EREMOS SUMMER 2022 BOOK REFLECTION

Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul:
Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World

By John Philip Newell

“Newell reaches new depths in his vision of the earth and the human journey. We need this Celtic wisdom urgently.” – Richard Rohr

In the back of many of our minds is concern about climate change and our planet’s health. But overwhelm from the other challenges we’re all facing can keep our attention focused elsewhere. With this book, Eremos seeks to open us to the positive possibilities Celtic spirituality can offer us as we grapple with what is mine to do in relation to the earth.

With John Philip Newell as our guide, we will explore the wisdom of Celtic prophetic figures to help us “deepen our spiritual connection with God, each other, and the earth.”

Please join us on a 4-week exploration of Celtic wisdom and remembering truths found deep within to bring forth hope and possibilities for our and the beloved planet’s future.

Book Reflection Details

FOUR 90-MINUTE FACILITATED SESSIONS, BEGINNING IN JUNE

Sessions include time for silence, reflection, and sharing. (dates vary by facilitator)

INVESTMENT:

$50 + book.

Partial Scholarships available

GROUPS

See chart below for a complete list of facilitators and the dates/times their groups meet.

For more information about this empowering workshop event, please contact Eremos today.

You’re invited to purchase a copy of the book through this link to Amazon.com. Please note that if you click through and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you.

We also encourage you to support your local bookseller (like BookPeople in Austin) or independent booksellers online. Check out bookshop.org or indiebound.org for other options.

FACILITATORTIME OFFERED
(90 Minute Sessions)
DATE OFFEREDLOCATION OFFEREDSTATUS OF GROUP
Dianna AmordeWednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CentralJune 1st, 8th, 15th and 22ndVIRTUALLY (Zoom)OPEN
Dianna AmordeThursdays from 7:00 – 8:30pm June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rdIn PERSON at Eremos (Westlake Hills)OPEN
Karen CottonThursdays from 12:30pm to 2pmJune 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30thVIRTUALLY (Zoom)OPEN

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Virtual Book Reflection with Dianna Amorde
Meets Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Central June 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd
$ 50.00
8 available

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In-Person Book Reflection with Dianna Amorde
Meets Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Central June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd in person at Eremos (Westlake Hills)
$ 50.00
9 available

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Virtual Book Reflection with Karen Cotton
Meets Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm Central June 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th
$ 50.00
7 available

All Time are Central

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Philip Newell

An internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher and popular speaker, Newell is the author of several other books, including The Rebirthing of God and A New Ancient Harmony. The former Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is the founder of The School of Earth and Soul.

FACILITATOR: Dianna Amorde
Dianna is the Executive Director of Eremos and has been facilitating these book groups since she arrived 8 years ago. She considers them one of her favorite ways of connecting with and supporting the Eremos community and delights in the opportunity to hear different points of view.

FACILITATOR: Karen Cotton 
Following careers in business, education, and as a volunteer for organizations working to end homelessness and hunger, Karen Cotton earned the Master of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She enjoys facilitating study groups, listening to her partner play bluegrass music, and playing with her grandchildren. Going on a pilgrimage to the island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland remains a bucket list item for her.

FACILITATOR: Regina Moser is an educator, spiritual director and avid reader who has facilitated book groups for over 15 years. Regina loves sharing the joys of reading, pondering and exploring in reflective groups.  Trusting that listening is Holy, Regina appreciates weaving contemplate practices, journaling and thoughtful questions to delve into the power of sharing stories.   

FACILITATOR: Barbara Schutz was called more deeply into the care of God’s people through the ministry of Spiritual Direction more than 20 years again.  She offers individual and group spiritual direction, retreats, classes, and workshops and has facilitated many book groups for Eremos.  Barbara describes her passion as “creating opportunities for others to encounter God”.

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