Gender, Power, and Spirit in Indigenous Cultures

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARW 6425 2.00

This class will explore the legacy of indigenous women throughout the world on a path of power (leaders, healers, shamans, ceremonialists) and the spiritual images and stories of the cultural contexts in which they exist. A unique opportunity presents itself to understand the sacred through their spirituality, leadership, practices, and activism. The emphasis of the class will be on exploring Indigenous women’s lives, worldviews, transformations, narratives, and values to uncover recurring Indigenous themes that have global relevance today for our planet and all living beings. These themes will be elucidated didactically and experientially, and there will be opportunities to dialogue and relate in a manner consistent with Indigenous oral traditions and kinship paradigms.

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