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Where would you like to go for an intensive in 2017 or 2018?

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Emergent Studies Institute will soon be offering exciting and enlightening intensives at various locations around the U.S. in 2017 & 2018. In our latest poll, let us know where you would like to go out of the three choices! We will be holding an intensive at the location with the biggest results!

 

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Journey of the Moon: Healing Circles

Emergent Studies Institute

Presents

Journey of the Moon Healing Circles

Journey of the Moon

with Martha Brumbaugh, PhD


Emergent Studies Institute is excited to announce an on-going Full Moon Circle, beginning Sunday evening, 19th to honor the Summer Solstice.  The monthly circles will continue through December 2016.

At each Full Moon we will gather to create community through sharing our stories, our hopes, and our dreams.  Every circle will be unique. We will learn together about each moon, its many names, and the energy that surrounds it.  Time will be set aside to do either a Shamanic Journey, or a visualization to visit with our allies and guides whether they are plant, animal, or mineral.  We will celebrate the abundance in our lives, embrace the unknown, and begin to heal from the inside out.

At the end of each circle, we will call on the healing energies of our teachers, guides, and allies to help others. The healing energy builds and peaks, we will send that energy out on the back of a raven to those who need it.

Dates and Times: 

  • Sunday, June 19th at 4:00PM PDT in honor of the Solstice and the Dyad Moon
  • Tuesday, July 19th at 6:00PM PDT to celebrate the Mead Moon and the Faeries
  • Friday, August 19th at 5:00PM PDT for the Wyrt Moon and the beginning of the Harvest
  • Friday, September 16th at 5:00PM PDT to honor the Fall Equinox and the Barley Moon
  • Saturday, October 15th at 6:00PM PDT for the Blood Moon and the coming of Winter

Important Information: All Circles will be held on Zoom.  You must sign-up at least three days in advance.  RSVP to m.brumbaugh.esi@haven-int.org.  Circles will be about one and a half, but may last longer.  A sliding- scale donation of $10 – $30 is requested.  Instructions for the circle and donations will be included with the log-in information when you RSVP for the Circle.  You may sign-up for all of them at once, or individually.


Martha HeadshotMartha Brumbaugh, PhD is an educator, writing coach, artist, and ceremonialist.  She is the Academic Dean at Emergent Studies Institute, which encourages and cultivates individual creativity, community co-creation, and attentiveness to individual learners. She received her doctorate in Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2006.  Her doctoral dissertation, Out of the Mists: An Organic Inquiry into Sacred Ways of Knowing and the Shaping of Reality, focused on the impact of cross-cultural Shamanic practices on white, middle-aged, middle-class women.  She has mentored women and men on academic and spiritual paths since 1988.

In addition to her responsibilities as Academic Dean, she teaches at ESI and works as a writing coach.  She writes a column for Culture Counter magazine at http://culturecountermag.com.  Through the Edge of Lemuria, a consortium of healers she co-founded in 1993, she has taught earth-based spiritual practices, shamanism, Tarot, and sacred arts and crafts individually and through workshops.   Her background in literature creates a connection between the non-rational and rational thinking.

Martha lives on the California coast with two cats, two ravens, and her sister. She has two sons, and recently became a grandmother.  She loves cooking, reading, and film. She also loves to travel and experience other cultures, through history, architecture, and mythology.

Contact Information:

Martha Brumbaugh, PhD

m.brumbaugh.esi@haven-int.org

3-Week Summer Session at ESI July 11th – 29th – Creativity, Spirituality and Activism

SUMMERTIME SESSION: JULY 11th – JULY 28th, 2016

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This 3-week session will be broken down into 1 week segments, each focusing and building upon one another in the areas of creativity, spirituality, and spiritual activism (or as some call it, social justice or social change). Different faculty members will meet each week using Google Classroom and Google Hangout for video chats to connect as a community and learn, explore, and grow in these focus areas.

ALL COURSES WILL BE TAUGHT ONLINE.

