6 hours total | 4 sessions, beginning January 8, 2024
Learn the secular meaning of spirituality along with corresponding ideas and practices for filling your life with purpose, meaning, and joy.
What is a spirit? What is spirituality? Do these ideas have secular, this-worldly meanings? Do they matter to your life here on Earth?
Many people assume that these ideas and concepts related to them—such as “sacred,” “exaltation,” “reverence,” and “worship”—fall under the purview of religion. Consequently, many dismiss such ideas as mystical mumbo-jumbo. But as philosopher Ayn Rand argued, these ideas relate not to some divine or supernatural realm but to the “highest level of man’s emotions,” which should be “redeemed from the murk of mysticism and redirected at its proper object: man.”
In this course with Dr. Carrie-Ann Biondi, you’ll examine the natural, secular aspects of human life that give rise to spirituality, the ideas involved, and our vital need for them.
Topics of discussion will include:
- The nature and meaning of “spirit” and related ideas and values;
- The purposes that spiritual values serve in one’s life and the importance of understanding and attaining them;
- How Rand’s ideas on this subject compare with those of other thinkers; and
- Principles and practices for living a deeply spiritual, purposeful, and happy life.
Enroll now and enrich your mind, your emotional experiences, and your life.