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The School of Earth and Soul – Celtic Wisdom 2: Sacred Earth

October 19, 2022 - October 21, 2022

John Philip Newell will offer The School of Earth and Soul (formerly known as the School of Celtic Consciousness) at Shrine Mont October 19-21, 2022.

 In 2016 John Philip Newell began a teaching initiative that is now called The School of Earth & Soul (formerly The School of Celtic Consciousness.) Its purpose is to reawaken awareness of the sacred in all things through the recovery of Celtic wisdom for today and to help translate this awareness into compassionate action and justice.
The School follows a three-year cycle of teaching and spiritual practice in its annual retreats. Participants may join at any stage in the three-year cycle and attend any of the Earth & Soul venues across the country.
Celtic Wisdom 1: Sacred Soul (reawakening to the sacredness of every human being through the teachings of Pelagius, St Brigid, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)
Celtic Wisdom 2: Sacred Earth (reawakening to the sacredness of the earth and every creature through the teachings of Eriugena, the Carmina Gadelica, and John Muir)
Celtic Wisdom 3: Sacred Vision (reawakening to the sacredness of the human imagination and compassionate action through the teachings of Alexander John Scott, George MacLeod, and Kenneth White)

The essential text for the three-year program is John Philip Newell’s Sacred Earth Sacred Soul. And the shared prayer book of the school is Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter.

Shrine Mont will offer Celtic Wisdom 2: Sacred Earth

About Shrine Mont

Shrine Mont is a full service conference and retreat center affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.  We are located on 1,200 acres of forest in the historic resort town of Orkney Springs, VA fifteen miles west of I81 and two hours west of Washington, DC. Part of our facility is a renovated nineteenth century springs resort that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Accommodations vary from hotel style rooms to cottages for families or small groups.  Click HERE for more information about Shrine Mont.

School of Earth and Soul: Celtic Wisdom 2 information:

Date: October 19-21, 2022
Location: Shrine Mont – click HERE for a map to Shrine Mont.  We strongly discourage using GPS or mapping software.

Click HERE for a Conference Schedule.

RATES (include two night’s stay, meals and all conference fees):

Double Occupancy: $385.00 per person
Single Occupancy: $437.00 per person
Commuter Rate (includes 6 meals, and all conference fees): $316.00 per person

Air Travel: Shrine Mont is 1 hour 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport and 1 hour from Shenandoah Regional Airport.

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October 19, 2022
October 21, 2022
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Shrine Mont
217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States