What does it mean to radiate, love and embrace the luminous dark? How do we create a sacred relationship with death? This course counters cultural contexts and spiritual teachings which elevate light and life while fearing, demonizing or invisibilizing their counterparts. In The Luminous Dark, we explore sacred darkness and conscious dying in an earth-honoring framework through embodied healing practices, Jewish mystical and Islamic Sufi teachings, and with a trauma-informed, counter-oppressive lens. The Luminous Dark weaves text-based learning with psycho-spiritual inquiry, written reflection and ritual practice, and requires a willingness to work at depth both in and beyond class sessions.
Prerequisite – ECO is preferred but not required. Please contact the instructor to obtain approval before enrolling.
Relates to SKSM Thresholds 3, 5, 7 & MFC Comp 3.
This course is high-residence only.