Flames in the Night

a journey with the Spanish mystics

ONLINE COURSE: 26th April - 30th May 2021

Flames in the Night


This course is now fully booked.


Registration is now


Please email us if you would like to be put on the waiting list, or if you might be interested in doing this course in the autumn of 2021.

Course Fees: €120

This course includes

15 video presentations 

(approx. 225 minutes)

20 in depth articles/essays 

and resource documents


5 online live seminars

(one per week /1 hour each /zoom)

Certificate of completion


Access on PC, tablet or mobile phone

Course Description


A five week course on Christian mysticism and spirituality focusing on four remarkable spiritual teachers: Teresa of Avila, Luis de León, John of the Cross and María de Salazar. These 16th century Spanish mystics lived during a time of profound change in the world around them, not unlike our world today. In this course, we will explore their lives, personalities and challenges, as well as their spiritual insights and wisdom, and how these may offer nourishment and guidance for our own life journeys.


This course is aimed at both, those who are new to the Spanish mystics, and those who are familiar with their works and wish to go deeper. It is also recommended for those planning on joining a residential retreat on the Spanish mystics in Spain with Los Olivos Retreats.

This comprehensive online course and live web seminars are based on the extensive reading, reflection and teaching of Daniel Muñoz on the Spanish mystics over the past fifteen years.


Course Objectives:


  • To understand the world of the Spanish mystics, that is, their historical context, including social, political, religious, spiritual and gender dynamics.

  • To gain an overview of the life of each mystic, and to familiarize yourself with their main works and key themes in their spiritual teachings, acquiring tools to understand their writings.

  • To engage with their teachings on a personal level, making connections between their insights on prayer, spiritual development and self-knowledge and your own personal journey.

  • To participate in a learning community through the reading of their works, and reflecting on them in conversation with other course participants.



In this 5-week online course, you will be able to learn by accessing a number of exclusive resources, including: video teaching sessions with Daniel Muñoz, a wide selection of articles and essays for in depth study, and weekly web-seminars (zoom) to discuss the content of the course with fellow learners.

You will need to invest around 3-4 hours every week to make the most of this course.

Course Dates:

26th April – 30th May 2021


Week 1 (26th April – 2nd May): Flames in the night: exploring the world of the Spanish mystics.

Week 2 (3rd – 9th May): Teresa of Avila: reformer and teacher of prayer.

Week 3 (10th – 16th May): Luis de León: bible teacher and poet.

Week 4 (17th – 23rd May): John of the Cross: spiritual teacher and mentor.

Week 5 (24th – 30th May): María de Salazar: spiritual writer and mystic.


* On the first day of each week course participants will receive an email with a unique password protected link to access the course materials (videos, articles/essays and resources). A midweek online seminar will take place every week (day/time TBA) to discuss and explore the content of the course together.



Registration & Fees


Registration Now Closed.

Fees: €120 per person.


Limited places available - on a first come, first served basis.