Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY attending a Wisdom University intensive on "Women Mystics and the Journey to Mystical Creativity" taught by Jean Houston and Peggy Rubin.
We were immersed in the history and work of well-known mystics who included Emily Dickinson, Florence Nightingale, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Mirabai, Lalla, Hildegard of Bingen.
We talked about the stages of the mystical path as discerned by Evelyn Underhill in her book, Mysticism. These stages are Awakening, Purification, Illumination, Voices and Visions, Contemplation and Introversion, Ecstasy and Rapture, Dark Night of the Soul and Unitive Vision.. We explored these all in poetry, dance, a zen water ceremony and connecting with the senses. Rich, deep experience.
Wisdom University recorded a part of each day of experience which allows me to share some of my experience of the week with you. I hope you enjoy listening to Jean, Peggy and others talk about the journey to mystical creativity.