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Mindful Meditation
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Every Wednesday 9 am
Join us to experience the various styles of "guided" meditation. Those new to meditation will find these sessions helpful, as well as experienced meditators.

Way of Mastery
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Every Thursday 8:30 am
A support, sharing and spiritual growth group that uses books such as "The Way of Mastery" and "A Course of Love," as discussion guides.

Spiritual Sharing Circle
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2nd Thursday 6:45 pm
A place for interested persons to regularly gather and share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Programs and Events
The Center offers a wide variety of events, programs and classes. We hope you find these meaningful in your own spiritual journey. We also invite you to join us in supporting the Center through your membership and donations. If you have any questions, contact us by email at info@contemporarymysticism.org and click here to join our mailing list.
Gateway to Higher Consciousness & Spirituality
with Dianne Seaman
St. Paul's Parish Hall, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave, Phila
Sunday, January 27, 2:00 pm

Is left-brain logical thinking the only organizing principle in our universe? Or could there be another organizing principle at work, a way of perceiving reality as a "whole," one that engages the mystical right brain and offers the capacity to make intuitive connections within that wholeness? The principle of synchronicity contains a viewpoint of life contrary to dominant thought in the West. It is based upon the concept that a pattern larger than the human scale already exists. Everything and everyone is a part of that pattern and is thereby inter-connected.

Perceiving life from this viewpoint is primarily about making the connections. Therefore, life viewed through the awareness of synchronicity offers the potential to experience the spiritual dimension of ourselves. Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, who popularized the term synchronicity, wrote: "To know that there is an order and to be continuously aware that I am part of it, seems enough to remain in touch with spirit." Could a life experience of synchronicity be the gateway to higher consciousness and return to our spiritual nature?

Join Dianne Seaman as she takes us on an exploration of the synchronistic world view and how it can expand our consciousness and lead to a deeper spiritual experience of life. Dianne is a Psychological Astrologer, Regression Therapist, and Spiritual Emergence Coach with over 30 year’s experience in working with clients. She has taught at Columbia University in NYC as well as Jung Societies and Regression Therapy conferences nationwide, and she has published articles in the Journal of the Association of Past Life Research and Therapy and The International Journal of Regression Therapy.

Spiritual Sharing Circle
Sharing CircleSt. Paul's Dixon House, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.
Thursday, February 14, 6:45 pm
A place for interested persons to regularly gather and share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment. If interested or to lean more contact Janet at mather@contemporarymysticism.org.
Beginning Explorations in Shamanic Practice
with Bill and LInda O'Brien
Kindred Spirits Retreat Center, Blue Bell, PA
Saturday, February 23, 12 noon - 6:00 pm

OBriensFrom Peruvian shamans to the suburbs of Philadelphia, Bill and Linda O’Brien bring us an introduction into this ancient wisdom. Can the shamanic world view offer something to our modern age? Might living in harmony with all creation produce a more peaceful and spiritual life? You will explore...

  • Creation of a Sacred Space
  • An overview of shamanic history
  • Explanation of the shamanic worldview
  • Creation of your own Sacred Garden
  • Retrieval of your Power Animal
  • Retrieval of your Spirit Guide
  • Closing of Sacred Space and a Fire Ceremony
You will come away with confident knowledge of how to begin practicing what you have learned, and how to incorporate the wisdom and rhythms of this ancient tradition into your own life.

Bill and Linda O’Brien are both Certified Shamanic Practitioners and graduates of the Light Body School of Energy Medicine. Founded by psychologist and medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. , this school is considered the gold standard of contemporary shamanic studies. Dr. Villoldo lived among the shamans of Andean Peru for over two decades. Bill and Linda have both been conducting shamanic healing methods since 2000. Bill is a former Jesuit priest and long-time spiritual leader, teacher, and author of Wise Guyde: The First Forty-Five Columns. Linda was a licensed Massage Therapist for 20 years and is now a Practitioner of Reiki and Transpersonal Breathwork. The O'Briens live in Shepherdstown, WV.

Participants bring lunch if desired. Beverages and snacks provided.
Cost $100 (Early Bird Registration $90 until January 31)

On Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 pm, Bill O'Brien will also give a free presentation entitled, "Dancing With Spirit: My Journey from Jesuit Priest to Shamanic Practitioner" at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill.
MYSTICAL FEAST for 2019
Mystical FeastSt. Paul's Parish Hall, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave, Phila
Sunday, April 7, 5:00 pm
Come out and support the Center's annual gourmet dinner fundraiser on April 7th. This magical evening begins at 5:00 pm with wine and gourmet appetizers. Then you will enjoy a dinner featuring over 12 of the area's finest restaurants - plus wine, music, art, prizes, and awesome silent auctions including original paintings and sculpture, vacation down the shore, vacation in the mountians, and more. Tickets are $40 pp and tables of eight may be reserved. Save-the-date!
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