John Philip Newell: An Intimate Conversation

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2024

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Porter Center, Brevard College

Brevard, N.C.


SOLD OUT – 40-ticket limit reached

Join Center for Spiritual Wisdom for an intimate conversation with John Philip Newell the evening of Saturday, Oct. 19, 2024.

At 7:00 p.m., a small group will gather around John Philip Newell at Brevard College’s Porter Center for the Performing Arts in Brevard, N.C. There will be no agenda except “What would you like to ask John Philip Newell?” Wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, as well as light snacks, will be served.

After an hour of questions and responses, each attendee will have an opportunity for Newell to sign copies of his forthcoming book The Great Search: Turning to Earth and Soul in the Quest for Healing and Home. Copies of the book, due out Aug. 20, will be available for purchase during the event. The book signing will take place from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m.

John Philip Newell is a teacher and author who calls the modern world to reawaken to the sacredness of Earth and every human being. He is widely recognized as an international authority on Celtic spirituality. Canadian by birth, and a citizen also of Scotland, he resides with his family in Edinburgh and works on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2016, he began the Earth & Soul initiative. He teaches regularly in the United States and Canada as well as leading international pilgrimage weeks on Iona in the Western Isles of Scotland.

His PhD is from the University of Edinburgh and he has authored over fifteen books, including his latest award-winning publication, Sacred Earth Sacred Soul, which was the 2022 Gold Winner of the Nautilus Book Award for Spirituality and Religious Thought of the West. His forthcoming book (August 2024), also with Harper One, is The Great Search, in which he looks at the great spiritual yearnings of humanity today in the context of the decline of religion as we have known it.

Newell speaks of himself as “a wandering teacher” following the ancient path of many lone teachers before him in the Celtic tradition, seeking the wellbeing of the world. He has been described as having “the heart of a Celtic bard and the mind of a Celtic scholar,” combining in his teachings the poetic and the intellectual, the head as well as the heart, and spiritual awareness as well as political and ecological concern.

Special Hotel Rate!

If you will be traveling from a distance and would like to book a hotel for Friday and/or Saturday, you will want to know that Hampton Inn in Pisgah Forest (just 3 miles from Brevard College) is offering our attendees a special rate. Learn more & book a room HERE.

We are grateful to the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority for their generous support of this event.