Mysticism: East and West

GENINT 711.282

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

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In-Person
Starting at $135.00
As few as 8 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 is explored. The course ends with a survey of modern ecstatic experience induced by drugs, as well as the psychological and bodily practices of the twenty-first century.

Spring 2022 Schedule

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Thursday 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Phyllis Herman
385221
Fee:
$135.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Notes

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. 

You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course.  If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout.

Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 08, 2022
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Mar 31, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Thu Apr 7, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Thu Apr 14, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Thu Apr 21, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Thu Apr 28, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Thu May 5, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Thu May 12, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Thu May 19, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114

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