Curriculum, Pedagogy

Practical applications for teaching and studying literature as a means to understanding self and world

As anyone knows who’s been following this blog, I’ve created a method of teaching and studying literature that helps us to get out of an othering view toward a text’s characters, instead identify with them, and through this process, learn wisdom about ourselves and our lives which we can then put into practice by transforming… Continue reading Practical applications for teaching and studying literature as a means to understanding self and world

Community mapping, Curriculum

A practical guide to sharing wisdom

As we move toward community mapping at the end of our process of reading literature, the mind most commonly draws us toward tangibles—that is, toward things that we can demonstrate to others through processes of measurement, explication, and the like. This is because we have grown up in an education system which orients us to… Continue reading A practical guide to sharing wisdom

Community mapping, Curriculum

Community mapping

Having learned wisdom about ourselves through the process of psychic mapping, then applied this wisdom to the context of our lives through the process of executive summary, we generally feel a desire to share this wisdom and learning with our communities in some way: we are overcome with self-love where before we had experienced self-doubt,… Continue reading Community mapping

Curriculum, Executive summary

Executive summary

Usually as soon as we articulate our principles of wisdom through psychic mapping, the mind takes hold, engendering a fear about what might happen if we ‘fail’ to hold to these principles. For instance, if one of our principles articulated was that our ultimate desire is to make ‘free, loving choices for ourselves,’ the mind… Continue reading Executive summary

Curriculum, Psychic mapping

The five languages of wisdom

Ever since I was a young boy I have wondered, what is wisdom? How do I know it when I see it? What do we mean when we call a person ‘wise’? Such information is denied to young boys, but as a young man I have noticed some patterns that I can report. The first… Continue reading The five languages of wisdom

Curriculum, Psychic mapping

Psychic mapping

Psychic mapping is the essence of our process of reading literature, that place where we do the seizing of wisdom that is central to this process. As such, it is also the place about which we most likely experience trepidation: if we have access to wisdom through our process of reading literature, then surely we… Continue reading Psychic mapping

Curriculum, High horse

The high horse

Usually not long after we finish the final sentence of our final character identification, the mind asks itself, ‘How do I know if I’m doing it right?’ This question might arise even prior to that point, after any individual character identification: ‘What I wrote just now didn’t feel right to me; how do I know… Continue reading The high horse