The Braucherei Path

“The Braucherei Path” will provide an overview of the history and evolution of the unique spiritual traditions of the PA Germans. Students will explore the historical roots of Braucherei from pre-Christian times to present. In particular they will focus on the evolution of the mystical cosmology through the many waves of cultural influence in both Europe and America. Students will explore the relationship between the rural nature of the PA German people and the structure and function of the Braucherei tradition. Students will engage in active discussion of the ongoing re-systemization of this living but severely fragmented tradition. This course will prepare interested students for a future apprenticeship in the practice of Braucherei, should they choose to pursue it.

This course is also available as a distance course for those who are not local to the Kutztown area.