Sep
4
to Oct 16

Course: Awaken Modern Mystics & Prophets - Online

Catch a replay of the free introductory webinar of Matthew Fox’s transformational 7-week online course, Awaken Modern Mystics & Prophets: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mmMF/spiritua/

What are people saying:
It was brilliant!! Loved the chant. It was very powerful. This will be a wonderful adventure. The course is rich with engagement and content.
~E. Kennedy

You can register for the 7-week course here: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mmMF/spiritua/

These brave catalysts for profound change — Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, and Mary Oliver — perfectly embody the archetypes of the mystic and prophet, lover and warrior…

… and with Matthew Fox's guidance, you’ll discover the profound teachings that their lives can offer you on your own path.

In this extraordinary free introductory hour you’ll discover:

How to open to the mystic in you — a lover charged by the glory of things and deeply touched by wonder at existence itself

▪ A prophet as a warrior, and how to draw from this energy the courage to stand up for what you love

▪ How the archetype of the Divine is undergoing an awakening, and how it can connect you with the qualities of its many “names,” including Love; Goodness; Flow; Energy; Breath; Cause of Wonder; Life; Joy; the Self of the Universe

An ancient healing chant that invokes names for the Divine from around the world to bring you closer to the sacred within and around you

In order to navigate the separation and challenges we’re facing today — in ourselves, in humanity, and on the planet — looking to the great mystics and prophets of the past for guidance and wisdom may be one of the most effective practices we can engage in.

You can access the free intro webinar here: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mmMF/spiritua/

The 7-week online training with Matthew Fox will take you much deeper into an exploration of the lives of mystics and prophets Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, and Mary Oliver…

Register now (and even if you can’t attend live, you’ll receive a downloadable replay later): https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mmMF/spiritua/

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

Conversation With Brian Swimme: Getting Drunk on the Universe - Sacramento, CA

Join Matthew Fox and Brian Swimme at the 3-day Visionaries Summit hosted by The Shift Network, for a keynote conversation on “Getting Drunk on the Universe,” covering:

  • How science can lead to an ecstatic consciousness

  • How creation spirituality can lead to a deep love of existence

  • How together science and spirituality can become a pathway to sheer joy.

The keynote is followed by a workshop with Matthew Fox and Brian Swimme at 4:15pm - 5:30pm titled “Getting More Drunk and Intoxicated on the Universe.” Fox and Swimme discuss how science can lead to an ecstatic consciousness.

Experience conversation and an interchange of presentations between Science & Spirituality, as well as a Q&A between participants and Fox and Swimme.





How science can lead to an ecstatic consciousness continued by way of dialog and presentations between Science & Spirituality, with Swimme & Fox; and dialogs between participants, and Swimme & Fox.
How creation spirituality can lead to a deep love of existence;
and How together science and spirituality can become a pathway to sheer joy.

5:30pm - Book Signing

For the full event program and to register, see:

http://thevisionariessummit.com/

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: The Future of Religion, Spirituality, and Earth - Racine, WI

Many people today identify as spiritual but not religious. Does this dynamic represent a quest for the deeper elements of religion, the “inwardness” of religion that the mystics like Howard Thurman, Dorothee Soelle, and Meister Eckhart talk about? Are we experiencing a re-sacralizing of our relationships?
Join renowned spiritual theologian Matthew Fox as he explores these questions whose answers loom as primary prerequisites for our survival as a species and for our planet at this amazing but perilous time in human and planetary history.

Saturday, October 5, 9:00am-4:00pm

Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St, Racine, WI 53402

https://www.sienaretreatcenter.org/events/future-religion-spirituality-and-earth-day-matthew-fox

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Jul
5
to Jul 9

Aquinas @ Orvieto Retreat: A 5-Day Course with Matthew Fox - Orvieto, Italy

DEEPEN YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY AS MYSTIC AND PROPHET

A 5-Day Retreat with Matthew Fox, Claudia Picardi, Meschi Chavez, and Gianluigi Gugliermetto
Featuring a Special Visit by Rupert Sheldrake

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Study the spiritual teachings of one of the greatest minds of Western civilization--Thomas Aquinas-- with a preeminent scholar of Christian spirituality, Matthew Fox, and a special visit by British scientist Rupert Sheldrake, who joins us one night to dialog with Fox on "Aquinas' Wisdom for Our Times."

San Ludovico Monastery

San Ludovico Monastery

It all takes place in the beautiful and historic Istituto San Lodovico monastery in the amazing Italian town of Orvieto, famous for its views and art, where Aquinas himself taught and preached….