More information will be coming out soon about the specifics, please keep an eye out here and through our blog at https://emergentstudiesinstitute.org/about-us/news-and-blogs/

June 1 until June 15th – $150.00
June 16th until July 11th $200.00 (registration to close first day of the session, July 11)

If you are interested in attending please contact our Director of Admissions @ a.balk.esi@haven-int.org and/or fill out an online application @ https://emergentstudiesinstitute.org/admissions/online-application/

You can also see our Becoming a Student Page, it has specific information about applying, payment process and technology requirements.

Anyone can and is encouraged to apply. This enrichment course is designed for anyone interested in thee focus areas and does not require prior educational background or technical experience. WE OFFER TECH SUPPORT 24/7. Simply a phone call or email away!

Thank you for your interest in ESI. Please do considering RSVPing for one of our upcoming informational sessions!

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ESI Info. Sessions Begin!

Greetings Fellow Seekers,

Emergent Studies Institute along with our amazing faculty and staff will begin to offer Informational Sessions for the general public and prospective students. These info sessions are designed to offer a glimpse into ESI, it’s programs, faculty and coursework. We would be so excited to see you here and connect you with the people who can answer any pressing questions about who we are and where we are headed!

These info sessions will be conducted via video chat in Google Hangout with the Academic Dean, Director of Admissions and various faculty an staff at ESI depending on the session. Dates so far range from March 31st, 2016 just a few days away till the end of June. Beginning in April the sessions will be every other Thursday, twice monthly at 5:00 PST, 7:00 CST or 8:00 EST depending on your location within the U.S. If you are joining us from another country outside of the U.S. please figure out your time accordingly.

Dates:

More dates will be announced in the Fall!

RSVP

Please let us know if you would like to join us! We only have 10 seats at this time available per session and they could go fast. If you know the date you wish to attend please contact: a.balk.esi@haven-int.org and we will reserve your seat. You can also visit our Facebook Event page to RSVP, share the event and connect with our extending digital community.
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Milestone at ESI, First Day of Courses!

Greetings Fellow Seekers!

Emergent Studies Institute and Haven International and extremely excited to announce a milestone for our program and and warm congratulations to all of our new students for being a part of it.

Sunset_Yoga_MexicoESI began as a vision or dream you could say after a time of trouble, grief and heartache for many individuals in the Transpersonal community. The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology was closing it’s doors for good, Sofia University was now firmly rooted in place as a corporate-run alternative and many if not all of our beloved faculty, administration, alumni and at that time fellow students were scattered to the winds. However, out of this tragedy a few individuals, Rev. Lisa Evert-Raeyne, MATP, Trace Whitley, MATP and a few others envisioned something different. We wanted to create an institution that was inclusive to faculty opinion, co-creation and governance. We wanted to allow students to engage in courses more intimately with their fellow students and faculty in an online setting that many of institutions are lacking. Finally, we wanted to focus on ideas, themes and course content that emerged out of the current 21st Century paradigm. Ideas, disciplines and passions that needed to be cultivated through faculty and student interaction. These ended up being some of the core concepts of ESI such as Leadership, Women’s Spirituality, Creativity, Eco-Sustainability, Spiritual Activism/Social Justice and most importantly, Community. We felt that these and other themes and ideas resonated with the seekers out in the world looking for a place that could hold sacred a community created from love, passion and interest and that is what we are able to do today!

Monday, February 8th, marks this milestone for ESI!

We start our courses proudly this day knowing that it will only be the first of many courses, terms and years of service, commitment and love for our mission and community of seekers. We cannot wait to begin this journey with you all and hope to see many more faces in the future. Thank you again for being a part of this amazing beginning.

Sincerely,

Trace Whitley, MATP

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Summer forest pathway in plitvice national park-Croatia

 

 

Seekers: Just a few days left…

Greetings fellow seekers!

We have exciting news. There is only a few days left before our Spring courses begin, Feb. 8th. We will be waiving all application fees and extending our registration until Sunday Feb. 14th! This is a great time to engage with students and educators here at Emergent and an opportunity to explore one of these courses that we are certain you will bring you both joy and benefit. Pleas explore our course catalog below, check out some of the books students will be reading and maybe contact our academic adviser for a chat. There is no cost to fill out an online application and in fact it is a great way to start a conversation with us! We cannot wait to hear from you. 🙂


 

SPRING COURSES


What would our world continue to be like if we did not seek to change perceptions, physical reality through sustainable living, and embrace connective spiritual growth? How do you want to make a change in the world?

