Emergence Education Presents

Great Awakenings 12-part eLearning Course

~ with Amy Edelstein & Chris Parish ~

Do you remember one book that set you on your spiritual quest?
Was there a mystic who ignited your passion for a truth beyond reach that still felt closer-than-close?
Did you ever come across a new way of thinking that transported you into a different world of possibility?


The spiritual freedom realized by individuals from different cultures gives rise to alternate ways to create a better future. Their profound care and unique expressions fuels our own passion to transform ourselves and the culture we share. In this series, you will meet 12 mystics, each with an inspired heart and far-reaching vision.

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Great Awakenings - spiritual book course

What you’ll get

➤ 12 entertaining, educational & inspirational email lessons.
➤ Curated quotes that showcase the unique beauty of each mystic.
➤ Personal accounts from Amy & Chris about how each visionary opened up their own spiritual hearts.
➤ A memorable biographical picture of the mystic and the times they lived in.

Allow yourself to

➤ Discover unexpected facts about some of today’s great masters.
➤ Experience how varied and uplifting different portals to awakened insight can be.
➤ Believe anew in the possibility of a spiritual view that fertilizes the soul and the mind.

Take each one with you

➤ Savor each installment on your lunchbreak. Your co-workers will wonder what mini-vacation you just went on.
➤ Start your meditation with a reading and experience new depth and openness.
➤ Share these in your book study group, with your partner, friend, child and delight in the conversation you will have.

Engaging with Spiritual Books for Depth & Transformation


We can discover a way to contemplate the work of great mystics that will enrich our spiritual practice.

In this series, you’ll meet new philosophers and visionaries, re-acquaint yourself with ones you’ve long loved, and discover something new each time.

12 Featured Spiritual Visionaries
You Will Learn About

Abraham Joshua Heschel

20th Century theologian, rabbinic scholar, mystic, and courageous civil rights activist.

Irina Tweedie

20th Century Russian born teacher of the Naqshbandiyya- Mujadiddiya Sufi Order.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

20th Century Indian independent thinker.

Teilhard de Chardin

Jesuit priest, paleontologist, and one of the leading voices of evolutionary spirituality.


15th Century Indian poet and bhakta (lover of the Divine)

Alfred North Whitehead

More than a mathematician and evolutionary thinker. A philosopher and cultural commentator and perhaps also spiritual visionary.

Vimala Thakar

Spiritual activist in the Indian land re-distribution movement, powerful voice of spiritual freedom and silence.

Buddha, from the Pali Canon

Bhikkhu Nanamoli has created a readable and memorable translation of the Buddha’s life and early suttas, he brings the One who is Awake alive. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Father of American Trancendentalism, mystic, philosopher, the sage of Concord. 

Lama Yeshe

One of the early Tibetan teachers who brought Enlightenment and the graduated path of awakening to the West.

Ram Dass

Harvard. LSD. India. Good works. His early picto-spiritual book broke ground and then sowed new seeds. 

Ramana Maharshi

The saint from Tiruvanamalai, powerful Vedanta nondual transmission and common sense practice.


Visions of a New World: eLearning course with Amy Edelstein & Chris Parish

Immerse Yourself in the Joy of Spiritual Reflection

About Amy Edelstein & Chris Parish

Amy Edelstein portraitAmy Edelstein,
 cofounder of Emergence Education, is a gifted educator, writer, and spiritual mentor committed to individual transformation and the evolution of our shared cultural values. She is a clinical pastoral chaplain, the first Evolutionary Spirituality interfaith minister ordained by the Council of Interfaith Churches, and holds the OUnI Wisdom Keeper chair in Evolutionary Spirituality. Amy has a background in Judaic philosophy, and also studied with a number of preeminent Vedantic and Buddhist teachers in Asia in the early 1980s, before beginning her practice of evolutionary spirituality in the West in 1986. She is the author of the Love, Marriage & Evolution and is working on a second book about evolutionary spirituality, including a new liturgy that responds to the needs and life transitions from a contemporary, evolutionary spiritual perspective.

ChrisPChris Parish is a leading voice in the emerging field of evolutionary spirituality and is a popular speaker, workshop facilitator and cultural commentator, teaching in various countries. Having begun his path as a meditator in India in the 1970s, Chris has spent over forty years immersing himself in the practice of individual and collective spiritual transformation and philosophical inquiry. Twenty years ago, he cofounded and directed the educational charity EnlightenNext UK in London. His background was originally in ecology and nature, a subject still close to his heart. Chris teaches nonduality and meditation as well as evolutionary emergence. He is currently writing a book about evolving British culture entitled The Creative Thread.

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