Mary T Rankin is a spiritual director and retreat leader who currently co-directs Stillpoint at Beckside (www.stillpointatbeckside.com), an ecumenical spiritual retreat center in Bellingham, WA. where those seeking to experience the Mystery of God can spend time walking and meditating in their labyrinth. With a background in music therapy (The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music), Rankin developed Audio Divina (Sacred Listening) in 2003 while at Vancouver School of Theology. She has since authored “Audio Divina: Introducing a Contemplative Practice for Contemporary Times” (Journal of the Association for Music and Imagery, Vol. 9, 2003-2004), and “Audio Divina: Introducing a Musical Aid for Spiritual Direction” which appeared in the Presence Journal (Volume 15, June 2009), an international journal of SDI (Spiritual Directors International). Rankin’s Audio Divina is also listed as a Saturday evening workshop option at SDI (among other options such as Dancing the Cosmic Dance, Reiki: A Spiritual Doorway to Natural Healing, Accessing Cosmic Unity with Wordless Song using Nigunim from the Jewish Mystical Tradition, and Coming Home to the Cosmos According to Harry Potter). Audio Divina by Mary Rankin can also be found (here) at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
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