As a species, surely we're destined to reach a more profound understanding of our place in the universe than our television viewing habits may suggest. However, in our urgency to become the enlightened being, we neglect the mastery of those faculties we already have.
It is a symptom of our world and the need for immediacy that we have become accustomed to. In a time when supermarkets sell pre-peeled oranges, a 45 second advert break during a TV programme is too long to sit through and coffee shop’s idea of a cup of tea is giving you a paper cup filled with hot water, a teabag and plastic carton of UHT milk, the question to be asked is simple:
Would we know a Divine revelation if it turned up on our doorstep with placards?
And so we begin with an induction...
This inaugural course takes a step sideways, perhaps even backwards, and strips bare many of the preconceptions about personal development. It introduces tools to assess where we are presently, make efficient use of the tools the universe has already given us, and prepare properly for the journey ahead.
This foundation programme brings together the three interlocking threads of Protection, Projection and Detection, The triad with which all subsequent courses within The University of Fools are woven. We examine the subtle and not so subtle interactions we have between the universe and ourselves, starting with our own perceptions of who we are.