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"In the two and a half years I have been meeting with my classmates for the WOTS weekends I have shed a lifestyle that is rooted in a fear-based survival mode. I'm learning to trust the universe·.All I know is that something larger than me wants me to live my life differently. There is an awareness in me that feels the miraculous synchronicity of how the universe works in supporting me to shift from a dry, dead way to a new, juicy, way of being alive."

Lyndi Swanson
Human Resources Manager

Nondegree Study Programs
Certificate & Sabbatical Programs

Community Class Schedule, Spring 2001


Faculty Bios

UCS Certificate & Sabbatical Programs in Creation Spirituality

The innovative educational programs, spiritual practices and challenging courses presented in the Sabbatical & Certificate programs in Creation Spirituality here at the University of Creation Spirituality (UCS) are designed to engage students in serious academic study of the new cosmology, the creation tradition, and post-modern questions and values. These, in addition to experiential processes, value body/mind/spirit modes of learning, self-direction, service to the community, compassion and a reverence for all creation.

The Certificate Program requires 28 credits of study in one of two tracks. One is a full-time program which can be completed in nine months and the other a weekend program (Weekend of the Spirit WOTS) which allow students to complete the Certificate in two years of weekend courses. Sabbatical students ordinarily complete 14-16 credits of study in one semester of the nine month program or two semesters of WOTS. Students can begin their course of study in either the Fall or Spring semester. (Beginning dates are September and February respectively.)


Community Student Schedule
SPRING SEMESTER 2001 $125/unit

Classes begin February 5, 2001

Call Aileen Donovan at 510-835-4827 ext. 19, or email:
for more classes, registration information, and to confirm availability.



Feminist Awakening & Womens Spirituality
Marlene DeNardo & Guests

Universal Themes in Myths & Dreams
Jeremy Taylor

Engaged Buddhism
Ana Perez-Chisti

Jewish Mysticism
Chuck Burack & Guests



Shabda Yoga
Russill Paul

Creative Body, Creative Spirit: The Ancestors
Kaleo Ching

Ritual Theater/Creative Writing
Ginny Lim

Painting as Creative Meditation

Native American Traditions
Peter Brokenleg



Sustainable Communities
Gail Watkin

Spirituality & Homelessness
Michael Mansfield, Clare Ronzani

Photography & Social Change
Betty McAfee

Creating Techno-Rituals & Cosmic Masses
Jill Martin


Full time enrolled students will be given priority in all classes. Community students participating in classes with limited enrollment will be notified a week prior to class as to the status of their enrollment.


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The Communion of Saints, by Hildegaard de Bingen Art-as-Meditation is the primary form of prayer in the creation-centered tradition. Ritual itself is a practice of art-as-meditation.

See our Art-as-Meditation page for detailed information.


Full-Time Faculty
Charles Burack, Marlene DeNardo (Co-Chair), Matthew Fox (Co-Chair), Ana Perez-Chisti, Clare Ronzani (Coordinator WOTS)

Part-Time Faculty
Dorsey Blake, Peter Brokenleg, Daniel Buford, Ken Butigan, Kaleo Ching, Adrianna Diaz, Lawrence L. Edwards, Dale Ellis, Gina Rose Halpern, Jackie Hairston, Jose Hobday, Genny Lim, Joanna Macy, Michael Mansfield, Jill Martin, Betty McAfee , Judith McKinnon, Rolf Osterberg, Russill Paul-D'Silva, Robert Rice, Jyotsna Sanzgiri, Bruce Silverman, Jeremy Taylor, Luisah Teish, Gayle E. Watkins, Michael Ziegler

Visiting Faculty
David Abram, Carl Anthony, Angeles Arrien, Anita Barrows, Stuart Cowan, Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, Anita Roddick, Robert Rice, Beverly Rubik, Rupert Sheldrake, Brian Swimme, Hal Taussig

Also available: detailed bios of all faculty.

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