WEEK EIGHT: Mystical Philosophy and Transcendence
Instructions: Read the following books. If you need to skim, be sure that you have a good grasp of the core ideas. In addition watch the required films that are listed just below the books. After reading the required books for the week and watching the required films, please respond to this week’s essay question..
BOOKS FOR THIS WEEK
The Unknowing Sage | Audio Version
Estimated reading time: 3 hours
Circle of the Wise
Estimated reading time: 2 hours
Extra credit (not required but recommended)
Tom Blake | Audio version
1. THE REMAINDER CONJECTURE
2. THE OCEANIC METAPHOR
3. SURFING IN THE CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES
4. NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES
5. THE CEREBRAL SYMPHONY
6. THE INFINITE SHUFFLE
7. THE UNKNOWABLE
8. iNNER VISIONS AND RUNNING TRAINS
All films are available as closed caption (just click on the CC button when watching)
TWO REQUIRED ESSAY QUESTIONS: 1. Why is Faqir Chand’s experiences important in understanding the projective nature of religious visions and miracles? 2. What is meant by the phrase, “philosophy done well is science; philosophy done poorly remains philosophy.” Be sure to support your answers with references to the required readings and films. Each answer should be at least 150 words.
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