Consciousness, Literature and the Arts


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Arthur Versluis holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan, where he studied subjects as diverse as American literature, Platonism, Buddhism, Asian Art History, the Tibetan language, and European Medieval Literature.His doctorate was in American Studies, in particular American Transcendentalism and Asian religions, and he has lectured and published on a wide range of subjects, from religion and literature to American agriculture and sacred landscape.Having taught literature and writing at various universities, including the Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, he teaches at Michigan State University. A Michigan native, his family has orchards near Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he often helps out.He lives and works when he can on his own forty acres, and has published articles about farming and the survival of small farms in America.His many books include American Transcendentalism and Asian Religions (Oxford University Press, 1993) and Theosophia: Hidden Dimensions of Christianity, (Lindisfarne, 1994) a provocative journey through Christian mysticism, as well as Wisdom’s Children: A Christian Esoteric Tradition, (SUNY: 1999), and Wisdom's Book: The Sophia Anthology (St. Paul: Paragon House, 2000). The editor-in-chief of Esoterica, an electronic journal at devoted to the academic study of Western esotericism, Versluis teaches at Michigan State University and continues to lecture and write on Western esoteric traditions and other subjects