Emergent Studies Institute believes in supporting both technological innovation and our spiritual connection to each other and the Earth. Technology gives us the ability to connect around the world in seconds and access to the knowledge needed to bring about sustainable change on a global level. Connecting with Mother Earth… Getting in touch with ourselves within nature… These are the things that build inner growth and a sustained spiritual life; all necessary to step into a new paradigm.


General Class Information:

  • We encourage our community of students and faculty to work collaboratively, forging bonds and building bridges of global stewardship by directly applying their knowledge and course material to real world situations.
  • Classroom ratios are typically one instructor per fifteen students, which gives our students a more in-depth and personal experience with their instructor and classmates.
  • All courses are taught completely online through our learning platform (Google Classroom).  On-the-ground courses are taught during On-the-Ground Intensives .
  • All instructors use Google Hangout for video group discussions once a week.  Students may schedule one-on-one chats using Skype or Google Hangout with classmates, instructors, or administrators.
  • Students are expected to connect with instructors and each other at least once a week on the Google Classroom learning platform, where they will submit any assignments and receive their grades.
  • Please refer to the Student Handbook for a detailed look at the Student Experience at ESI.

Spirit Emerging, Wisdom Unfolding


Key

  • ENR – Enrichment
    • These Courses are designed to give you an in depth study of a topic no matter what your education level. These courses are great for anyone wanting to explore one of these emerging themes or take an elective for one of our Certificate and/or Degree Programs.

For more information about Faculty Members please visit our, Meet the Faculty page. 


ENR104C and D Bowman

Title: Creativity and the Divine Feminine

Instructor: Jessica Bowman, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course will explore the transformative relationship between the creation of art and the pursuit of spirituality through the feminist lens. The basis of this work is the understanding that all have the right to see women portrayed as a sacred entity and that creativity as a sacred practice can lead to personal transformation and healing. Aspects of contemporary symbolism, intentional creativity, and sacred modalities will be combined to facilitate a deeper connection to the Divine.


Required Books:

Creativity Book

Title: Creativity

 Author: Mathew Fox

 Publisher: Tarcher

 ISBN #1585423297

 

 

 

 


Divine Feminine Book

Title: Celebrate the Divine Feminine

 Author: Joy Reichard

 Publisher: Joy Reichard

 ISBN # 0615904750

 

 

 

 

Order your books before class through Amazon and ESI will receive a small donation. Simply follow the link provided and make your purchase normally. ESI will receive a small amount of money in return as an Amazon Associate.


ENR105

Title: Dancing the Sacred Wheel

Instructor: Dr. Martha Brumbaugh, PhD

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: The Wheel of the Year is common to many of the indigenous peoples of the earth.  This course will examine the seven directions in a cross-cultural approach to creating altars, rituals, and daily practices.  We will focus on the lived-experience of each direction through keeping a journal, sharing visual pieces, poetry, prose, and music.  The course is designed for everyone, regardless of experience or spiritual path.


Required Books:

Wheel of the Year book

Title: Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life

Author: Pauline Campanelli

Publisher: Llewellyn Publications

ISBN #0-87542-091-5

 

 

 

 


Living in Grat.

Title: Living in Gratitude: Mastering the Art of Giving Thanks Every Day

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: Sounds True, Inc.

ISBN #978-1-6047-984-5

 

 

 

 


Suggested Reading:

Grandmother Book

Title: The Grandmother of Time: A Women’s Book of Celebrations, Spells, and Sacred Objects for Every Month of the Year

Author: Zsuzanna E. Budapest

Publisher: Harper One or Harper and Row San Francisco

ISBN #0062501097 or 978-0062501097

 

 

 

 

Order your books before class through Amazon and ESI will receive a small donation. Simply follow the link provided and make your purchase normally. ESI will receive a small amount of money in return as an Amazon Associate.


ENR107

Title: Spirit Emerging: Traditional Healing Systems & Attuning to Your Healing Path

Instructor: Dr. Amber Balk, PhD

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: In this 14-week online course, we will access our healing gifts through spiritual practice. We’ll learn about worldwide traditions, gain practical tools, and share our sacred journeys by utilizing the flexibility and versatility of the online classroom! Come explore spiritual and healing traditions and deepen your spiritual gifts.

