• 2016 EIAL courses and public events now online


Click the links in the bar above to see all of our programs and events in the UK.

  • See our constantly updated bookstore 

    for recommendations of books in the fields of interspirituality, eco-spirituality, Native Middle Eastern mysticism, Jewish spirituality and mysticism, the Aramaic Jesus and early Christianity, Islam and Sufism, humanistic and somatic psychology, storytelling and spiritual fiction.



Leadership Program in Healing:

Columbus, OH, USA: The Path of Healing Part III:
Healing, Baraka and the Blessing Way
October 27 - 30, 2016

Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz and Natalia Lapteva

(These weekends build upon one another and are primarily filled by a group committed to the entire program. It began in October 2014. There may be some one-off spaces available, depending on one’s prior experience.)


See details here





The Edinburgh International Festival
of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace

The 13th Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace was held 11 February - 20 March 2016, co-sponsored by the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning and the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace. Plans for the 2017 Festival are underway.

See Festival 2016 details and Festival 2009-13 archives here

See archive of the 2004-2008 Festivals





The Academic Study of Mysticism

In order to support diversity within the academic study of religion, E I A L sponsors and hosts the website of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion.

Click here to go to this site.