When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 ▪ 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (CDT)
Where: Online (In-person in California)
For: anyone interested in discussing the concepts of sacred or ‘thin’ spaces.
Presented by: Julie Mussché and Steve Bruce
With the help of Belden Lane’s book Landscapes of the Sacred, we will look at the relationship between sacred, or ‘mystical’ experiences in the context of the places where they occur. We’ll explore a number of extraordinary experiences documented by Merton, Ignatius, Thoreau and other formative figures and we’ll also look at experiences, including our own, that may on the surface seem ordinary. One of Lane’s ‘axioms’ is that “sacred space is ordinary space, ritually made extraordinary.”
The day will include some presentations, but retreatants will have time to reflect on their own memorable sacred experiences and the places where they occurred. Lane calls these name-places. There will also be opportunities for small group conversation.
Retreatants might benefit from reading Lane’s book before attending.
For more details, information on the presenters, and registration instructions, use the link below.
Landscapes of the Sacred can be obtained from Amazon and other online retailers.