Week Eight :: August 14–21, 2021

The Human Soul: Our Ineffable Mystery

Most people sense and recognize another dimension beyond the physical plane of our existence and call the personal inner reality that this dimension connotes the human “soul,” known also as the “Spirit” or “Life Force.” Recognition of this inner reality is the basis of most religions but remains difficult to define or explain. In this week we will hear various interpretations of this ineffable human experience.

2 p.m. Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

1 p.m. EDT, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Amphitheater

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, religious, spiritual, ethical, and humanitarian perspectives.


  • Monday, August 16, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Ori Z. Soltes

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    Ori Z. Soltes teaches theology, art history, philosophy, and political history at Georgetown University.  He is former Director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, and has curated more than 85 exhibitions on history, ethnography, and modern and contemporary art there and at other venues across the country and overseas.  

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Dr. Bruce Greyson

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    Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.  He served on the medical school faculty at the Universities of Michigan, Connecticut, and Virginia. 

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Mirabai Starr

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    Mirabai Starr, who has lived her life immersed in the world of spirituality, will provide the perfect voice and insight to complete the week’s focus on The Human Soul: Our Ineffable Mystery.

    Location: Amphitheater