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Natural Awakenings Chicago

John Philip Newell Workshop on ‘Thin Places’

May 26, 2016 01:30PM

John Philip Newell

Contemporary sage John Philip Newell will bring his wisdom and firsthand knowledge of mythological “thin places”, where the distance between heaven and Earth is especially short, to The Well Spirituality Center, in La Grange Park.

      A retreat, Soil, Soul & Solidarity, will take place from June 27 through 29, and overnight accommodations are available. The first program, The Sacred Earth: A Celtic Perspective, is available a la carte from 7 to 9 p.m., June 27 with a book signing opportunity.

      Newell, an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, leads retreats to the famous Isle of Iona several times a year. He is a poet, teacher and author of more than 15 books, including Christ of the Celts, Praying with the Earth, A New Harmony, and his most recent visionary title, The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings.

Location: 1515 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park. For more information, call 708-482-5048 or visit See ad in the Community Resource Guide.