Course Title: T5560 History of Western Esotericism, Wicca and Contemporary Paganism
Professor: Deirdre Sommerlad-Rogers, Ph.D.
Class Description: This course surveys the history and theology of Western esotericism and contemporary Paganism, including the Golden Dawn, Theosophy, Thelema, Wicca, and the flowering of contemporary Pagan traditions. Considers the defining characteristics of esotericism, historical influences on the development of contemporary Pagan traditions, and current controversies in historical interpretation.
Required Reading: Goodrick-Clarke, N. The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Class Meetings: Mondays 9:00 pm EST
Class Begins Monday May 18, 2020
P5105 Human Development across the Life Span in a Pagan Context
Professors: David Oringderff, Ph.D. and Shane Nelson, MA
Class Description: Students will become familiar with psychological development throughout the lifespan. For each stage of development, students will consider the ways in which a Pagan lifestyle and a Pagan world view may affect an individual’s physical, cognitive, social and personal development. This course provides clergy with developmental information that can be applied to age-related ritual design, curriculum and counseling.
Required Reading: Feldman, Robert S. Development Across the Life Span (6th edition), 2010. Pearson.
Class Meetings: Tuesdays, 8:00 EST
Class Begins: Monday, May 18, 2020
Course Title: Archetypal Imagery in Counseling I
Instructor: Angela Chamberlain, MA
Class Description: Learn experientially how to achieve personal and client goals using techniques that incorporate mythology from Asian, Middle Eastern, and European Myths. (The second part of this series will be offered Fall 2020.)
Required Reading: Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self: Techniques for Coaches and Therapists by A. Nelson. Singing Dragon Publishing.
Class Meetings: Thursdays, 8:00 pm EST
Class Begins: Monday May 18
Insights 1 – May 18 – June 14