COURSE of STUDY, an introduction to the study of metaphysics

"Pythagoras was misunderstood,
and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton,
and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh....
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts:
they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty....
There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that...
The power which resides in him is new in nature,
and none but he know what that is which he can do,
nor does he know until he has tried."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

LIVING ANCIENT WISDOM IN TODAY'S WORLD

Throughout history, there have been men and women who have had a dream. They envisioned a simpler, freer, more productive life for all of mankind. These people have been inventors, leaders, religious masters, scientists, philosophers, educators, writers, and especially, thinkers.

You may have personally known a great person whose influence changed your life: a teacher who believed in you and encouraged you to reach for excellence, a boss whose devotion to ideals stimulated you to be motivated and energetic, a parent or grandparent who inspired you to become anything you could imagine, an artistic friend whose love for the craft kindled your desire to create, an athletic coach or music teacher who showed you the beauty of discipline so you could perform at your best.

Great thinkers, writers, statesmen, scientists, artists and musicians are not born, they are made. Each of us is unique, possessing great potential to express ourselves and master anything to which we set our minds. what distinguishes an Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, or Mahatmas Gandhi from the common man?

The quiet mind is the still mind
with people of all ages playing, laughing
all content where they are
moving forward wit the grace
and ease of an eagle in flight
The struggle for attainment in them is gone
Their hearts and minds at peace
being in the now.
Being free from desire and attachment,
their path is laid clear
and is ever so near.

–Jay McCormick

The quest for truth, the drive and determination to find answers to the meaning of life, and the use of imagination are characteristic of those who secure their place in mankind's history.

The great American philosopher and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, – that is genius.” When a man discovers a truth that has universal application, when he has the courage to communicate his ideas to the world, he becomes outstanding because humanity progresses as a result of his desire and willingness to create a better world.

Albert Einstein, the great German physicist, believed he used only a small percentage of his potential. Scientists report that the average person draws upon only ten to twenty percent of his brain power. The remainder lies dormant until we learn how to develop and strive toward our full potential. The great men and women throughout history tapped the hidden powers of the mind. We believe any thinker can come into his own greatness by increasing his knowledge, exercising mental discipline, and generating insightful discoveries.

The School of Metaphysics is dedicated to teaching principles and practices designed to bring forth the potential of the whole Self. It does not promise “instant enlightenment” or overnight success. The step-by-step method of applied study is guaranteed to produce permanent results through daily use of universal truths. Students develop understanding and mastery of mental skills including undivided attention, concentration, listening, memory, re-energizing and realizing of mind and body, mental healing, and communication. Meditation, dream interpretation, psychic and spiritual development are the means to experience the inner levels of consciousness. Theses disciplines bring the student into the realm of that consciousness. These disciplines bring the student into the realm of that unused ninety percent of the brain power and open doors to what exists beyond the physical life. The applied study produces Self awareness and insight into the greatest mysteries life has to offer.

Ready for a different kind of schooling...

....an education based on personal experience that promotes conscious living, wherever you are, whoever you choose to be?

The School of Metaphysics’ four cycle course of study in Mastering Consciousness is offered on a weekly basis in cities in the United States and, for those abroad, through correspondence with a College of Metaphysics teacher. This course is the essence of School of Metaphysics teachings from which all SOM offerings spring.

To begin call 1-417-345-8411 or

e-mail us at som@som.org or write to:

School of Metaphysics World Headquarters 163 Moon Valley Road
Windyville, MO 65783 USA

The School of Metaphysics program supplements more traditional forms of higher education by teaching the student how to fully utilize knowledge gained through previous schooling. Its teachings are unique, innovative, and bold. When the principles of memory are understood, the student moves beyond the limitations of rote memorization of knowledge. When the principles of will are understood, the student realizes his ability to determine his personal impact upon the world's body of knowledge. When the principles of imagination are understood, the student is free to employ his own creativity thus expanding his knowledge beyond the commonplace and contributing to the progress of mankind. The student applies knowledge in his own experiences thus reaching his own personal greatness.

Through mental disciplines, the student gains command of the reasoning abilities. As the inner thinker develops, the essence of education becomes apparent. The educate comes from the Latin educatus meaning to draw out or to lead forth. The School of Metaphysics program is founded upon this principle, for it draws out the best the individual has to offer and leads him to greater understanding and achievement as a whole Self.


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