Sophia Summer Institute 2013
The Mystery of Nature and Soul
July 18 – 21
Post Institute Retreat
July 21 – 23
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|Summer Institute — July 18-21
Thursday, July 18
7:00 pm — Brian Swimme & Barbara Holmes
Race and the Cosmos Redux
Friday, July 19
9:30 am — Stephen Dunn
Who’s Hanging Out With Annie Dillard at the Dance of the Seven Veils? Why?
2:00 – 4:30 pm — Brian Swimme and David Abram
An Earthly Cosmology?
7:00 pm — David Abram
Saturday, July 20
9:30 am — Paula D’Arcy
When the Stories Fall Away
2:00 – 4:30 pm — Interactive Dialogue Sessions:
- John Fox — The Precious Word
- Paula D’Arcy — A Path and a Small Light
- Barbara Holmes — A Twenty-First Century Look at Cosmology and Politics in a Post Post-Obama Era
7:00 pm — Thomas Moore
Nature’s Soul: Walden and the Gospel
Sunday, July 21
9:30 am — Jim Conlon
Sacred Butterflies – Paying Attention to Other Modes of Understanding
11:00 am — Jim Conlon
Missa Gaia Celebration
|post-Institute Retreat — July 21-23
Tapping into Nature’s Mysterious Power with Thomas Moore
By drawing on the mysterious powers of nature, we will
Discover new sources of talent and intuition.
Author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts.
Author of Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal is a cultural ecologist, philosopher and performance artist. He is the founder and creative director of the Alliance for Wild Ethics.
Cosmologist and faculty member at CA Institute for Integral Studies and coauthor of The Journey of the Universe with Mary Evelyn Tucker; The Universe Story, with Thomas Berry; The Universe is a Green Dragon and The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos; and video series including The Power of the Universe and Canticle to the Cosmos.
President of The United Seminary of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis. She is author of several books including: A Race and the Cosmos: An Invitation to View the World Differently.
Paula D'arcy Writer, playwright, retreat leader and conference and seminar speaker and the founder of the Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world, including men and women in prison.
A long-time friend and colleague of Thomas Berry, and founder of the Elliott Allen Institute on Theology and Ecology at St. Michael?s College at the University of Toronto which embodies Thomas's vision and inspiration behind the award-winning, ecologically designed St. Gabriel's church in Toronto, Canada.
Founder of the Institute for Poetic Medicine, and author of Poetic Medicine and Finding What You Didn't Lose. John is also an international presenter of workshops, retreats and professional programs.
Singer and songwriter/producer and activist has developed and explored recurring themes with a rare wisdom in over ten albums. Her lifelong involvement in environmental, women's, and other justice movements as well as an interest in Buddhism and earth-based spirituality are at the heart of her music.
Director of HNU-Sophia Center, facilitator and presenter of Spirituality and the New Story is an author of many books including recently published book and video, Invisible Excursions: A Compass for the Journey. (More about Jim Conlon)
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