Orvieto is located two hours from where Aquinas was born in Roccasecca--where his family locked him in their diminished castle dungeon for daring to join the upstart Dominican Order as a young man--and where he died at Fossanova Abbey.  It is also 90 minutes from Rome or Assisi!

Early Bird Registration Closes October 31, 2019

For Information, email Dennis Edwards at 33dennis@sbcglobal.net or call 510-835-0655. If you are interested in staying in the convent, Please let Dennis know to add your name to the list

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Thomas Aquinas, by Fra Angelico

WHO IS THOMAS AQUINAS?

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was a mystic and prophet and one of the greatest geniuses in Western history. Though he died at only 49 years of age and in his final year was struck dumb by a stroke that precipitated a breakdown and mystical experience, his 44 books bespeak a profound effort to bring nondualism alive. Courageous and controversial in his day, he brought science (from Aristotle) into the Christian West which was a dangerous enterprise that got him condemned shortly after he died. Later he was canonized a saint and declared a “Doctor of the Church.” His books include commentaries on many Biblical works as well as many by Aristotle, and together his writings including his best known Summa Theologica reveal an amazing mind and mystical heart. He directly influenced Dante (whose primary teacher studied with Aquinas) and the Beguine mystic Mechtild of Magdeburg as well as Meister Eckhart who, like Aquinas, was a Dominican and was 17 years old when Aquinas died.

Does he speak to us today in our quest for a working prophetic and mystical spirituality? We shall explore that question together.

Experience joy and wonder in the monastery garden at Orvieto

Experience joy and wonder in the monastery garden at Orvieto

Following are a few of Aquinas’ rich teachings that are even more real for us today than for the people of Aquinas’ day:

  • “Joy is the human’s noblest act.”

  • “The experience of God must not be restricted to the few or to the old.”

  • “Sheer Joy is God’s and this demands companionship.” (Thus the title of Matthew Fox’s book)

  • “Every creature participates in some way in the likeness of the Divine essence. All creatures are images of God, who is the first agent….In all creatures there is a footprint of the Trinity.”

  • “Revelation comes in two volumes: Nature and the Bible.”

  • “Every truth without exception—and whoever may utter it—is from the Holy Spirit….The old pagan virtues were from God….Revelation has been made to many pagans.” (Powerful for a time of Interfaith, Deep Ecumenism and science like our times, isn’t it?)

Encounter one of the greatest minds (and souls) of the West: Ahead of his time, Aquinas wove the best science of his time (Aristotle) into Christian theology.

WHO IS MATTHEW FOX?

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Matthew Fox sitting in Meister Eckhart’s choir stall in Predigerkirsche in Erfurt, Germany.

Matthew Fox has brought alive Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Aquinas for millions of people today.  About his first work on Hildegard, Dr. Mary Ford Grabowsky writes: “If one person deserves credit for the great Hildegard renaissance in our time, it is Matthew Fox.”  Sister Joan Chittister in her Foreword to Fox’s latest book on Hildegard writes: “This is a truly marvelous, useful, profound, and creative book.”   About his most recent work on Eckhart, Jungian analyst and author Steve Herrmann writes: “Matthew Fox is perhaps the greatest writer on Meister Eckhart that has ever existed.  No one paints as broad a portrait of the master as Fox does in this book.” 


FOX AND AQUINAS

Fox, who was a Dominican friar for thirty-three years until he was expelled by the Vatican for teaching creation spirituality, the divine feminine, liberation theology, and original blessing in preference to original sin recognizes himself as a brother to Aquinas who was a Dominican for thirty years and was condemned by three bishops shortly after he died at the age of forty nine. 

In his book Sheer Joy: Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality, Fox set out to find a way for today’s spiritual seekers to understand Aquinas whose works, set in a scholastic mode of learning, often prove difficult for contemporary minds to cipher. 

Fox chose to interview Aquinas and thus descholasticize himHe poses contemporary questions to Aquinas and every answer Aquinas offers is drawn straight from his writings.  A genuine conversation takes place.

Fox places Aquinas squarely within the lineage of Hildegard, Francis, Eckhart, and other champions of Creation Spirituality tradition and brings into the dialogs many of Aquinas’ works that had never before been translated into English, German, French or even Italian.  This includes his very first and most mystical work, his Commentary on Pseudo Denis’ “Divine Names” and many of his Biblical commentaries such as those on the Psalms, Isaiah,  Job, John’s Gospel and more. 

