The mystical path is the very ground of our being, but one cannot traverse it when they are spiritually asleep and/or hypnotized by the social/technological world. A true mystical experience not only unshackles the mind from religious conditioning and dogmas but also enlightens the mystic beyond any secular view of the world and opens the heart to a passionate love of God. This retreat will look deeply into the varieties of mystical experience whose end goal is The God of Love. Utilizing the works of Christian mystics like Thomas Merton, Meister Eckhart, Evelyn Underhill, and Jan Van Ruusbroec; the poems of Sufi mystics like Shams of Tabriz, Rumi, and Hafiz; and the Hindu holy book The Bhagavad Gita, participants will gain insight into the mystical and contemplative traditions of various world religions and their own spiritual journeys. This retreat house away from the main ranch provides quiet and safe space for work that engages spirit and focus, dedicated to deep spiritual and artistic contemplation.
For participants who register for BOTH Journey To the God of Love and The Way of Thomas Merton: Receive Wednesday gap night, three additional meals and Thursday field trip to Christ in the Desert Monastery guided by Instructor Paul Jacob.
that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
- Note: Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy
unless otherwise specified.
Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night for rooms with communal bath, $100 per night for rooms with private or shared bath when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space.
For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Sunday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.
Three ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: registrar@GhostRanch.org.
- Register by telephone at 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Thursdays - Mondays, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.