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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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RELI 385 - Asian Healing Traditions


1 unit(s)
(Same as ASIA 385 ) This seminar offers a comprehensive view of the traditional medical systems and healing modalities of India and China and examines the cultural values they participate in and propound. It also includes a “laboratory” in which hands-on disciplines (such as yoga and qi-gong) are practiced and understood within their traditional contexts. From a study of classical Ayur Vedic texts, Daoist alchemical manuals, shamanic processes and their diverse structural systems, the seminar explores the relationship between healing systems, religious teachings, and social realities. It looks at ways in which the value and practices of traditional medical and healing systems continue in Asia and the West. Rick Jarow.

Prerequisite(s): RELI 231  or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.



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