Whole new dimensions of Aquinas come through that appear fresh, new and very relevant to today’s spiritual search.  Fox discovers for example many Buddhist dimensions to Aquinas’ teachings on contemplation as well as a very rich development of prophetic spirituality including his Environmental teachings[1]

Come and interact with one of the greatest minds (and souls) of Western culture.  Aquinas insisted on taking the best (and very controversial) scientist of his day, Aristotle, who was being translated in Islamic centers in Baghdad, into the heart of Christian theology and paid a heavy price for doing so. 

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[1] See Matthew Fox, “Thomas Aquinas: Mystic and Prophet of the Environment,” in Fox, Wrestling with the Prophets: Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life, 105-114. Fox and scientist Rupert Sheldrake address Aquinas’ teachings on angels in The Physics of Angels, pp. 77-136.

PRAISE FOR SHEER JOY: CONVERSATIONS WITH THOMAS AQUINAS ON CREATION SPIRITUALITY

British scientist Rupert Sheldrake writes in his Foreword to Sheer Joy: Aquinas “was what we would now call a holistic thinker, but he went much further than most modern holists in recognizing the all-pervasive influence of the spiritual realm….Until now, Aquinas’s insights have bene hidden behind a fog of scholastic and neoschoalstic commentary and interpretation.  This book changes all that.  Matthew Fox allows Aquinas to speak for himself, and at the same time the dialogue enables the relevance of what he says to come across with great clarity.  After more than seven centuries, we can meet Aquinas again and hear what he has to say to us.” 

The Wall and vista of Orvieto

The Wall and vista of Orvieto

Father Bede Griffiths writes in the Afterword: “Sheer Joy is a work of major importance not only for the church and the Dominican order but also for the wider world, which is looking for a philosophy that can act as a guide in the moral, social, and political problems of the world today…..The teaching of Aquinas comes through with a fullness and an insight that has never been represented in English before, and that moreover is shown to have a vital message for the world today.”

National Catholic Reporter writes: “The sheer joy of the shared commitment of Aquinas and Fox to creation spirituality is contagious and pervades almost every page of this big volume  Fox is doing us a great service by presenting us the best of Aquinas and doing brother Thomas a service by making him live again” 

IN THIS COURSE, YOU WILL…..

Stroll the picturesque streets of Orvieto

Stroll the picturesque streets of Orvieto

  • Encounter Aquinas, one of the greatest human minds ever, in his own words discoursing on wisdom and spirituality

  • Learn how to apply Aquinas’ teachings to your daily life and sacred action through the teaching of Matthew Fox

  • Share and deepen your spiritual journey

  • Meet Rupert Sheldrake, one of the most forward thinking scientists of our day, as he and Fox dialog one evening on “The Wisdom of Aquinas for Today.”

  • Delight in the beauty and history of Orvieto

You can also visit Assisi or the town where Aquinas lived and where he died if you care to make those trips before or after the course.

SCHEDULE:

Mornings begin with body prayer led by Meschi Chavez and then move into Fox teaching from Aquinas’ texts.

Afternoons will offer a choice of two Art as Meditation practices.

  • “Integrating Aquinas’ wisdom into Movement” with Meschi Chavez

  • “Painting, Color, Word in Response to Aquinas” with Claudia Picardi

An optional Integration Seminar of small group sharing will follow, led by Gianluigi Gugliermetto


iNSTRUCTORS

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Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian and author of 36 books on Spirituality and Culture that have been translated into 74 languages. A Dominican for 34 years, he is now an Episcopal priest. Among his books are three on Hildegard of Bingen, three on Meister Eckhart and a major work on Thomas Aquinas.

Claudia Picardi is vice president of the Creation Spirituality Organization in Italy and leads workshops on re-activating the imagination through fairy tales, myths and sacred texts. She holds a master’s in Transpersonal Psychology and a Doctorate in Computer Science.

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Meshi Chavez is a choreographer and movement teacher based in Portland, OR and a student of Natsu Nakajima and Denise Fujiwara in the dance form called Butoh. A co-founder of Momentum Conscious Movement, his spirituality is greatly influenced by his 20 years of working with Native Spiritual leaders and ceremonies.


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Gianluigi Gugliermetto holds a doctorate in theology from the Claremont School of Theology, and is an Episcopal priest presiding over a parish in Los Angeles. He has translated many of Matthew Fox’s books into Italian.




Special Guest Instructor

Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. He is the author of more than 85 scientific papers and 9 books, including  Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home, The Science DelusionScience and Spiritual Practices, and Ways to Go Beyond And Why They Work.


REGISTRATION

Register by October 31, 2019 for early bird price of $995.

