Level 3 Classes
Transforming the Human Narrative
What are the presumptive stories that set human beings in a hierarchical relationship that is both separate and above? In what ways has religion and our notions of God contributed to this narrative? To see how we participate in these stories it is necessary to penetrate the stories of our human culture that have led to religious fundamentalism, racism, sexism, slavery, class inequality, species dominance, overpopulation and polluting the planet. Readings to be discussed include Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Harari, Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, Kibbutz: Socialism’s Last Stand by Joshua Muravchik
This class is held weekly:
- Wednesdays 12:30-1:45pm MT/ 2:30-3:45pm ET 9/14 – 11/30 (No class 10/5)
Can we change our presumptive stories and explore new narratives that lead to new ways of being human? Thought leaders have looked at the need for paradigm shifts. Through Kabbalah teachings we will look at the shifts that are occurring and those that have yet to be imagined to create a new human narrative.
Course not offered Fall 2022.
How do we put into practice the vision of a greater consciousness put forward by the Kabbalists? Tikkun Olam- the repair fo the world- assumes that there is a need to address the imbalances created by the human narrative and actualize social change. We will look at those who are advocating and implementing change globally and locally which inspire us to commit to changes we can make in our lives- individually, with family, and in our communities.