With Renowned Spiritual Pioneer &
Author of Over 30 Books That Have Sold Millions of Copies
Matthew Fox
A 7-module On-demand Video Training

Embody the wisdom of spiritual pioneers to fulfill your soul’s purpose and live a courageous life of integrity, love, and service.

Experience the transformational music, poetry, philosophy, and art of beloved mystics and prophets — to awaken the mystic and prophet within you.

You likely have a deep appreciation for the power of mystics and prophets to shift your mind, open your heart, and inspire meaningful service in the world...

Yet how do you move from reverence to truly following their example into a new kind of life?

How do you enter their innermost depths and embody their insights, practices, and powers to create an unshakeable connection to the Divine — and live a life full of passion?

And how do you address the profound challenges in our world with their great courage and unifying love?

In Training For Modern Mystics & Prophets with renowned spiritual pioneer, bestselling author, theologian, and change-agent Matthew Fox, you’ll discover — and experience — profound answers to these questions.

You’ll “meet” four of the world’s most revered mystics and prophets (Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, and Mary Oliver) through their inspiring stories and an experiential exploration of their rich music, poetry, philosophy, and art...

... while progressing on your spiritual journey and growing as a mystic and prophet yourself — here to express great love and courage.

When you become a courageous mystic and prophet, you fulfill your soul’s purpose and become an inspiration to those around you for how to live a life of integrity, love, passion, and service.

This powerful training builds on Matthew’s lifetime of work at the frontiers of our spiritual evolution. He’s made a life’s study of the great mystics and prophets in history. (He’s published three books on Meister Eckhart, three books on Hildegard of BIngen, and one book on Thomas Merton.)

Matthew goes beyond what these spiritual pioneers said or wrote — he immersed himself in what they actually did to become such blazing lights of love, compassion, healing, and awakening in the world.

During this profound 7-step journey, you’ll discover:

  • Your “unborn self” and become new again
  • Where wisdom begins — not just knowledge — and where the gifts of reverence, gratitude, and respect are birthed and developed
  • Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, and Mary Oliver as archetypes of the mystic and prophet, lover and warrior — and their profound teachings
  • The Four Paths of Creation Spirituality: Joy (Via Positiva), Grief (Via Negativa), Creativity (Via Creativa), and Justice (Via Transformativa)
  • Meditations that will help you tame your reptilian brain
  • The meaning and importance of “nothingness”
  • Your creativity as a divine gift and divine experience
  • Sustainability as another word for Justice
  • How to embody Hildegard of Bingen’s prophetic voice to experience how she criticizes patriarchal power — and find your own prophetic voice
  • How to meditate with Mary Oliver through her poetry and spiritual insights
  • How to embrace art as meditation that nourishes the prophet in you
  • What is possible when East meets West along our spiritual paths
  • And much more...

Matthew has walked the paths of the mystic and prophet himself, having been expelled from his religious order for his transformational views after 34 years as one of the most celebrated Catholic theologians of his time.

He’s supported gay rights, women in the church, healing with Indigenous peoples, eco-spirituality — and even the Occupy Movement in his book, Occupy Spirituality.

He’s not an “armchair philosopher” dispensing spiritual platitudes; he’s willing to show up on the front lines, putting his formidable knowledge, wisdom, and passion into action.

What he’ll make clear in this powerful new training is that becoming a mystic and prophet requires more than a sweet, tender, devotional love for God and Creation — although that’s a wonderful start...

It also requires a warrior’s courage to confront the shadows in yourself and in the world. It means developing the capacity to transform grief, summon greater creativity, address injustice, and stand resolute through life’s storms.

As we establish a powerful mystical connection — and then begin living from it — we discover reserves of strength and love we didn’t dare believe we had.

We become modern mystics and prophets — with our feet planted firmly on the ground, our arms outstretched, and our minds open to the sky.

We become a better Mother. Father. Teacher. Healer. Friend. Citizen.

We let the Divine infuse our words, shift our behaviors, and open our hearts... and we become a true conduit for grace.

In this 7-week mystical journey with Matthew, he’ll offer you a spiritual transmission of wisdom and a new template for your life — a life filled with the unmitigated joy of union with the Divine and the resolute power to make a difference in the world.

What better vision for yourself can you hold?

