The overall goal of the study program is to prepare persons for acceptance as provisional members of a cooperative commonwealth community in Vista, CA. If you are interested in this study program you will have gained this interest from reading these book chapters or essays and agreeing with what these sources say:
Be certain that you are definitely interested in qualifying to become a candidate for the Cooperative Commonwealth Community if you apply for acceptance into the online study program. If you are married, and intend to remain with your husband or wife, your spouse will necessarily have to have the same goal and have read and agreed with the above material. He or she will have to apply for acceptance into the online study program at the same time as you. If you have children, they will also have to apply for the online study program, as developed for young people.
- Preface to The New Commonwealth
- Realizing the New Commonwealth
- Conscious Evolution Through Commonwealth Communities
- The Failure of Communism and Socialism
- Counterfeit Alternatives to Commonwealth
- Transformative Groups
- Enlightening Groups
- Replace Capitalism Now
- Realizing A New World
- Capitalists Have Destroyed Civilization
- We Must Create A New America
- Commonwealth Mind-Set
- Will Workers Survive?
- Creating, Transforming, or Destroying Civilizations
- The Saving Remnant
- The Allegory of the Saving Remnant
- We Must Create A New America
These books constitute the curriculum:
This online course of study involves the instructor's specially designed methodology: "situational learning"--which is clearly distinguishable from "academic learning."Prerequisites for acceptance as a student within the study program:
"This new technique of teaching and learning presents situations which provide the student a certain form of experience that can assist in our self-transformation. Of course the situations do not possess a mechanistic magic; they cannot change us automatically. We must use them in order to explore and transform ourselves. At the same time, however, the form of experience the situations provide can begin to affect us in ways which we may not at first recognize. As we participate in the situational learning experiences, we may find ourselves changing in ways which our old categories and feelings cannot explain."
Norman D. Livergood, "Situational Learning," Humanist Educator, 1977
Before proceeding, it's necessary for the prospective student to know something of the teacher's background and orientation:
- A Perennialist teacher
- Within the Perennial Tradition
Prospective students must divorce themselves from believing that they understand--and begin to understand in an authentic way. The process is first to recognize that one is ignorant of his own ignorance: believing he knows things which he does not actually know. A major aspect of this course of study is attaining a new form of awareness through self-knowledge. It requires an exceptional person to have attained genuine understanding that teachings concerning higher awareness through self-knowledge are not merely suppositions, but actual truths that can be activated through assiduous study and practice.
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