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Poets as Mystics with Anne F O'Reilly

When my soul touches yours a great chord sings (Rilke)

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V95 E0W7 FCJ Spirituality House Breaffy South V95 E0W7 Spanish Point Ireland

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  • 1 day 19 hours
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Mysticism has been described as the art of union with reality, and poetry as the unexpected utterance of the soul (Mark Nepo). This weekend course will explore the writings of poets who offer different approaches to the mystic vision, taking inspiration from Rainer Maria Rilke, Mary Oliver, Leonard Cohen and Marie Howe. We will see how these poets invite us into a relationship with the mystery underpinning our lives. Sessions will be discussion based, with input and opportunities to dialogue creatively with the poems and selected texts

No previous experience of poetry or mysticism is required, but will be most welcome.

Anne F. O'Reilly, Ph.D., is a Dublin, Ireland-based poet, writer, creative facilitator, and keynote speaker who uses poetry as doorway into imagination, creativity, mindfulness, and leadership.Anne has performed and led workshops across the world and her creative writing, mindfulness, spirituality and poetry classes are hugely popular - on line and in person. Anne is the author of the book, Sacred Play: Soul-Journeys In Contemporary Irish Theatre; a print collection of poetry, Singing From the Belly of the Whale; and a CD collection of poetry, Breathsong.

This weekend retreat is available with residential and non-residential options.

  • For non residential, please choose ticket 'non residential'. This will cover meals and course
  • For residential, please choose ticket 'residential'. This will cover accommodation, meals and course.

Once you are booked in, we will send you a booking form asking for any dietary needs etc. You can call us at any time on 087 447 9115 with questions about the course or accommodation.

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