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Re: theos-talk Re: introduction

Nov 14, 2010 05:42 PM
by MKR

Your posting it timely.

Today, in the USA, there are many parents who are not happy with the public
and private school systems and hence home school their children. Home
schooling is recognized and the students end up doing well when they go to

Even in colleges, the general trend is to mass produce, especially in some
professional schools. For example, most of the curriculum for accounting
majors are geared to producing graduates to meet the needs of large
accounting firms and also large corporations and of course the Government. I
have seen, from time to time, some students see this and decide they are not
going to work for these entities and decide to work for smaller outfits as
well as go as solo practitioners.


On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 5:16 PM, hari9896 <> wrote:

> --- In <>, "Amela"
> <amela@...> wrote:
> >
> > Hello
> >
> > Well as my first email is my introduction I shall begin. My name is
> Amela. I am a highschool science teacher in Australia. I'm not sure how much
> detail is needed but If more information is requested I am happy to supply
> it. There are two reasons why I have joined the list. The first reason is
> that I am seeking spiritual/intellectual growth. The second reason is that I
> am delving into opening up a highschool based on an educational philosophy
> from an alternative school I used to teach at which closed (long story). But
> I also want to add a spiritual philosophy to this future school. Since the
> school closed I haven't been very happy teaching whithin dogmatic private
> schools or public schools which lack a holistic appraoch to teaching. Some
> claim they do but I still think more can be achieved. I've looked into
> teaching at a steiner school but it doesn't include all of my visions and is
> still someone too structured. If anyone is curious about the philosophy of
> this school I am happy to share. At this point it is just a wonderful idea.
> not sure where to go from here.
> >
> > warm regards
> > Amela
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> Although your post was written over 4 years ago it would still be very
> relevant in modern education because the ideals you mention - a spiritual
> philosophy, a holistic approach to education, practical methods for
> spiritual/intellectual growth, related to but not limited to the spiritual
> teachings of Rudolf Steiner - are still what modern education lacks but
> needs the most as far as I can see. But modern schools have their own
> philosophies or spiritual beliefs and would only see the type you mention as
> competition, I would think. "Your greatest opponents are not the
> unbelievers, but the misbelievers" [from a spiritualist communication in
> "The Life of Anna Kingsford" by Edward Maitland (1896)]
> Anyway, an attempt to combine a scientific religion, physical education,
> and spiritual meditation was made over 100 years ago in the books by Yogi
> Ramacharaka. No doubt some of his writings could be enlarged on or improved
> with the advantage of modern knowledge but on the whole I have never come
> upon a better introduction to the type of knowledge most needed in modern
> education. Online versions of some of his books can be found at
> and reprints are for sale from

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