Ardue Holistic Education
Education and Development
Ardue is the Anglicised version of Ard Dhubh (Black Point), a tiny hamlet on a small promontory attached to the much larger peninsula of Applecross in Wester Ross, Scotland.
These pages were originally compiled to promote the following interests
- Freedom of thought and expression, especially in speech, writing, and voluntary personal interaction for social, welfare, business, or educational purposes.
- Mutual help through community. As the world is now everyone's oyster, it no longer makes sense to define community merely in terms of locality. Although neighbourliness is as important as ever despite nationalised 'social' (i.e. fundamentally antisocial) services, many modern communities may appropriately be defined as interspersed networks of people with common interests.
- Scientific mysticism. The scientific method of study is applicable not only to the limited material or "physical" world but also to the infinite spiritual world. By exploring this world of living intelligent Spirit (which pervades all space, including the interiors of all physical bodies) we gain knowledge which enables us to discover for ourselves verifiable truths about the attributes of Spirit as well as the derived properties of matter.
- Holistic Education. Present-day Western materialist culture and schooling exaggerate the importance of the physical at the expense of the spiritual and thus tend to suffocate individual initiative and personal responsibility in favour of uncritical acceptance of commercial pressures and docile compliance with external authority vested in ever-larger political bureaucracies and large corporations both national and multinational. This de-humanising trend can be reversed only by the voluntary combination of well-balanced individuals who have taken the trouble to explore their personal potential and are ready to live freely in harmony with natural law rather than as slaves to a commercially-motivated politico-economic system.
- Applications of Computers as mental amplifiers.
- Through-Life Education. Childhood schooling, formal or informal, is seldom a sufficient foundation for later development and only a small minority have access to an expensive "higher" education. The compilation on this CD costs nothing but sustained student effort to constitute a significant contribution to the spiritual development which is the mainspring of all genuine education and which enables the individual student, regardless of age or circumstance, to become self-educating and self-evolving without limit.