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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Workshop presents ordinary natural mysticism

Alternatives at St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, U.K. hosts Thomas Moore’s workshop The Natural Mystic: Developing a Spirituality of Everyday Life on Sunday 22 April 2012 from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The description for this event includes Moore’s view:
"In history we have many examples of special men and women who embody this ordinary or natural mysticism: William Morris, William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Glenn Gould are a few of my favorites.

The natural mystic loves this life, this world, and his or her bodily and sensual experiences. There is no tendency to avoid life or to be excessively pure and bodiless. At the same time, he or she is not unconsciously absorbed by the world but has various methods of retreat, resistance, and expression. Thoreau built a cabin by a lake and withdrew for two years of retreat. Dickinson stayed at home. Gould was eccentric and re-created music according to his genius. Morris made beautiful objects. Wordsworth understood the spirituality of nature."
Reserve your place online by scrolling down this linked page.
Cost: £65 (£40 concs.) This workshop requires pre-registration.

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