*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** C ~ I ~ V ~ I~ L ~ O ~ G ~ Y *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
CIVILIZATION SCIENCE; radical, progressive approach to understanding civilization in its myriad forms and multiple, intertwined levels; EVERYTHING is studied, from fundamental principles of human life and society to differentiated, specialized aspects of expression – including: culture, arts, tradition, government, religion, philosophy, technology, ALL OF IT; a wholistic, comprehensive, integrated system of knowledge, a.k.a. ‘WISDOM’; associated with a certain yoga practice, incorporating Hatha, Karma, Raja, and other yogas.
LET US GIVE IT TO YOU IN A MICROCHIP! e.g. : You will discover an answer to the ponderance: What are we here for? For what? What’s going on? You will realize that there is a purpose, a divine plan, a reason for this complex Earthly reality. It is a magnificent drama unfurling its banners of pomp and pageantry. We all have a part to play. We must make the choice to live, to become aware of the true self, then to awaken to a revelation of the bigger picture. Our civilization can be understood, it can be improved, it can be idealized, it can be optimized, it can be accomplished, it can be accepted, it can be honored, it can be perfected, it can be … and IT IS.
Presenting HOME, WORLD, & HISTORY in a new light, by a civilogical perspective i.e. “benevolent scrutiny”
Look for the Mystery of it all!
For the propagation of Truth, CIVILOGY INSTITUTO is being established. This is our holistic, educational / recreational, transformative organization, which includes both, the adult college & the elementary school – Civilogy Instituto Minor for children. Today, one of the homes of Civilogy is the (EG)2 Center at Mountain Valley Resort in the Onteora-Catskill region. It is a prototype “universal university”; an institution that strives for excellence, superiority, morality, perfection, and ultimately – the TRUTH. There is such a thing! And what a concept it is to behold.
The purpose of the CIVILOGY INSTITUTO is to nurture the bodies, minds, and souls of its students with the best, most complete learning experience possible on this planet. This goal is grand. Since Faith and confidence are high, the goal is reachable. The process to reach this level of achievement is comprehensive and methodical and logical. Step by step, student by student, teacher by teacher, building by building, book by book, movie by movie, grant by grant, donation by donation, class by class; the process will carry us to ever-expanding realization.
Some of the world’s finest teachers are being gathered together as a faculty of immeasurable influence. Some of the world’s most eager and willing students are being gathered together as a great, fertile group with infinite potential – for they will be the next generation of teachers (better than the ones before). The world’s most useful and efficient resources will be available at the Instituto. The most advanced, state-of-the-art machinery, equipment, and supplies will be on hand to use as teaching tools. This school will be the latest and greatest, the best, to usher in the much-heralded ‘golden age of learning’. We will shine as a beacon of bright light unto the world for eternity. The Civilogy Instituto is being created for perpetuity. We are building a thing that will last, that will stand, that will exist ad infinitum. Amen.
Seeker of Truth, Love, Peace, Life, you are called. Enter and become a civilogist. Each and every one: proud, honest, serious, kind, friendly, conscientious, yearning, coherent, competent, intense, brave, mighty, real, natural, eternal! That’s what you are! Seize the moment. The time is now.
Purpose and Mission of ***CIVILOGY INSTITUTO MINOR – A SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN ***
(Developed under the auspices of the New Civilization Foundation)
CIVILOGY INSTITUTO acknowledges the significance of childhood – humanity’s early phase of vulnerable innocence, when the personal foundation is created which will support an entire lifetime. CIVILOGY INSTITUTO recognizes the crucial process that children experience as they are integrated with the larger society and recognizes that, without a voice, without a vote, children are utterly dependent upon adult capability and good will. On the behalf of children everywhere in the world, CIVILOGY INSTITUTO will strive to promote their unique full rights, to advance their quality of life, and to uphold their universal sacredness. The future of civilization is made manifest in them, “the new lifeblood of the body, which is community.”
As a premise to our activities, we acknowledge the natural bond between the parents and their child, prevailing as parental right, necessary duty, and one of the greatest joys of life. In the case of the progenitor(s) being unavailable (for reasons such as: incarceration, separation, or death), there is an equivalent responsibility for the primary caregiver or guardian. We will promote programs that enable our collaboration with parents or guardians of every amenable persuasion and culture, in order to assist and empower their means of supporting the children. We are interested in obtaining a holistic comprehension of the various child-raising traditions for our further research into the human condition. Moreover, we seek to explore new approaches of harmonizing family values with society values, via specific intentional community projects. Our goal is to actualize an improved design for society, which encourages an increase of interaction between generations and is more conscientious of children’s needs.
The rights & welfare of children are of concern. We acknowledge that these rights are indeed the same inalienable rights which adults have accorded for humanity, with the proviso that they are “in dormancy” until activated. The “activation” occurs through normal growth and maturation, although individual timing and sequence varies widely, depending upon culture and other factors. From the beginning, the most important right is for “life itself” (basic survival), relevant to the whole issue of welfare. We will coordinate with existing organizations to develop innovative programs which protect and ensure the adequate care of children, especially those in impoverished regions. Victory over the widespread problem of hunger and starvation will be a major focus. The adequate care consists of: 1) the PHYSICAL needs (clean air & water supply; nourishing foods – locally grown, fresh, ripe, and organic; clothing; shelter; proper hygiene; preventative health practice; proper sewage treatment; and other required systems) and 2) the EMOTIONAL needs (essentially revolving around the exchange of affection, attention, and LOVE). We envision a safe and nurturing environment to provide subsequent generations with the optimal start to life in the new civilization.