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules

In this 7-part transformational intensive, Matthew Fox will guide you through the fundamental spiritual skills and competencies you’ll need to enter the innermost depths of beloved mystics and prophets — so you can embody their insights, practices, and powers to create an unshakeable connection to the Divine and live a life of integrity, love, and service.

This course will feature teachings, training sessions, and experiential practices with Matthew Fox. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to open to the mystic and prophet within you.

Module 1: Finding Language for Our Deep Journeys as Mystics & Prophets (September 4)

What is a mystic? What is a prophet? By very definition, mysticism is not easily defined or talked about. As William James pointed out, “ineffability” is one of the very signs of mysticism! To put it another way, mysticism (or intuition) is the work of our right brain, and the verbal is the accomplishment of our left brain.

This week, you’ll discover the the Four Paths as a means for journeying into your depths — where your inner prophet resides: Joy (a product of the Via Positiva), Grief and Silence (of the Via Negativa), Creativity (from the Via Creativa), and Justice (the end result of the Via Transformativa).

In this module, you’ll:

  • Become familiar with the naming of the spiritual journey on the Four Paths
  • Discover where wisdom begins (not just knowledge) and where the gifts of reverence, gratitude, and respect are birthed and developed
  • Grasp the purpose of the universe (maybe!)
  • Become aware of the archetypes for the Sacred — different faith traditions give it different names, but the concept is the same
  • Experience a meditation practice in which you’ll view clay tablets depicting archetypes of the Sacred, created by sculptor M.C. Richards and artist Ullrrich Javier Garcia Lemus

Module 2: Meister Eckhart’s Naming of the Mystical Journey (or Inner Journey) — The Via Positiva & The Via Negativa (September 11)

In this module, you’ll consider Meister Eckhart’s teachings on the mystical journey, including the Via Positiva — awe, wonder, joy, gratitude — and the Via Negativa — silence and stillness, emptying, suffering, loss, and nothingness.

People experience these realities on a daily basis — in fact Eckhart says that “for the person who is awake, breakthrough happens not once a year or once a month or once a day but many times every day.”

Tactical ecstasies are strategies designed by our various spiritual traditions to bring these breakthrough experiences about, especially if we are hurting from pain or abuse or have been taking life for granted. Thus such practices as meditation, fasting, chanting, and pilgrimage can bring us alive again.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Discover the power of amazement, wonder, and awe — and your right to it
  • Understand the power and necessity of “letting go” and “letting be” as taught by Eckhart
  • Return to your “unborn self” and become new again
  • Practice meditations that will help you tame your reptilian brain
  • Experience the meaning and importance of “nothingness”

Module 3: Meister Eckhart’s Naming of the Prophetic Journey (or Outer Journey) — From Creativity to Transformation Through Justice & Compassion (September 18)

Following from the emptying of the Via Negativa comes the Via Creativa, the awakening to our creativity.

It has been said that Eckhart had an entire philosophy of creativity, and he invites us to not just contemplate but to be able to live and work in the world. “While contemplating our creativity,” says Eckhart, “we bring God into the world... I once had a dream, even though a man I was pregnant, pregnant with nothingness, and out of that nothingness God was born.”

Eckhart also teaches that interdependence constitutes the basis of compassion. This fits marvelously with today’s physics, wherein we are again seeing the world as interdependent. And he teaches that compassion means justice, God is justice, and compassion is where peace and justice kiss.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Celebrate your creativity as a divine gift and divine experience
  • Elicit your creativity through the formula of Via Positiva + Via Negativa = Via Creativa
  • Name the mystical side as well as the prophetic side to compassion
  • Consider how sustainability is another word today for Justice
  • Connect Eckhart’s words to the wisdom of Buddhism, Judaism, Sufism, Hinduism, Jung, and more

Module 4: Hildegard of Bingen — Finding Wisdom in Creativity, the ‘Greening Power of Nature’ & the Divine Feminine (September 25)

Hildegard of Bingen was a brilliant musician, healer, artist, poet, scientist, and prophet. She challenged societal leaders from popes to emperors, abbots, bishops, and clergy. She championed the Divine Feminine.

