BLS 364: Mystics in America
Have you ever wanted to know more about the spiritual landscape of our postmodern culture? Well, here's your chance to study some popular trends in contemporary spirituality and uncover the historical roots that (may or may not) lie behind them. We will read both contemporary accounts and historical texts to try and better understand the alien implants that cause psychic trauma, the Sefirot that mediate between God and creation, the differences between mindfulness and no-mind, and the details the Evangelists left out of their Passion accounts. We may even encounter a few Wiccans and Druids and Purpose-Drive People—Oh my!