Spirits in Spacesuits



2020 Retreat: Spirituality Beyond Gender – Celtic Wisdom and Ascension

The mystic-poet, Rumi, wrote: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there.” I want to paraphrase that and say: “Out beyond ideas of feminine and masculine, there is a field. I'll meet you there.”

For the West, gender is a battle; and this extends to our spirituality which traditionally divides “feminine spirituality” (the Earth/Nature based “descending religions”) from “masculine spirituality” (the Heaven focused “ascending religions”). For the Celts, the goddesses were archetypes of Nature and the gods were archetypes of Culture. Their relationship was a marriage dance, not a battle.

But now it is time for us to transcend even the Celtic notion, in an Ascension project that births a spirituality beyond gender; a project that makes sense of (a) each individual incarnation, (b) the entire concatenation of incarnations of each unique soul, and (c) the evolutionary trajectory of the cosmos itself.

Let’s meet in that field.

Although that was our intention, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, our in-person retreat was canceled. Yet, knowing how important it was for everyone to be in retreat together at this challenging time, Fr. Seán offered gatherings via Zoom for the retreat lectures and discussions. These events were held May 11 – 13, 2020.

More good news is that the complete lecture series of Fr. Seán’s retreat videos is available on this web page. Just click on the top tab of the drop-down panel and watch. Whether you wish to relive your experience or see what you missed, you’re sure to enjoy!

Retreat Video Archives