Various; distance learning format.
July 2018 – Present. Instructional delivery format: Hybrid course/exam
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze and discuss the relationship between the world of plant medicine and that of the Biblical narrative; identify and discuss common themes among plant healing and the relevant Biblical text; examine and analyze multiple perspectives of modern day and ancient spirituality among secular and religious individuals; and compare and contrast current perspectives of the human psyche from internationally recognized experts in psychology and of Biblical literature.
This course discusses the major themes of the Torah from the Kabbalistic perspective and presents analyses and commentaries that add deeper meaning to the texts, including: relevant cultural and historical trends, major themes that guide the past, present, and future of the people of Israel, and prophecies that deal with future times. The course materials focus on the basic tenets of Jewish thought, adding deeper meaning to the stories by gaining insight to the world of plant medicine and spiritual states. Other topics include: the purpose of creation, the original sin, exile of the mind, the pursuit of humanity to return to higher level consciousness, and how these themes play out in religious and spiritual communities today.