Modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader, Cynthia Bourgeault is the author of eight books including: The Wisdom Jesus, Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, and The Meaning of Mary Magdalene. She divides her time between solitude at her seaside hermit- age in Maine and a demanding schedule of traveling globally to teach and spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom path. She is the founding Director of both The Contemplative Society and the Aspen School of Wisdom.