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History of Spiritual Direction

Throughout human history, individuals have been inspired to accompany others seeking the Mystery that many name God. Spiritual direction has emerged in many contexts using language specific to particular cultural and spiritual traditions throughout history. The story of spiritual direction, expressed in the video below through music, word, and embodiment, helps seekers and spiritual companions appreciate the ancient tradition and emergent wisdom in spiritual direction. Understanding the deep roots of sacred listening encourages the wisdom of the past to guide the emerging wisdom of tomorrow.

Thank you for sharing the story:

Janardhanan Alse
Betsey Beckman
Liz Budd Ellmann
Bobby Fisher
Joe Grant
Riffat Hassan
Kristen Hobby
Linda Leeser
Soyinka Rahim
Fr. Bob Ray
Cynthia Winton Henry

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