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Transcendence and Well-Being

This is a discussion-based course that will explore the contemporary ramifications of transcendentalism through the examination of numerous, historically important cultures. The course will evaluate selected readings from a twenty-first century frame of reference. We will seek answers to open-ended questions. Are human beings wired for transcendence? Is there a place in our busy lives for higher consciousness? How have different cultures experienced the “highest”? Can experiencing higher states significantly transform a person’s life? Students will be encouraged to participate.

Instructor Bio:

Brent Kitching received his BA from Duke University and his MA from Temple University. He taught English for 31 years in both high school and college. He is an avid writer who recently published  a novel that explores provocative issues that will be covered in this course. A long-time meditator, he has a deep interest in states of consciousness and their impact on the quality of a person’s well-being.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A302 Brent Kitching Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 We 10:00-11:30 a.m. Rockfish Presbyterian Church A

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