This is a time of economic uncertainty, political oppression and cultural unraveling. “Apocalypse,” in the ancient world and today, is the experience of disconnection, of unraveling. It is when old gods are dying and the old stories no longer have meaning. It is not necessarily the literal end of the world, but the end of a worldview; not the end of the cosmos, but the end of a cosmology.
During this day of reflection, we will look at the deep narratives that have brought us to the brink of “apocalypse” and also call us to re-imagine our place in the world, drawing from sources ranging from ancient to interspiritual and mystical traditions to contemporary science.
Then we will take a meditative turn, hearing stories of journeys around the world—stories that convey to the next generations and each other the importance of feeling and tasting the texture of the world. We will engage in a dialogue and meditation on falling in love with the world in an “apocalyptic age.”
Theodore Richards is the founder of The Chicago Wisdom Project, the author of seven books, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including three Independent Book Awards and two Nautilus Book Awards. His most recent book is A Letter to My Daughters: Remembering the Lost Dimension and the Texture of Life. Theodore lives on the south side of Chicago with his wife and three daughters.
- February 29, 2020
- Location: 5637 Erie St., Siena Retreat Center, WI
- Phone: (262) 898-2590
- Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Price: Cost of $55 includes $10 non-refundable deposit and noon meal.