*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

The Perennial Philosophy Through Stories From the World's Wisdom Traditions

At the mystical heart of the great religions, in mythology, and even science as methphor, there can be discerned a common understanding of life's ways and purposes that is amazingly similar when seen through the vision of mystical experience. This is "where mighty rivers meet," beyond divisions and conflict. We will let stories from the Bible, Sufism, and other traditions show us the way.
Note: This course is meant to be taken before Another Level of Knowing: Understanding and Contemplative Practices from the World’s Wisdom Traditions, a class in Session B on personal practice and transformation. In order to fully understand the personal experiencial level in the Session B course, it is highly suggested a person attend this course.

Instructor Bio:

Bevalyn Crawford has academic degrees in humanities, physics and social welfare and has studied with teachers from the Christian, Hindu, Sufi, and Buddhist traditions. She has taught classes on World Religions, the Perennial Philosophy, and Spiritual Practice in several venues.

Required Reading:

Students will need to have email capability.

Recommended Reading:

Smith, Huston. The World's Religions, 2009. Huxley, Aldous. The Perennial Philosophy, 1945.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A208 Bevalyn Crawford Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Tu 2:00-4:00 p.m. Unity of Charlottesville WL

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