Spirit Emerging Course Ad

Required Books: Purchase one book of your choice—can be any book, as long as it focuses on a particular spiritual or healing system. This book should represent something you are drawn to, curious about, or inspired by. We will discuss your experience of your chosen book throughout the course. The faculty member will provide all other required reading for this course.


Suggested Reading: 

Wheel of Life Book

Title: Wheels of Light: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System

Author: Anodea Judith, Ph.D.

Publisher: Llewellyn Publications

  • ISBN-10:0875423205
  • ISBN-13:978-0875423203

Author Website: Anodea Judith’s Website

 

 


Energy Medicine Book

Energy Medicine

Author: Donna Eden

Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher

  • ISBN-10:1585420212
  • ISBN-13:978-1585420216

Author Website: Donna Eden Innersource Website

 

 


Hands of Light Book

Hands of Light

Author: Barbara Brennan

Publisher: Bantam

  • ISBN-10:0553345397
  • ISBN-13:978-0553345391

Author Website: Barbara Brennan Website

 

 

 

Order your books before class through Amazon and ESI will receive a small donation. Simply follow the link provided and make your purchase normally. ESI will receive a small amount of money in return as an Amazon Associate.


ENR114

Title: Social Justice and The Creative Muse

Instructors: Keisha Thorpe, MFA-W and Adrian Mack, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: The muse of creativity and social movements are inexplicably linked. This course will explore those linkages via the creative outlets of music, literature, film, images, & performance, beginning with the Civil Rights Movement to present day.

Books: The faculty members will provide all of the required reading for this course.

Social Justice Alt. AD


Click here to fill out our Online Application

Call

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Emergent Education … Spring Courses

Emergent Studies Institute would like to share a few of their amazing programs this Spring with you and with only one more week to sign-up things are moving fast.

Enrichment courses, or what you could call our general electives are designed for anyone to take no matter what your education level! Feel free to contact us right away to reserve your spot.

All of these courses are 14 weeks in length and cost only $600. They can count toward one of our future degree programs or simply a way for you to learn as a group about something that interests you or you are passionate about.

Discover these are many more innovative courses this year at Emergent.

If you would like to take one of these courses all you have to do is fill out an online application. We will be waiving all applications fees to welcome you to our institute.


ENR101

Title: Aspects of Visionary Art and the Sacred

Instructor: Suzy Adra, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course is a historical overview of visionary art, its definitions, philosophies, characteristics, and master figures. Visionary art is that which comes from the inner world or the soul, and translates that which is numinous. The course will include, and is not limited to the production of a final project, with a sacred art theme, using the medium of choice. The project will be discussed and critiqued as a group.


 

ENR104C and D Bowman

Title: Creativity and the Divine Feminine

Instructor: Jessica Bowman, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course will explore the transformative relationship between the creation of art and the pursuit of spirituality through the feminist lens. The basis of this work is the understanding that all have the right to see women portrayed as a sacred entity and that creativity as a sacred practice can lead to personal transformation and healing. Aspects of contemporary symbolism, intentional creativity, and sacred modalities will be combined to facilitate a deeper connection to the Divine.


Required Books:

Creativity Book

Title: Creativity

 Author: Mathew Fox

 Publisher: Tarcher

 ISBN #1585423297

 

 


Divine Feminine Book

Title: Celebrate the Divine Feminine

 Author: Joy Reichard

 Publisher: Joy Reichard

 ISBN # 0615904750

Order your books before class through Amazon and ESI will receive a small donation. Simply follow the link provided and make your purchase normally. ESI will receive a small amount of money in return as an Amazon Associate.


ENR105

Title: Dancing the Sacred Wheel

Instructor: Dr. Martha Brumbaugh, PhD

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: The Wheel of the Year is common to many of the indigenous peoples of the earth.  This course will examine the seven directions in a cross-cultural approach to creating altars, rituals, and daily practices.  We will focus on the lived-experience of each direction through keeping a journal, sharing visual pieces, poetry, prose, and music.  The course is designed for everyone, regardless of experience or spiritual path.


