Jan 2, 2019
Christine Valters Paintner is a best selling author, whose 11
books, (including our personal favourites, The Wisdom of the Body,
and, The Artist's Rule), have journeyed with many seekers on
the path of the contemplative life.
Through her website, The Abbey of the Art, Christine offers
numerous online and live retreats and pilgrimages. To find out more
about what's happening in 2019, you can visit her website calendar here.
Christine's latest book is, The Soul's Slow
Ripening, 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred.
Christine and her husband John are offering a 12-week online companion retreatto the
book starting January 7, 2019. What a great way to begin 2019!
In this episode
Christine explained why she chose the title, The Soul's
Slow Ripening. It called to her because her approach, "... has
always been organic and tied to the seasons. The
contemplative approach to life is not a quick fix solution. It
allows for the season to have its
In divine timing with the opening of the new year,
Christine shares that there is great wisdom and inspiration in
tending to what each season invites us into—especially—as we make
the descent into winter to experience the gifts of darkness and
embrace the great mystery. Christine invites us to deepen our
dreamtime practice as sacred self care. She says dreams are a
significant threshold, and their images and messages are an
"invitation to the next thing, in non-linear language." Christine
speaks about her move to Ireland, a land rich in sacred history.
She shares her stories of mystics and the magic of
Find out more on how to join a NEW community for 2019 "The
Triple Goddess Journey" with Christine and Emma