Exploration of distinctive Quaker language – Pendle Hill Retreat Oct. 7-9, 2016

A Language for the Inward Landscape

Oct 7-9, 2016

A weekend facilitated by Brian Drayton and Fran Taber
From the beginnings of the Quaker movement, Friends have developed a distinctive language to describe and explain their personal spiritual condition and inward processes and those of their meetings. Bill Taber called this “a language for the inward landscape.” During this weekend, we will explore some classic terms, and then some of our own language, from the points of view of imagery or sense-impression, of personal history and association, of Scripture, and of Quaker spirituality. This exploration can give us new insight into our own lived experience, enriched and anchored by the riches of Quaker tradition.