$1100 Before December 31, 2019

$1200 Before MARCH 31, 2020

$1400 AFTER MARCH 31, 202

 


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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Interview: Order of the Sacred Earth - Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network

Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network and Deborah Beauvais welcome “Order of the Sacred Earth, An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action” with Matthew Fox, Skylar Wilson and Jennifer Berit Listug to the Love By Intuition Show. Join us for replays August 28th & 30th at 6am & 6pm ET LISTEN HERE  We Welcome Callers and Questions: Call In and Talk on Air: 833-220-1200 Toll Free or 319-527-2638 Direct.

There’s a challenge and an opportunity in the vision launched in this modest book. That vision is about creating an Order of the Sacred Earth. Essay contributors to the book and its vision include Mirabai Starr, Brian Thomas Swimme, Adam Bucko, and David Korten.

“The Order of the Sacred Earth not only calls us home to our true nature as Earth, but also offers us invaluable guidance and company on the way.” –Joanna Macy

This short book provides a new vision, one deeply rooted in Western, Eastern, and Indigenous histories: a new spiritual Order that affirms all spiritual traditions and practices that sustain life and teach us to drink in wisdom from the Earth herself.

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Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Video Course: Training for Modern Mystics & Prophets - Online

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Embody the wisdom of spiritual pioneers to fulfill your soul’s purpose and live a courageous life of integrity, love, and service. Experience the transformational music, poetry, philosophy, and art of beloved mystics and prophets — to awaken the mystic and prophet within you.

Join Matthew this Wednesday August 28 at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT for live Q&A to learn more about the course: https://www.facebook.com/pg/shiftnetwork/videos/

7-Week Live Video Course Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019

For more information on each session, or to register:
https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/tmp/spiritua/

On this 7-week journey with Matthew you will discover:

▪ Where wisdom begins — not just knowledge — and where the gifts of reverence, gratitude, and respect are birthed and developed

▪ Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, and Mary Oliver as archetypes of the mystic and prophet, lover and warrior — and their profound teachings

▪ The Four Paths of Creation Spirituality: Joy (Via Positiva), Grief (Via Negativa), Creativity (Via Creativa), and Justice (Via Transformativa)

▪ Meditations that will help you tame your reptilian brain

▪ The meaning and importance of “nothingness”

▪ Your creativity as a divine gift and divine experience

▪ Sustainability as another word for Justice

▪ How to embody Hildegard of Bingen’s prophetic voice to experience how she criticizes patriarchal power — and find your own prophetic voice

▪ Your “unborn self” and become new again

▪ How to meditate with Mary Oliver through her poetry and spiritual insights

▪ How to embrace art as meditation that nourishes the prophet in you

▪ What is possible when East meets West along our spiritual paths

▪ And much more...

The free Introduction to the course, Awaken Modern Mystics and Prophets, is here:
https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mmMF/spiritua/

For more information on each session, or to register:
https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/tmp/spiritua/

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Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

Webinar: Awaken Modern Mystics & Prophets- Online

Dear Friend,

Would you like to tap into the wisdom and power of the great mystics and prophets...

… to more easily bridge the distance between you and the sacred within and around you?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if these wise souls could serve as profound mentors, offering inspiration and solace as you navigate your own spiritual journey… 

… and helping you shift your mind, open your heart, and inspire change in the world, while also creating an unshakeable connection to the Divine?

On Thursday, August 22, I will introduce you to four of the most beloved mystics for our time in a free online event, Awaken Modern Mystics & Prophets.

You can register here: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mmMF/spiritua/

These brave catalysts for profound change — Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, and Mary Oliver — perfectly embody the archetypes of the mystic and prophet, lover and warrior…

… and with my guidance, you’ll discover the profound teachings that their lives can offer you on your own path.

In this extraordinary hour you’ll discover:

  • How to open to the mystic in you — a lover charged by the glory of things and deeply touched by wonder at existence itself

  • A prophet as a warrior, and how to draw from this energy the courage to stand up for what you love

  • How the archetype of the Divine is undergoing an awakening, and how it can connect you with the qualities of its many “names,” including Love; Goodness; Flow; Energy; Breath; Cause of Wonder; Life; Joy; the Self of the Universe

  • An ancient healing chant that invokes names for the Divine from around the world to bring you closer to the sacred within and around you

In order to navigate the separation and challenges we’re facing today — in ourselves, in humanity, and on the planet — looking to the great mystics and prophets of the past for guidance and wisdom may be one of the most effective practices we can engage in.

So mark your calendar — and join me to explore how to bring more love, peace, compassion, courage, and joy into your life and the lives of others.

You can RSVP for free here: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mmMF/spiritua/

Gratefully,

Matthew Fox

P.S. Join me and “meet” four people who fell so deeply in love with creation and existence that they fought fiercely to awaken others to this same capacity for love. 