Required Books:

Wheel of the Year book

 

Title: Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life

Author: Pauline Campanelli

Publisher: Llewellyn Publications

ISBN #0-87542-091-5

 


Living in Grat.

 

Title: Living in Gratitude: Mastering the Art of Giving Thanks Every Day

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: Sounds True, Inc.

ISBN #978-1-6047-984-5

 


Suggested Reading:

Grandmother Book

 

Title: The Grandmother of Time: A Women’s Book of Celebrations, Spells, and Sacred Objects for Every Month of the Year

Author: Zsuzanna E. Budapest

Publisher: Harper One or Harper and Row San Francisco

ISBN #0062501097 or 978-0062501097

 

Order your books before class through Amazon and ESI will receive a small donation. Simply follow the link provided and make your purchase normally. ESI will receive a small amount of money in return as an Amazon Associate.


ENR107

Title: Spirit Emerging: Traditional Healing Systems & Attuning to Your Healing Path

Instructor: Dr. Amber Balk, PhD

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: In this 14-week online course, we will access our healing gifts through spiritual practice. We’ll learn about worldwide traditions, gain practical tools, and share our sacred journeys by utilizing the flexibility and versatility of the online classroom! Come explore spiritual and healing traditions and deepen your spiritual gifts.

Spirit Emerging Course Ad


ENR114

Title: Social Justice and The Creative Muse

Instructors: Keisha Thorpe, MFA-W and Adrian Mack, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: The muse of creativity and social movements are inexplicably linked. This course will explore those linkages via the creative outlets of music, literature, film, images, & performance, beginning with the Civil Rights Movement to present day.

Books: The faculty members will provide all of the required reading for this course.

Social Justice Alt. AD


 

 

Click here to fill out our Online Application

Call

+1 (210) 920-4374

to speak with an Enrollment Counselor

Exciting News and Changes to our Catalog!

Greetings Emergent Community and Fellow Seekers,

ESI is excited to announce the arrival of courses in our Summer and Fall sessions and a few changes to our Spring catalog. 

As a new institute and community we will, at times go through these ESI Mind Body Spirit Online ADgrowth periods, times when we stretch our wings and see where Spirit leads. As part of this growth and settling in to schedules and new faculty members, you might have noticed a few changes to the Spring catalog. One or two courses have shifted to later time periods, (Summer and/or Fall) and you will shortly see courses offered in 3 week and 7 week lengths. We have decided to make this change so that more students can enjoy the courses offered by our faculty who might have busy schedules or limited funds.

Below is a list of the courses still offered for Spring Term starting Feb. 8th, 2016 (fast approaching), Summer and Fall. Please check back often to see what the latest news is, what new courses we are offering and some new chances to get to know our budding faculty and community of seekers!

If you have not filled out an Online Application please feel free to do so. You will not pay an application fee until you sign-up and have a conversation with our academic adviser, Dr. Amber Balk, PhD who is excited to walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have about ESI, our courses and our programs. 

We are looking into the future with a very promising outlook. We want you to be a part of our bright new future and emerging community. Please start a conversation with us about your learning outcomes, expectations and goals for the future. We are eager to hear from you.

Warm Wishes,

Trace Whitley, MATP

Co-Founder Haven Int. & ESI


SPRING 2016


 

ENR101

Title: Aspects of Visionary Art and the Sacred

Instructor: Suzy Adra, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course is a historical overview of visionary art, its definitions, philosophies, characteristics, and master figures. Visionary art is that which comes from the inner world or the soul, and translates that which is numinous. The course will include, and is not limited to the production of a final project, with a sacred art theme, using the medium of choice. The project will be discussed and critiqued as a group.


ENR103

Title: The Contemporary Experience of Mothering

Instructor: Chimine Arfuso, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: In this course we will examine art, literature, academic scholarship, and other mediums to explore the social construct of mothering. The goal is to gain deeper understanding and articulation of the differences between the political, spiritual, and personal experiences of mothering.

Cont. Mothering Chimine


ENR104

Title: Creativity and the Divine Feminine

Instructor: Jessica Bowman, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course will explore the transformative relationship between the creation of art and the pursuit of spirituality through the feminist lens. The basis of this work is the understanding that all have the right to see women portrayed as a sacred entity and that creativity as a sacred practice can lead to personal transformation and healing. Aspects of contemporary symbolism, intentional creativity, and sacred modalities will be combined to facilitate a deeper connection to the Divine.  

