Music & Spirituality: How They Intertwine in my Life–Online Worship through Zoom

Carolyn Cruso, Guest Musician and Speaker

Music and spirituality are inherently interwoven. The word inspiration contains the root for to breathe in; to infuse, as in with life; to animate.  Animate comes from the Latin for soul.  We play music and our souls are animated.  Carolyn shares with us her journey, musings and distillation of much reading on the subject revealing that playing music is a spiritual practice and a devotion.

Carolyn Cruso’s Bio: Wielding two guitars, a hammered dulcimer, and her voice, Carolyn Cruso roams the back roads of the country and of the mind taking the listener on a journey of beauty, redemption, compassion and humor.  She is also an environmental science educator for youth aged six to fourteen. She makes her home in the San Juan Islands where she lives with her beloved partner David, and Zoe the cat.

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If you would prefer to join by phone, dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 736 142 4210 when prompted.  Long distance charges may apply, so it is best to call from a cell phone.   If you have a smartphone, you can download the Zoom app and join with Meeting ID: 736 142 4210 for video and audio connection.

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