Mystics Summit 2022

Mystics Summit 2022

Interweaving history, poetry, chant, and inspiring insights gleaned from famous mystics across time representing a range of cultures, the Mystics Summit will invite participants to discover how the secrets of ancient mystics — and modern day wisdom keepers — can unlock their own ecstatic guidance.

This illuminating summit is an immersion into mystical wisdom that holds the promise of replenishment, and timeless ecstatic union with the Sacred.

Including diverse perspectives from a variety of backgrounds, traditions, and mystical paths, summit speaker luminaries such as Reverend Dr. Heiwa no BushiBanafsheh SayyadFather Gregory BoyleAlexander John ShaiaTaya Mâ ShereJames Finley… Rev. Robyn Henderson-EspinozaRabbi Rami Shapiro… and Matthew Fox will share practical, effective ways for us to restore our sense of the divinity inherent in life, with love being our most central, meaningful anchor.

The Mystics Summit assures us that it’s everyone’s birthright to directly experience divine love, and to access deeply ecstatic experiences that are healing and regenerative.

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What You'll Learn During the Mystics Summit 2022

As the increasing noise, chaos, and distraction presented by the daily global news cycle grow more intense, this unrelenting barrage of negativity can ignite a paralyzing fear response in your brain’s limbic region.

The ensuing indecision you may feel can make it practically impossible for you to focus, leading to frustration, anger, or depression.

It’s fight, flight, or freeze… on steroids!

Thankfully, as we continue to navigate these potentially dangerous and unsettling waters, the reassuring lighthouse of mystical wisdom

radiates its healing beams of safety to all of us, as we cling to our tiny life rafts while being buffeted by the unrelenting waves of shocking global transformation.

As “wayshowers” throughout time, mystics encourage us to embrace a deep, still quality of mystical attention that allows us to commune directly with the sacred…

… and teach us to reconnect with truth that is timeless and essential, by harnessing “the mystical art of attention” in an age of total distraction.

The Importance of Mystics Throughout History

Mystics have existed throughout time at “hinge points in history” — think plagues, floods, social upheavals, and wars — and also during growth periods such as the Renaissance…

… spurred on by their exuberant, spiritual hunger and creative, innovative responses to the wildly dramatic changes unfolding around them.

In the soul-stirring Mystics Summit, we’re presenting an all-star cohort of seasoned scholars and mystical seekers who will support you in reconnecting to love as a safe harbor amidst life’s crashing storms.

You'll encounter celebrated figures like Hadewijch of Antwerp, Thomas Aquinas, Brother Lawrence, Jesus of Nazareth, Plato, Copernicus, da Vinci…

… as well as contemporaries like Thomas Merton, Einstein, Tesla, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and others.

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This timely event features more than 30 scholars, teachers, and contemporary mystics — including Reverend Dr. Heiwa no Bushi, Mirabai Starr, Banafsheh Sayyad, Father Greg Boyle, Alexander John Shaia, Taya Mâ Shere, James Finley, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Rev. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Matthew Fox, and many others…

… demonstrating ways to embody this sacred knowledge so you can receive soul-nourishing solace from quintessential mystical teachings across time.

Throughout this landmark summit, you’ll receive not only gems of wisdom from ancient and present-day mystics, but also poetry, music, and experiential practices that can put you in touch with the unmistakable passion you carry within your own heart and mind.

Benefits of Attending the Mystics Summit 2022

During this free online spiritual healing event, you'll discover:

  • Ways to unravel a lifetime of oppressive training — to express hidden gifts as a profound step on the mystic's path
  • The 7 qualities of love mirroring the Divine at your core — Receptivity, Delight, Expansiveness, Vulnerability, Acceptance, Mystery, and Gratitude
  • How to perceive the universal practices and concepts that open anyone to mystical experiences
  • The Sufi way as a devotional path of love and intimacy
  • How the reclaimed origins of Christian mysticism reveal the all-but-lost original heart of Christian wisdom — and why it's making a comeback today
  • And much more…

You’ll feel a deep sense of safety that mysticism can provide you with a sheltered port in a storm, gently guiding you to reawaken to your soul’s own knowledge and intuition.

By connecting with these venerated mystics yourself, you can de-mystify mysticism and move into, claim, and sustain this mystical lifeline to your timeless essence.

In fact, you may discover that the great mystics of the past weren’t unapproachable “saints,” but were very human and flawed, and wrestled with the same challenges many of us are dealing with right now.

You’re invited to discover how you, like the mystics, can unlock your own ecstatic internal guidance, satisfying your desire to reconnect in a mystical union with the Divine…

… as you learn to embody “the mystical art of attention” so you can receive soul-nourishing solace from quintessential mystical teachings across time.

