Theologian Matthew Fox Introduces, “Mystics: The Pioneers of Consciousness” Course

What Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Aquinas can teach us for 2012

Matthew FoxTheologian Matthew Fox believes that studying our mystical ancestors can help us navigate through the uncertainty that 2012 brings. Fox, who is one of the world’s leading scholars on the pre-modern mystics, will explore the lives and teachings of three of them in a nine-week telecourse featuring Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Aquinas.

“Scholars seem to agree that 2012 is a unique year in our history. One era is ending and a new era is beginning,” says Fox. “There is a lot of talk about consciousness and that’s why I am attracted to the mystics. I consider them to be pioneers in consciousness. They can take us to the edge of our own consciousness.”

Fox’s nine week course, “Mystics: The Pioneers of Consciousness” begins January 26 and will devote three weeks to each of the featured mystics. “All of us are mystics,” says Fox. “By studying our mystical ancestors, we can awaken and activate our mystical selves.” Sessions will be held each Thursday night from 5:30-7:00 Pacific Time.

THE HIDDEN SPIRITUALITY OF MEN: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine by Matthew FoxThe course will be presented using MaestroConference, an interactive telephone platform that replicates many aspects of a classroom setting. In addition, the course includes an online social media site where participants will have the opportunity for networking and in-depth online conversations.

Register online at, a new resource center for the Creation Spirituality Movement. Creation Spirituality is a tradition that honors all of creation as Original Blessing and integrates the wisdom of Eastern and Western spirituality, global indigenous cultures with scientific understanding of the Universe.

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Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD is a spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest, visionary and activist. Through his writing, scholarship and translations, he is credited with a revival in interest in Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Aquinas. He has written 30 books; among them are Original Blessing, The Reinvention of Work, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, Christian Mystics, Hildegard of Bingen’s Book of Divine Works, Illuminations of Hildegard de Bingen, Meditations with Meister Eckhart, Passion for Creation: The Earth Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart, and Sheer Joy: Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality.