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CNS5832 Earth Body Spirit

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This course examines the three broad stages of the human-nature relationship: the indigenous participatory worldview, the human-nature split of modern Western culture, and the reemerging participatory worldview. It addresses the overarching principle of balance in both indigenous and contemporary systems thinking. It experiments with consciousness-deepening dream, ritual and ceremonial practices that include aspects of the natural world. Taken from a variety of cultural traditions, such practices transform the objectification of nature into an appreciation of its presence, beauty, and powers of healing. Online course.

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