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SUMMERTIME SESSION: JULY 11th – JULY 28th, 2016
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.
More dates will be announced in the Fall!
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.
A dance to heal it all… Repair the fall…Cosmic Connections… Mirror Reflections Copper metal crease, spin the void… Release Taken to the stars and out beyond, to the Guardians Ancient Symbols speak it seems… We awaken from the dream. – Cher Lyn
The Beings in the painting of “Cosmic Connections” are Apache Dancers in ceremonial spirit. Glowing symbols are floating and spinning, emerging out of the vortex and off the dancers’ bodies themselves. They are the embodiment of our star brothers who watch over us. The blue flowers are from a dream time journey into another dimension on another planet, the star brother holds them as a gift he brings from home. The others hold curative tools of power from other worlds, gifts to channel and aid.
There is more to sight than just physical seeing. Human sight creates it’s own obstacles. We stop seeing where the general consensus says we should. There is much more to this dimension than meets the eye. We are often if not always being watched by beings that we ourselves cannot see with our naked eye.
The Guardians are here to support you in a number of ways, to include bringing you power to connect to multi-dimensional realities, “comprehended”. You are ancient, wise, and awake. Take notice of your imagination expanding and maturing. The Guardians are opening your vision to help you remember why you embarked upon your journey here on Earth. Communication of thoughts and feelings in your heart give fresh insights. Your higher knowledge becomes easily accessible as you let go of any fear or preconceived ideas of how limited you thought you were. Surrender into your highest good and relax into the vastness of Creation.
There seems to be something secret about everything and everybody, a mystery to behold within your perception. What you see in everyday life is not the natural world deceiving you, but nature encoding reality in ways you can come to terms with. The natural world looks the way it looks because of the way you have been taught.
If you’ve chosen Guardians study the ancient symbols of the Star Glyphs, the images of the crop circles. Place your attention upon the stars at night, and spend quality time in meditation exploring the Universal void inside your own soul. The Guardians are ready to telepathically assist you.
Position on the Wheel
The Seer is at the hub of the Wheel in the quarter related to Water and emotions and linked to the mysteries of the Moon and the Earth. She is partnered with the Shaman and acts as a guide to the World Tree.
As the close this day we look to The Seer for guidance to begin again tomorrow. Inspiration, Wisdom even Divination are some of the keywords you can draw from when working with this card. This is also the card of Shamanic Flight, Soul Healing and empathy with nature.
When looking at this card I do feel like it is the consort in every equal way with the Shaman in the Wild Wood deck. I feel in this picture that The Seer is a female Shaman calling forth her mysteries and visions from beyond.
It is time to feel with your inner knowing, potentially your woman’s intuition. That divine feminine or masculine knowing past reason or logic. Is there an issue that you still, beyond logical thought do not know how to handle? Is there an issue in your life that cannot be solved through reason? This card is letting you know that you must look within, not without for those answers.
This could also be a card for a Nature/Spirit connection. It could be insisting that you need to re-establish a dialogue with nature and the Spirit that resides within it and within us.
At Emergent Studies Institute we strive to help you develop deeper connections with Spirit, the Divine or with yourself. We offer courses that flow with the faculty members creativity and with the students who enroll. Using these and other Emergent Education techniques we can offer a very unique approach to personal and professional growth. Fill out one of our Online Applications and browse through our Enrichment Courses, classes for anyone to attend regardless of educational background or speak with one of our enrollment counselors today!
A command for our souls, all parts to return. I call in God’s tribes to integrate these sides, Easily and gently, let peace within reside.”- Cher Lyn
Description: The image shown is from the upper portion of the painting “Rainbow Blesser.”
An indigenous profile of a man wear his Godhead as a headdress. His vertebra surround the spinal cord is aligned with vibrant colors associated with the Chakras. His healing hand tattooed with a six pointed star is integrated with a heart, sending love energies to the Earth’s children. The vision of “Rainbow Blesser” brings in the birth of the Rainbow Tribe creating healing, unity, and Integration into One.
The Hopi Indians believe that each of the worlds religions contains a thread and that these threads are always seeking each other. Integrally woven like a rope that will pull us out of the dark world and into the next. We all share an identical need to feel love. No matter what color the skin or how different the dress and how you perceive the behavior, there is no real significant division between others and us. Our basic nature is the same.
