RELI 2713 B: Mystical and Contemplative Traditions

Instructor: Dr. Mohammed Rustom

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Course Description:

This course offers an in-depth investigation into non-Western mystical, philosophical, and contemplative traditions. We shall explore such key topics as the nature of being and consciousness, the role of reflection and the cultivation of virtue in the quest for wisdom and understanding, the debate surrounding PCEs or “Pure Consciousness Events,” and the relationship between empiricism and ineffability.