The Mystical Heart: Spiritual Direction in the Light of Contemplation

May. 4 - 5, 2020, 9:00am — 8:00pm

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This formation offering will draw on the wisdom of the mystics to assist spiritual directors in entering into the depthless ground of the heart with directees, as they seek to discern the stirrings of Spirit and the infusing of contemplation that is beyond language. 

Classic mystical texts by mystics such as Julian of Norwich, the Cloud of Unknowing, Meister Eckhart, Gertrude of Helfta, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite Porete, John of the Cross,  Teresa of Avila, Teilhard de Chardin, Beatrice Bruteau, Ilia Delio will be drawn on to shed light on some of the more complex issues that arise in spiritual direction as we journey into the deep inner heart. 

Emphasis will be on claiming the ontological space of contemplation and the heart wisdom that arises in stillness and silence. Topics will include ways of contemplation, discernment, the knowing of the mystical senses, the grace of darkness and unknowing, the gift of being wounded, sacred sensuality and sexuality, surrender and annihilation, dying and giving birth, unitive, Christ consciousness, ecological consciousness and an evolutionary vision.  

For further information on the content, teacher, cost, booking and contact person please download the brochure
Venue: 
St Bartholomew's Church
Address: 
Alstonville, New South Wales, Australia