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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-918208-0
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 132 pages
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    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 132 pages
  • Keywords
    • Bioenergetics,
    • Shalom Mountain Retreat Center,
    • Leaving Calvinist Christianity,
    • Spirituality and retreat,
    • Healing from chronic fatigue,
    • Healing after divorce,
    • Healing after carbon monoxide poisoning

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Fear Not Mystery
Knowing Love Beyond Comprehension
by Aukje Kapteyn

Spiritual paths are rarely a straight line. Fear Not Mystery is an absorbing memoir describing the author’s passage of reconciling her religious upbringing with forging her own spiritual path. The consequence of growing up amidst a strict structural religious environment with the loss of her own spiritual awareness form the backdrop of her search for authenticity and connection. Aukje Kapteyn shares her insights from her life’s work, her immersive experiences in the natural world and the body, which heightened her sense of oneness with all and seeing the Divine in all things. Wise and relatable, the stories of loss and alienation, awe and mystery found in this book reveal the universal experience of inner wisdom, letting go of the illusion of control and surrendering to the grace and freedom of spirit that is our birthright.

"This book is an invitation to trust your own experience, to risk letting your life be seen by people who can hold a loving space for you….Read this book with an open heart. The stories and experiences may move you right into the holy temple of your own life." - Lawrence Stibbards, Former owner and leader of Shalom Mountain Retreat and Study Center “I’m sure Aukje Kapteyn’s Fear Not Mystery will be an invaluable companion to a great many people who are in search of meaning and purpose and who long for the experience of unconditional love. Using personal experience, practical examples and entertaining stories, her wisdom guides us beyond just a mental understanding of spirituality and into a grounded, embodied, inner knowing of the peace and love that pass all understanding.” —Brad Laughlin, spiritual teacher and author of Living With Enlightenment—A Journey of Love,

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Aukje Kapteyn has been a counselling therapist for forty years. Most of those years were spent with First Nations Communities. While her educational achievements form the basis of her work in the world, life is the most profound teacher. She has a Master’s degree in Counselling (Pastoral Studies) from St. Paul University in Ottawa, and has completed coursework for the Doctorate of Ministry at St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton. Kapteyn has also undertaken a rigorous five-year program in Bioenergetic Analysis and studied numerous other modalities, including Indigenous perspectives on family systems and trauma. She was mentored by the founder of Shalom Mountain Retreat and Study Center and facilitates Shalom retreats. She is the mother of three and grandmother of seven.


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