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!!!
~~Harlan Frank Showers