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Required and Recommended Reading for Wisdom Schools


Current required and recommended books for Cynthia Bourgeault’s Wisdom Schools

Introductory Wisdom School Parts 1 and 2:

A meditation or Centering Prayer practice is recommended for attending Wisdom School. We suggest reading the following:


 Advanced Wisdom School:


Additional Suggested Reading:

Extended Bibliography

  • Masters of Wisdomby John G. Bennett
  • Christophany: The Fullness of Manby Raimundo Panikkar
  • What is Gnosticism?by Karen L. King
  • Meditations on the Tarotby Anonymous
  • RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedictby Saint Benedict Abbot of Monte Cassino
  • Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Todayby Joan Chittister
  • The Love of Learning and The Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Cultureby Jean Leclercq
  • God’s Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating Worldby Beatrice Bruteau
  • The Mystery of Deathby Ladislaus Boros
  • Flatlandby Edwin A. Abbott
  • The Taste of Hidden Things: Images of the Sufi Pathby Sara Sviri
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyichby Leo Tolstoy
  • Old Ageby Helen M. Luke
  • The Presence Processby Michael Brown
  • Integral Spiritualityby Ken Wilber
  • Gurdjieff: The Anatomy of a Myth: A Biographyby James Moore
  • In Search of the Miraculousby P.D. Ouspensky
  • The Luminous Webby Barbara Brown Taylor





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