Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Dan Quinlan is on a journey as a mystic-in-training at the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School. He's also a husband, and a father of two ambitious soon-to-be physicians. As Lumunos' Business and Operations Director, he works hard to find sustainable avenues for bringing our services to a wider audience. In his "spare" time, you'll find him fighting for policy change to address climate change, playing soccer, or backcountry skiing down the slopes in Vermont. He can be reached at dan@lumunos.org.

Betsy Perry describes herself as a reluctant mystic on an inner journey in the midst of everyday life. A wife, mother, grandmother, and retiree, Betsy has freedom to pursue her inner journey as a Spiritual Director and as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor. Her background as a nurse, teacher, and health care administrator informs her work now in retirement. Betsy is a former staff member of Lumunos. She can be reached at whatmatters.souljourney@gmail.com.


Becca Perry-Hill 

Mystics for Everyday Living

(A Monthly Drop-In Online Event) 

Facilitated by Dan Quinlan and Betsy Perry

Join us on June 8th, 7:30-9:00 Eastern Time, as we explore the life and teachings of Julian of Norwich, who lived during the bubonic plague with a sense of optimism and the goodness of God. Julian was the first woman to write a book in English (though it took years before it was widely accepted.) She follows in the footsteps of Hildegard of Bingen with her theology of God in everything. And she presents a picture of a loving Mother God. She proclaims unity instead of dualism. The modern day mystic and prophet, Matthew Fox, says this about Julian, "She gifts us with a paradigm shift for religion, from an ideology of original sin to a consciousness of original goodness or original blessing. From guilt to gratitude." 
We'll explore questions such as:
  • Will all be well and every kind of thing be well as Julian wrote? What did she mean by this exhortation?
  • What does Julian mean by the Motherhood of God? 
  • What is "oneing," a word Julian made up?

The framework for each session will be to explore a few of the main ideas each mystic focused (or focuses) on and how those ideas might help us in our spiritual journeys. Each session will include a short accessible reading to help participants become familiar with key ideas. Personal reflection time, conversation with others, and ideas for contemplative practices will be woven into the sessions, providing opportunities to explore our own internal and external journey towards wholeness.