Matthew Fox - Mystics: Pioneers of Consciousness

Mystics: Pioneers of Consciousness. What Hildegard, Eckhart and Aquinas can teach us about the mystical prophetic path to higher consciousness and becoming spiritual warriors.

Start Date:
Wednesday 4th April 2012
Start Time:
The Window, 13 Windsor St, London, N1 8QG
Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed theologian who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate, summa cum laude, in the History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. Matthew Fox is author of 29 books that have been translated into 43 languages.

Seeking to establish a new pedagogy for learning spirituality that was grounded in an effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical traditions in such figures as Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, as well as interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics, Fox founded the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality.

For ten of those years at Holy Names College Cardinal Ratzinger, as chief Inquisitor and head of the Congregation of Doctrine and Faith (called the Office of the Holy Inquisition until 1965), tried to shut the program down. Ratzinger silenced Fox for one year in 1988 and forced him to step down as director. Three years later he expelled Fox from the Order thus terminating the program at Holy Names College.

In 2005, when Cardinal Ratzinger was made pope, Fox went to Martin Luther’s church in Wittenburg , Germany and pounded 95 contemporary theses at the door to call people to a New Reformation. Knowing Ratzinger well from a protracted battle with him over the years in his role as chief inquisitor of our day, he wanted to alert people to what the future held. That future has very much arrived.

Fox believes that by “reinventing work, education and worship we can bring about a nonviolent revolution on our planet” and has committed himself to this vision for many years.

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