The Rebirthing of God

July 21, 2014 - July 27, 2014


Workshop ID: G14S741
Dates: July 21, 2014 – July 27, 2014 Price: $385.00


Some lodging is available at Casa Del Sol. Retreat takes place on the main ranch.

This week at Ghost Ranch will include the international book launch of John Philip Newell’s forthcoming title, The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings.

Days will consist of prayer at the rising of the sun in Ghost Ranch’s Agape Center courtyard, teaching and sharing in the mornings and evenings, with rest and silence in the afternoons. Explore features of a new birthing of spirituality in our lives and communities:

• Coming back into relationship with the Earth as sacred

• Re-connecting with Compassion as the ground of relationship

• Celebrating the Light that is at the heart of all life

• Reverencing the wisdom of other religious traditions

• Re-discovering Spiritual Practice as the basis for transformation

• Living the way of Nonviolence among nations

• Looking to the Unconscious as the wellspring of new vision

• Following Love as the seed-force of new birth in our lives and world.


instructor_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, which is where his family home is, and his many speaking engagements 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. For more information see

instructor_ali_newell2Ali Newell is a Church of Scotland minister and serves as Associate Chaplain at the University of Edinburgh. She and her husband John Philip Newell are parents of four children and live in Edinburgh.

Need more info? Call Evelyn at 505.685.1001 or Angela at 505.685.1002.

Three ways to register:

  1. 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]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.
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