Wilderness and Imagination Travel Study Course
South Island New Zealand
December 1-12, 2003
What is the relationship between wild places and the imagination? Why is it that those places feed our souls? For twelve days this December, the Oxford Institute for Science and Spirit is offering a travel study course on the South Island of New Zealand where we will focus on exploring the ways in which we are influenced by places, and the ways in which our imaginations shape our interactions with those places.
The South Island of New Zealand offers some of the most dramatic landscape in the world – from the heights of Mt. Cook to the depths of the Milford Sound – we will explore our own inner landscapes while taking in New Zealand’s wildness. Our lectures and discussions will revolve around topics such as the role of language and the brain, the power of stories, verbal and nonverbal forms of communication, and the relationship between spirituality and place.
Participants will engage in a variety of creative activities in many media, which will help them to engage at a deeply personal level with the questions the course raises. Ample free time will be afforded to permit participants time to helicopter to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier, or hike into some of the most unique temperate rainforests in the world.
Practicalities: The course begins and ends in Christchurch, December 1-12, 2003. Course prices include tuition, hotels, 2 daily meals, all entrances fees and internal transportations. They do not include airfare to and from Christchurch, New Zealand.
The course is available for three graduate credits for $3040 (USD), for three CEU credits $2940 (USD) and for companions at $2700 (USD). Registration deadline is September 20, 2003.
If you’ve always dreamed of going to New Zealand but would like to visit in the company of people who are interested in learning, good conversation and exploration, then please join us this December in New Zealand.
For more information, please email Leslie Van Gelder or visit our website.
Leslie Van Gelder
Oxford Institute for Science and Spirit
10 Shirelake Close
Oxford, United Kingdom
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