The Well-Lighted

Book Club

Igniting Collective Wisdom

Over and over again the power of reading a book of wisdom as a group has proven to ignite individual and collective wisdom, expand perspective, deepen insight, and encourage greater real-life application. For this reason, I invite you to the Well-Lighted Book Club, a virtual space where together we will explore, laugh, question, and learn.

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer has long been one of my very favorite books.  I first read this book more than 30 years ago.  It changed my life perspective and it continues to be part of my life-long journey of awakening.  I am very excited about reading and exploring this book in community through our Well-Lighted Book Club.

The credits from the book’s cover say it better than I could.

The Invitation is a treasure.  If you want to live more deeply, honestly, and passionately, you must read this book.  – Richard Carlson, author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

“A remarkable book…A fierce and tender presence, its wisdom could become a lifelong companion, engaging and awakening the original and unique rhythm of your mind and soul.”  – John O’Donohue, author of Anam Cara

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.  I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.  It doesn’t interest me how old you .  I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive…” excerpted from the poem the Invitation, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, on which the book is based.

I hope you will join me in the Well-Lighted Book Club for The Invitation!

Book Cover of "The Invitation"

Please join us in the Well-Lighted Book Club for this timely, relevant and important exploration of The Art of Living.

Thursdays beginning June 20, 2024 through August 1, 2024 (7 weeks)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
Cost: $180
(2 recurring payments of $90)

We meet by Zoom which affords people who are not local to participate in the book group.

The Zoom link is located in your membership area of this website and also sent by email before the Thursday’s group call.

Testimonials

Julie’s broad knowledge of spiritual traditions, frank honesty, and humor guide and deepen group members’ understanding of both familiar and new concepts.

Navigating my life as a caregiver brought me to Julie’s book studies group.  Several years later, that first experience has opened my heart to much more.  Each book selection has expanded self-knowledge and offered fresh explorations on my life’s path.
During weekly discussions, Julie’s broad knowledge of spiritual traditions, frank honesty, and humor guide and deepen group members’ understanding of both familiar and new concepts.  I look forward to gaining new insights with every turn of the page.

~ Carol Storey

Julie a gifted facilitator who guides us to look deeper and lovingly tend to those parts of us that interfere with living more fulfilling lives.

I’m grateful for Julie’s book studies that help to ground me in times of illness, upheaval and uncertainty. In addition to selecting wise authors, she’s a gifted facilitator who guides us to look deeper, uncover underlying sensitive wounds and lovingly tend to those parts of us that interfere with living a more fulfilling life. And her sense of humor is delightful! 

~ Bonnie Jacobson

The conversations generated within Julie’s very expertly led groups are exceptional.

Participation in Julie’s book studies brings understanding of the book to a whole new level, as she deftly creates a space for insightful conversation about what jumps out of the book for each of us.  I am an avid reader and have been part of many book clubs AND the conversations generated within Julie’s very expertly led groups are exceptional and provide much food for thought.

 ~ Phyllis McMaster Moist