The transference of knowledge has special characteristics whenever children are involved. To a child, learning is synonymous with playing. Modern, institutionalized, competitive schooling has in so many ways denied and forsaken the spontaneous enthusiasm of the teaching/learning celebration. For this reason, we aim to synthesize a child-centered form of education, to be derived from the many progressive methodologies of diverse cultures and traditions. Our educational renewal will strive to maintain a balance between hi-tech and lo-tech systems; one project may be a “junior” Civilogy Instituto Internet forum, while another project may be to cultivate down-to-earth, flower gardens. We are committed to sponsoring a global network of activities that stimulate the creativity of children and encourage their positive development as living, thinking individuals. We will search far and wide to assemble a team of educators who are able to distinguish and cultivate the innate talents of genius. Within each child, there is a unique gift that can be discovered through the facilitation of loving guidance.
We are optimistic that the Earth is capable of supporting vast numbers of human inhabitants. However, we have deduced that the present reality is far from ideal and a strategy of sustainable growth is needed. By observation of metropolitan conditions and widespread environmental damage, we infer that population distribution and demographics are interconnected factors of much consequence. Our far-reaching vision for the redesign of society includes plans for ecovillage development and cooperative living arrangements. The construction of our prototypes will provide actual stepping stones on the way to a new civilization, free of detrimental crowding and adverse effect upon Nature. With regards to the birth rate, we recognize that the phenomenon of reproduction is more in the hands (and wombs) of child-bearers, so it exists as a pertinent women’s issue. Conversely, we will investigate the extent to which men should be held accountable through biological obligation. We will coordinate with other organizations to educate young adults about the ethical implications and basic responsibilities of bringing a child into the world. The education will comprise the diversity of options, such as: contraception, abstinence, natural rhythm method, non-intercourse sex, focus on self-development, premarital counseling, adoption, even the wise consideration of “waiting”. We are committed to alleviating the tragic situation of the millions who are blundering into parenthood without a feasible plan. Our ultimate stance in these matters is to respect individual choices of free will.
From the Wisdom of our collective, mutual experience and from the nurturing urge in our Heart of Love, let us serve to create that ideal world, to give unto the next generations, what we would have given unto ourselves when we were children. Henceforth, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
[ if you have suggestions or if you find any errors, let us know.
This list is by no means exhaustive; it keeps growing! – civilogist’s note ]
The Astrology of Human Relationships – Frances Sakoian and Louis Acker
The Astrologer’s Handbook
Planets in Transit – Robert Hand
The Changing Sky – Steven Forrest
Lessons of the Lotus – Bhante Y. Wimala
The Kybalion – “Three Initiates”
Dhammapada – (Buddhism)
Tao Te Ching – Laotze
The Kama Sutra
The Illiad – Homer
The Aenid – Virgil
The Holy Bible – (Christianity)
The Q’uran – Muhamed
The History of Western Civilization series – Will & Amy Durant
Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Jewel in the Lotus – Douglas Baker
The Secret Doctrine – Helena P. Blavatsky
The City of God – Saint Augustine
Initiation, Human and Solar – Alice Bailey
The Consciousness of the Atom
A Treatise on White Magic
The Reappearance of Christ
Glamour: A World Problem
The Externalisation of the Hierarchy
Law of Life, Book I & II – A. D. K. Luk
Electrons, the Building Blocks Of the Universe – the Ascended Masters
The Guru and the Chela – Master Kuthumi
Bullfinch’s Mythology – Thomas Bullfinch
The Republic – Plato
Utopia – Sir Thomas Moore
Gulliver’s Travels – Johnathan Swift
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe –
The Prince – Macchiavelli
The Divine Comedy – Dante
Paradise Lost – Milton
Walden – Henry David Thoreau
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy
Songs of Innocence – William Blake
Songs of Experience
Marriage of Heaven & Hell
The Book of Job
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird –
The Color Purple –
A Modern Herbal – Greives
Common Global Sense – Ahghamen Kyyboa
Where the Red Fern Grows –
The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
Secrets of the Heart
Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
The Tao of Pooh – Ben Hoffenfield
Be Here Now – Ram Dass
Welcome to the Monkey House – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Breakfast of Champions
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest –
When Things Fall Apart –
Sam I Am – Dr. Seuss
The Butter Battle Book
The Giving Tree – Sydney Silverstein
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
Aesop’s Fables – Aesop
Animal Farm – George Orwell
Watership Down – Richard Adams
Bambi – W. H. Auden
The Wind in the Willows –
Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach
The Hundredth Monkey Principle – Ken Keyes
Robin Hood – archaic story
The Tale of Sleeping Beauty – ‘archaic fairy tale’
Rip Van Winkle – Washington Irving
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Frank L. Baum
The Narnia Chronicles – C.S. Lewis
Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe
Grains of Sand – William Carlos Williams
Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
A Separate Peace – John Knowles
On the Road – Jack Kerouac
“Peace Pilgrim” autobiography
Back to Eden – Jethro Kloss
The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale
Notes on the Parables of Our Lord –
The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
The Doors of Perception – Aldous Huxley
The Universe – Isaac Asimov
The Way of the Pilgrim – (anonymous)
The Cost of Discipleship – D. Bonhoffen
The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
The Language Crystal – Lawrence William Lyons
Food of the Gods – Terrence McKenna
The Invisible Landscape
Mushrooms Demystified –
The Seven Mysteries of Life – Guy Murchie
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