This course explores Western mystical traditions. Topics include the mystic path, the vision of ultimate reality, and the mystic world-view in the Western traditions. The course also examines some of the problems and methods involved in the study of mysticism by making a case study of selected accounts of Western mystical experiences. (S) (lec 3) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both RLST 2297 and RLST 2295.