Description   Through philosophical reflection, study of sacred
texts, and application of spiritual technologies,
this course will introduce pathways of spiritual
liberation found in dharmic, yogic, and tantric
wisdom traditions. Students will investigate the
thea/ologies, cosmologies, soteriologies,
cultures, and consciousnesses of these diverse
traditions. Special analysis will be given to
marginalized heterodox traditions of spiritual
emancipation--such as the tantric path of the
Mahavidyas or Great Wisdoms. Scriptures explored
will include the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad
Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Tantras, and
devotional writings of the bhakti poet-saints.
Coursework will include embodied ritual,
religious exercise, and scriptural study, and
spiritual lecture, pilgrimage to temples, group
processes, classroom presentations, and scholarly
research. Prerequisite readings will be
announced. A field trip to at least one ceremony
will be required. Please see the syllabus for
more information. [20 max enrollment; Auditors
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* Note: The description above does not necessarily apply to any courses other than the one in the latest term.
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