A mystic/prophet herself, we will consider her love of nature and the “greening power” of it. Hildegard was declared both a saint and a “doctor of the Church” just seven years ago. This brings her teachings right into the heart of the Christian church. Her love of cosmology and science was explicit — she said “all science comes from God" — and she paints pictures of the universe as science sees it.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Meditate on Hildegard’s mandalas and paintings based on her visions
  • Allow her amazing music to speak to your deepest Self
  • Discuss the Divine Feminine and what this means in renewing our lives and institutions
  • Embody Hildegard of Bingen’s prophetic voice to experience how she criticizes patriarchal power — and find your own prophetic voice
  • Recover the power of “greening power”

Module 5: Thomas Merton — Deepening Your Journey Through Merton’s Wisdom and Dedication to Peace & Justice (October 2)

Thomas Merton was a monk who lived in the Cistercian Order, a strict Catholic Order, for 26 years. On a journey to Asia, where he met the Dalai Lama and many other spiritual leaders of the East, he died a sudden death following a talk he delivered entitled “Karl Marx and Monasticism.”

Merton was converted by Meister Eckhart in 1958 to become a prophetic Christian witness to movements of peace and justice. His mystical journey did not stop with his own enlightenment, but culminated in resistance to war, racism, economic injustice, genocide, environmental degradation, and patriarchy.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Discover Merton’s insightful, humorous, and prophetic poetry and prose
  • Deepen your journey as a mystic and prophet, inspired by Merton’s activism
  • Discuss what is possible when East meets West along our spiritual paths
  • Embrace art as meditation that nourishes the prophet in you
  • Discover Merton’s acute criticism of our culture and discuss how it applies to conflicts we wrestle with today

Module 6: Mary Oliver — Nourishing Your Spiritual Journey With ‘Praise & Wonder’ (October 9)

In this module, you’ll explore Mary Oliver’s poetry and how it can enrich your mystical and prophetic journeys. A key category to Oliver is “astonishment" — a synonym for awe or wonder or the Via Positiva. She talks of “wanting to be dazzled.”

Though a self-named “praise poet,” Oliver was familiar with the Via Negativa and suffering and loss. As a child she suffered abuse, and it took her “years and years” to get her love of life back. She writes about the “dark river of loss.” 

Thus, her capacity to praise did not come cheaply; it was a process and a journey. We are the blessed recipients of her largeness of soul. Embedded in her work, her poetry, her Via Creativa, are layers of wisdom for deepening and nourishing our spiritual journeys.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Explore the wisdom of Mary Oliver as we journey the Four Paths with her
  • Meditate with Mary Oliver through her poetry and spiritual insights
  • Become more attuned to praise and wonder, and what Mary calls the “glory of the world, that great teacher”
  • Challenge and empower others to become more attuned to praise and wonder

Module 7: Integrating & Heeding the Call of Our Suffering World (October 16)

In this module, we’ll address any remaining questions that may have been raised, and discuss areas that may have gone underdeveloped due to shortage of time. You’ll be invited to submit questions ahead of time.

You’ll also receive a short summary of where we’ve traveled together and what comes next: what directions challenge us as we move beyond our virtual “classroom” into our work worlds, homes, and communities.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Learn from one another’s questions
  • Voyage more deeply into your inner and outer journeys of joy and emptying, creating and healing
  • Bring together and summarize the teachings from Eckhart, Hildegard, Oliver, and Merton that have nourished and challenged us
  • Prepare for the future with suggestions on where we go from here as mystics and prophets, responding to the call of Mother Earth today

The Modern Mystics & Prophets Bonus Collection

In addition to Matthew Fox’s transformative 7-part virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Hildegard von Bingen & the Divine Feminine
Audio Dialogue With Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey joins Matthew in this audio dialogue to discuss Hildegard von Bingen — a renaissance woman long before the renaissance. She was a mystic who had many visions and incredible illuminations that she said came from the living light. She was a healer who studied and understood the healing properties of plants and minerals, and was also a social critic.

Andrew Harvey is an author, speaker, and founder/director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change in order to create peace and sustainability. He has written or edited over 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.

Creativity: Where the Divine & the Human Meet
Video Sermon From Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox explores how intrinsic creativity is to our human nature — and how the highest communion with the Divine can be found right at our fingertips in the simplest expressions of human creativity. It is a message to put into action in everyday life. Fox asks why our culture so undervalues creativity in, for example, our educational programs and schools. He also explores the place from which creativity arises in us, and how to bring creativity alive in all peoples.

