A Spirituality for the 21st Century
The (r)evolutionary Creation Spirituality movement – based in ancient Judeo-Christian tradition, supported by leading-edge science, bearing witness for social, environmental, and gender justice, and voiced most powerfully for this generation by spiritual theologian Matthew Fox – is flourishing in the creative and prophetic spirit of our times!
"Matthew Fox might well be the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America." ~ Thomas Berry
"(Matthew Fox's) creation spirituality is the spirituality of the future and his theology of the Cosmic Christ is the theology of the future." ~ Bede Griffiths, OSB
"Those who illumine the questions of life walk a dangerous path...They threaten old paradigms and open new possibility... Matt Fox did such things and...brought to light again the notions of basic wholeness and the essential goodness of creation." ~Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
"...Original Blessing was in many ways a breathtaking book because it challenged the core of the primary interpretative Christian myth that proclaimed the basic fallen sinfulness of human life...." ~ Bishop John Shelby Spong
Matthew Fox’s Commentary on Paris Talks Makes Religious News Headlines
Just released to coincide with the Paris climate summit, Matthew Fox’s passionate commentary, “Why Battling Climate Change Requires a Spiritual Rebirth,” quickly reached the top of the Religious News Service headlines.
Calling upon humans of all religions and no religion to put aside narcissistic anthropocentrism, he stresses the need for nations to put aside their war-oriented budgets and for religions to work with and not against science in defense of life on earth.
Special Edition of Visionary Stations of the Cosmic Christ Debuts for Pre-Order
Stations of the Cosmic Christ, the sequel to the bestseller The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, debuted for preorder on November 16, 2015 with 2,000 copies which will be signed by its authors, Bishop Marc Andrus and Matthew Fox.
The first book The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, was inspired by a dream message that “Your Mother is dying,” which Matthew Fox interpreted to mean that Mother Earth was being crucified. Where Coming of the Cosmic Christ speaks to “the survival issues of our time.” Stations of the Cosmic Christ, is both practicum and spiritual guidebook.
Bishop Andrus and Fox recognize that “people are searching for spiritual practices that are useful, simple, and yet immersive.” The book was written, say its authors, “to carry us to a deeper part of ourselves, in order that we connect with all beings in joy and sorrow, anguish and resurrection, and to the cosmos itself.” Further, the authors say we “need an awakening of our cosmic selves” in order to fully understand the beauty and the ‘Oneness’ of the cosmos, and understand that the universe is the collective home of all living beings.
The book asks readers to understand the suffering and sacredness of our Earth so that we might aid in its resurrection. The Stations of the Cosmic Christ includes photographs of an important, visually arresting set of sculptures of the 16 Stations, created by two artists—the late poet, potter, and essayist, MC Richards, and contemporary South American artist, Javier Lemus.”
The 2,000 special edition copies of the The Stations of the Cosmic Christ will ship in early March to their adoptive owners. The limited edition signed Stations of the Cosmic Christ retails for $39.99 and is available through Tayen Lane Publishing. Additionally, the Stations of the Cosmic Christ card deck (MSRP $9.99) will be available as a free gift to those who purchase the limited edition, signed book.
The standard hardcover version of Stations of the Cosmic Christ will debut Easter 2016 at Grace Cathedral, and will be in wide release at bookstores across the country and in Canada at that time.
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Matthew Fox’s Long-Awaited, Revised and Updated Autobiography,
See the Blog Tour – 45 days of personal reviews of Confessions from those whose lives have been touched by Matthew Fox’s work – here
“The unfolding story of this irrepressible spiritual revolutionary enlivens the mind and emboldens the heart — must reading for anyone interested in courage, creativity, and the future of religion.”
—Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self
Confessions tells the inside story of what it was like “standing in front of the train” when the Vatican was on the attack and highlights the major accomplishments of Fox’s work — to bring spirituality and prophetic warriorhood back to society and religion while standing up for ecological, gender, economic, and social justice.
Five new chapters in this revised and updated edition bring vital perspective in light of the author’s continued reflections on the current changes taking place in the evolution of Western culture and our species, as well as his current work: inspiring a new generation to put its values into practice.
More Praise for Confessions:
“Traditionally, when big government in the church tries to silence a good soul, it indicates that the soul is often far ahead of the times. Matthew Fox is such a person. He writes simply, powerfully, about his life as a visionary. He continues now, as before, to give out the twenty-first-century keys to the kingdom.”
—Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD., author of Women Who Run with the Wolves
“Matthew Fox is one of our greatest and most essential teachers. In his updated Confessions he takes us on a journey into the depths of his heart and mind and shares the fierce ordeals and saving revelations that have shaped his pioneering work. Read this unique book and share it with others.”
—Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
Echoes of Eckhart: Review of Meister Eckhart: Mystic Warrior for Our Time
“I return from a forty day journey to the desert. I was guided there by one of the most profoundly significant voices of our time, the Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox. The desert is the metaphorical one–not that one just north of my childhood home in Sub-Sahara Africa. On this journey to the desert with Matthew Fox and his newly published book on the great mystic Meister Eckhart, I leave behind a culture that is always busy going somewhere…..”