Inside each and everyone of us, our core is entirely whole and complete. Yet, on the exterior everything is fragmented and appearances can seem strange. Even part of your soul when severely traumatized can become disassociated. If you have phobias, feel hopelessness, even chronic fatigue, these could be symptoms suggesting soul loss. If this is the case, get help from a therapist in this area. Use the power of your mind connected to your Godhead to ignite tools for Integration.
You do not need a new Dogma to believe in. Inside at your core, you are perfect. You can always cultivate a stronger sense of compassion and tolerance for yourself and others. Inspire unity in your consciousness. Each of us carries an aspect, clue or piece of existence on how creation works. Individually first, then collectively we come together to bring humanity into wholeness.
This amazing spiritual artist, Cher Lyn lives in Sedona, AZ where she showcases her artwork. These Oracle Cards are available through her online store front Mystic Art Medicine.
Take some time today in contemplation of our many connections with each other especially that connection we all can share through universal spirituality. Haven International and it’s programs, like Emergent Studies Institute share this cards sentiment. As they say in the pagan tradition, “we all come from the Goddess and to her we shall return. Like a drop of rain falling into the ocean.” We are but raindrop in a sea of community. By concentrating on how we can honor, respect and share the positive aspects of our differences we can make energetic waves together for Earth Change, Consciousnesses Shift and an end to separation. We live right now in a world filled with the perception of separation when in reality we are all one and the same no matter what race, creed or culture. Our differences only strengthen our global community. They allow each person to see things differently, from different perspectives and as the artist suggests, we all bring a piece of existence to a greater discussion that just hasn’t happened yet. Try to embody integration today!
Spring Term is only a few weeks away. Remember to speak to an Enrollment Counselor about your interest in Emergent Studies Institute. We can’t wait to speak with you. 🙂
We have extended our Application Fee waiver until
Are you a business professional, an artist, psychologist or just hold an interest in some of Emergent’s topics of inquiry? Than this might be the perfect institute to take a course from in 2016. No need to become a Certification student, we also have stand alone Enrichment Courses.
We are excited to announce courses beginning this Spring featuring some amazing faculty members and their passions!
At ESI we excel in:
- Spiritual Growth
- Personal Development
- Professional Development
- Creativity and Innovation
Flip through our Course Catalog to take a look at the amazing courses that we are offering. These enrichment courses are an exciting opportunity to kick off the#NewYear in a big way!
Just a few day left to enjoy their special offer…the $30 Application Fee will be waived if you fill out an Online Application before midnight Central Standard Time on the 6th of January!
Please see our list of courses from these amazing instructors.
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 with it the knowledge needed to bring about sustainable change on a global level. Connecting with Mother Earth, getting in touch with ourselves with nature, those are things that build inner growth and a sustained spiritual life. All necessary to step into a new paradigm.
Seek that change at Emergent!
Click here to fill out our Online Application
+1 (210) 920-4374
to speak with an Enrollment Counselor
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.
- Classrooms ratios are typically one instructor per fifteen students, which gives our students a more in-depth and personal experience with their instructor and fellow classmates.
- All courses are taught completely online through our learning platform (OpenClass by Pearson). 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 OpenClass 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
- ENR – Enrichment
All courses are 14 weeks long and are worth 3 credits if you are moving on to the Certification Programs
Title: Analysis and Understanding Supernatural Beliefs and Practices of the World
Instructor: Brita, Wynn
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.
Title: Aspects of Visionary Art And the Sacred
Instructor: Suzy Adra
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.
Title: Being the Change: Conscious Activism in a World in Crisis
Instructor: Dr. Meghan Fraley, PhD
Course Description: In a world in crisis, a foundation of self-inquiry, mindfulness, and community can empower us to be greater agents of meaningful change. In this course, we will engage in self-inquiry, dialogue, and engage in exercises that will ground us more in our particular purpose and call. Yoga, meditation, and body-based exercises will be integrated into sessions to deepen the work. Together, in this course, we will become more empowered to engage with our world as a citizen or activist from a place of compassion, leading to action informed by love.
Title: The Contemporary Experience of Mothering
Instructor: Chimine Arfuso, M.A.
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.
Title: Creativity and the Divine Feminine
Instructor: Jessica Bowman, M.A.
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.
Title: Dancing the Sacred Wheel
Instructor: Dr. Martha Brumbaugh, PhD
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.
Title: Eco Self: An Art-Based Inquiry Course
Instructor: Sahar Joya, B.A.