C and D Bowman


ENR105

Title: Dancing the Sacred Wheel

Instructor: Dr. Martha Brumbaugh, PhD

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: The Wheel of the Year is common to many of the indigenous peoples of the earth.  This course will examine the seven directions in a cross-cultural approach to creating altars, rituals, and daily practices.  We will focus on the lived-experience of each direction through keeping a journal, sharing visual pieces, poetry, prose, and music.  The course is designed for everyone, regardless of experience or spiritual path.


ENR106

Title: Mystery of the Moon

Instructor: Sahar Joya, B.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: “My ending is my beginning.” In this course we will explore the 13 phases/faces of the moon as a pattern for the unfolding of creative energy and a feminine process of creation and creativity. During the 14 weeks of the course, we will learn about and activate the wisdom and teachings of each phase of the moon, in a playful way through mixed media creative art processes and other acts of creative expression. Bring your Muses to this Feminine Mystery school training! We are going to have lots of FUN and be exposed to some magical cool tricks! She doesn’t like being bored!


ENR107

Title: Emergent Practices for Emergent Projects

Instructor: Dr. Amber Balk, PhD

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: In this 14-week online course, we will access our healing gifts through spiritual practice. We’ll learn about worldwide traditions, gain practical tools, and share our sacred journeys by utilizing the flexibility and versatility of the online classroom! Come explore spiritual and healing traditions and deepen your spiritual gifts.

Spirit Emerging Course Ad


ENR109

Title: Human-Animal Relationships in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Instructor: Drucilla Pettibone, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: How can we heal and reshape our relationships with animals in the 21st century?  In this course, we will explore human-animal relationships and pay particular attention to how culture, class, and religion shape our perceptions and even our very definitions of animal and human.

What would humane education look like if we begin with ourselves?  By welcoming all views, we will hold a unique space for sharing openly with each other, and create a constructive discourse among those of us with varied experiences and ideologies.  This course will thereby model our love for all animals (human and other) and enact our desire to make the Earth a safe home for all.  


ENR114

Title: Social Justice and The Creative Muse

Instructors: Keisha Thorpe, MFA-W and Adrian Mack, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: The muse of creativity and social movements are inexplicably linked. This course will explore those linkages via the creative outlets of music, literature, film, images, & performance, beginning with the Civil Rights Movement to present day.
Social Justice and the Creative Muse Mack and Thorpe revision


Summer  2016


 

ENR112

Title: Revelations: Your Secret Life Revealed Through Daydreams, Nightmares, and Visions of the Future

Instructor: Dr. Luisah Teish, PhD

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

This 14-week course examines the ways in which nature, the ancestors, and our own higher consciousness speak to us in dreams.  It introduces the participant to the myth and folklore about dreams drawn from the cultures of the African diaspora.

It includes songs for the deities of the deep, works of art created to enhance dreaming, and rituals for dream sharing and manifestation in the real world.

Revelations Teish


ENR100

Title: Supernatural Beliefs and Practices of the World

Instructor: Brita Wynn, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: Exploration of supernatural beliefs and practices around the world and over time. Cross-cultural survey and analysis of the forms, functions, and interpretations of myths, rituals, altered states of consciousness, spirit possession, messianic and cargo cults, witchcraft, ethnomedicine and entheogenics, and healing spiritual traditions. Investigation of the relationship between medicine, science, myth, and supernatural belief systems cross-culturally in non-Western societies in contrast to Western Cultures.


FALL 2016


 

 

 

ENR108

Title: Feminist Consciousness and Performance

Instructor: Jennifer Ortiz, M.A.

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: Feminist Consciousness is embodied through art, language, spirituality, and performance. From the right to vote to contemporary issues, women have used staged theatrics and music to give voices to the voiceless and attention to the invisible.

Feminist Counsciousness Ortiz 2


ENR111

Title: Re-Imagining the Past: Women Shaping Culture through Nature

Instructor: Kristen Calvert

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Course Description: Through Creative Inquiry, historical evidence, and hands-on art projects, we will explore how some of the early origins of culture were formed through our interpretations of ourselves and our environments.  In particular, we will explore ancient women’s creative contributions to early societies.