A True Journey of Consciousness
Audio Dialogue With Matthew Fox and Jessica Dibb

Join us for a journey with Matthew as we learn about the nine choirs of angels and the Enneagram, and all of it in terms of the illumination of the mystical within each of us. Matthew has learned to surrender to a culture that has pushed out mysticism — and to the Beloved.

Jessica Dibb is founder, spiritual director, and principal teacher of the Inspiration Community School, an integral consciousness school dedicated to promoting personal, relational, and planetary wellness. Over the last 20 years, Dibb has designed and facilitated unique workshops, classes, and ongoing breath-centered trainings that are grounded in a highly integrated model of psychospiritual healing and development to support self-actualization. Her teachings assist people in cultivating consciousness through all stages of life, from conception onward.

Mysticism & Creation Spirituality
Audio Dialogue With Matthew Fox and Father Bede Griffiths

Father Bede Griffiths is considered by many to be one of the most advanced, illuminated, and profound modern Christian mystics. After a lifetime of deep devotion and study — which led him to live many years in India — Father Bede underwent a transfiguration process as he moved towards death. In this exclusive bonus, which was recorded on his last visit to the U.S. before he died, Father Griffiths and Matthew discuss the nature of Mysticism and Creation Spirituality. They look at the need for Christianity to recover its mystic tradition and discuss the future of spirituality and theology.

Father Bede Griffiths was a British-born Indian Benedictine monk who lived in ashrams in South India and became a leading thinker in the development of the dialogue between Christianity and Hinduism.

What Graduates of Matthew Fox’s Courses Are Saying...

“I have shifted from resistance to activism.”

I have shifted from resistance to activism. Big difference in how you approach what is going on in today’s world and how I can facilitate change in progressive movements.
— Christine Betts, Denver, Colorado

“... highly motivating and truly healing...”

I felt inspired, validated, and empowered by the brilliantly holistic, open-minded, deeply thoughtful, and truly spiritually powerful course. It helped me integrate the comprehensive knowledge I already had in a more synergistic way, and come to terms with a deep conflict I hitherto had regarding the POWER aspect of the Sacred Feminine. This course has been highly motivating and truly healing for me. I am very grateful.
— Doris Koob

“... a wellspring on my soul’s journey to realizing spiritual freedom and channeling it toward the common good.”

Matthew’s erudition and deep knowledge of the many ways to relate to the sacred was and will remain a wellspring on my soul’s journey to realizing spiritual freedom and channeling it toward the common good. Prior to this course I was so caught up in thinking that there was one path toward this goal, and that I may or may not be on the correct one. However, Matthew’s emphasis on the dynamic, creative essence of spirituality and the many paths to manifesting its truth really hit home.
— Colin, Canada

“I feel an empowerment to move forward...”

This course was a reinforcement of the sacred work we must be about at this time. I feel an empowerment to move forward and am excited of the possibilities. I am filled with gratitude.
— Karen Harte, Deer Island, Oregon

“... immediate access to Matthew Fox’s vision for transforming toxic aspects of our society — facing difficulties with courage.”

This course gave an immediate access to Matthew Fox’s vision for transforming toxic aspects of our society — facing difficulties with courage. His personal struggles with patriarchy have yielded hard-won wisdom, which he shares in these very personal videos. I am sure I will go back to the lectures multiple times.
— Patty McGrath, Potomac, Maryland

“... showed me how essential the spiritual warrior is to my role as a caregiver!”

I’ve been walking the spiritual warrior path for a long time, and am also a caregiver. I had thought that these two were incompatible, but Matthew Fox showed me how essential the spiritual warrior is to my role as a caregiver!
— Bob Goldthwaite, Plymouth, Massachusetts

“... a treasure for anyone on the path of transformation.”

Matthew's incredible ability to synthesise all his years of profound knowledge and insight is a treasure for anyone on the path of transformation.
— Jacqui, Melbourne, Australia

“... inspires the mind and opens the heart.”

Matthew Fox is a brilliant Spiritual Mentor who opens the doors to the past, present, and future, which inspires the mind and opens the heart.
— Suzanne, Oakland, California

“... a force of good energy and knowledge during this critical time.”

