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Priest, spiritual leader at Unity on Bay to discuss modern life and mysticism

With the fast pace of modern day life, it’s time reconnect spiritually — at least that’s the view of Matthew Fox, an Episcopal priest, and Christian de la Huerta, a spiritual leader.

The pair will be conducting a lecture this week dubbed “Living Like a Mystic, Living Like a Hero,” which takes place 7 p.m. Tuesday at Unity on the Bay.

Fox plans to focus his speech around mysticism, and the teachings of 14th century mystic Meister Eckhart, and intends to touch on topics such as social justice, contemplation and letting go, and cosmic awareness.

“The mystic is that person in every one of us who is a lover of the earth, and of the animals, the people and life itself,” said Fox, an author and former Roman Catholic priest who was expelled from the church in 1993. “The mystic has to defend what he cherishes.”

Meanwhile, de la Huerta, an author and South Florida-based spiritual leader, will speak about heroism, and what it means to be a modern day hero.

“A hero is someone who is committed to be all of who they are, for their personal liberation, and for the sake of the world,” said de la Huerta, whose book A Call for Heroes is slated to be released in the fall.

Both de la Huerta and Fox say they hope to help people better their lives with their lecture.

“We’re both trying to develop a spirituality that works for people today,” Fox said.

Doors for the event open 6:30 p.m., with the main event slated to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased via www.unityonthebay.org/matthewfox2015, at Unity at the Bay and also at the door.

If you go

▪ What: Living Like a Mystic, Living Like a Hero

▪ When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

▪ Where: Unity on the Bay, 411 NE 21 St.

▪ Cost: Tickets are $25

▪ For more information: Contact Jason Weeks at 305- 458-9039 or jason@unityonthebay.org.

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