A four-part conversation on mystics and what they can teach us today
January 22nd & 29th, 8-9 PM (ET)
February 5th & 12th, 8-9 PM (ET)
Online gatherings facilitated by Betsy Perry
“We are all mystics! The mystic heart is the deepest part of who or what we really are. We need only to realize and activate that essential part of our being.”
— Wayne Teasdale in The Mystic Heart
What it's all about:
This four-part series will explore mysticism as it is now being defined and written about by theologians and mystics, themselves, like Matthew Fox, Richard Rohr, and Mirabai Starr. You will have the opportunity to learn what a mystic is; what the lives, music, art and poetry of three mystics have to say to us today—Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton and Mary Oliver; and where your inner mystic lies as you live your ordinary daily life. Each session will begin with a meditation on a creative work of the mystic for that week followed by a brief overview of the mystic’s life using their teachings to inform our lives today and bring us closer to our true selves. The series will culminate with a sharing about a mystic you have known in your own life, perhaps even yourself!
Betsy Perry describes herself as a reluctant mystic on an inner journey in the midst of everyday life. As a wife, mother, grandmother, and retiree, she has a freedom now to pursue her inner journey as a student in Spiritual Direction with The Haden Institute and as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor. Her background as a nurse, teacher, and administrator informs her work now in retirement. But her greatest teacher right now is her granddaughter, soon to turn three, who brings light into each moment as her consciousness, personality, and spirit unfold in a happy, healthy, and loving environment. Betsy is a former staff member of Lumunos.
How to join:
We recommend that you plan to attend all four calls if possible. We'll send out a meeting agenda with additional logistics closer to the event.
You will need internet access and a computer, tablet (iPad or something similar) or smartphone with a camera. Most laptops and tablets have cameras built in; if you only have a desktop computer, you would need to add a web camera to that. Our video conference platform is called Zoom. If it is the first time you are using it, you will need to download plug-in software. Most people find this quite easy to do.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.