American Awakening

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American Awakening
Exploring the Non-Dual Enlightenment Tradition in American Philosophy
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Tuesdays, Nov. 10th - Dec. 15th, 2020

8:00pm - 9:00pm (US Eastern Time)

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In this 6 week course you will discover a genuine American tradition of enlightenment that we need today more than ever. You will take a journey through the history of American philosophy to see how the idea that reality is an indivisible evolving whole was developed. Along the way you will see how ideas of a higher self and the stream of consciousness challenged fundamental notions of selfhood and freewill. This will be a fascinating journey that will include as much enlightenment dharma as it does historical context. We will discover, practice and experience a new relationship to life.

In our complex, rapidly changing, globally challenged and interconnected world, we need to think deeply in order to be able to respond to life with sensitivity, depth and wisdom. We are trying to figure out how to live together on an overcrowded planet with shrinking resources and in the midst of violently conflicting worldviews. We need big thinkers who understand not just our world, but how we think and how our ideas can create the change we need.

In this course you will discover some of the very best of the wisdom too often hidden in the American philosophical tradition. The ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, William James and others will come alive in your immediate experience. You will see that these philosophers were as much mystics as thinkers, and as you learn how to approach them with an open heart and mind you will discover a profound spiritual teaching of Unity and Conscious Evolution.

Session 1:
Discovering the Life Force Energy
In our first session we will explore the spiritual awakening experience of Ralph Waldo Emerson that revealed that we are all part of one explosive force of life.
Session 2:
Embracing the Reality of Higher Self
In session two we will discuss the idea that a higher form of being exists ready to live through us as soon as we are willing to allow it access to our life.
Session 3:
Stepping Out of the Material World
In our third session we will let go of any assumption of solidity and explore the possibility that reality is fundamentally a phenomenon of mind.
Session 4:
Releasing the Separate Sense of Self
In the fourth session we will see how our inner experience of being someone might be a mirage created by deeply held assumptions about our own existence.
Session 5:
Knowing without Truth
In our fifth session we will explore the nature of truth and discover why we might never know how well, or even if, our ideas correspond to what is real.
Session 6:
Living in Flow
In our final session we will embrace a view in which life is seen as one vastly interconnected flow of being that we have never been and could never be separate from.
American Awakening: Exploring the Non-Dual Enlightenment Tradition in American Philosophy with Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira is a mystical philosopher and spiritual guide. He is the author of eleven books on meditation and philosophy. He teaches online programs and leads retreats throughout the world that teach people how to let go of their current perceptual habits so they are free to participate in the creation of a new paradigm. To put it simply, he supports people to live a spiritually inspired life, free from the constraints of fear, worry and self-doubt, and aligned with their own deepest sense of meaning and purpose.
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