A Notice and a Reminder (regarding upcoming classes)

Please note that the “Introduction to Ken Wilber” class scheduled to begin on February 10 has been canceled due to low enrollment.

In the meantime…

Space is still available in my class that starts on April 14:

Introduction to World Mysticism

through Emory University’s “Evening at Emory” Program.

Madonna is studying the Kabbalah. The Shack is a runaway bestseller. Centuries after he died, everyone’s reading Rumi. Yoga, Buddhism and other eastern practices are more popular among Americans than ever. So what gives? At the heart of all these cultural trends is mysticism, a vague word that can be translated as “the spiritual principle at the heart of religion.” Many people believe mysticism is the golden thread that unites all the world’s religions. Others scoff at the idea. Come decide for yourself in this class as we explore major themes and writings from the world’s great mystical traditions. Using Andrew Harvey’s The Essential Mystics as our textbook, we’ll examine the world’s great wisdom traditions — Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as pagan and philosophical forms of mysticism — acknowledging both the common ground and the distinctive qualities of each mystical path. Class is taught from an academic/nonsectarian perspective.
Textbook: The Essential Mystics : Selections from the World’s Great Wisdom Traditions.
Instructor: Carl McColman
April 14-May 5, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm

To register, click here

Please do sign up — this is a fun class where we explore wisdom teachings from around the world. Hope to see you in April.

Two Saturday events: in Atlanta and Richmond
"Life is Change... How it Differs From the Rocks"
After the Book Festival (and Looking Forward to a New Contemplative Prayer Gathering)
Speaking of Silence (On Internet Radio)
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • http://glenwoodplace.blogspot.com Scott

    Sorry about the Ken Wilber class: I would have registered except for the commute from Chicago! :) I’m interested in exploring Wilber’s thought, have read one small book (the “Very Short Introduction” one) and would benefit from a guided study. I’ve got his “Theory of Everything” from the library and will start on that soon, with note pad nearby.