Women in Praise of the Sacred

15th March 2021 - 11th April 2021


This course will explore spiritual experience through the poems of women across the centuries and from different religions and cultures.

The profound connection between each individual and a reality larger than the personal self is at the heart of every religious tradition. But descriptions of this most intimate of encounters have come to us predominantly through the words of men, but experience of the sacred is available to everyone. We will look at poems, prayers and songs written over forty-three centuries in many different cultures. We will seek to understand them in their context and also see how they speak to us today.

Participants will be expected to read poems before the live sessions. The live sessions will be an opportunity to share responses with each other. Participants are also invited to write their own responses to the poems.

Live sessions are every Wednesday at 14:00-15:30.

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This course will involve:

Live discussionPrivate discussionWritten and visual

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions can be made available on all recorded material and may be available for live sessions upon request; please contact us directly if you require closed captions.

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