REL 39 Magic, Madwomen, and Mystics
This course compares and contrasts magical practices and mysticism in (primarily) Western Europe from pre-Christian Judaism to the present day. An alternative voice to institutionalized piety emerges, one that is often (although not always) associated with those culturally marginalized, including women. The focus is interdisciplinary: we examine spiritual literature, poetry, artwork (including the engravings of William Blake), early modern music, and some hymns. Open to all.
Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered16F, 17F: 10A