“Moral-Mystic Mantra” is a student-read dialogue among interior voices: thesis, antithesis, hypothesis, & synthesis. Explores moral/spiritual issues and shows how reflective thinking may be helpful in writing essays or other creative endeavors—including philosophy. The 2-page dramatic reading is color-coded so classroom volunteers (and/or the instructor) could perform it. The text explores how the Golden Rule might lead to the emergence of a natural spirituality or possibly a better society. Brief mentions of philosophers Karl Popper, Immanuel Kant, JS Mill, Jonathan Haidt, and Martin Buber. Questions on page 3 could serve as prompts for a classroom discussion or short-essay quiz about inner mental dialogues, philosophy, spirituality, etc. PDF handout, prompts for discussion activity.
Used/tested and engaging with English Composition, English 101.