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Quaker Mysticism

November 7 @ 9:00 am 10:15 am

An Adult Religious Education Discussion

“Mystical experience is a direct experience of God.” (Atchley, 2017) 

According to Quaker Philosopher Rufus Jones, “The whole significance of the Quaker Movement was its revolt from theories and notions and its appeal instead to experience.” (Religious Foundations, 1923)  What exactly does this mean? What forms do mysticism take? Do Quakers commonly experience mysticism?   

Please join Elisabeth Lehr on Sunday, Nov. 7 @ 9:00 AM where we will seek to answer these questions for ourselves.   The format used for this religious education session will include an introduction to the topic of Quaker Mysticism, an opportunity for small-group worship sharing, and large-group questions and discussion at the end.  Because of limited time, the session will begin on time at 9:00. Therefore, Friends are encouraged to arrive a little before 9:00 to allow for greeting and centering down.  You can also join this workshop via Zoom; the Zoom Link is the same as that for Sunday Meeting for Worship: https://zoom.us/j/544729477 

To assist in preparation for this religious-education session, please read the two articles linked below on the topic of Quaker Mysticism from Friends’ Journal. Also, refreshing your acquaintance with Rufus Jones is highly recommended.  

https://www.friendsjournal.org/mysticism-quaker-faith/

https://www.friendsjournal.org/the-mystical-experience/

In the Light,

Elisabeth

Meetinghouse

173 N Prospect St.
Burlington, Vermont 05401 United States