"Earth Wisdom: Spirit, Soil, Sacred Search" Three Events September 12 at Wisdom House in Litchfield

By: Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center
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LITCHFIELD, Conn. - Aug. 3, 2020 - PRLog -- Wisdom House Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield will present "Earth Wisdom: Spirit, Soil, Sacred Search", an offering of three distinct events, on Saturday, September 12 between 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"Each of these events will explore and celebrate the wisdom of planet Earth with a focus on Earth Spirituality, a celebration of Earth Soil with a Land Trust Conservation Easement unveiling ceremony, plus an Artist Talk on a photo gallery reflection on people's Sacred Search for a place to live," explains Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center Executive Director Deborah Kelly.

"Earth Wisdom: Spirit" will be a workshop, "Spiritual Visions of Reality", presented from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by Senior Lecturer and Research Scholars at Yale University John Grim, Ph.D. who will explore the insights and vision of Thomas Berry and Teilhard de Chardin. The co-founder and director of the Forum on Religion at Yale, Dr. Grim will draw from his new biography of American "geologian" Thomas Berry to explain Teilhard's deep influence on Berry and both thinkers' similarities and differences. Dr. Grim has appointments at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Divinity School, and the Department of Religious Studies and Center for Bioethics. The workshop will include lunch, and the cost is $30/person.

"Earth Wisdom: Soil", a ceremony from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., will celebrate the donation of 54 acres of conserved land by the Daughters of Wisdom at Wisdom House under the preservation ambitions of the non-profit Litchfield Land Trust. The conservation easement will protect the 54 acres from development and its natural soil, ecosystem, streams, native wildlife, and birds that depend on this land. The Daughters of Wisdom will continue to "own" the land which will be protected in perpetuity. Guests will gather outside the Farm House overlooking the Labyrinth for the Land Trust sign unveiling.

"Earth Wisdom: Sacred Search" will feature a free Artist Talk with "A Place for You" photographer Lee Cantelon of Northfield, Connecticut from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Mr. Cantelon's internationally-impactful "A Place For You" exhibit features photos taken during his three years of travel throughout Nigeria to document women and girls rescued or released from being held hostage by the Boko Haram and and were displaced as victims of Fulani violence. "Understanding the meaning of being 'internally displaced' is the exhibit's theme showing how people search for security and peace in both their external and internal world," states Lee Cantelon.

Face masks and registration for each event will be required. To register, call Wisdom House at 860-567-3163, or visit www.wisdomhouse.org.

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