Course Description: This course will explore questions of environmental justice and spirituality, through an arts based inquiry method called Intentional Creativity. Through the inquiry process of Intentional Creativity, which includes meditation, journaling, painting, individual and community conversation, students will explore questions of who their eco-self is and what emergent wisdom and insight is made available in orienting one’s sense of self to creation from the perspective of one’s eco-self. Students will engage with readings from the field of deep ecology, feminist studies, critical race studies, and arts-based critical pedagogy to inform the inquiry and exploration of their eco-self. This course is designed at the intersections of the arts, spirituality, academia and activism to provide an enriched embodied experience of developing one’s own understanding of environmental justice and its relationship to their sense of self and vise versa.
Title: Emergent Practices for Emergent Projects
Instructor: Dr. Amber Balk, PhD
Course Description: Come explore the meaning and potential of developing an emergent practice. What does emergence mean for you personally? How can we attune ourselves to our innate emergent capabilities, and how might this inform our work in the world? This course is appropriate for individuals from all walks of life, regardless of your experience, spiritual practice, and professional goals.
Title: Feminist Consciousness and the Ethics of Subversion
Instructor: Jennifer Ortiz, M.A.
Course Description: Women have always found meaningful and influential ways to live despite structures that have sought to keep them silent and invisible. Their creations of art (textiles, painting, etc.), language (folklore, cautionary tales) and spirituality (healers, earth-based, goddess), intrinsically weaken complete patriarchal control.
Summary: This course seeks to explores the subversive nature of women’s lived experience despite oppressive patriarchal structures. How women’s language, spirituality, and art upend oppression and influence society.
Title: Human-Animal Relationships in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Instructor: Drucilla Pettibone, M.A.
Course Description: The plight of non-human animals is one of the greatest challenges the 21st century, a time that has been called the 6th age of mass extinction and the Anthropocene. Yet as many of us re-vision a society that takes the welfare of all beings seriously, well-intentioned humans continue to divide on ideological grounds when it comes to our animal companions. In this course, we will explore humane education beginning with ourselves.
We will create a unique space for constructive discourse across political views, where vegans and hunters, rewilders and conservationists, animal breeders and rescuers, can share openly with each other. We will pay particular attention to how culture, class, and religion shape our views, and even our very definitions of animal and human.
Students will have opportunities to conduct research related to their own interests. This course will benefit anyone who works in animal-related fields such as advocacy, farming, policy-making, and law enforcement, as well as everyone who loves animals and hopes to make the Earth a home for all.
Title: Re-Imagining the Past: Women Shaping Culture through Nature
Instructor: Kristen Calvert
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.
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 earths 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.
Title: Revelations: Your Secret Life Revealed Through Daydreams, Nightmares, and Visions of the Future
Instructor: Dr. Luisah Teish, PhD
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.
Title: Self-Actualization and The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Instructor: Trace Whitley, MATP
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 almost certain death? This course will reflect specifically on The Walking Dead TV series and how it’s 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!
“Self-Awareness is a beautiful thing. You should try it sometime.” – Bob Stookey, The Walking Dead
Title: Social Justice and The Creative Muse
Instructors: Keisha Thorpe, MFA-W and Adrian Mack, M.A.
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.
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AT EMERGENT STUDIES INSTITUTE …
All of our courses are taught online!
We embrace the concept of Emergent Education, in the virtual classroom, to activate imaginations and engage in transformation.
This approach is a beautiful alternative to the patriarchal structure currently used in public education which employs linear thinking and utilizes pre-determined learning outcomes identified by those ‘experts’ outside the classroom and established before students walk in the door regardless of their skills, background or interests. In addition, we utilize Emergent Curriculum which relies on the experts inside the classroom and educational organization to create courses that are relevant and powerful. We encourage and cultivate each individual teacher’s creativity, community co-creation and attentiveness to individual learners. Emergent curriculum activates teacher creativity and student learning for the benefit of all.
We believe both academic and practical training is built upon participants’ connection with Spirit. It is this universal spirituality that connects us with ourselves and everyone around us. We all walk upon the path of Spirit, and just as the nautilus shell represents the soul’s journey, so do our graduates emerge with the understanding and commitment to build bridges in an ever-changing world.
Educational programs may include experiments in sustainability (permaculture, ecological housing, human animal relationships), youth projects, community arts projects, women’s and men’s spirituality, creativity and innovation and much more. Our programs are designed to be in-touch with the needs of students’ local communities, as well as recognizing our connection to a greater global society.