By David Steinberg
Two longtime Albuquerque residents – David Johnson and Jon Nimitz – will lead a six-week Osher course on “The Faces of God: Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century” starting Aug. 29 at the UNM Continuing Education Center, 1634 University NE.
The subject is also the theme of a manuscript for a book that Johnson and Nimitz are developing.
Course discussion will cover several teachers and gurus (Amma, Gurdjieff, Aurobindo and others), as well as spiritual aids and practices such as sweat lodges, Tarot and channeling.
The class will also review the history. beliefs, practices and challenges occurring in many religious and spiritual traditions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Native American, Shinto, pagan and others.
The course’s six weekly classes will be held 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 29 through Oct. 3.
Johnson is a retired UNM English professor who taught world mythology and the Bible as literature. Nimitz is a retired self-employed chemist with an abiding interest in Eastern religions.
The registration fee is $60. The Osher course number is 19820 and will be listed at
Register by calling 277-0077, by faxing 277-1990, by mail or in person at Continuing Ed.
Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is $20 a year and it is sometimes credited toward class registration, according to a press release on the class.