As an extension to the last seminar, Comparative Consciousness Studies, this seminar dives deeper into the field of consciousness studies and awareness-based practices, such as meditation. We will explore the roots of Yoga and what Yoga really is. We will read, reflect, and discuss Swami Shantanada's book The Splendor of Recognition. This book is an exploration of the Ancient Indian Sanskrit text: the Pratyabhijñā-hṛdayam. This text embodies yogic practice and gives us ways to achieve the final goal of yoga: liberation. We will explore how we can apply the teachings given in this text to our daily lives. We will be focusing on transformative experience, its archetypal qualities, and theories of what it means to embody higher states of consciousness through this book.
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