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Here you’ll find essential and foundational practices and tools for your journey on the Wisdom path:

 

For additional resources related to the essential elements of Wisdom, see the following:

 

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Centering Prayer Introduction and Practice (video teaching by Cynthia)

Centering Prayer Introduction and Practice (video teaching by Cynthia)

Cynthia provides an introduction to Centering Prayer and leads a practice period for participants at the 2017 Festival of Faiths.

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Elizabeth Combs

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Elizabeth Combs

Learn about Elizabeth Combs, a long-time Wisdom student and chant creator, currently anchored in both Bellingham, WA and Winston Salem, NC

The Practice of Conscious Practical Work

The Practice of Conscious Practical Work

A fundamental component of Wisdom School and a regular Wisdom practice is performing periods of conscious practical work...

A Negative Space Eucharist Based On Teilhard’s Mass on the World (blog by Cynthia)

A Negative Space Eucharist Based On Teilhard’s Mass on the World (blog by Cynthia)

Cynthia shares a beautiful and powerful “negative space” eucharist based on Teilhard de Chardin's The Mass on the World. Complete outline included...

Morning Exercise

This inner exercise involves in depth directing of ones attention to facilitate 3-centered awareness and relaxation in each center.

Heart of God (chant and video by Brie Stoner)

Heart of God (chant and video by Brie Stoner)

Brie Stoner shares a chant and video, inspired by the writings of Jacob Boehme and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin...

The Welcoming Practice and Somatic Skills, compiled by Jeanine Siler Jones

The Welcoming Practice and Somatic Skills, compiled by Jeanine Siler Jones

A teaching offered by Cynthia on the Welcoming Practice and building somatic skills, with the addition of supporting exercises.

An Invitation to the Prayer of Gesture and Movement (teaching by Bill Redfield)

An Invitation to the Prayer of Gesture and Movement (teaching by Bill Redfield)

Here you can find an outline and video of this beautiful body prayer created by Wisdom Leader and Teacher Bill Redfield.

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

More information and content coming soon…

Teilhardian Lessons and Carols

Teilhardian Lessons and Carols

Gabrielle (Brie) Stoner is working with Cynthia to re-write the traditional Lessons and Carols and giving them a 'Teilhardian' spin...

The Practice of Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading)

The Practice of Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading)

Simple instruction for the for reading and engaging with a short passage of sacred reading as a contemplative practice.

Holy Week Liturgy: Anointing Ceremony

Holy Week Liturgy: Anointing Ceremony

A complete script for a Holy Week anointing ceremony, including setup, readings, chants, etc...

I Am Here Body Prayer

I Am Here Body Prayer

This body prayer begins by grounding the being in wholeness and incorporates the three universal gestures of creation: bowing, opening, and filling. Instructions for ...

Inner Task: Locating Selfhood

Inner Task: Locating Selfhood

This inner task relates to observing ourselves in relation to where we locate our selfhood, and observing our source of identification.

Teilhard-Inspired Chant (by Susan Latimer)

Teilhard-Inspired Chant (by Susan Latimer)

Enjoy this audio of a Teilhard-inspired chant created by Wisdom community member Susan Latimer.

Ancient Path of Love (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Ancient Path of Love (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Enjoy this inspired chant, offered by Kristy Christian Petrow on behalf of the maiden voyage of virtual Wisdom School.

Wellsprings of Life: Quaker Wisdom in Chant

Wellsprings of Life: Quaker Wisdom in Chant

Paulette Meier offers a collection of soul nourishing chants, filled with spiritual encouragement...

The Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas

An introduction to the Gospel of Thomas and how it can be used by students of Wisdom.

Gurdjieff Movement #39

Gurdjieff Movement #39

Movement #39 is the last exercise created by G.I. Gurdjieff, a Greek-Armenian mystic and master spiritual teacher of sacred dances and the Fourth Way ...

Using Inner Tasks as a Wisdom Practice

Using Inner Tasks as a Wisdom Practice

Read here to find some general ideas for using inner tasks to 'interrupt business as usual' and bring us back to presence and attention.