The Mother of God House of Prayer Retreat and Spiritual Growth Center is sponsoring a concert, "Take Back the Light," at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 that features Jan Phillips, an award-winning author, poet, musician, visionary thought leader and speaker.
A daylong spirituality conference, called "Evolutionary Creativity and Modern Day Mysticism," will follow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26.
Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Phillips' transformational presentations inspire consciousness and commitment.
Known worldwide for her keynote speaking, workshops and multimedia video presentations, she creates a unique multi-sensory experience, weaving humor, storytelling, captivating imagery and music to inspire and ignite insights for life-changing action.
Phillips shows people how to access their wisdom, activate their own creative energy and communicate with passion and power.
She has taught and given retreats in more than 23 countries and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Ms., Newsday, People, National Catholic Reporter and other publications.
Phillips has written several books, including "No Ordinary Time" and the "Art of Original Thinking," was a contributor to Barbara Marx Hubbard's recent book, "Birth 2012 and Beyond."
She has two CDs of original music, "All the Way to Heaven" and "Singing for the Soul" and several DVDs to inspire creativity. Her photography has been exhibited both in the U.S. and internationally.
Both events will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, at 13411 Shire Lane in Fort Myers.
Cost is $20 for the concert, $45 for the spirituality conference or $60 for both. Register at 728-3614 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full listing of Phillips' books and awards can be found online at: www.JanPhillips.com.
The Mother of God House of Prayer Retreat and Spiritual Growth Center is at 17880 Cypress Creek Road in Alva.