Discover how transformational writing can become a path to awakening


Spiritual life can be lonely and confusing sometimes. That’s why best-selling author and educator Mark Matousek created Writing as a Spiritual Practice.

In dialogue with our writing self, we’re able to investigate our deepest questions, articulate our boldest visions, and excavate our deepest recesses, where so many sacred treasures are hidden. That’s why people so often turn to the written page as a sanctuary for insight and wisdom.
Let Mark’s insightful and revelatory course be your companion. Through a series of thought-provoking, soul-searching lessons, you will explore critical questions, that guide you through a portal of awakening using the power of writing.
Who is this person you call yourself?
Is there a purpose to your existence?
Do you have faith, and, if so, in what?
How do you recognize the sacred in everyday things?
Exploring these classic themes is vital to a happier, more enlightened life.

“Mark is a masterful and loving guide: his wisdom teachings and brilliantly conceived questions will enable you to dissolve the coverings and open to life-changing truth. You don’t need skill in writing to partake; all that’s required is the longing to awaken your heart.”

~Tara Brach, Ph.D, best-selling
author of
Radical Acceptance
Writing as a Spiritual Practice has taught students around the world how to connect to and trust their internal witness. Self-inquiry through writing awakens this wisdom guide who is your connection to all that inspires and sustains your spirit. This powerful practice produces a greater sense of self, well-being, and clarity of purpose and meaning.
Using writing as a daily practice can be every bit as potent as meditation, prayer, or yoga. In fact, scientific studies have proven that expressive writing delivers healing benefits for a variety of emotional, physical, and mental issues.


Writing as a Spiritual Practice is a multimedia independent study course.
Each original lesson is available in audio and PDF formats. Also included is a video overview of the course along with a video introduction to Mark’s Writing to Awaken method. All files are accessed through this website after purchase and downloadable to your phone, tablet, or computer.
Lesson One: The Mystic Child – Each of us is born with a childlike wisdom available to us when we access Beginners Mind, the source of deep knowing.
Lesson Two: The Lie of the Mind – When you debunk the untruths of the false self, you encounter your authentic spiritual identity and its guidance.
Lesson Three: A Question of Faith – Everyone believes in something. Understanding your belief system is critical to self-realization.
Lesson Four: Exposing the Shadow – Spiritual awakening requires you to peer into your unexplored darkness to discover the secrets hiding there.
Lesson Five: The Purpose of Wonder – Awe and reverence are critical to cultivating a sacred view that enriches and elevates everyday life.
Lesson Six: The Wisdom of Love – Your spiritual journey is incomplete without love and “the holiness of the heart’s affections.”

“I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is willing to look into his or her heart and write about what they find there. Mark’s questions, suggestions, and insight were both helpful and liberating. This was a healing journey for me.”

~Árelía, Iceland

Until we question our beliefs, we cannot know who we are; until we examine who we are, as Socrates reminded us, life is not worth living. Take your first step with Writing as a Spiritual Practice on a transformative journey to the core of who your are.

Home Study Course Price: $229

Receiving Your Course: After purchase, you will receive two emails:
a payment receipt and a second email with a password and link to the
Course Content Page. This page contains the course lessons and videos. You can
access the Course Content Page at any time using the link and password provided.

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