The Hilliard Institute

The Hilliard Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation offering sensory education programing, experiential learning, and academic research and publishing while also supporting philanthropic initiatives through fundraising and educational training and activities—all under the umbrella of the concept of Educational Wellness

The Hilliard Institute. 4440 Savage Pointe Drive. Franklin, TN 37064

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Book Tour Underway in Ireland

Dr. K. Mark Hilliard’s book launch in Ireland has started off tremendously with a June 7th release at Castle Durrow in Durrow, Ireland. Hilliard is seen here reading a portion of The Crow’s Enchanted Dance before signing copies for attendees. On June 8th, the adventure continued as The Midlands 103 radio station interviewed Dr. Hilliard on his latest publication as well as the class on sacred space he is currently co-teaching with artist Jock Nichol at the Abbeyleix Further Education Centre.
In this course, Professor Hilliard spends the morning with students discussing various aspects of sacred place and space. Each afternoon the students go out into nature to experience sacred space and then afterwards express their experiences through painting, drawing, photography, writing. Sacred sites include the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the Killamuck Bog, the Rock of Dunamase, the Mass Rock, Saint Fintan's Holy Well, Saint Michael and All Angels Church of Ireland, The Sexton House, etc. The course will end on June 16th with another book signing at the Abbeyleix Heritage House along with an art exhibit by the students taking the Sacred Place and Sacred Space course.
Hilliard will also present a reading and book signing in Mountrath, Ireland, on June 14th. Once his Irish book tour is complete, Dr. Hilliard will return to the States for the official American release of his book. Keep looking for more information about this event!