Michael started studying Protestant mystics of the last 400 years, and that led him to research Russian mystics and submerged traditions within Christianity. His findings have been published as books, and he hosts a podcast and an annual magazine to re-ignite creativity. Central to his mission is the re-discovery of our connection in Creation, and the presence in Sacred Scripture of an ignored angelic being known as Wisdom/Sophia.
Michael Martin, Ph.D. is a philosopher, poet, musician, songwriter, editor, and biodynamic farmer. He spent sixteen years as a Waldorf teacher and Master Teacher, and taught at the university and college level for over seventeen years. He began biodynamic farming in 1990 and currently raises dairy goats, bees, and other animals while managing a market garden with his wife and some of his nine children. His poetry and scholarship have appeared in many journals and he is the editor of ‘Jesus the Imagination: A Journal of Spiritual Revolution’.
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00:00 A surprise this year
01:45 Michael’s origin story
05:30 Why the Center for Sophiological Studies
10:27 Responses to ‘Gnosticism’
18:57 A submerged reality of mysticism
23:28 Jesus the Imagination
25:53 Transfiguration and changing our culture
28:51 How to contact Michael online
30:12 Michael’s 1 minute message to Catholics