Ordinary Mystics

 
 
”If you’re listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your purpose is to burst open again and again so that [you] can hold ever more wonders.” ~Andrew Harvey
 
When most of us think of the mystics, we picture the life and teachings of people like Rumi, Hildegard of Bingen, Black Elk, or Mary Oliver. While we have much to gain by drawing from the wisdom of these great mystics, we often overlook the mystics in our midst— Ourselves! Each of us is a mystic, or at least we have the potential to be. This discussion will explore the key elements of mysticism. We will navigate together what it means to realize our own mystical potential and awaken to the deep well of loveliness within and the vast beauty around us.
 
Dr. Sid Hall
May 23 (W)
12noon-1pm
$35 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
 
Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, III is an activist, ordained minister, and writer. He has served for thirty years as the lead minister of Trinity Church of Austin, a progressive congregation in central Austin affiliated with both the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. Hall is author of “Christian Anti-Semitism and Paul’s Theology” and, with co-author Jim Harrington “Three Mystics Walk Into A Tavern.” He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader in the areas of naturebased Christianity, Mysticism, Holocaust Studies, and LGBTQ inclusion in the church.

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