Course detail: The Quest to Merge with the Ultimate: World Mysticism

The religions of the world all have a concept of an ultimate state of being or consciousness. The concept of "merging with the ultimate" is generally called "mysticism." There are mysticism traditions in both Western and Eastern religions as well as what might be called "spiritual mysticism" which is not attached to any particular religion. These traditions have much in common, including a transcendent reality and the possibility for humans to experience a merging with that transcendent ultimate being or consciousness. This course explores a few examples of mysticism from different ages in world history, examining mystical theories and methods.

Instructor Bio: James Gaither, Th.D. holds a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Kansas and ThD from Holos University Graduate Seminary. For over 25 years he has taught courses in history of Western thought, world religions, metaphysics and ethics and is currently a "semi-retired." 

Course Accessibility
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 Session Detail: OC21266O

Schedule: Every week on Friday, starting on 03/26/21 and ending on 04/09/21
Times: 05:30pm - 07:00pm
Single Osher Course : $50.00


Thank you for registering for your Osher online course. Within the week you will receive an email from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute that will include your Zoom link and password for the class. You will use the same link and password for each of the three course sessions so please save the email. We encourage you to sign into your meeting prior to the class start date to make sure you are comfortable with the process. If you have issues please contact or 785-864-1373. Zoom Course Participation: An individual registration is required for each person in the home, as zoom links are not to be shared.


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Jim Gaither

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Zoom Facilitated Sessions
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A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 5 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.