Poem:

Imagination Is Born

The shaft of light in the darkness, becoming the spark in the mind: creativity is awakened.

Hands and hearts become enlivened as we strive to create the oneness we find in nature;

struggling to go beyond surviving into becoming.

Forming connections with others; until the spark becomes the fires that light the world with the dawning of perception, of what could be… and imagination is born.

Imagination is born from the seeds of the earth and watchful eyes: as we learn to mix and grind fruits, flowers, herbs learning the culinary arts of sensuous survival.

Imagination is born on flight: as we observe the birds soaring into the unknown and diving beneath the waves of limitless possibilities.

Imagination is born on the surface: as we paint on our bodies and earth’s hollows with the expressions of our hearts while singing to the moon of our mothers.

Imagination is born from roots threads: as we learn to weave our legends and truths into existence for our future.

Imagination is born as we learn how to move beyond survival into the light.

Kristen Calvert Re-Imagining the Past


ENR113

Title: Self-Actualization and The Walking Dead (TV Series)

Instructor: Trace Whitley, MATP

Length: 14 Weeks

Tuition: $600 plus fees

Credits: 3

Walking Dead Book

Click Here to Purchase a copy of your Textbook!

Course Description: One morning you wake to the realization that you are in the middle of a zombie apocalypse… What one object would you take with you in order to survive and thrive against almost certain death? This course will reflect specifically on The Walking Dead TV series and how its characters move through their own Dark Night of the Soul in a world filled with uncertainty, emotional and physical extremes, deep sorrow, and death. Is self-actualization even obtainable under such conditions? How can we rise above our animal natures and obtain transcendence in a world gone mad? Bring your answer to the first class!

Walking Dead Whitley

“Self-Awareness is a beautiful thing. You should try it sometime.” – Bob Stookey, The Walking Dead

 


 

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ONLINE Dynamic Courses

Emergent Studies Institute is offering dynamic online courses taught by experts in their respective fields. These faculty and courses are completely different than what other programs or institutions are offering.

Tired of online classes where students are an after thought?
Our faculty meets with students at least once a week in video chat as well as engage with students in our simple and user-friendly online educational platform, OpenClass by Pearson.

Do you want something different and unique in your classroom experience?
Our courses follow an Emergent or extremely fluid method of education, allowing students to be a part of the classroom experience. In a sense themselves shaping how the course will unfolding over it’s length, what sub-topics will be covered based on what the students are interested in or have a passion for learning.

Concerned about price? We offer a two part payment plan and are mindful about book and course material costs.

Why wait…Fill out an online application today or email our amazing academic adviser to talk about what you are looking for in a program and how you can join our growing community of seekers.

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Enrichment Begins… Spring 2016

The Emergent Studies Institute is offering the most amazing online courses beginning February 8th. Join us for the journey of a lifetime.

Supernatural Beliefs with the amazing creatrix Brita Wynn
Aspects of Visionary Art and the Sacred with the indomitable warrior Suzy Adra
The Contemporary Aspects of Mothering with the dynamic and ever entertaining Chimine Nicole
Dancing the Sacred Wheel with the wise and whimsical Martha Brumbaugh
Mystery of the Moon with the cosmic and sparkly Sahar J
Emergent Practices for Emergent Projects with the deeply profound Amber Racquel Jenkins Balk
Feminist Consciousness and Performance with 3rd wave feminist and music officianado Jennifer Strasbaugh Ortiz
Human-Animal Relationships in Cross-Cultural Perspective with the fairy queen Drucilla Pettibone
Re-Imagining the Past: Women Shaping Culture through Nature with the angelic and gentle Kristen Calvert
Revelations: Your Secret Life Revealed Through Daydreams, Nightmares, and Visions of the Future with the only and only Chief Luisah Teish
Self-Actualization and The Walking Dead with the impish and clever Trace Whitley
Social Justice and The Creative Muse with ‘wonder twins activate’ Cassia L Rainne and Adrian Mack
and I’m offering Creativity and the Divine Feminine.

Really, can you choose just one?!

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Best wishes,

Jessica Bowman, President

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