Michael D. Haltenberger has been teaching Comparative Religion at Hunter College for over a decade. His primary interest is the relationship between religion and science and how both affect the way we experience and behave in the world.
We'll use our time this weekend to explore the essential spiritual truths that connect different religions and strive to actually use these teachings in our daily lives to create deeper connection and freedom.
Relentless and unjustified optimism, hallmarks of the left hemispheres attitude, continue to rule the day. Yet, we all know that the picture is not that cheery. We all sense that there is something more. That is the voice of the right hemisphere, that is the voice of a reality outside of our selves.
In this series of guided conversations we will consider what the individualistic world-view brought to us by the Enlightenment is doing to us as human beings and how we can rethink it to help ourselves and each other.
Hoffer’s insightful and deeply human exploration of the nature of mass movements and those who are a part of them offers us both a way to understand the dynamics of mass movements (including their failure and success) and the motivations and desires of those who participate in them.