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About Us
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience;
we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

~ Teilhard de Chardin
BACKGROUND
Begun in 2013, the Center for Contemporary Mysticism is an independent, member-supported, nonprofit organization committed to enriching the human experience through a better understanding of the spiritual and mystical dimensions of life. Toward this goal the Center offers a wide variety of programs, classes and events ranging from mindfulness to metaphysics, and from spiritual exploration to the teachings of ancient and modern wisdom traditions. Most programs, classes and events take place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. However, some programs and retreats take place at our Kindred Spirits Retreat Center in Blue Bell, PA. The Center has members and friends throughout the greater Philadelphia area and far beyond, plus a large online following through its website and social media. All activities of the Center are open to the public, and sincere persons of all faiths are welcome.

MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of the Center for Contemporary Mysticism to enable the spiritual and mystical capacities of ordinary people; to create a place of belonging where those interested may gather, study, and come to better understand the transcendent quality and mystery of life; to help our members and friends act upon what is revealed in the transcendent message of life-giving union with the Divine and one another; and finally to foster a more loving world, given our understanding that all souls, everywhere, are subject to possible transformation and may contribute to an awakening new, interconnected world unblemished by exclusion and inequality.

WELCOME
Joseph IrwinAs Coordinator, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Center! Through this website we hope the Center may be a spiritual resource to everyone, not only in the Philadelphia area but everywhere. In addition to information on programs and events, you will find a rich array of online learning resources—including many high definition video talks by local and national speakers. Wherever you live, I hope you will join the Center and become a member of our "virtual community." Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page where you can see numerous photographs and participate by commenting or posting. If you have any questions about the Center, please feel free to contact me personally at irwin@contemporarymysticism.org. Thanks for visiting and we look forward to seeing you soon—either in person or online!
Warmly, Joseph Irwin, Coordinator
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY MYSTICISM IS A 501(c)(3) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
REGISTERED IN PENNSYLVANIA. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
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