From the Beguinages of Belgium to the Torino Spiritualita of Italy:
Matthew Fox’s 2015 European Tour Meets Enthusiastic Audiences
From co-leading a profound pilgrimage with Susan Coppage Evans in the footsteps of the Beguines of Belgium, Matthew Fox went on to a Northern Italian tour marking the publication of his autobiography in Italian (Confessioni di un cristiano ribelle, Garzanti), He was honored, feted, and received by eager audiences in Turin, Milan and Verona.
Arriving September 25 in Turin, Fox was welcomed as an esteemed guest of the annual festival Torino Spiritualità. Together
with Gianluigi Gugliermetto, the translator of several of his books and the founder of Creation Spirituality Italy, he offered a workshop based on his groundbreaking book, Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh, drawing parallels between the seven chakras of the Indian tradition and the seven deadly sins of medieval Western tradition. Afterwards, philosopher Marco Filoni interviewed Fox on his newly-published autobiography, followed by questions from a standing-room only audience. Michela Murgia, a renowned novelist and feminist author, was sitting in the first row and Twittered Fox’s best lines.
The next day, Matthew Fox was the featured guest at the annual cineforum at Milan’s Casa dei Diritti, where an audience of roughly 80 viewed an excerpt from Fox’s 2-hour interview at the 2013 Torino Spiritualità. The screening was followed by a live Q&A between Fox and Lele Jandon, the president of Creation Spirituality Italy. Later, in Verona, the Gabrielli publishing house (publisher of the Italian edition of Fox’s Prayer: A Radical Answer to Life in 2014) hosted Fox in a short address to the annual assembly of Creation Spirituality Italy.
Gabrielli also organized the final event of Fox’s tour on September 27, when an exhilarated audience of 700 fans gathered to hear Father Marco Campedellli interview Fox about his best-known books, followed by questions and answers from the audience and a joyous performance by the youth chorale of the parish.
The enthusiasm that met Matthew Fox on this tour has already generated ideas for another Tour in 2016 or 2017. In the meantime, the association Spiritualità del Creato continues to sponsor residential seminars and workshops throughout the year. Stay tuned!
A Patron Saint for Colonizers and Racists?
A Strong Voice Against the Canonization of Junipero Serra
As the Vatican prepared to canonize Junipero Serra, the Franciscan friar responsible for the brutal Catholic missionizing of the indigenous peoples of California and the West Coast of the Americas, thousands of people – including the Amah Mutsun tribe, whose people preserve personal oral histories of Serra’s abuse – wrote direct letters, signed a MoveOn petition to the Pope against the canonization, and staged direct actions (see media accounts of the widespread protests here ).
Matthew Fox stood with indigenous rights activists and organizations in sending a resounding voice of outrage:
- See Matthew’s personal letter to Pope Francis here…
- His articles documenting reasons against the proposed canonization here and here…
- His review of the devastating in-depth history of Serra’s actions and historical impact, A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California’s Indians by the Spanish Missions, by Elias Castillo, here
- His powerful talk, Do Justice for the Sake of Doing Justice, delivered at the Amah Mutsun protest at San Juan Bautista.
- See his passionate video appeal for action against Junipero Serra’s canonization here:
But despite the storm of dissent warning the Pope of the dissonance between this endorsement of brutal colonialism, there was no response from the Vatican and the canonization took place on September 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
See a full account of the issue here.
The Cosmic Christ in Action:
Matthew Fox on Love in a Dangerous Time Radio
Matthew Fox speaks with Russ Jennings of Love in a Dangerous Time about his recent article in Tikkun magazine called, Love is Stronger than Stewardship: A Cosmic Christ Path to Planetary Survival, where he calls for the formation of a new, spiritual but not religious, order tasked with saving Mother Earth. He also speaks about his breakthrough work on The Cosmic Mass, moving worshipers with music, dance, poetry, and teaching. Hear their powerful conversation here.
“A Time of Purifying Chaos for the Earth” –
Matthew Fox and Ashara Ekundayo Dialogue at the Earth Summit
How can we respond to the profound and often frightening changes that are filling the headlines today – environmental, political, economic, social? Matthew Fox and cultural worker/community activist/educator Ashara Ekundayo examined the challenges of these days at Earth Summit 2015 – download their powerful and inspiring discussion here.
Deep Ecumenism & Spiritual Democracy:
Recognition of the Work of Matthew Fox
From Richard Rohr’s daily meditations to the review pages of Presence.tv, the work of Matthew Fox is being recognized as affirming the coming-together among the mystics of the world’s religious traditions….”fearlessly pushing into the ground of trans-traditionalism.”
On January 7, the two authors of The Physics of Angels were featured guests on the Progressive Radio Network’s Progressive Commentary Hour: Conversations with Remarkable Minds, hosted by Gary Null. Listen to the podcast here.
Reawakening the World to Angelic Presences
To mark the expanded new edition of The Physics of Angels by Matthew Fox and Rupert Sheldrake, don’t miss this video on “Angels Among Us,” featuring Matthew in conversation with angelologist Lorna Byrne.
