Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

RELI 4200 Myst, Magic and Ecstatic Rel

This course will look at the mystical side of religion, where the ecstatic and magical aspects are central to religious practice. From dance, to spirit possession, to euphoric trance, mysticism taps into the more embodied and esoteric sects of many world religions and native traditions. This course will be reading religious studies theorists in the area of ecstatic religion, as well as primary texts found in Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and other spiritual traditions.