Ritual and Sacred Ceremony

Code: IPS/SP5/710

Dates: September 27, 2023, October 4, 2023, October 18, 2023, November 2, 2023, November 3, 2023, November 4, 2023, November 15, 2023, and November 29, 2023

• Wednesday Classes: 2-5pm | On-site Intensive Nov 2-4 Note: This course is on an every-other-year rotation

An introduction to the theory and practice of ritual, focused on elements shared by multiple traditions. Humans use ceremony to approach the divine, build community, mark important life events, and more. Together, we will explore theological, psychological, sociological, anthropological, and philosophical theories of ceremonial activity. We will apply those theories as we study effective ritual facilitation to increase our own skills.

The course is a spirituality elective and MAIIS requirement.

Wednesday Classes In Person or via Zoom; Nov. On-site Intensive In Person ONLY