Mysticism: East and West

GENINT 711.282

Osher (50+). This course explores mystical religions in eastern and western traditions.

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Starting at $135.00
As few as 9 weeks
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About this course:

A major and recurrent feature in world religions is the ecstatic or mystical experience of the individual or groups and the effects of such experience on the religious tradition. The course is concerned with the mystical as it appears in archaic, Eastern, and Western traditions, as well as with the mystics themselves. We begin with perhaps the earliest of religions, the shamans, and continue with the ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mystical practices as described in the secret texts. Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism present instructions and evidence of intense mystical experiences. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all have significant and powerful mystical knowledge that are explored. The course ends with a survey of modern ecstatic experience induced by drugs, as well as the psychological and bodily practices of the 21st century.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Instructor: Phyllis Herman
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Fee:
$135.00
45 days left. Enroll by Apr 2, 2020
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Notes
No meeting April 9, 2020. Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 17, 2020
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Apr 2, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Thu Apr 16, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Thu Apr 23, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Thu Apr 30, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Thu May 7, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Thu May 14, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Thu May 21, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Thu May 28, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE

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