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Flames in the Night

a journey with the Spanish mystics


Flames in the Night


We will be in touch with you via email shortly after you complete the registration form to let you know about the logisitics and payment for the course.

Course Fees: £80

This course includes

15 video presentations 

(approx. 225 minutes)

20 in depth articles/essays 

and resource documents


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 is based on the extensive reading, reflection and teaching of Daniel Muñoz on the Spanish mystics over the past fifteen years. It was first offered in the Spring of 2021, alongside weekly web seminars.

You can now register for this course at any time during the year, and learn at your own pace.


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.



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 and a wide selection of articles and essays for in depth study. Originally, the course was run alongside weekly web (zoom) seminars. These are not available in this new format. You will need to invest around 3-4 hours every week to make the most of this course.

Course Programme:


Week 1: Flames in the night: exploring the world of the Spanish mystics.

Week 2: Teresa of Avila: reformer and teacher of prayer.

Week 3: Luis de León: bible teacher and poet.

Week 4: John of the Cross: spiritual teacher and mentor.

Week 5: María de Salazar: spiritual writer and mystic.


Registration & Fees


Registration Now OPEN.

Fees: £80 per person.

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