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Angela Thurston

Angie Thurstan
is a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School who works to deepen spiritual community amid increasing religious disaffiliation. She is the co-author of How We Gather and Something More, two reports profiling new forms of meaningful community in America ( She is dedicated to connecting and supporting innovative community leaders nationwide.

Journey to Apotheosis: When Humans Reach Their Highest Potential, They Become Divine

Jul 29 - Aug 26, 2018 Begins in 6 months
with Vipin Thekk with Angie Thurston

This experiential program revolves around exploring human potential — how to reach your own and activate other people in doing the same. This offering is intended for anyone seeking a deeper sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging in their life and those who feel called to activate the potential in others. Our journey will take us through the three faces of Spirit as articulated by philosopher and theoretical psychologist Ken Wilber. This journey deepens our relationships with the spirit in ourselves, others, and in the systems we inhabit.



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