Every civilisation has passed on to us its knowledge and experience of the essential laws of life. A systematic and comparative study of this vast heritage enables us to discover the READ MORE
One of the great privileges of our modern times is that we are able to access vast amounts of knowledge from different cultures, often stretching far back into history. The philosophies READ MORE
Tibet has been associated throughout history with magic and mystery. The land beyond the Himalayas was a natural fortress, a place of ancient knowledge and spiritual practice. In the 19th
Buddhism has its origins in India around the 5th century BC during a time of revival and rejuvenation of mystical and religious thought. Buddhism is a system of philosophical, spiritual READ MORE
Legend has it that classical Greece began with the first Olympic Games in 776 BC, held in honour of the God Zeus and the inspiration for the Olympic Games we know today. Ancient Greece has READ MORE
The Neoplatonic School originated in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. This city was the crucible of many different cultural traditions, including Egyptian, Greek, Jewish, Persian and READ MORE
A term first coined by Voltaire, Philosophy of History means to search for wisdom in the study of history. What can we learn from the experiences and past actions of humanity? And how can
Of all the mysteries throughout history, the human being has always been one of the greatest. Who are we most essentially? What is our role and position within the universe? What is our READ MORE
The Hermetic tradition has its roots in Egypt with the Egyptian God Thoth, who was the patron of all knowledge, science, medicine and writing. However, it found its flourishing during the READ MORE
- Understanding ourselves
Ethics enquires about moral principles and the impact of individuals on their environment. It is also related to happiness, as it helps us to find the right inner attitude to deal with different life situations in ways that are beneficial to ourselves and others.
Topics: India, Tibet, Egypt, The Neoplatonic School.
- Living in together harmony with others
Sociopolitics looks at relationships in society, both between individuals and between the individual and the group. It is concerned with finding principles by which we can create harmonious communities where everyone can flourish.
Topics: Confucius, Plato and the Stoics.
- Being part of something greater
We are all products of history and at the same time we all contribute to making history. Philosophy of History seeks wisdom in the study of the past and how to apply lessons of history to the present.
Topics: Microcosm / Macrocosm and the Cosmovision of Traditional Societies.
WISDOM OF EAST & WEST
This course follows on from the Foundation Course and runs parallel with Psychology. It takes a look at the bigger questions of life, approaching them from the wisdom traditions of East and West: the enigma of ‘God’, the structure of the universe, the stages of human evolution, the comparative study of religions, the schools of perennial philosophy throughout the ages and teachings regarding the subtle bodies of the human being that have been recognised in many traditional schools of medicine.
The aim of this subject is to show how the timeless wisdom can be applied in the here and now and help us find solutions to our individual and collective challenges.
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SYMBOLISM OF ALL CULTURES
Symbols are a language we can all recognise but few of us can read. This subject consists of a series of courses that explore the sacred symbols of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, Japan, the Mayas, Incas, Aztecs, etc., as well as the symbolism of plants, minerals, animals and architecture. The aim of the course is to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the symbolic dimension for the human being and to enable the student to gradually use symbols as bridges to perceive the intelligible world.
LATER SUBJECTS IN THE PROGRAMME
Moral philosophy, Sociopolitics, Oratory, History of Philosophy, History of Religions, Anthropogenesis, Cosmogenesis, Astrology, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysical Aesthetics and many more…