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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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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

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.

Elm Dance

Elm Dance

Around the planet, as people gather to work together for the healing of our world, a simple, beautiful practice is spreading.

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...

Love Says (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Love Says (chant by Kristy Christian Petrow)

Enjoy this video of an Advent chant and lyrics by Wisdom community member Kristy Christian Petrow.

Into a Moment of Silence – Liturgy for Wisdom Post-holders

Into a Moment of Silence – Liturgy for Wisdom Post-holders

An outline and guide for leading a liturgy created by participants in our Wisdom Community, to hold a collective 'dwelling place for Wisdom'

Trinity Prayer: Hagios O Theos

Trinity Prayer: Hagios O Theos

Chant and move to an ancient Trinitarian Prayer recently taught at a Wisdom School at Claymont Seminars.

The Welcoming Practice

The Welcoming Practice

Learn the basics of the Welcoming Practice to help move us through painful experiences, times of disturbed emotion, or other difficult situations...

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 ...

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Darlene Franz

Wisdom and Chant Leader: Darlene Franz

Learn about Darlene Franz, singer, music educator, and chant composer residing in Seattle Washington.

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 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.

Six Gestures of Prayer

Six Gestures of Prayer

A silent body prayer using the six gestures of prayer: being, bowing, opening, receiving sharing, grounding.

Practices for Individuals and Groups

Practices for Individuals and Groups

A collection of chants, sacred practices, and body prayers that can be used in group settings or individually.

Keep Within (chant by Paulette Meier)

Keep Within (chant by Paulette Meier)

Paulette Meier shares this beautiful chant, as well as some background on the simple yet profound message that inspired the lyrics.

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer...

Be Still and Know Body Prayer

Be Still and Know Body Prayer

This is a simple body prayer using the Psalm: "Be still and know that I am God."

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

Wisdom School Daily Rhythm

More information and content coming soon…

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.

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.