My focus with this syllabus is with the process of Individuation and Choice. After some lengthy discussions with Gopi and Cointreau, there does seem to be a pattern that people follow, along with some fear-based pitfalls that cause them to "abort" the process.
I was thinking of a set of courses somewhat along the "Celestine Prophecy" Insights, as foundational work. Sort of the xx-101 courses; first years.
This is basically how people come to the Magnum Opus; the Great Work. Through some strange coincidence, like buying property next door, meeting at a bookstore, connecting through a roommate, etc., people are brought to those who can help them get a foothold.Insight #1 wrote:Feeling restless? You're not alone: Everybody's starting to look for more meaning in life. Start paying closer attention to those seemingly "Chance Coincidences" - strange occurrences that feel like they were meant to happen. They are actually synchronistic events, and following them will start you on your path to spiritual truth.
I would see an introductory class to reveal that they are in this class not by accident, but by design, and to see and understand the path they walked to arrive. It is always good to know where you are starting on a journey.
This would not be a "course", per se, but sort of an "orientation" class.
This would be the prerequisite course... the fundamentals. Mythology, symbology, archetype, motif and allegory... how the interior world works, and all the illusions and misunderstandings that go with it. The goal of this class would be to bring a person out of the singular perspective--that what he sees is "real"--to challenge the belief systems sufficiently so there is questioning and an open mind. Basically get them to the "yellow" vMeme, where they can start to see the "system" in things, which gives proper historical context and opens the door to Tier 2.Insight #2 wrote:Observe our culture within its proper historical context. The first half of the past millennium was spent under the thumb of the church; in the second half we became preoccupied with material comfort. Now, at the end of the twentieth century, we've exhausted that preoccupation. We're ready to discover life's ultimate purpose.
This would be "Intro to Psionics, 101", where a person's special abilities can start to be directly addressed, now that the founding principles have been set. Larson's Reciprocal System would come into play here, because with the RS2 extensions we have made, it can give a well-defined understanding of how and what "energy" is, and how to interact with it. Basically, a new understanding of what space and time are, and how the mind, body and spirit can interact with them productively. At the end of this course, one would be able to feel/sense energy fields, auras, and be able to interact with the intuition--the metaphysical "senses".Insight #3 wrote:Start to get acquainted with the subtle energy that infuses all things. With practice, you can learn to see the aura around any living being and to project your own energy around it to give it strength.
"Who's Who and What's That?"... with the fundamentals of symbolic communication and the metaphysical senses awakened, there will be abuse! I would envision this course to be primarily psychological, where things like complimentary neurotic structures and control dramas are brought out into the open. This awakens the intellect, and along with it, liberty. The goal here is to make the transition from being a "reactive" person, driven by constant response to stimuli, to a pro-active person--one who is aware of what is going on around them, and what is really important in their lives. This brings a person to the point where they become an "I AM" -- someone who is capable of making an individual, conscious choice as a knowing, intelligent act--the purpose of 3rd density.Insight #4 wrote:An unconscious competition for energy underlies all conflicts. By dominating or manipulating others, we get the extra energy we think we need. Sure, it feels good - but both parties are damaged in the conflict.
"Choice 101" -- Courses in meditation and exploration, to integrate the awakened metaphysical component of the self and integrate it with the physical component, resulting in a "natural" peak experience, where you get to glimpse what is going on for yourself, and can make the choice of where you want to go with it.Insight #5 wrote:The key to overcoming conflict in the world is the mystical experience, which is available to everyone. To nurture the mystical and build your energy, allow yourself to be filled with a sense of love.
From my personal perspective, there is not much point into going into advanced psionics and/or magic until a person has made their 3rd density Choice, and is thus relatively free of karma. I'm open to suggestions and opinions; perhaps introductory courses to things like divination, potions, and spells might be an interesting diversion from a somewhat more intellectual study. But one must be careful not to hand a flamethrower to a 5-year-old, who does not understand what it can do.
Also from my personal experience, it normally takes a person 3-4 years to complete the "course" to the point of making their choice. I would suspect that a more formalized system could reduce this by half, at least. There will be students who excel, and those who falter; we should have options for different levels, even though it is frowned upon by the NEA these days!
Ideas, opinions, refinements?