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The School of Earth and Soul Year 2

October 12 - October 14

John Philip Newell will offer The School of Earth and Soul (formerly known as the School of Celtic Consciousness) at Shrine Mont this Fall 2021.

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 schedule of teaching in its annual retreats. Participants may join at any stage in the three years and attend Years 1, 2 and 3 at any of the Earth & Soul venues across the country.

Shrine Mont will offer Year 1 and Year 2 in October 2021


Year 1: Celtic Wisdom for Today through the teachings of Pelagius, St Brigid, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Year 2: Celtic Wisdom for Today through the teachings of Eriugena, the Carmina Gadelica, and John Muir.

Year 3: Celtic Wisdom for Today 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.

Click HERE for more information and to learn about registration for Year 2.

Click HERE for a downloadable flyer on the Shrine Mont event.

Click HERE for a map to Shrine Mont.  We strongly discourage using GPS or mapping software.


October 12
October 14
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Shrine Mont
217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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