. John Tallmadge | Exploring Nature, Culture, and the Human Journey
Life is our dictionary.  –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pilgrim’s Path Workshops on
Spiritual Classics

These individually-designed workshops explore classics of Western spirituality in seminar or retreat settings. Designed mainly for churches, they are offered as single- or multi-session classes, weekend workshops, or 3-5 day retreats.

Recent topics include:

The Brothers Karamazov.  Follow Dostoevsky’s tormented heroes as they grapple with the
“universal questions” of love, immortality, free will, and human suffering.

The Confessions of Saint Augustine. Discover the foundations of modern psychology, human development, autobiography, and Catholic theology
in this classic account of personal discovery
and redemption.

Dante's Cosmic Journey. Explore the entire Divine Comedy using insights from both medieval  and modern cosmology, psychology, natural history, and theology. ... Learn more

Fantasy and Religion: The Imaginary Worlds of C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien. Reading classics of modern fantasy for their moral, spiritual, and cultural insight. ... Learn More

Reading the Book of Nature. Exploring natural religion in America through classic works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Annie Dillard, Terry Tempest Williams, Gary Snyder, and others




Dante seminar, Santa Fe