from the Sophiagenic Life of Jesus and Mary"
L. Collins Retreat Centre
26th - 30th 1999
Single Occupancy: $310/person
Add $25.00/person after July 15
Call Terry or Chris
at (503) 771-1372
Email John Kirby
- the 'getting of wisdom' - was developed by Edward
Matchett who died a few
months ago. A dear friend, his work lives on in
a handful of people, amongst
whom is John Kirby. We are glad to
publicise John's seminar on the sophiagenic
life of Jesus and Mary and
wish it every success.
intimacy with the Godhead that Jesus and Mary demonstrated
in their lives
is offered to us, too.
Through the application of
the Sophiagenic discipline the access to unlimited
wisdom and love that Jesus
and Mary developed in their lives
is also available to us all.
seminar will take time to look at some of the events in the earthly life
Jesus and Mary and see how they apply to us. Truly, what is the
for you and me ("What does it matter to me if Gabriel salutes the
if he does not bring me the same news" Angelus Silesius), what does the
Marriage Feast of Cana mean for us now ("Do whatever he tells you"),
way Jesus taught his disciples and His mother, the Passion and Resurrection
and Descent of the Holy Spirit, how can these be full and real events in our
lives right now?
We will try to enter into these realities
individually and together through
looking at the episodes recounted in the
New Testament, as well as through
prayer, discussion , silence, music, poetry,
art, work (you are asked to bring
a project with you) and the application
of the Sophiagenic discipline.
"Do you seriously
imagine that I possessed grace without effort? Know that I
obtained no grace
from God without immense effort, constant prayer, passionate
Mary to St. Elizabeth of Hungary
interactions will hopefully bring with them the natural joy
that such an undertaking
both attracts and creates.
What is Sophiagenics?
"Sophiagenics is the essential discipline for producing intelligent
and progress, necessary new patterns and new orders of things and
a formula for perpetuating proven patterns and orders. It is
not merely the
causal agent of external change and progress, but also of
internal developments, up to full maturity, and being truly wise.
reliance is exchanged in each new moment of Sophiagenic
application for a
total reliance on Creation itself: the one source
that has structured and
empowered all the organisms of nature since the
'big bang.' The continued
practice of Sophiagenics converts logic-bred
thinking into an exact instinct
and illumination, in which 'media' (the
perpetual emanations and creative
action of the one source of Creation)
and matter (existing creation) combine
naturally and organically to make
and extend meaning in and for each new moment."
Edward Matchett, MSc, CEng FRSA