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Humanities Institute Symposium

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential and innovative garden designers of the early 20th century and the only female charter member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Over a 50-year career, she completed design commissions at the White House, the Morgan Library, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, the Peggy Rockefeller...

Friday Mar 15th, 10:30am

From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness

at One Spirit Learning Alliance - Midtown
247 W 36th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Complete Title: The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness Our world is changing at a perilous yet promising pace. Learn the key role that interfaith/interspiritual leaders are playing in moving humanity towards oneness and discover how you can help in this process. "In what myth do we live today?" —C.G. Jung, from...


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Saturday Dec 1st, 9:30am

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The Art of Seer Series: Egg Diagnostic & Cleansing

at Shamanic Fire Reiki - Midtown
56 West 45th St Ste 1703, New York, New York 10036

Our ancestors used many systems to do intuitive readings by reading from tea leaf to crystal sphere. Every month I will be teaching a series of intuitive ways to read, consisting from different methods and tools, such as working with eggs, crystal spheres (obsidian & clear quartz), water gazing, crystal grids, rocks and feathers.   Join us...

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Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Virginia Woolf’s writing audaciously expanded the boundaries of modern fiction, reshaping our ideas about the ability of the novel to represent ordinary life and register swift, historical change.  “Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall,” she advised, signaling her prescription for a kind of...


4 sessions

Shadow Deities & the Psychedelic Humanities

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Course Name: Mysticism Happy Hour: Shadow Deities and the Psychedelic Humanities The Psychedelic Humanities With Doc Kelley Scientific research on psychedelic drugs has grown exponentially since clinical studies resumed in the 1990s after a twenty-year hiatus. New findings suggest that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can effectively ameliorate...


Democracy Reinvented?

at Think Olio - Fort Greene
321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Socrates' dialogues in Plato's Republic serve as a kind of blueprint for the kallipolis, or “beautiful” (read: ideal) city. How does democracy fall short of the Republic's metrics? Socrates warns that the passion for freedom in a democratic society comes at the cost of knowledge and wisdom, creating a path toward tyranny. Can this be avoided? ...


Education, Race and Place

at The New School - Manhattan

This course examines the role of education in producing racialized difference; and, relatedly, how education has been a means, method, and site through which various communities have fought over rights, resources, and their futures in a place. We will consider what these strategies and struggles might teach us about questions related to: the role of...


16 sessions

“What is the Weft?” + Meditation for Humanity & Clarity

at Seeds of Consciousness Int'l - Financial District
17 John St, New York, New York 10038

Full Course Name: An Intro Workshop: “What is the Weft?” + Meditation for Humanity & Clarity “The consequence of consciousness is freedom, the consequence of freedom is harmony and peace for the evolution of our planet”. How can you expand your inner consciousness to its full capacity for the benefit of your own life, to be in freedom?...

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Perverts, Creepers, and Freaks

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Perverts, Creepers, and Freaks: A History of Sexual Perversions Which sexual behaviors qualify as perverted? What kind of person deserves the label “pervert” and its consequential ostracization? Who among us deserves to be locked in a cage for our sexual desires and actions? And, most intriguingly, why have certain sexual behaviors become the...


Creative Justice

at The New School - Manhattan

The arts become a powerful tool by generating dialogue, strengthening a sense of community, and envisioning community based interventions. In this course, we examine how artists, cultural workers, and community activists have devised creative strategies for responding to institutional and interpersonal violence and trauma. How does creativity work...


16 sessions

The Movement for Black Lives Now

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Nearly five years after the rallying cry #BlackLivesMatter, the Movement for Black Lives has put forth a broad platform connecting systemic racism and criminal justice reform with issues such as gender discrimination, anti-immigrant sentiment, and economic inequality. Join BYP100 NYC organizer Christopher Paul Harris as he leads an evening...


Turning the Soul: The Hero and Humanities

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Is it possible for humanities to function without a doctrine of the soul?  Today, humanities studies the material conditions of texts and works of art without giving an account of the relationship between this knowledge and the soul of the student.  I.e the student is given information yet no instruction on how to put it into action in daily...


Parsing the Riddle of Aung San Suu Kyi

at Think Olio - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for decades enjoyed the status of an icon of the international human rights movement. During 15 years under house arrest, Sui Kyi became the symbol of peaceful democratic opposition to authoritarian military governments which have ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, for 30 years.  Those days are over. ...


Intentional Amnesia & New York City's Missing Century

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

This Olio will highlight and celebrate the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City by starting with the question: "Where are the black people in the story of NYC?"  We'll look at 5 big moments in New York City's first 100 years that are missing from our collective visual memory and how this intentional amnesia has adversely impacted our...


Human Rights After Hitler

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

From the 1940s until a recent lobbying effort by author Dan Plesch, the United Nations War Crimes Commission’s files were kept out of public view. What has now been uncovered are thousands of forgotten US and Allied war crimes prosecutions against Hitler and other Axis war criminals based on a popular movement for justice that stretched from Poland...