Roundtable Discussion of Mysticism, Shamanism, and Visionary Spiritual Experience w Drs. E. N. Anderson and Kimberly Kirner

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

SH 235
Gene Anderson

Join us for a discussion related to our book in progress about the anthropology of religion – specifically engaging with the concepts of mysticism, shamanism, and visionary spiritual experience.

We’ll briefly open with a discussion of the challenges in adequately defining these terms in ways that account for cross-cultural diversity in function and experience, and the importance of understanding visionary spiritual experience in contemporary society.

Then, the floor will be opened to the audience for an interactive conversation.