Speaker Topics for the Mystics Summit 2022

Here’s some of what our brilliant speakers will be sharing with you…

  • Alexander John Shaia, PhD, will remind us that everyone is already a mystic, and everything is spiritual, including nature and its embodied sensuality.
  • Andrew Harvey will discuss the sublime and astounding work of the great 13th-century beguine Christian woman mystic, Hadewijch of Antwerp.
  • His Sacred Humanness, The Venerable Reverend Dr. Heiwa no Bushi, will examine the benefits of propelling ourselves into confusion and doubt, finding Truth in the insightful fear we experience by moving through the chaos.
  • Mirabai Starr will reveal that the great mystical masters of the past are available as beacons of wisdom and compassion to light your way as you navigate the mapless terrain of these tumultuous times.
  • Taya Mâ Shere speaks to the ancient art of prayer and the power of pulsing presence in body and spirit, inviting us to root ourselves in ancestral healing as a path to thrive.
  • Father Greg Boyle opines that to follow the path of the mystic, love is the answer, community is the context, and tenderness is the connective tissue.
  • Rabbi Rami Shapiro will reveal that the ancient fourfold truth of Perennial Wisdom at the mystic heart of many religions is key to your future thriving.
  • Carmen Acevedo Butcher, PhD, will invite you to explore the mystical path followed by Brother Lawrence, who joyfully expressed Divine Feminine energy while working in a 17th-century monastery kitchen.
  • Rev. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD, helps us connect the dots between contemplation and action so that an ethical future can emerge.
  • James Finley, PhD, will discuss American Trappist monk and modern-day mystic Thomas Merton's insights about the true self that contributed to his own mystical awakening.
  • Matthew Fox ponders whether viewing images of the earliest galaxies and stars now beaming into our living rooms courtesy of the Webb Telescope will awaken us to the sacredness of our 13.8 billion-year journey.
  • Banafsheh Sayyad will show that what you know in and through the wisdom of the body is more concrete than the abstract “knowing” that resides mostly in your head.

You’ll be in good hands with summit hosts Carmen Acevedo Butcher, PhD, and Mike Morrell, who will guide you through five incredible days packed with quality content…

… allowing you to soak in enlightening conversations with present-day mystics (the wisdom keepers of our times), and also participate in grounding, experiential practices.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Mystic In Our Time?

In this modern era brimming with technology, complexity, and noise, have we lost our connection to mystery and mysticism?

With the chaos of our contemporary world, can we still access poetic states of bliss and the experience of the sublime?

After a year that’s left many feeling bereft, exhausted, and depleted, there’s a strong desire to reconnect with perennial wisdom and replenish the capacity for universal and timeless ecstatic union with the sacred.

Mystics across time have written some of the world’s greatest poetry and scripture during episodes of war, plague, and social upheaval… and they call to us now to reclaim our soul’s longing and commune with the sacred heart of existence — even in the midst of turmoil.

As we enter a new year and a new era, it’s a perfect time to listen to and receive inspiration from the “holy troublemakers” across history — who were both ordinary, flawed people and great mystics — revelling in the sublime while delivering provocative messages of truth and awakening.

We’re bringing together a unique cohort of seasoned scholars, sacred rebels, and mystical seekers who will support you in restoring your sense of meaning and remembrance of what’s true and lasting… and help you reconnect to love as the harbor amidst life’s crashing storms.

The Mystics Summit series will guide you into the ecstatic wisdom of celebrated figures like Hildegard of Bingen, the Black Madonna, Teilhard de Chardin, Rabia of Basra, Bede Griffiths, and Sri Aurobindo…

… as well as contemporaries like Thomas Merton, Ram Dass, Sri Siddhi Ma, Father Greg Boyle, Dorothy Day, George Sand, and others.

At a time when it’s easy to lose hope and feel dismayed by the world’s distressing crises, we can glean strength and invoke personal liberation by understanding the experiences of mystics who survived imprisonment, poverty, and other disasters — often emerging even more rooted and in love with the Divine.

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About Your Mystics Summit 2022 Hosts

About Carmen Acevedo Butcher, PhD

Carmen Acevedo Butcher - HeadshotShe is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, educator, poet, and translator of spiritual texts. Her dynamic work around the evolution of language and the necessity of just and inclusive language has garnered interest from various media, including the BBC and NPR’s Morning Edition.

From a young age, she was drawn to Brother Lawrence’s “practicing the presence” prayer, and with degrees in medieval studies and a linguistics background, Carmen brings history to life and makes its wisdom widely accessible and useful for healing, growth, and peace.

She is the award-winning translator of classics such as Practice of the Presence by Brother Lawrence… The Cloud of Unknowing, an anonymous work of Christian mysticism… Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader… and A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics.

Her teaching reinvigorates the timeless insights of the humble French friar Brother Lawrence, The Cloud’s engaging contemplative teacher Anonymous, the creative genius Hildegard, and the deeply loving Julian of Norwich, among others.

A Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year and Fulbright Senior Lecturer, Carmen currently teaches at the University of California, Berkeley in the College Writing Programs.

About Mike Morrell

Mike Morrell - HeadshotMike Morrell is the collaborating author – with Richard Rohr – of the five-time best-seller The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation. He’s co-founder of The Buzz Seminar, and a founding organizer of the national justice, arts, and spirituality gathering, The Wild Goose Festival.

Mike curates contemplative and community experiences via Relational Skills, and the ManKind Project, taking joy in holding space for the extraordinary transformation that can take place at the intersection of anticipation, imagination, and radical acceptance.

Mike earned his B.A. in Journalism, Creative Writing, and Religion from Berry College, has studied Strategic Foresight at the graduate level under Futurist Jay Gary, and is earning his Religion and Ecology certification from Yale’s Divinity School and School of Forestry, overseen by Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Brian Swimme.

Mike is also an avid writer, publishing consultant, author coach, futurist, and curator of the book-reviewing community at TheSpeakeasy.info. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Asheville, North Carolina. You can read Mike’s ongoing exploration of Spirit, Culture, and Permaculture – and receive updates on his gatherings and workshops – right here.
That almost sounds impressive, eh? As we say here in the South, “high-falutin’!”

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Aug 15 - 19 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 15 - 19 2022
  • Time: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm


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