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William B. Parsons

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751198

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.001.0001

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Teaching the Graduate Seminar in Comparative Mysticism

Teaching the Graduate Seminar in Comparative Mysticism

A Participatory Integral Approach

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Teaching Mysticism
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Jorge N. Ferrer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.003.0011

This chapter describes a critical-participatory pedagogy used in a doctoral seminar on the comparative study of mysticism taught at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. The pedagogical strategy consists of an in-depth exploration of the field of comparative mysticism in the context of a participatory inquiry paradigm. Participatory pedagogies seek to incorporate as many human faculties as appropriate. To this end, in addition to the intellectual discussion of the main interpretive models and major horizons of the field of comparative mysticism, the seminar draws on the following pedagogical strategies: (1) guided visualization and contemplative inquiry; (2) ritual and somatic grounding; (3) mandala drawing; (4) dialogical inquiry as spiritual practice; (5) meditative reading of lectio divina; and (6) role play and multidimensional presentations.

Keywords:   participatory pedagogies, visualization, somatic, role play, comparative mysticism, seminar

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