Art, Faith, and Social Justice Series
Stephen Blackmer, “Original Beauty: Nature as the first source of beauty and divine inspiration”
Since time before memory, human beings have encountered the Sacred through the vastness of the heavens, the fertility of the Earth, and the mystery of life. Yet a vast gulf has grown between this deepest of human experience and the practice of faith in many traditions. This separation of sacred practice from Sacred Source has alienated people from Nature and contributed to human destruction of ecosystems around the globe. Join Stephen Blackmer to learn about Church of the Woods in Canterbury NH, where the land itself is the sacred space, Christian practice is transformed in Nature, and human beings re-connect with our original source of beauty and divine inspiration.