Scent of the Spiritual

The Journey Back Home
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 44 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

“Scent of the Spiritual” is a course that examines human nature and living a spiritual life in today’s modern world. The course material does not represent any lineage or spiritual system, but represents the insights and discovered truths of the lecturer, some 40+ years after an initial spiritual awakening.

The course material is a modern viewpoint, referencing neuroscience and psychological principles. But the spirituality presented here is also grounded in everyday understanding that we all share. The "Shift" of consciousness that one may have heard about is also explained.

The author has taken great effort to present everything in simple language without special meanings that only an “insider” would understand. Be assured that a spiritual life is available to everyone, not just the lucky few that have had an “awakening.”

The course is presented in lecture format (see the intro video) along with selected (and short) essays in PDF format. The student is encouraged to view the lectures once all the way through in the order presented, and then to review or revisit areas of interest.

Suggestions are made on how to incorporate a spiritual viewpoint while still being part of the world. The world changes one person at a time, and you may be the one to change today. I am grateful for your participation.

What are the requirements?

  • An open mind to a modern, restated spiritual viewpoint that incorporates neuroscience and psychological principles.
  • No special requirements are needed to understand the course material, other than an interest in learning something new.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the nature of a spiritual life in a modern setting.
  • Understand the nature of the shift of consciousness
  • Understand that the spiritual life is a natural part of each of us.
  • Know that one can live spiritually on a daily basis.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for those who want to understand what spirituality is all about, or to go deeper into their own spiritual development.
  • The course is best suited for those that have some degree of an inner life (e.g. the ability to introspect).
  • The course may be more of a challenge for extroverts (those who are not comfortable reflecting on their inner life.) However, it is thought that there are no pure introverts or extroverts, but each type resides in all of us.

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Section 1: Introduction and Overview

Course Overview

Section 2: Human Nature and Reality Orientation

A viewpoint describing our common physical and psychological nature.


Introduction to the two natures within each of us. Essay handout: "The Holistic/Detail View of the World"


Expansion on our dualistic nature.

Section 3: Experience and Narrative
Experience and Narrative - Part 1
Experience and Narrative - Part 2
Section 4: The Spiritual Journey and Scent

A look at the spiritual journey. The beginning of the shift of awareness to the holistic view.


Catching hold of a sense (or scent) of a new way of seeing the world.


Barriers to an authentic spiritual life.

Section 5: Practical Spirituality

Contemplation: incorporating a spiritual viewpoint on a daily basis.


More on contemplation and finding that expansive feeling. Intention and learning from nature are also discussed.

Section 6: Liberation & Integration

The shift of awareness to the holistic view; the end of the journey.


The end of seeking

Section 7: Summary & Conclusion

Course summary and conclusion.

Section 8: Glossary
Bonus Lecture: Next Generation Religion

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Instructor Biography

Larry Davis, Student of the Spiritual Way

Larry Davis is lifelong student of the spiritual way of living. He escaped an unhappy life at age 21 via an awakening event, which he later learned was spiritual in nature. Larry has studied many traditions over the years but has always felt that seeking the truth must happen outside of traditions and systems. The last twenty years has brought intensive study, contemplation and dialog on understanding human nature and this thing we call the spiritual journey. His goal now, at age 62, is to share this understanding with all that have an interest in spirituality.

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