You’ll also be one of the first to hear about a brand new 7-week online training with me that will take you much deeper into an exploration of the lives of mystics and prophets Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, and Mary Oliver… 

Register now (and even if you can’t attend live, you’ll receive a downloadable replay later): https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mmMF/spiritua/

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Aug
19
to Aug 23

Summit: Thriving in Your Third Act - Online

Join Matthew Fox and other thought leaders in The Shift Network’s Thriving in Your Third Act: Finding Fire & Fulfillment in Your 40s, 50s & Beyond 

Are you ready to flourish in your “next act”? 

You may be poised to reap the benefits of an extraordinary life filled with knowledge, experiences, and accomplishments — and asking yourself, What’s next?

If so, don’t miss this opportunity to join bold leaders who are on fire with possibility and purpose — including Jean Shinoda Bolen, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Anita Moorjani, Annie B. Kay, Cynthia James, Dr. Dan Siegel, Reverend Deborah Johnson, Arielle Ford, Matthew Fox, K.P. Khalsa, Margaret Paul, Ken Page, and others — guiding you with trailblazing wisdom to support your personal journey of transformation at whatever stage of life you’re in. 

During this unparalleled 5-day gathering, you’ll discover:

  • How to create a supportive, intimate circle of “sisters

  • The three pillars of beauty and how to incorporate them into your life

  • Ways to address inevitable physical changes as you age… and transmute any trauma you may be carrying

  • Innovative strategies to maintain mental clarity and enhance cognitive performance as you age

  • The importance of joining a circle of wisdom, to learn from generations before you

  • Blockages around your sexuality and how to become the fierce feminine force of nature that you are

  • Radical tips on what you can do to stop the progress of (and even reverse) common age-related diseases

  • How to harvest your experiences, knowledge and accomplishments to create a more fulfilling life

  • Tools for defining your deepest longings and desires for whatever stage of life you’re in, and for developing a vision of the wisest path to achieve them

  • Inspiring and practical tools that will help you manifest deep and long-lasting love in your life

  • What it really means to love yourself and take responsibility for your feelings and wellbeing

  • Practical Ayurvedic healing wisdom for living the third — and most spiritual — phase of life with deep beauty, embodied vitality and grace, while embracing and celebrating life’s transitions and change

  • The power to banish your inner critic and identify and transform the obstacles that minimize your voice

Join us for Thriving in Your Third Act, August 19-23. 

RSVP at no charge here: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/tta19spiritua/spiritua



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Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

A Day With Matthew Fox: Deeper Forms of Living in Earth Crisis - Aspen, CO

Matthew Fox offers a full day of Lecture, Discussion, and Q&A on the topic: “Deeper Forms of Living: On Becoming More Deeply Human in a Time of Earth-Crisis and Apocalyptic Warnings.” A book signing follows.

August 3, 2019 (Sat) 10:00am-4:00pm

Aspen Chapel
77 Meadowood Dr, Aspen, CO 81611

Phone(970) 925-7184

https://www.aspenchapel.org

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Naming the Unnameable/The Lotus & the Rose - Corte Madera, CA

Matthew Fox lectures on his two latest books, Naming the Unnameable and The Lotus and the Rose. A book signing will follow the lecture.

July 23, 2019 (Tue), 7:00 pm

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
(415) 927-0960

https://www.bookpassage.com/event/reverend-matthew-fox-naming-unnameable-lotus-and-rose-corte-madera-store

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Jul
11
to Jul 14

Keynotes: Common Dreams Conference - Sydney, Australia

Matthew Fox delivers two keynote lectures and participates in an interview session at the Common Dreams Conference in Sydney Australia:

Thu – 6:30pm – Keynote Lecture & Book Signing - Spiritual But Not Religious: The Future of Religion and of Spirituality and of the Earth

Fri – 6:30pm – Keynote Lecture & Book Signing - On Becoming More Deeply Human in a Time of Earth-Crisis and Apocalyptic Warnings

Sun -  9:30am – Interview Session

https://2019.commondreams.org.au/

 

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Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture: From Despair & Denial to Hope & Empowerment: How Creation Spirituality Can Enlarge Our Souls - Auckland, NZ

Matthew Fox lectures on the topic “From Despair and Denial to Hope and Empowerment: How Creation Spirituality Can Enlarge Our Souls and Develop our Warrior Capabilities Toward Healing Mother Earth.” A Q&A and book signing follow the lecture.

Saturday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.

