Our modern lexicon labels certain people as “indigenous”— but we are all indigenous, no matter who we are or where we come from. Learning from our ancient past and remembering who we are as humans can help us tap into our purpose as individuals. Thinking about your personal evolution through this framework is like going from regular TV to high definition: Your purpose in life becomes clearer and more vivid.
This is for you if you:
Want to connect with our common humanity and explore why it matters
Would like to explore what’s true and what’s an illusion
Are eager to shed things you no longer need
What to know before class:
1. Bring something to write with, and on. (pen/pencil and journal or notebook)
2. Prior to 1st session, read "Preface" and Chapters 1-10 and Chapter 12 of Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New. (Book can be ordered online, or purchased directly from the author, at least 3 weeks before the class begins.)
3. Please keep up with weekly reading assignments from the book as we will use these readings for class discussion.
4. To order the book online please visit: Book People (an independent bookstore in Richmond), at this link: https://www.bookpeoplerichmond.com/book/9781504394451. Thanks for supporting your local independent bookstores!
Cathie Stivers, M.Div., PhD
Rev. Dr. Cathie Stivers has a Ph.D. in Health Education and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, and was a pediatric chaplain for over a decade at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Cathie was a scholar at Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School (2011-2014), and continues her studies and writings on indigenous ways of being in the world. Her book, Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New was published by Balboa Press in early 2018.
Thursdays, April 4-25
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