SCIENCE AND SPIRIT COURSE
may be interested in checking out a new experimental teaching
course from Michael Cocks of the Science & Spirit Resource
Group in NZ that addresses questions such as Is there a
non-physical aspect to reality? Are paranormal phenomena
such as ESP, Clairvoyance, NDEs, Out of the Body Experiences
and so on a reality? Is there an afterlife? Do we live in
a Mentalist or a Materialist universe?
The PowerPoint course provides abundant resource material
from which to prepare lessons for senior high school, tertiary,
church or general groups.
Drawing heavily on Kelly & Kelly’s Irreducible
Mind, a Psychology for the 21st Century, 2007 and Dr
Craig Hogan's Your Eternal Self, 2008, this course
approaches RE from the point of view of studies in mind
and consciousness and challenges students to examine their
preconceptions about the material covered.
Check out the following sample lessons:
to Course for Teachers
Sample Lesson 1, Sample
This is a new course, and if you use it, we would like
your help in improving it.
information or to order the course, contact Michael Cocks
Michael's web sites are www.thegroundoffaith.net.
The Stephen Experience
HOW TO USE THIS
This PILOT course surveys the implications of 150 years of
scientific research into Mind and Consciousness. It is of
course a challenge to the philosophy of Materialism or Naturalism,
but the science is sound and cannot be refuted. It also throws
much light on the human experiences that underlie the great
religions, and therefore should have a place in Religious
As it is a PILOT course, there will regrettably be rough edges,
repetitions, and improvements needed. Our apologies for this;
but we invite those who use this course to email email@example.com
with corrections, criticisms, suggestions, and very importantly,
how things went in class.
Who is the Course for? Actually perhaps more especially for
the teachers, lecturers, and clergy who may use it. There
is far more material than could possibly be used in classes
How does one go about preparing a lesson? Lecturers and teachers
will generally need to choose the material that they want
to present in class, and most times, work out suitable activities
and learning methods for a particular class or group. There
are a few presentations that do give more detailed help for
the teacher or lecturer.
About the Slides: For reasons of cost, there
are no printed materials. Most of the slides are for the use
of the presenter. Only a few slides should be shown in class.
We recommend: that teachers and lecturers should first at
least cursorily go through the slides in “LeadersIntroduction”,
In each lesson the only file that you should need to click
on is that ending in .ppt. In the case of a link on a slide
not working, you may be able to access it in the relevant
folder. Any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Since this course is at a Pilot stage, we are not fixing a
commercial price. It is free, but if you would like to make
a donation, then we suggest $10 in notes your local currency,
or cheques in the case of New Zealand. You can make a NZ bank
deposit at Westpac Account 031-1583-0009123-00 giving your
name, and mentioning “Course”. If you don't make
a donation, that is quite OK.
Postal Address: c/o Rev Michael Cocks, 23 Fairfield Avenue,
Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 981 7057