|Tom Schlicht||No email||608-831-6593|
How did modern religions, especially those in the USA, come to be what they are today? How do animism, magic, taboo, shamanism, priest-kings, human sacrifice, and /or mystery cults relate to this process? We search for evidence by watching DVDs of lectures/conversations by scholars in the fields of religions, mythology, anthropology, archaeology, and history. And we read excerpts from scholarly writings. Some of our experts: John Hale, James Frazer, Elizabeth Vandiver, Joseph Campbell, David Leeming, Richard E. Friedman, Barbara Walker, Bart Ehrman, Mircea Eliade, Marjia Gimbutas. Join us for tolerant, stimulating discussion. All opinions, including those of debunkers are welcome.
To enroll contact the course coordinator by phone sooner rather than later. Note the early start date.
No Class day after Thanks-giving, Friday Nov 23rd.