Listing of all academic courses offered at California Institute of Integral Studies.
School of Consciousness and Transformation TSD 6302 3.00
Art tells us what we were, what we are, and what we are becoming. Explore the superstructure of expanding consciousness through the lens of art and artifacts shaped by the magical, mystical, modern, and postmodern mind. Wilber, Combs, Gebser, and others create compelling frameworks from which to interpret the meaning of mankind’s works of art. Students will use these frameworks to arrive at a deep understanding of the consciousness of the artisans that created these works and the times in which they lived. Utilizing the learning domains of both cognitive understanding and affective feeling, the class will enter the worldview of other stages of consciousness to develop a new sense of appreciation and wonderment for what has gone before, and a hopeful anticipation for where the path of expanding consciousness is leading.