St Luke's Presbyterian
130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-520 0740

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Jul
6
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Spiritual Practices for Preparing Spiritual Warriors & Earth Activists - Auckland, NZ

Matthew Fox leads a workshop and Q&A on the topic “Spiritual Practices for Preparing Spiritual Warriors and Earth Activists in Our Time.” A book signing follows the workshop.

Saturday, July 6, 2:00pm-4:00pm

St Luke's Presbyterian
130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-520 0740

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Jul
5
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture: On Becoming More Deeply Human in a Time of Earth-Crisis - Auckland, NZ

Matthew Fox lectures on the topic “On Becoming More Deeply Human in a Time of Earth-Crisis and Apocalyptic Warnings” at St. David’s Presbyterian Church. A book signing follows the lecture.

Fri, July 5, 7:30pm
St David's Presbyterian Church
68/70 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-302 3405

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Jul
4
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture - Spiritual But Not Religious: The Future of Religion, Spirituality, & Earth - Auckland, NZ

Matthew Fox lectures on the topic “Spiritual But Not Religious: The Future of Religion and of Spirituality and of the Earth” at the Anglican Cathedral. A Q&A and book signing follow the lecture.

July 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Holy Trinity Cathedral,
Cnr St Stephens Ave & Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-303 9500

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Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Youth Leadership, OSE, and Other Ways Earth is Speaking to Us Today - Valparaiso, IN

Matthew Fox offers the keynote lecture on “Youth Leadership and Order of the Sacred Earth and Other Ways Earth is Speaking to us Today” at the Annual Convention of the General Convention of Swedenborgian Churches.

In her struggle to survive Mother Earth is busy at work awakening the young to new kinds of leadership–consider the role of Greta Thunberg for example and many more.  Consider too the launching of the Order of the Sacred Earth, called an “intergenerational vision for love and action.”  What is the role of elders and the youth at this critical time of Earth and Human history?  What other awakenings are knocking at our hearts and minds as we struggle with climate change and the shadows of denial and despair that seek to distract us from our work for justice and compassion for future generations?

June 29, 2019 (Sat)

Valparaiso University, 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Phone: (219) 464-5000

https://swedenborg.org/news/youth-leadership-and-order-of-the-sacred-earth-and-other-ways-earth-is-speaking-to-us-today/

7:00pm – Lecture Q&A, Book Signing – Youth Leadership and Order of the Sacred Earth and Other Ways Earth is Speaking to us Today

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Jun
29
10:30 AM10:30

Lecture: The Lotus & The Rose...Mystical East-West Connections Today - Chicago, IL

Matthew Fox lectures on “The Lotus & The Rose: Meister Eckhart, Tibetan Buddhism and Other Mystical Connections between East and West Today” in Chicago’s Swedenborg Library.

A book signing follows the lecture.

June 29, 2019 (Sat), 10:30 am

Swedenborg Library, 77 W Washington St, 2nd floor, Dixon ChapelChicago, IL 60602
(312) 346-7003

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4250800 

http://www.swedlib.org

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Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Signs of Hope in a Time of Despair - Dublin, Ireland

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Matthew Fox speaks on “Signs of Hope in a Time of Despair” at the historic Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin's oldest building and spiritual heart of the city. A book signing follows the lecture.

June 22, 2019 (Sat.), 7 pm

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Christchurch Pl, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland

https://christchurchcathedral.ie/

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Jun
16
to Jun 21

Course: Eckhart @ Erfurt - Erfurt, Germany

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Join Matthew Fox and Friends for a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY
to study the great medieval mystic MEISTER ECKHART
in Erfurt, Germany, in the very rooms where Eckhart
lived and taught and prayed!

“[Fox] not only gives us his beloved spiritual father as a living presence for our lives but also brings us a whole rainbow of mystic-warriors as companions on the way.” 
--Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope

Meister Eckhart may well be the most significant mystic-prophet of the West.  His influence has been vast, including Karl Marx and Martin Buber, Carl Jung and Thomas Merton, John of the Cross and Dorothee Soelle and Eckhart Tolle.  His deep insights ring true to Buddhists, Sufis, Hindus, Jews and indigenous peoples. What better place to study him than in his own Dominican house where he lived “longer and more continuously than anywhere else during his lifetime,” according to historian Joel Harrington.

Our studies will consist of body prayer in the mornings followed by teachings and discussions on Eckhart by Matthew Fox; and art as meditation classes in the afternoons.  Participants will choose for art as meditation, either “Moving to Eckhart’s Words” led by dance instructor Meshi Chavez; or “Dreams and Journaling with Eckhart” led by Jungian therapist and author Steve Herrmann.