Matthew Fox is a force of good energy and knowledge during this critical time. If everyone were lucky enough to hear his words of wisdom, the world would be in a much better place. Blessings to you Matthew; please keep up your much needed teachings!
— Kate, Canelo, Arizona

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Seven 90-Minute Recorded Class Sessions With Matthew Fox

Experience a rare opportunity to be learn from bestselling author and spiritual pioneer Matthew Fox — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a video teaching and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to embody the wisdom of spiritual pioneers to fulfill your soul’s purpose and live a courageous life of integrity, love, and service.

Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.

The Modern Mystics & Prophets Bonus Collection

  • Hildegard von Bingen & the Divine Feminine
    Audio Dialogue With Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey
  • Creativity: Where the Divine & the Human Meet
    Video Sermon From Matthew Fox
  • A True Journey of Consciousness
    Audio Dialogue With Matthew Fox and Jessica Dibb
  • Mysticism & Creation Spirituality
    Audio Dialogue With Matthew Fox and Father Bede Griffiths

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Training for Modern Mystics & Prophets Virtual Training

We feel honored that Matthew Fox has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a bestselling author and spiritual pioneer whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations, and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Matthew Fox’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — and at your own pace!

If you’re serious about opening to the mystic and prophet within to live a life of greater integrity, love, passion, and purpose then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

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More Praise for Matthew Fox...

“... surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America.”

Matthew Fox might well be the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America.
— Thomas Berry, Author of The Great Work

“Fox holds a different vision of the masculine as creative, voluptuous, and filled with spirit.”

Matthew Fox, a one-of-a-kind voice, a wild man of religiosity, turns his loving heart toward emancipating modern men from an overculture that if left to itself would only use up men’s blood and bones. Fox holds a different vision of the masculine as creative, voluptuous, and filled with spirit.
— Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD, Author of Women Who Run With the Wolves

“... a beacon of creative wisdom for our time!”

Matthew Fox is a beacon of creative wisdom for our time!... He inspires us to divinize male sexuality and exorcise the self-imposed and culturally held demons that bring violence and environmental desecration to our world.
— Alex Grey, Artist and author of Sacred Mirrors, Transfigurations, and The Mission of Art

“... enlivens the mind and emboldens the heart...”

The unfolding story of this irrepressible spiritual revolutionary enlivens the mind and emboldens the heart — [Fox’s autobiography is] “must” reading for anyone interested in courage, creativity, and the future of religion... [Fox’s book on the sacred masculine] is a wake-up call to shake us free from old stereotypes of masculinity. This book is good news.
— Joanna Macy, Author of World as Lover, World as Selfand Active Hope

“... no one has a more comprehensive vision of the necessary changes that must take place...”

Among current spiritual theologians, no one has a more comprehensive vision of the necessary changes that must take place than Matthew Fox.
— Brian Thomas Swimme, Professor of Cosmology, California Institute of Integral Studies

“... one of the great Christian spirits of our age.”

History will name Fox one of the great Christian spirits of our age.
— John Shelby Spong, Author of A New Christianity for a New World

About Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is a prolific author of books dedicated to renewing the ancient tradition of Creation Spirituality. This tradition is feminist, welcoming of the arts and artists, wisdom-centered, prophetic, and committed to eco-justice, social justice, and gender justice.

Matthew’s effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical tradition has included revivifying awareness of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, as well as interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics. He believes that "by reinventing work, education, and worship, we can bring about a nonviolent revolution on our planet."

Most recently, Matthew co-founded the Order of the Sacred Earth, and started up DailyMeditationsWithMatthewFox.org, which was launched on Mother’s Day 2019 in honor of the Divine Feminine, to bring much-needed attention to the current perils of Mother Earth. 

Matthew received his doctorate summa cum laude in the History and Theology of Spiritualities from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years, and he established an Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality that operated for seven years at Mundelein College in Chicago, and for 12 years at Holy Names College in Oakland.

He founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California in 1996, and  was president and professor until 2005, when he left to create a pilot project to reinvent the educational experience with inner-city teenagers.

Matthew speaks regularly at professional and community gatherings around the world, and has led a renewal of liturgical forms with "The Cosmic Mass" (TCM), which mixes dance, techno and live music, DJ, VJ, rap, and contemporary art forms with the Western liturgical tradition. They celebrated the TCM at the recent World Parliament gathering in Toronto and at more than 100 other venues in North America. 

Matthew is a recipient of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award; other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks. He is also a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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