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  • Revelation, Dreams and Prophecy

    A Workshop With Lee Irwin

    Saturday, April 11, 2009, 2-5 p.m.
    Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York
  • The Alchemical World View

    An Evening with Practicing Alchemist Kevin Townley

    Friday, May 1, 2009, 7-9:30 p.m.
    Kalliopeia Foundation, San Rafael, California
  • An Introductory Alchemy Workshop

    With Practicing Alchemist Kevin Townley

    Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Kalliopeia Foundation, San Rafael, California
  • The Promise of Islam: A Dialogue

    Hosted by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan and Sheikha Fariha

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 7-9 p.m.
    Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York
  • Awakening to the Prophetic Call

    A Conversation with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

    Tuesday, June 8, 2009, 7-9 p.m.
    St. James Church, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

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Sacred Spaces

Posted by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan on March 4, 2009

Dargah is a Persian word meaning “royal court.” In the Indian subcontinent it commonly refers to the tombs of Sufi saints. For nearly a millennium these shrines have formed an integral part of the rural and urban landscapes of South Asia.

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4 March
2009

Tagged Under
mysticism, sacred, transformation, flower, spiritual guidance, co-creator,
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The garden of mystical teachings has many flowers, each unique in beauty and each offering a nuance and variation on the possibilities of the mystical life. The flower that attracts, the specific form, delicacy, and brilliance of a particular blossom, indicates a path whose attributes are shared by other members of that species. read more »

4 March
2009



Announcing Programs and Events 2009

Seven Pillar’s 2009 Calendar is now posted and available, with our first two programs of the year coming soon—an afternoon on Revelation, Dreams and Prophecy, with Lee Irwin, April 11 in New Lebanon, New York, and then two Alchemy events with practicing alchemist Kevin Townley, including a free, public talk and all-day workshop, May 1st and 2nd, in San Rafael, California. read more »

4 March
2009



Letter From Gaza

The recent war in Gaza was a very difficult chapter in the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians. Many civilians were wounded and killed on both sides, and especially in Gaza. We know that the price of the war is very high, not only in numbers of wounded and killed, but also in its effect on both societies—war results in an increase in fear, anger and hatred. read more »

5 March
2009



Special Related Event: Introduction to Suluk

with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Gayan Macher and Aziza Scott

This month there is a very rare opportunity to study with Seven Pillars' founder, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, and other outstanding teachers, through Seven Pillars' sister organization, The Suluk Academy.    read more »

11 April
2009



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revelation, dreams, prophecy,

Revelation, Dreams and Prophecy

A Workshop With Lee Irwin

Saturday, April 11, 2009, 2-5 p.m.
Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York

This workshop will explore the themes of revelation and prophecy in a direct personal sense, how revelation can work through dreams to shape personal destiny and suggest pathways for human development. Further, we will look at prophecy as multivocal and part of the process of holding new, shared visions of human development sensitive to ecological balance, the alchemy of soul development, and a deepening of mystical awareness. read more »

2 May
2009



Tagged Under
cosmology, alchemy, green hermeticism,

An Introductory Alchemy Workshop

With Practicing Alchemist Kevin Townley

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kalliopeia Foundation, San Rafael, California

This one-day workshop will examine the philosophy and practice of the alchemists. Participants will explore how all things in existence participate in three fundamental alchemical principles: Mercury, Sulfur, and Salt. These names represent a symbolic language that represents form, quality, and life -- principles that all known things possess. read more »

4 September
2009



Seven Pillars’ Labor Day Gathering

Labor Day Weekend, September 4-7, 2009
Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York

Seven Pillars’ community will gather for a weekend to explore the themes Cosmology, Revelation, Mysticism and Chivalry. This weekend will aim to deepen the exploration seeded in 2008, initially rooted during Seven Pillars’ Inauguration last Labor Day weekend, and sprouted during Seven Pillars’ activities ever since. read more »

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