An optional Process Seminar will be offered daily after art as meditation by Claudia Picardi. Private meditation time in the Dominican choir stalls where Eckhart prayed is also encouraged.  The group will design and celebrate an “Eckhart Mass” on Thursday evening at the altar where Eckhart celebrated Mass regularly as prior. 

Eager registrants say....

Please sign me up for the course next year. I am a retired Lutheran pastor and musician. I have been to Erfurt and visited his church. I feel like the Meister is my spiritual director. I have read Matthew's book and many others of Eckhart's and about him. This course offered in that place gives me goosebumps!
When I was in Erfurt in 2004 looking at Luther sites like the Augustinian monastery I asked our tour guide where ME was. He did not know. On a trip downtown for lunch a rainstorm came up, A strong wind pushed me and my umbrella into the doorway of his church. You can see why I have goosebumps! Let me know any details of the trip that I need to know. Count me in!!!
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Harlan Frank Showers

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May
30
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture: Thomas Merton and the Cosmic Christ - Ontario CA

Join Matthew Fox at High Mass celebrating the Feast of the Ascension, after which he offers a lecture on “Thomas Merton and the Cosmic Christ” A book signing follows the lecture.

Thrursday, May 30:

6:30 p.m. High Mass

7:30 p.m. Lecture

Christ Church Parish,
1127 N. San Antonio Avenue, Ontario CA 91702

https://www.christchurchontario.net/

Phone (909) 983 -1859

Email: christchurchontariocal@gmail.com

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May
26
1:30 PM13:30

Celebration: Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration - Oberlin, OH

Matthew Fox takes part in concelebrating the Oberlin College Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration with music, blessings, and reflections in honor of the Class of 2019, alumni, families, and friends.

May 26, 2019, 1:30 pm

Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074

(440) 775-8430

http://www.oberlin.edu

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May
22
to May 26

Yoga for Peace Symposium: Activating a Global Shift - Nassau, Bahamas

Join Spiritual activists engaged in great movements of peace in the world - Matthew Fox, Alastair McIntosh, Pat McCabe, Philip M. Hellmich, and Swami Brahmananda - at the 12th Annual Yoga for Peace Symposium, “Activating a Global Shift,” at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, in Nassau, Bahamas

How do we awaken and nurture the seeds of peace and social justice in the world?

In 1969, Swami Vishnudevananda had a vision here at the ashram that catalyzed his focus on peace through yoga for the rest of his life. An activist, an educator, and a visionary, he brought together people from all religions and mystical traditions to share and exchange and he trained yoga teachers, planting seeds of peace for them to bring into the world.

In these tumultuous times, we are honored to welcome four spiritual activists engaged in great movements of peace in the world, each deeply embodying their spirituality and impacting the world in important ways. They will inspire and guide us, and share what they’ve learned over the years and around the world working within themselves and on the ground to create peace.

Now is the time to tend to the seeds of peace within ourselves and each other.

416-479-0199  

https://www.sivanandabahamas.org/course/activating-a-global-shift-12th-annual-yoga-for-peace-symposium-may-2019/



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May
17
to May 19

Retreat: Naming the Unnameable: Accessing the Sacred - Rowe, MA

Join Matthew Fox as he leads a weekend retreat titled “Naming the Unnameable: Accessing the Sacred,” based on his new book, Naming the Unnameable: 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God, Including the Unnameable God.

May 17-19, 2019 (Fri-Sun) Rowe, MA

Rowe Retreat Center
22 Kings Hwy, Rowe, MA 01367

http://rowecenter.org/wp/events/matthew-fox-naming-the-unnameable-accessing-the-sacred/


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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Sacred Poems, Passages, & Music of the Mystics - Lexington, MA

Matthew Fox reads sacred poems and passages by beloved Christian mystics, accompanied by world-renowned sitarist David Whetstone.

May 16, 2019 (Thu) , 7:00pm-8:30pm

Lexington Community Education/First Parish Church
7 Harrington Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

https://lexingtoncommunityed.org/class/sacred-poems-passages-and-music-of-the-mysticswith-matthew-foxfeaturing-david-whetstone/

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Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Cosmic Mass: Our Sacred Earth - San Antonio, TX

Come celebrate our common joy, grief, and creativity in service to the sustainability of our Planet and our Peoples…..

Matthew Fox and the Order of the Sacred Earth partner with Celebration Circle, Compassionate San Antonio, and peaceCENTER in presenting a Cosmic Mass focusing on “Our Sacred Earth.”

The event will be held at the Whitley Theological Center at the Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78216. 

Tickets are $25 in advance at https://www.celebrationcircle.org/product-page/cosmic-mass-ticket or $30 at the door. 

