Courses

Our courses showcase the teachings of Cynthia Bourgeault, with occasional guest teachers, and focus on: interweaving the Wisdom path with G.I. Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way work, accessing Wisdom in the modern world, Wisdom Christianity, and Cynthia signature teachings on Advent and Holy Week.


Wisdom and the Fourth Way

Nurturing Second Body: Building the Higher Collectivity

How does one engage “voluntary acceptance of constriction and diminishment?” Exploring Christian mystical perspectives on aging and the Gurdjieffian second body, this course follows seamlessly on Building Second Body and includes a guest lecture by Gurdjieffian scholar Michael Pittman.

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Building Second Body
Building Second Body

How do we develop the spiritual substances and conscious presence needed in our world today? In building our second, or Kesdjan, body we begin to have a vessel to hold and enact higher and finer dimensions of consciousness. Cynthia considers these our foundational ”technologies for transformation.”

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Wisdom and the Modern World

Wisdom and Evil

As our world continues to reel in what feels like a thickening pandemic of evil, the need for a Wisdom perspective is urgent. What is a useful understanding of evil? How do we effectively deal with evil and move into enlightened action? This course offers teachings and practices from the Wisdom Christian tradition.

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Rebuilding Trust

Collective trust has fallen to a catastrophic low. In this course, Cynthia Bourgeault, with Matthew Wright, provides a deep immersion into another way of approaching and working with trust. Drawing on the experience of revered mystics and martyrs, she offers teachings and practices to access a potent, hidden wellspring of trust.

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Wisdom Christianity

The Mystery of Death: A Holy Isle Wisdom School

Cynthia invites us into an exploration of the moment of death, from both a personal and Christological perspective. In this evocative teaching, Cynthia Bourgeault invites us to consider life and death through the illuminating lens of Hungarian-born Jesuit Ladislaus Boros, drawing from his mystical classic The Mystery of Death.

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Advent Teachings


Holy Week Teachings

Holy Week: A Cosmic Seeing

Recorded at her home during Holy Week, these intimate talks were a “bucket list” teaching opportunity for Cynthia — now available to the entire Wisdom Waypoints community on a donation basis. In the four-part series, Cynthia offers a profound reclaiming of Christ’s death and resurrection as a cosmogonic event.

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A Journey Through Holy Week: The Passion Libretto

A free gift to the Wisdom community, the Passion Libretto is an invitation to journey through the heart of Holy Week. Each day in this free five-day course offers a reflection, music from the Libretto, and a video commentary by Cynthia Bourgeault.

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