John Philip Newell: Celtic Treasure & the Rebirthing of Christianity 2013

October 20, 2013 - October 22, 2013
Tatamagouche BOK 1VONS


Oct 20 – Oct 22, 2013 Sun 5:00 PM – Tue 1:00 PM $435.00
As never before in the history of humanity, we are becoming aware of life’s essential interrelatedness. This emerging consciousness can be described as a movement of the Spirit. It is like a new Pentecost on a vast and unprecedented scale. We are being invited into a new holiness. It is the holiness of wholeness rather than the holiness of separateness.
Christianity will be born again by choosing the path of reconnection: reconnecting with the earth and its creatures, reconnecting with the wisdom of other traditions, reconnecting with the discipline of spiritual practice, and reconnecting with the vision of Jesus’ nonviolence. Do we wish to serve this new Pentecost?
The event will consist of presentations by John Philip Newell, drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Celtic world and the emerging insights of new science. Silence and simple chant will be our tools of meditation. And small group sharing and full plenary conversation will form our reflection times together. The focus throughout will be transformation. 

Kathryn Anderson and Wilf Bean will be Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitators with this program. They are members of the Common Life Community and recently shared the position of Tatamagouche Centre Faith and Spirituality Coordinator.
Program Cost: $435 ($277.50 tuition + $157.50 meals/accommodations) 
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.

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John Philip Newell

Rev. Dr. John Philip NewellThe Rev. Dr John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar, internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality. In 2011 he received the Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington DC in recognition of his commitment to spirituality and peacemaking. John Philip divides his time between Edinburgh, where he makes his family home, and his international engagements of teaching and preaching throughout the English-speaking world. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in the high desert of New Mexico where he and his wife spend their summers.

John Philip, the co-founder of Salva Terra: A Vision Towards Earth’s Healing, is an ordained Church of Scotland minister with a passion for peace among the great wisdom traditions of humanity. His PhD is from the University of Edinburgh and he has authored over 15 books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, Praying with the Earth, and his most recent visionary work A New Harmony: the Spirit, the Earth, & the Human Soul