School of Celtic Consciousness

Iona SunriseIn 2016 John Philip Newell founded the School of Celtic Consciousness (SCC). He did so in the belief that Celtic wisdom is needed at this moment in time, urgently. It is a spiritual tradition in the Christian household that can nurture vision of mind, strength of soul, and compassion of action.

SCC Purpose

  1. To expand the consciousness of Celtic wisdom through study and reflection.
  2. To deepen spiritual practice in the context of Earth’s sacredness.
  3. To nurture community and a commitment to compassionate action.

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SCC Curriculum

The SCC has a three-year curriculum. In other words, the themes of Year 1 will not appear again until the fourth year of the School. Participants may join at any stage and, over a three year period, receive the full curriculum of teachings.  It is also possible in the three-year program to attend more than one of the school locations, e.g., to take Year 1 in Colorado, and Years 2 and 3 elsewhere. The recommended prayer book for the School is Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter.

Year 1

‘In the Beginning was the Gift’ (Pelagius, St Brigid, and Teilhard de Chardin). Required Reading: Listening for the Heartbeat of God.

Year 2

‘The Song of the Sacred Earth’ (Eriugena, the Carmina Gadelica, and John Muir). Required Reading: Listening for the Heartbeat of God and The Book of Creation.

Year 3

‘Dreaming the Way Forward’ (Alexander Scott, Kenneth White, and George MacLeod). Required Reading: Listening for the Heartbeat of God and Christ of the Celts.

SCC Locations & Datesunspecified

The Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness (Every Spring)

Year 1: May 17 – 19 2016 at Estes Park, CO (* already completed – see SCC Curriculum above)

Year 2: April 4 – 6 2017 at Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lake, CO (* already completed – see SCC Curriculum above)

Year 3: April 13 – 15 2018 at Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lake, CO (click here for more event information)

The New England School of Celtic Consciousness (Every Summer)

Year 1: July 11 – 13 2017 at Mercy by the Sea Retreat & Conference Center, Madison, CT (* already completed – see SCC Curriculum above)

Year 2: July 10 – 12 2018 at Mercy by the Sea Retreat & Conference Center, Madison, CT (www.mercybythesea.org)

Year 3: in July 2019 at Mercy by the Sea Retreat & Conference Center, Madison, CT (www.mercybythesea.org)

The Virginia School of Celtic Consciousness (Every Autumn)

Year 1: October 17 – 19 2017 at Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, VA (* already completed – see SCC Curriculum above)

Year 2:  November 6 – 8 2018 at Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, VA (click here for more event information)

Year 3: October 15-17 2019 at Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, VA (www.heartbeatjourney.org)

The California School of Celtic Consciousness (Every Winter)

Year 1: January 31 – February 2 2017 at Bishop’s Ranch, Healdsburg, CA (* already completed – see SCC Curriculum above)

Year 2: January 30 – February 1 2018 at Bishop’s Ranch, Healdsburg, CA (click here for more event information on Bishop’s Ranch website)

Year 3: January or February 2019 at Bishop’s Ranch, Healdsburg, CA (www.bishopsranch.org)

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SCC Quarterly Gatherings

Each of the regional schools will also hold quarterly gatherings (at which John Philip will not be present), led by members of the regional leadership team, to continue to nurture study, spiritual practice, community, and action. Details of dates and locations will be posted on our Heartbeat website Events Page (www.heartbeatjourney.org).

It is our hope that the School of Celtic Consciousness will be a legacy of Celtic wisdom for today, to further enable the sacred work of healing and transformation in our lives and world.

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