Poetry, World, & Spiritual Thought

Honors 430

From the ancient Hindu scripture, Bhagavad Gita, to the poetic & philosophical musings of Jean Biès, to the existential angst found in Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies, to the nature-based songs sung by the South American Yawanawa tribe, to the myriad of Goddesses as they appear in Awakening Shakti, to Stephen H. Buhner's epic work, Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, to The Immortality Key: a contemporary scholar’s take on the Greek Eleusinian Mysteries & the role of sacred plants in the development of Christianity – this class will take you on a fascinating journey through multiple worlds of spiritual thought. My hope is that you finish this semester as a more open-minded, informed, interested, conscious, human being.

For a final project, you will have the option of responding to one of our themes in an academic or artistic fashion.

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Click here and here for a wild ride through the awesome prose-poetry of Brittany Booth.

Or, here is an beautiful poetry collection by Nadine Veitnere, as well as her creative presentation.

And a super-cool poem from Victoria Valenzuela here.