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In this groundbreaking teaching Cynthia Bourgeault draws on Jean Gebser’s Integral Evolutionary theory and practical exercises developed by G. I Gurdjieff to illuminate classic Advent themes. This offering includes over 15 hours of audio recordings as well as optional participation in four live, facilitated online sessions for group interactive discussion and practice. See full description…
Somos una red creciente de buscadores de un Camino de Sabiduría, provenientes de todas partes del mundo, que nos apoyamos mutuamente mientras trabajamos con nuestra maestra fundadora Cynthia Bourgeault (ver LINK) para recuperar el camino de Sabiduría Cristiana. Una parada en la ruta es un lugar que está en el camino hacia nuestro destino, permitiéndonos comprobar posición, marcar el progreso y mantener el rumbo a medida que avanzamos… Visualicen nuestro…
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To all my beloveds, He is Risen! And has invited us now, in the spirit of St. Peter (“where I am going you cannot follow me now, but soon…”) to hit the trail. The bushwhacking is done. The path has been cleared. Time to get underway. For these forty days that we Christians celebrate as…
In this very heartening account, Cynthia Bourgeault shares her personal experience having presented her teaching on “radical kenosis” at the annual meeting of the Episcopal House of Bishops in March 2022, and the blessings that emerged from their time together. Imaginal Assistance I am reticent to say too much about my teaching sojourn with the…
Yet another connecting link between the Gebserian and Gurdjieffian systems lies in the fruitful interplay between Gurdjieff’s three centers and their respective counterparts in the Gebserian structures of consciousness.
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At the book’s beginning, Cynthia Bourgeault describes how mystical hope differs from an ordinary kind of hope. Mystical hope is not something that hinges on clambering aspiration and starry-eyed dreams, but is instead a way of being in relationship here and now with “a light-force that radiates objectively.
Each time I read Mystical Hope, I find myself struck in a new way by a turn of phrase or Cynthia’s genius relating poignant truth.
It is all that keeps us going at times–isn’t it? A cry of ‘Lord Mercy us’!! I am grateful to this pint-sized, potent book.
Ask Cynthia: Recent Questions and Responses
I have been working with the Gurdjieff exercises for the last year or so. Recently I’ve begun to experience a hazy sleepiness. Any ideas with what might be going on and how to work with this?
Do I have “some fluency in inner observation” to be able to attain the Inner Observer or Witness Practice level of spiritual development?
Do I have to use the Word in Centering Prayer? To me saying the word seems like an extra, unnecessary step.
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Original chant by Elizabeth Combs taken from the last two lines of Rumi’s Zero Circle. Be helpless, dumbfounded, Unable to say yes or no. Then a stretcher will come from grace To gather us up. We are too dull-eyed to see that beauty If we say we can, we’re lying. If we say No, we…
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