NC School of Celtic Consciousness at Montreat

Year I: "In the Beginning was the Gift"

October 13–15, 2020AdultContinuing EducationWorship
Sponsored by Heartbeat: A Sacred Journey Towards Earth's Wellbeing in cooperation with Montreat Conference Center

This event has been rescheduled until 2021.

Click here to visit the 2021 event page.

In 2016, John Philip Newell founded the School of Celtic Consciousness. He did so in the belief that Celtic wisdom is needed at this moment in time, urgently. It is a spiritual tradition in the Christian household that can nurture vision of mind, strength of soul, and compassion of action.

Join us for a time of learning, chant, and spiritual practice rooted in the Celtic vision of John Philip Newell. This is the inaugural gathering of the School of Celtic Consciousness at Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina. The School of Celtic Consciousness is a place to nurture a community of shared vision and spiritual practice for transformation in our lives and world. Teachings by John Philip Newell will focus on the central themes of Celtic Spirituality, the sacredness of the earth and the human soul. The theme for the first year curriculum is “In the Beginning was the Gift” (Pelagius, St. Brigid, and Teilhard de Chardin).

Read more about the School of Celtic Consciousness at heartbeatjourney.org

A Day With John Phillip Newell

John Philip Newell will be be holding a paid lecture for the community on Monday, October 12th at 7pm in Convocation Hall. This lecture is included in your School of Celtic Consciousness registration. If you require housing for the night of the 12th, you must reserve housing separately and are able to do so with William Black Lodge using the code CELTIC.

If you are arriving early to attend the lecture, you must stop by the registration table to pick up your registration materials. This table will be set up in the lobby of Convocation Hall from 6:00-7:00PM.


Program Format and Schedule

Our daily schedule will consist of prayer at the beginning and ending of each day, presentations by John Philip Newell, followed by meditative practices, silence, and sharing. Meals will be shared in common, and there will be free time to hike and rest as well as a party on the last evening to celebrate our time together.

The School generally begins in the early evening on the first day (around 5:00 pm) and concludes after lunch on the last day (around 1:00 pm). Registrants will receive a more detailed schedule and arrival information within three week of the beginning of the event.

Read more at: https://heartbeatjourney.org/events/montreat-school-of-celtic-consciousness-2019/

Program Registration

The program fee for this event is $357 and includes Tuesday dinner and Wednesday lunch in the Assembly Inn's Galax Dining Room.

A Day With John Phillip Newell

John Phillip Newell will be hosting a separate lecture before the School begins on October 12. More information and the registration link can be found on our Day with John Phillip Newell page.

Housing Reservations

Important Update: This event has been postponed until November 9-11, 2021.

Housing is available at the William Black Lodge. Full details on accommodations and how to make reservations can be found at www.williamblacklodge.org. A special rate package has been arranged for participants. Be sure to type "Celtic" when asked for a promo or discount code when registering online, or mention it if making arrangements by phone.

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