Listing of all academic courses offered at California Institute of Integral Studies.
School of Consciousness and Transformation TSD 6254 3.00
Voltaire said, “If they can make you believe in absurdities they can make you commit atrocities.” What do you believe? Where did those beliefs come from? This online course explores the scientific, psychological, and spiritual origins of belief, as well as the neurology and the sociological consequences of beliefs. Beliefs are ideas and agreements about reality; they can be renegotiated and changed. Beliefs create the world you meet. Healing involves reinterpreting what you believe about what happened to you. But many of our beliefs are unconscious or unquestioned, part of the zeitgeist. One aspect of transformation is becoming aware of unconscious beliefs and prejudices, reexamining old beliefs, and considering new possibilities.