Global Conference, Global Issues: Human Values, Spirituality, Education
On October 23, Matthew Fox and liberation theologian Leonardo Boff co-keynoted at the Sixth Worldwide Meeting on Human Values in Monterrey, Mexico. See Matthew’s blog post on their profound conversation here – and see the recorded livestream of their lectures here.
Matthew Fox & Rupert Sheldrake Ask:
What is the Human Experience of God?
Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox continue their new series of dialogues on Consciousness and Spirituality. Don’t miss these profound and challenging reflections on the dance between consciousness, religion, and spirituality in our time!
In their most recent dialogue, Fox and Sheldrake explore some of the topics discussed in their newly released collaborative work, The Physics of Angels (second edition, revised and expanded)
More Names of God
The Experience of God Consciousness
Religion, Morality, and “Getting Out of the Ethics Business”
Have You Seen Matthew Fox’s New Interview on The Reinvention of Work?
Work without joy is just a job…and we all have a right to joy in doing meaningful work for the world, says Matthew Fox. Discover his vision for reinventing work in his interview with Leslee Goodman of Moon Magazine.
See more articles about Matthew here…
“These Are Not Times for Business as Usual – These Are Times that Call Us to Wake Up!”
Hear Matthew Fox’s passionate talk on “Recovering the Sacredness of the Earth and the Difference it Makes as the Next Stage of Human Evolution,” given at the Great Hall of Schumacher College, Devon, UK:
See, hear and read more of Matthew’s talks here…
Experiencing the Reverence of Existence
Jahan Khamsehzadeh, a doctoral student in the California Institute of Integral Studies cosmology program, offers an impassioned review of Matthew Fox’s and Rupert Sheldrake’s classic synthesis of science and spirituality, Natural Grace. See it here.
Support the Work of Creation Spirituality!
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Have You Read Matthew Fox’s Recent Books?
In a series of deeply inspiring and challenging metaphorical meetings, Matthew Fox introduces the pioneering medieval thinker Meister Eckhart to modern thought-leaders and activists including Rabbi Heschel; Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry; Thich Naht Hanh; Carl Jung; Rumi and Hafiz; Black Elk and more. If you were challenged and inspired by Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Time, you will love Meister Eckhart: A Mystic Warrior for Our Times.
“Whether our species has a future on Earth does not depend on the development of more gee-whiz technologies, but on whether we are willing to move into the psycho-spiritual dimension proclaimed by Meister Eckhart and elucidated by Matthew Fox in this important book. …In this endeavor, however, time is not on our side. On this crucial journey, let Meister Eckhart and Matthew Fox be your guide. I pray this book sells zillions.”
~ Larry Dossey, M.D.
Author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is
Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
Taste the interspirituality of Meister Eckhart’s teachings in the chapter excerpt, “Eckhart as Sufi,” on Reality Sandwich!
The rave reviews for Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times continue to flow…the latest, by Fred Gustafson, has been published on Literary Aficionado , where the book has been listed as one of the two current featured titles. And you won’t want to miss his provocative radio interviews:
- Unity FM: “Meister Eckhart” on World Spirituality, hosted by Rev. Paul John Roach
- Capricorn Radio: “Meister Eckhart” hosted by James Swagger
- ShrinkRap Radio: “A Conversation on Creation Spirituality, Eckhart, and Practical Mysticism,” hosted by David Van Nuys
- Dreamland: Journeys to the Extreme Edge; “God Laughs and Plays,” hosted by Whitley Striker
- MaryAnneLive: “A Deeper Expression of What It Means to Be Human,” hosted by MaryAnne Comaroto
Awarded “Best Spiritual Book” in the category of Justice by Spirituality & Practice
“A beautiful book with a simple, clear, and profound message for our time.”
“The dialogue between these two visionary men comes as a fresh, exhilarating wind. It swings wide the doors of our minds and reveals what is surely the most heartening phenomenon of our time. Illumined and honored here are the moral clarity and courage of young activists the world over, as they unmask the deadening abuses of an exhausted civilization. Matthew and Adam help us hear these voices and catch the spiritual power moving through them.”
—Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy
People are talking about Occupy Spirituality…
LETTERS TO POPE FRANCIS:
REBUILDING A CHURCH WITH JUSTICE AND COMPASSION
Writing from the depth of 40 years spent witnessing Vatican corruption and authoritarianism, Matthew Fox offers a series of heartfelt letters to the new pontiff about the great challenges facing the church today. Drawing from the deep spiritual and theological sources that have been suppressed since Vatican II, he implores Pope Francis to restore the sensus fidelium (the sense of the faithful) and reshape a church with justice and compassion.
HILDEGARD OF BINGEN, A SAINT FOR OUR TIMES:
UNLEASHING HER POWER IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Matthew Fox’s newest book honors medieval abbess/author/composer/ artist Hildegard of Bingen – a herald of the Divine Feminine, green prophet, and church reformer, newly named a saint and Doctor of the Church….
Did You Miss the First Two Christ Path Seminars?
To buy the full recordings of the first two historic weekends, featuring the wisdom of Matthew Fox, Andrew Harvey and guest speakers Joanna Macy and Bruce Chilton, order here.