Calendar & Recordings

Word and Life —  Fall 2018
The Spiritual Heart: the Evolutionary Partnership
of Heart/Mind Intelligence

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This Fall, Word and Life is dedicating its ten-week series to exploring the theology, science, and practice of the “intelligence of the Heart.” The new fields of Physics and Neuroscience reveal that both brain and heart are seats of intelligence. When we learn to stay tuned to the heart’s system of knowing, the brain’s frequencies naturally come into sync with the heart’s, and a new state of consciousness emerges called Heart Coherence. The findings from this arena of cross-disciplinary research have given us an unexpected confirmation of biblical and spiritual assumptions about the heart and soul as the focuses of our core intelligence.
A stellar group of speakers will explore these discoveries. Equal attention will be given to the group’s experience and practice of the ideas presented. Our companion text is Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart, by Childre, Martin, Rozman, and McCraty. Tuition ($100) includes a copy of the book and admission to all eleven sessions (two on Sept. 20 with David McArthur). Single-day sessions are $10 each. Early registrations are welcome! Please send your check and contact information (name, phone, e-mail, and address) to:

Judith McDermott
3731-2 Greggory Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Sep. 6 (red) The Biology of Transcendence; the bio-spiritual groundwork for the series; evolution & anatomy of human intelligence
Intro of Series & speaker: Pat McClure

Pat’s remarks (pt.1)

Pat’s remarks (pt.2), Q & A

1 / Patricia McClure, MA,Word & Life Steering Committee member, Series Leader
Sep. 13 (purple) The Heart in Christianity and in various other traditions, as the seat of understanding, truth, and soul. Read Heart Intelligence (Ch.  1)

Introduction of speaker

Rev. Aimee’s remarks (pt.1)

Rev. Aimee’s remarks (pt.2), Q & A

2 / Rev. Aimee Eyer-Delavette,  Rector, All Saints-by-the-Sea
Sep. 20, 10-12 am and 1-4 pm (yellow) Attributes of Heart IQ: the Intuitive Heart, Heart Coherence (Ch. 2, 3, 4)

Introduction of speaker

Morning session

Afternoon session, Q & As


3 / David McArthur, author, Your Spiritual Heart: Access the Wisdom that Manifests your Heart’s Desire . . .
Sep. 27 (blue) HeartMath Practicum; biofeedback experiences; focusing.
Introduction of speaker

Melinda’s remarks (pt. 1)

Melinda’s remarks (pt.2), Q & As

4 / Melinda Dewey, HeartMath Trainer
 Oct. 4 (orange) The Social and Global Power of Heart Coherence (Ch. 5 & 6)

Introduction of speakers

Geogia & Nancy’s remarks (pt. 1)

Georgia & Nancy’s remarks (pt.2), Q & As

5 / Georgia Noble, local Parker Palmer Trainer, with Nancy Edmundsen
Oct. 11 (brown) Heart Coherence and the gift of Pentecost, wk 6-8.
Direct Knowing; Communicating with the Spirit (Read Ch. 7)
Introduction of speakers

Catherine & Jocelyn’s remarks (pt. 1)

Catherine & Jocelyn’s remarks (pt.2), Q & As

6 / Catherine Weissenberg, MA, Communication Facilitator, with Jocelyn McIvers, Attorney
 Oct. 18 (green) Healing, Coherence, and Wholeness (Refer to Ch. 7)
Introduction of speakers

Candace & Nina’s remarks (pt. 1)

Candace & Nina’s remarks (pt.2), Q & As

7 / All Saints/Trinity Spiritual Healing Ministry crew

  • Candace MacNair
  • Nini Zimmer
  • Pat McClure
 Oct. 25 (black) Holding the Frequency of Love (Refer to Ch. 7)
Introduction of speaker

Alice’s remarks (pt. 1)

Alice’s remarks (pt.2), Q & As

8 / Alice MacDonald, MA, W & L’s Coordinator emerita
 Nov. 1 (white) Heart-Based Living (Ch. 8, 9, 10, & 11)
Introduction of speaker

Suzanne’s remarks (pt. 1)

Suzanne’s remarks (pt.2), Q & As

9 / Suzanne Retzinger, ​​PhD, MFT, Counselor and Education Specialist with Hospice of S. B.
 Nov. 8 (pink) Compassion & Gratitude: a Road Map to Heart Coherence
Introduction of speaker

Fr. Jim’s remarks (pt. 1)

Fr Jim’s remarks (pt.2), Q & As

John Mudie’s closing remarks

10 / Fr. Jim Clarke, Director of Evangelisation, Archdiocese of LA


When arrangements can be made, we provide digital audio recordings of these presentations for the convenience of those who missed them. Click the “play” button above to hear a specific presentation.  You may listen through your Web-connected computer any time using headphones or speakers.