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New Story Book Discussion for the QEW Community

January 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Collage of Earth and rock structures

You are invited to join a 3-part series of discussions on the book, The Depth of Our Belonging: Mysticism, Physics and Healing by Mary Conrow Coelho*. The discussion will be facilitated by Shelley Tanenbaum with contributions from Mary. Mary is a long-time member of the QEW community and she has a background in biology and spirituality.

While the changes in worldview described in the book are discussed primarily from the perspective of their importance to the individual, at the same time the changes are fundamentally important to QEW’s witness in the world. The dominant western consciousness regarding the natural world will not enable us to adequately address the ecological crises we are facing. QEW is particularly well positioned to address this need for change in consciousness, as it is an organization within the Friends’ tradition that witnesses to the interiority of the person, the Light within, and often the natural world as well. This witness is now greatly strengthened by the remarkable scientific discovery of the nonvisible, energetic, numinous interiority of matter and our shared fundamental commonality with the natural world.  We are offering these sessions as a time of spiritual healing. No special knowledge of science is needed.

The book discussion is planned for three Tuesday evenings starting in January (Jan 11 and 25 plus Feb. 8): you can register here. Each session will start at 8pm Eastern and all will be on Zoom. There is no cost, but you need to register in advance to attend. Participants are strongly encouraged to read the book beforehand – this will be more of a discussion than a time to hear a summary of the book.

Thanks for considering this – hope to see you there.

Shelley and Mary

*This 79-page book is available from Amazon or on order from your favorite bookstore.

Mary Conrow Coelho is a Friend from Cambridge, MA. She has a background in both science and theology, having taught biology and earning an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Fordham University. She is an author, workshop leader and watercolor painter.


January 11, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Shelley Tanenbaum