“The History and Practice of Spiritual Reading” will explore ancient, medieval, and contemporary methods for utilizing sacred texts to enhance spiritual experience. We will begin with a survey of spiritual interpretation and engagement with sacred texts, including the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls, medieval mystical practices linked to sacred texts, and contemporary expressions. Participants will then engage in creative and practical spiritual work with texts from a range of traditions, including Biblical, Qu’ranic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist materials. Textual interpretation will be used in concert with exploratory journaling, guided meditations, times of silence, and attentive walking. No previous experience or prerequisites are needed.
Participants should each bring a copy of the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, and the Qu’ran if available. Copies of 0ther texts will be provided by Instructor.
Need more info? Call Evelyn at 505.685.1001 or Angela at 505.685.1002.
Three ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
- Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.