For more information and to register, contact Rudi@celebrationcircle.org or call 210-533-6767.

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Forum: Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home - Berkeley, CA

Join the Sierra Club East Bay for an inspiring, co-creative dinner program, sharing and exploring a common vision and action plan based on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. Matthew Fox, Guy McPherson, Dr. Sailesh Rao, Melissa Koch, and Jamen Shively are guest speakers.

April 25, 2019 (Thu) 7:00pm-9:00pm

Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

Who are we? Why are we here? Mother Earth is in such a multi-dimensional tailspin that no matter our individual beliefs, it is clear that we are all being called upon to join together to find solutions.

Answering that call, joining with established environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club, a number of newer organizations such as Extinction Rebellion and Green New Deal are promoting solutions that address greenhouse gas emissions and a range of social and environmental issues. While fully supporting those, our gut tells us that an even more radical set of solutions is needed, spanning the ecological, social and cultural, economic and living arrangements, political/governance, and spiritual dimensions, among many others.

Enter Pope Francis. In 2015, he published the radical encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home, exploring the roots of our most daunting problems, and painting a beautiful picture of what our world can become, once we implement the bold cultural revolution he calls for. At the root, Pope Francis is calling on all peoples, from all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs, to come together and co-create the necessary solutions.

Join us for an inspiring, co-creative evening of sharing and exploring a common vision and action plan, leading to the Pope’s vision: the healing and saving of life on Earth. Speakers and facilitators include, in order:

  • Matthew Fox, Order of the Sacred Earth

  • Guy McPherson, Prof. Emeritus University of Arizona

  • Dr. Sailesh Rao, Vegan World 2026

  • Melissa Koch, artful activist, representing the honey bees, the orca whales, and all other non-human species

  • Jamen Shively, radical collective intelligence, arcology, and geo-shading

Together, we will start off with an hour of presentations centered around the Laudato Si and various radical solutions, led by Matthew Fox. Following that, after a brief intermission, we will enjoy some very brief introductions to specific movements and solutions, to complete an initial panorama of the breadth of the holistic set of solutions needed. Finally, all are invited to stay for a two hour post-presentation discussion, wherein all participants are invited to share openly on all topics.

Cost: Cost of dinner and program is $30, including tax and tip. $10 for program only, starting at 8 PM.

To sign up:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laudato-si-on-care-for-our-common-home-tickets-56535994682

Attendance is limited to the first 115 reservations received. Reserve early, as these programs do fill up. Reservation deadline is April 18.

Additional Directions: No-host cocktails/social hour at 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM, program at 8:00 PM, After-hours group discussion 9:15 -11:00 PM. Ample free parking is available in the Marina parking lots; Bus #81 service to Marina from Ashby BART)

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Book Launch - Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna by Alessandra Belloni - San Francisco, CA

Matthew Fox is guest speaker at the book launch celebration of Alessandra Belloni’s breakthrough book of history, healing, and rituals of the Black Madonna.

Her Church/Ebenezer Lutheran Church

678 Portola Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127
415-731-2953

http://www.herchurch.org/upcoming-events/

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Apr
5
12:00 AM00:00

Metamorphic Convergence Streaming Films for the Planet

Join us on April 5 for Golden Rule Day  a global broadcast that celebrates the Golden Rule. Over the course of 24 hours, people from many corners of the world will ponder “Why the Golden Rule Matters Now” as they shared how people, organizations and governments can use this Common Principle to create a better world for everyone.

In partnership with the Charter for Compassion, we will talk to David Korten best-selling author, political activist and former professor of the Harvard Business School, and Matthew Fox, author and founder of Creation Spirituality, about how the Golden Rule principle applies to Planet Earth. Get ready to shift your frame from individual “me” to the collective “we” as we discover earth as a super organism that utilizes cooperative self-organization to create and maintain the conditions essential to our existence as interconnected living beings on an immensely beautiful planet.

Metamorphic Convergence Streaming Film Series - Films for the Planet


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Mar
24
9:30 AM09:30

A Day with Matthew Fox: Intergenerational Wisdom & Naming the Unnameable - Walnut Creek, CA


Join Matthew Fox for a day of worship and learning at Unity of Walnut Creek, CA, March 24, 2019 (Sunday):

9:30am & 11:30am – Worship Service – Intergenerational Wisdom, Elders, Youth and the Future of Our Planet

2:00-4:00pm – Workshop – Naming the Unnameable: New (and Ancient) Names for God

Unity of Walnut Creek
1871 Geary Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
P: 925.937.2191

https://www.unityofwalnutcreek.org/naming-the-unnameable 925.937.2191

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