with Matthew Fox
GladdeningLight’s 2013 Weekend Symposium
February 1-3, 2013 • Winter Park, Florida
- Matthew Fox (www.matthewfox.org), the symposium’s featured speaker, has been called “the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging spiritual teacher in America.” Formerly a member of the Dominican order of the Roman Catholic Church, Fox is an Episcopal priest and founder of the Creation Spirituality movement in Oakland, California. He is the author of thirty-one books, including Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ and Creativity (which was our text for the symposium).
- Four practicing artists embodied Fox’s vision of creativity—the Via Positiva, Via Negativa, Via Creativa and Via Transformativa—exhibiting and speaking about their own yearnings to co-create within the munificence of the divine present.
“The music, the meditations, the playfulness of Matthew Fox exceeded my expectations.”
GladdeningLight is for the keen observer and spiritual seeker receptive to the still small voice of the present moment, where the creative process thrives, unbound from past regrets and future anxiety. Pilgrims aspiring to the freedom of infinite love at the meeting point of the divine and human are invited to gather at our annual weekend symposiums for playful discussion and enlightened teaching amid an unforgettable aesthetic experience.
At GladdeningLight, there were lectures on the artists’ arc of creativity, mystical journeys into inspired artworks, meditation and musical forms, and ecumenical joy for all things bright and beautiful.
Videos from the Symposium
“The Earth is Our Mother, We Must Take Care of Her,” GladdeningLight Symposium worship, February 3, 2013 (Symposium 2013)
Photos from the Symposium
Experience the glory of the present and savor its fleeting beauty in the Gladdening Light of God
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Longwood
St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, Winter Park
Jubilee! Community, Asheville, NC
First Congregational Church of Winter Park
St. Peter the Fisherman, New Smyrna Beach
“My painting is all about being present in the moment, being in touch with where I am and what I’m feeling right then. I want the viewer to enter into this moment—and journey with me. My work over time has become a kind of emotional and spiritual archive of the heart.”
– Fred Westbrook