Religious Perspectives on Psi: Description
with Michael Sudduth, PhD



This 8 week course from the Rhine Education Center may be taken as an adult education course or it may be applied towards a certificate program from the Rhine. It will consist of weekly class broadcasts on Wednesday nights from October 5th - November 23rd, 7pm - 9pm, along with an interactive discussion forum where students can discuss class topics and interact with the course instructor.

If you cannot attend the live class broadcasts, you can watch the recordings of the classes when it is most convenient for you. Many successful students have attended courses by watching the class recordings.


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Course Description


How do religions integrate psi phenomena into their belief systems?

This course examines the relationship between psi (broadly, ESP and psychokinesis) and the world’s eastern and western religions. It explores four main questions:

  • Does psi support the central ideas of the world’s religions?
  • Do religious traditions acknowledge the existence of phenomena that parapsychologists classify as psi?
  • How do religions use psi to develop important ideas like the sacredness of consciousness, life after death, miracles, and the existence of a transcendent cosmic mind?
  • How do religions distinguish between benevolent and malevolent manifestations of psi?

Religious traditions will include the Vedic or Hindu traditions, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam. Topics will include past-life memories and near-death experiences in relation to life after death, psychokinesis and miracles, and ESP and prophecy. Readings will include selections from primary texts and contemporary critical essays.


When: Live broadcasts once a week or watch the class recordings at your convenience.

Where: This is an ONLINE COURSE, so you can participate anywhere you have an internet connection.

Tuition: $225 ($199 for Rhine members)


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