Each of the following subjects will be covered by a series of one Seminars.
An introduction to the evolution of our tradition of spiritual development - one of the main repositories of the essential spiritual teachings and philosophy of the ancient world that were quietly integrated into Christian thought and practice by such men as Clement of Alexandria, Origen, the desert monastics of Egypt, Evagrius, St. Augustine, the Pseudo-Dionysius and Maximus the Confessor.
An exploration of the theory and practice of meditation; exploring and discussing traditional thought and practices concerning this essential discipline.
An examination of this little understood subject that is the heart of a sacred science of spiritual development. Barely known beyond the quiet waters of the cloister.
This seminar will discuss the concept of the Soul as defined by the Western Tradition, looking at some of its roots in the ancient world, and considering its descent as it emerged from the Greco-Roman world. Different models will be viewed and considered in the light of the modern thought.
Ritual & Ceremonial
An introduction to ritual and ceremonial as the formal dramatisation of prayer athrough which the spiritual dynamics of the soul are exercised and developed.