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Power of Kabbalah 1

at The Kabbalah Centre NY - Midtown East 155 East 48th St, New York, New York 10017

Power of Kabbalah: The Purpose of Life  Kabbalah One is a paradigm-shifting 10-week course that reveals the secrets to all kabbalistic teachings, the golden rules you can master if you seek more fulfillment in your life. It shows you ways around the limitations of rational thought, and pushes you beyond your box. The kabbalistic lens offers a...

Tuesday Apr 28th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

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The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Brainery - New York Instructor-led Online Class, New York, New York 00000

This class will be meeting virtually via Google Meet or Zoom. Please familiarize yourself with Zoom and download the mobile/desktop app at in advance. (You'll probably need it anyway!) While many animals today face the threat of extinction, the numbers of dogs and cats are only climbing. They’ve tagged along at humanity’s heels...

Wednesday Apr 8th, 7:30pm - 9pm

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Playing it Real: Boosting Your Social Confidence

at Spark of Play - Greenwich Village 18 Bleecker St, New York, New York 10012

Who hasn't felt a little shy at parties? Maybe you've felt that social awkwardness or even social anxiety at parties, networking events or even workshops! Do you worry about people judging you as "not normal" in group settings? This is the workshop series to attend. You will not be alone, and it is guaranteed that you will leave with new insights...

Wednesday May 13th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Master Phi Vogel Wand III Intent Of Unconditional Love

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

A well awaited class for those who have completed Vogel Wand Healing Technique Intensive Level I & Vogel Wand Power of Intent, Level II. The crystal matrix of the Phi Vogel Wand work within the fields beyond space and time. The sacred geometry of the Vogel wand transfers information directly to the healer. A combination of codes and patterns...

Saturday May 30th, 11am - 5:30pm

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Great Decisions 2020

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

Join the longest-running informal foreign affairs discussion program in the country. Increase your awareness and understanding of timely, thought-provoking foreign policy issues involving the US. Each week another thematic/geographic issue is placed in its historical context. Topics are: Climate Change and the Global Order India and Pakistan Red...

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8 sessions

Playing to Win: an Introduction to Game Theory

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

From zero-sum games and the “prisoner’s dilemma” to rational actors and the Nash equilibrium, game theory has grown from a bold conjecture into a deeply influential mode of analysis in political science, economics, psychology, business, mathematics, and even military strategy. Based on a theory of simple card games developed by John Von Neumann...

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4 sessions

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...

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4 sessions

Team Human: Find the Others

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

There’s an anti-human agenda embedded in our markets and technologies, which has turned them from means of human connection into ones of isolation and repression. Our corporations and the culture they create glorify individualism at the expense of cooperation, threatening the sustainability not just of our economy but our species. In this discussion,...

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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...

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Education, Race and Place

at The New School - Manhattan 10011

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...

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16 sessions

Creative Justice

at The New School - Greenwich Village 66 W 12th St, New York, New York 10011

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...

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15 sessions

Playwriting Workshop: Finding the Humanity in Topical

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

Playwriting Workshop: Finding the Humanity in Topical Stories We live in, as the fabled Chinese curse tells us, interesting times. A lot of contemporary writing addresses topical issues. What can get lost in this effort are the human stories that make for compelling drama. If a writer is not careful, they may find themselves writing a lecture instead...

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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...

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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? ...

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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...

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