Teilhard pre-reading

Dear Cynthia,

I will be attending your wisdom school at Casa de Maria in September. I was wondering if you would kindly suggest which of book of/on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s would serve as the best introduction. This will be my second wisdom school with you. Thank you.



Ursula King’s SPIRIT OF FIRE, followed by her excellent “Teilhard: Selected Writings” volume (Ornis Press) with its helpful introductions, will get you oriented. But don’t worry; the retreat is a Wisdom School, not a seminar. Better to prepare your heart with meditation and quiet presence than to overstimulate the brain. It’s my job to make Teilhard accessible, even to those with no prior reading experience.

All best,