Global and Personal Spirituality
LAS 237 - Global and Personal Spirituality3 hours We live in a world of GPS, texts, “tweets” and “YouTube,” where communication technologies have allowed us to be instantaneously present to one another no matter where we are physically located on the planet. Our thoughts and images flow so quickly over such vast space that we are virtually present in more than one place at a time. In an ever shrinking global community, within an exponentially expanding cosmos, how do you begin to describe exactly where YOU are right now? How does the process of globalization impact our orientation to that which is beyond our known personal experience? Who are we and how do we situate ourselves within a cosmology that has redefined our place in the universe and perhaps even our purpose? This seminar will examine the interconnectedness of planetary being with personal spirituality – the inmost energy of entanglement with the Divine. We will explore the noosphere, morphogenic fields, human compassion, and “cosmosophobia” as bridges to understanding how personal spirituality can create a unitive consciousness that will serve, rather than oppose, the immense diversity present in humanity and creation.