Into the Mystic Workshop Series

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans welcomes back author, playwright, and artist Tom Block to host, Into the Mystic. Can the ideas of great thinkers inspire creativity in addressing today’s concerns? What new perspectives might we gain from age-old philosophies? Explore these questions within an intimate online group in this 6 session workshop series. Every week, you will read about a twenty page excerpt from a well known spiritual path. We will spend class time discussing the ideas and how they might impact the manner in which you currently view the world, spur your creativity, and affect how you see your place within the universe!
The course will explore texts from: Aldous Huxley, Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Sufism, Hasidism, Gandhi, Wendell Berry, and Black Elk Speaks.
All readings will be provided as downloadable PDFs to be read online or printed at home. After registering, you will be sent the ZOOM meeting link for this recurring series. Class fees are on a sliding scale $50-$150. If the sliding scale would be a hardship and you’d like to request a scholarship, please send an email to [email protected] or call 541-592-5019.
Tom Block is a playwright, author of six books, 25+ year exhibiting visual artist and Founding Producer of New York City’s International Human Rights Art Festival. His art-activist work has been profiled more than 50 times in periodicals, and his exploration at the intersection of mysticism and society includes his manifesto/handbook “Prophetic Activist Art”, “Mysticism in the Theater: What’s Needed Right Now”, and “Shalom/Salaam: The Story of a Mystical Fraternity” and more.


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