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Lower Lights Studies: How to Pursue Spiritual Growth Free of Superstition

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Join us for our first Lower Lights Studies. This gathering is intended for those who are interested in a deeper intellectual dive into topics relevant to contemplative practices, human development, the wisdom traditions, and current issues of our day. Come prepared by reading the recommended materials below and join a rich discussion lead and moderated by Drew Hansen.

Note: Due to limited seating, you must RSVP in order to reserve a spot on facebook, here.


How to Pursue Spiritual Growth Free of Superstition

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” – Albert Einstein

Science is under attack. On Earth Day in April, a coalition of organizations and individuals marched to defend the insights science brings into the world, and Bill Nye has returned to the airwaves -- this time on Netflix – to celebrate science as the greatest human invention.

Science is arguably more scarce in spiritual settings than in any other context. Yet embracing the power of science to illuminate truth is essential to our personal and community development.

If we are to flourish as human beings, we must learn to fuse rational intellect and spiritual practice together without permitting pseudoscience to creep in and corrupt the experience.

Join us for a discussion of this important topic in a book club-style format -- no cost to attend.

Recommended reading:
Stages of Development, Pseudoscience and Science as Falsification
On Intellectuals and Other New-Age Nightmares (Excerpts on Good Cop, Bad Cop and The Hymn of Spiritual Practice)
The Science of Enlightenment

These selections shouldn't take more than 30 minutes to read ahead of time.

Read them all on a Google Doc, here