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Mystics for Moderns

  • Aug 25, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Rosicrucian Cultural Center of New York City

Mysticism, according to the Rosicrucian approach, is not only for those on mountaintops and in monasteries. It is a real and vibrant practice available to all women and men in the modern world.

This participatory workshop will introduce / re-familiarize participants with some of the greatest Mystics and their Writings from our Rosicrucian Lineage, across time and cultures. A brief historical introduction to each will then be complemented with meditative exercises utilizing their Mystical Writings and Approaches.

Among the goals of the workshop is to assist us in growing in our ability to see the world and our lives as Mystics: a holographic view which keeps the reality of “As Above, So Below,” in our awareness. 

The facilitator of this workshop, Steven A. Armstrong, M.A. Hum., M.A., M.Div., is a professional historian, philosopher, and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently serves at the Grand Lodge (San Jose) in Membership Services. He is an active member of both the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC and the Traditional Martinist Order and has served as an officer in both Orders. 

His current areas of interest include how the Primordial Tradition permeates all world traditions, and the way in which the Rosicrucian and Martinist Paths provide a unique and unifying viewpoint on those traditions. 

Author of more than 30 published papers, articles and podcasts, and a lecturer for the RCUI, he is no stranger to NYC as he received two of his Master's Degrees at Fordham's Rose Hill Campus, and did his undergraduate work just north of New York at Yale.

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  • Juliette Ö.

    Once again we had a terrific workshop to explore what it means to be a Mystic in this unique time in history, while exploring the works of historical Mystics in the context of many ancient spiritual traditions. Each night we explored readings and texts on Mysticism from long ago, and had great discussions about how we can apply this wisdom in our lives today.

    August 29, 2014

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