Returning to simplicity is in itself a radical and sacred act. Quieting down to receive mystical teachings from ancient and modern-day mystics also helps us reorient to our shared purpose as a human familywe’re all in this together

Carrying this harvest of inspiration into the future can help you re-enter the social, cultural, or political sphere with greater attunement to the eternal and sacred… bringing passionate devotion into your acts of service to your community and the world.


P.S. Here’s some of what our brilliant speakers will be sharing with you…

  • Alexander John Shaia, PhD, will remind us that everyone is already a mystic, and everything is spiritual, including nature and its embodied sensuality. 
  • Andrew Harvey will discuss the sublime and astounding work of the great 13th-century beguine Christian woman mystic, Hadewijch of Antwerp.
  • His Sacred Humanness, The Venerable Reverend Dr. Heiwa no Bushi, will examine the benefits of propelling ourselves into confusion and doubt, finding Truth in the insightful fear we experience by moving through the chaos.
  • Mirabai Starr will reveal that the great mystical masters of the past are available as beacons of wisdom and compassion to light your way as you navigate the mapless terrain of these tumultuous times.
  • Taya Mâ Shere speaks to the ancient art of prayer and the power of pulsing presence in body and spirit, inviting us to root ourselves in ancestral healing as a path to thrive.
  • Father Greg Boyle opines that to follow the path of the mystic, love is the answer, community is the context, and tenderness is the connective tissue. 
  • Rabbi Rami Shapiro will reveal that the ancient fourfold truth of Perennial Wisdom at the mystic heart of many religions is key to your future thriving.
  • Carmen Acevedo Butcher, PhD, will invite you to explore the mystical path followed by Brother Lawrence, who joyfully expressed Divine Feminine energy while working in a 17th-century monastery kitchen.
  • Rev. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD, helps us connect the dots between contemplation and action so that an ethical future can emerge.
  • James Finley, PhD, will discuss American Trappist monk and modern-day mystic Thomas Merton’s insights about the true self that contributed to his own mystical awakening. 
  • Matthew Fox ponders whether viewing images of the earliest galaxies and stars now beaming into our living rooms courtesy of the Webb Telescope will awaken us to the sacredness of our 13.8 billion-year journey.
  • Banafsheh Sayyad will show that what you know in and through the wisdom of the body is more concrete than the abstract “knowing” that resides mostly in your head.
  • And I (Carl McColman) speak with Carmen Acevedo Butcher, PhD about how Christian mysticism might be the best hope for keep the wisdom of the Jesus tradition relevant here in the third millennium.

This free event features five incredible days packed with quality content, allowing you to soak in enlightening conversations with present-day mystics (the wisdom keepers of our times), and also participate in grounding, experiential practices.    

RSVP here for the Mystics Summit — at no charge: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/mts22a24580/a24580

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