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Cynthia Bourgeault
Emeritus Faculty

Cynthia Bourgeault

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, modern-day mystic and Episcopal priest, teacher of Centering Prayer and the mystical theology in which it is grounded. An emeritus faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, she is the author of numerous books, including Eye of the Heart, The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, and The Meaning of Mary Magdalene.

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Join us for The Divine Exchange online! 

In this 14-week online course featuring Cynthia Bourgeault, build on the foundations from Introductory Wisdom School. Take your practices of kenosis and three-centered awareness even further with spiritual seekers around the world!  

Daily Meditations

A Quality of Aliveness

A Quality of Aliveness

CAC faculty emerita Cynthia Bourgeault writes of hope as a quality of God’s mercy, fully available to us: Hope’s home is at the innermost point in us, and in all things. It…

The Ultimate Cynthia Bourgeault

Mystical Knowledge of the Divine Feminine

Mystical Knowledge of the Divine Feminine

In this collection from Cynthia Bourgeault, journey deep into the heart of Nondual Christianity, mysticism, and the many incarnations of the divine feminine.

An illustration of a cat.

A Story From Cynthia

Lily the Cat arrived at my hermitage in Big Sur on the Feast of the Annunciation—a rain-drenched little feline ball of resilience. Over seventeen years Lily would show me how concern can be one of the deepest forms of love. When she died on my birthday in 2015, she taught me an even greater revelation—the expanding awe of death and resurrection.

“The journey to the wellsprings of hope is really a journey toward the center, toward the innermost ground of our being where we meet and are met by God.”

– Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault

Daily Meditations

Wisdom from Cynthia Bourgeault

Read Daily Meditations inspired by the words of Cynthia Bourgault.

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