Horvath Spiritual Consulting
Readings by Hawk
Dr. Hawk M. Horvath D.Min
Hawk holds a BA in Psychology from Bethel College. She received her Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, and her Doctorate in Ministry from Phillips Theological Seminary of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She believes that each and every one of us has a spiritual path. The problem comes, she says, when our path and beliefs are dictated by others, and we don't come to terms with what we truly believe and why we believe it. Her mission is to assist individuals and small groups in illuminating their spiritual paths through exploration and reflection.
Why the Celtic Cross as my logo?
Admittedly my Irish roots (on my mother’s side) have carried me to the Emerald Isle more than once and I best describe those travels as “going home”. Celtic spirituality abounds in Ireland and I have known the blessing of standing in the center of a Druid Initiation Circle, strangely familiar, surrounded by the spirits of those who have gone on before.
In my movement from religion to spirituality over the past twenty years I have shifted from the Mediterranean tradition of religion to the Celtic tradition of spirituality. For example, the Mediterranean tradition teaches that we are born in sin and what is deepest in us is sin; God’s forgiveness is always there through the blood of Jesus Christ. Celtic tradition teaches that we are born of God’s love and what is deepest within us is love. We miss the mark, but God’s love and forgiveness are always at the ready.
In another example, the Mediterranean tradition leans toward a separation of spiritual and earthly while Celtic tradition views creation as an expression of God—it is all one.
No one is exactly sure how the Celtic cross originated, but among ancient people circles were used to represent the moon, while a cross inside of a circle symbolized the sun. It is likely the Celtic cross was originally a pagan symbol hoisted high on a pole. Some have suggested that the Romans and even St. Patrick (who was actually English) called it a cross and used it to convert pagans to Christianity.
While a widely used Christian symbol, it is important to remember it has a history that began long before Christianity. The four arms have been interpreted as the four elements (earth, air, wind, fire), the four directions of the compass (north, south, east, west) and as the four parts of the human being (body, mind, spirit, heart). In more recent times it has been observed as an American Indian medicine wheel hoisted atop a pole.
For me the Celtic cross represents a diversity of spiritual beliefs and spans the ages from past to present. I have no interest in trying to convert anyone to my personal theology because I believe we each have our own path to discover. My hope is that EVERYONE feels safe and comfortable to walk through the doors of Horvath Spiritual Consulting, knowing that their beliefs are valued and respected.
Hawk creates workshops and materials depending on your organization's specific needs. Some of the many topics she can currently deliver include:
Hawk is available to speak to your organization!