Progressive Awareness Study Program Screening Test




1. Most people in the United States understand what is happening in the world.
True
False

2. Someone who told you that you need to make major changes in your personality would be insulting your intelligence.
True
False

3. It is interesting and important to know what is really happening around you.
True
False

4. The educational system in the United States produces informed citizens.
True
False

5. Discovering the real truth about something is a frightening, unpleasant experience to be avoided whenever possible.
True
False

6. You should be responsible for your own emotional reactions to what people do to you.
True
False

7. Schools and colleges in the U.S. provide no real awareness of national or world conditions.
True
False

8. Many people allow themselves to be so conditioned by others that they have no real ability to think for themselves.
True
False

9. Only a subversive could think that the United States is ruled by a plutocracy (a wealthy elite).
True
False

10. Critical feedback concerning your personality is a welcome favor.
True
False

11. Because of the 9/11 tragedy, we should give up much of our freedom to be secure.
True
False

12. It would be absurd to say that you have misconceptions that would keep you from understanding the truth.
True
False

13. You want to learn about Progressive Awareness so you can:
develop magical powers
become an expert on concepts within the Perennial Tradition
learn more about yourself
write a thesis about mysticism

14. You're interested in Progressive Awareness because you want to:
explore Perennialist concepts and participate in requisite exercises
explore witchcraft and occult concepts
participate in psychic exercises leading to your being able to channel
develop the ability to achieve astral projection

15.Progressive Awareness is the same as thinking whatever seems right to you
Probably
Definitely
Definitely not
No one has an informed opinion

16. The achievement of thinking for yourself is
something you're fully qualified for
something only people like Jesus could achieve
beyond your present capabilities
something which you're certain you have already experienced

17. To understand what is being revealed in this divinely inspired supernatural book
You would have to become a born-again Scientologist
You would have to spend your entire lifetime
You would have to send in for the advanced course in Perennialism
You would have to realize that the heading to this item is absurd

18. In describing progressive awareness, Plato says that true philosophers
are sophists
study exclusively the syntax of language
do not study metaphysics
are always occupied in the practice of dying

19. If we study Jesus of Nazareth in an objective manner, he is seen as:
the Jewish Savior
a divine being
a true savant within the Perennial Tradition
the founder of the Roman Church

20. President Barach Obama is an outstanding leader and a highly intelligent person.
True
False

21. If you don't understand a particular idea or exercise in Progressive Awareness, it is most appropriate to:
assume that the book is not written clearly enough
re-read the section and reflect carefully on what it says
email the author and tell him that the book is too complex
assume that the book intends to make you feel inadequate

22. Transcendent art can be said to
stand out from all forms of modern art
suffer by comparison with impressionistic art
produce psychic upheaval in a prepared mind and transport that mind to a higher dimension
produce profound religious ecstasy in anyone who experiences it

23. You are interested in studying this book to:
verify your current religious beliefs
examine Progressive Awareness with an open mind
see if Progressive Awareness is interesting to you or not
compare Progressive Awareness with your own fully-developed philosophy

24. You are interested in studying this book to:
verify your current religious beliefs
compare progressive awareness with your own philosophy
see if progressive awareness is interesting to you or not
experience progressive awareness exercises such as this one

25. In Progressive Awareness, knowledge is said to come from
sense impressions alone
thought alone
an advanced teacher imparting ultimate understanding in the student directly
an advanced teacher providing prescribed experiences