Transformative Learning

From Allegory to Anagoge: the question of symbolic perception in a literal world by Angela Voss

From Allegory to Anagoge: the question of symbolic perception in a literal world by Angela Voss

This paper will discuss the relevance of the 'four levels of interpretation' of medieval theology - literal, allegorical, moral, anagogical - to the teaching of astrology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In an educational system increasingly bound to positivist assumptions a way is required to lead students to a deeper perception, and experience, of the symbolic.

Docere, Delectare, Movere, Soul-Learning, Reflexivity and the Third Classroom by Angela Voss

Docere, Delectare, Movere, Soul-Learning, Reflexivity and the Third Classroom by Angela Voss

‘It is as if we can study everything about religion, except what makes it fiercely religious’ observes Rice University religious studies professor Jeffrey Kripal. Well, what does make religion fiercely religious? Should this highly-charged, sensual, devotional, or emotive impulse indeed find a place in academic studies?

Transforming the heart: from biological pump to producer of knowledge – Louise Livingstone

Transforming the heart: from biological pump to producer of knowledge – Louise Livingstone

While the heart has long occupied an important place as the seat of the soul and the place of wisdom and intellect (Arguelles, McCraty, & Rees, 2003; Webb, 2010; Young, 2002), for the past two centuries the heart has become more generally understood as a biological pump through a medical science narrative

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