Wilber & World Mysticism through Evening at Emory

Happy first day of spring, happy feast day of St. Benedict, and happy birthday to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit — today is the 67th anniversary of the monastery's founding!A reminder to everyone who lives in the Atlanta area — I have two classes coming up through the Emory University Center for Lifelong Learning ("Evening at Emory"), and registration is open for both of them. I hope I'll see you at one or bothIntroduction to Ken WilberEvening at Emory - Humanities and Cultural Stu … [Read more...]

Introduction to Christian Mysticism: Evening at Emory

Registration for the "Introduction to Christian Mysticism" class offered through Evening at Emory is now online. To register, click here.The class will meet for five Thursday evenings starting on September 23 and continuing through October 21. The class will meet on the Emory University Campus. The textbook (of course) is The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. Continuing education credit is available.Here is the course description from the Evening at Emory website:Introduction to … [Read more...]

Proposed Class on Christian Mysticism

The good folks at the Emory Center for Lifelong Learning have given me the green light to prepare a proposal for a class on Christian mysticism. I've taught an "Introduction to World Mysticism" class there for the past four years, and it shows no signs of easing its popularity, so now it's time to see if a class that focusses on the Christian tradition would likewise appeal to the continuing education community.My proposal is due on the program manager's desk on Monday. Here is what I've come … [Read more...]

Speaking of World Mysticism…

Attention Atlanta-area readers...Introduction to World Mysticism — a four week class offered through the Emory University Center for Lifelong Learning — starts on Wednesday, April 14. Follow the link to register for it!And if you're not convinced that you would absolutely love this class, try listening to this MP3: Carl McColman talks about mysticism: what it is, and why it matters, in this interview which originally aired on Atlanta's AM 1690 in September 2008 (to promote this same class whe … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Register now for Evening at Emory Spring 2010

Online registration is now open for Evening at Emory's Spring 2010 classes. I'm teaching the following classes:A Brief History of Everything American philosopher Ken Wilber writes books that combine eastern and western spirituality, psychology, biology, cultural theory, and other strands of contemporary thought to create what the author calls “integral theory.” Wilber seeks to bridge the divide between science and religion, explain the dynamics of human consciousness and moral development, and … [Read more...]