Creation Spirituality honors all of creation as holy gift. Creation Spirituality seeks to integrate the wisdom of Eastern and Western spirituality and global indigenous cultures, with the emerging post-modern scientific understanding of the universe, and the awakening artistic passion for creativity.
Creation Spirituality is as old as the earliest Bible writings, and as new as the late 20th century. It lacked definition for several millennia, but was emphatically articulated in the 1970s by a former Dominican priest, spiritual theologian Matthew Fox. In his writings, Fox detailed the principles of Creation Spirituality, as well as “The Four Vias,” the four paths of creation spirituality we travel here at Jubilee!.
“As a movement, Creation Spirituality becomes an amazing gathering place, a kind of watering hole for persons whose passion has been touched by the issues of our day – deep ecologists, ecumenists, artists, native peoples, justice activists, feminists, male liberationists, gay and lesbian peoples, animal liberationists, scientists seeking to reconnect science and wisdom, people of prophetic faith traditions – all these find in the Creation Spirituality movement a common language and a common ground on which to stand.” – Matthew Fox, Creation Spirituality
Principles of Creation Spirituality
This, too, is a period of celebration as we contemplate the mysteries that surround us, from the black holes of the universe to the nature of our own souls.
Via Creativa (Winter)
From the apparent dormancy of the winter months, we are called to explore the imagination and creativity that underlie all of creation at every moment.