Mystical Consciousness

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Priory Auditorium

For over a thousand years women and men known (not by themselves) as mystics have identified the issues and, according to William James, set the bar of human consciousness in terms of the awareness of the Divine Other - the presence of God.  Although banished from the study of psychology by the rise of behaviorism in the early twentieth century, consciousness studies made a striking return in recent decades and once again the experience and witness of the mystics has become the focus of serious scientific study. With the aid of significant testimony from the mystics themselves, Rev. Richard Woods, OP, PhD, professor of theology at Dominican University, will trace the story of mystical consciousness from its early development to the present researches of neuroscience and beyond.

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