WE WELCOME YOU!
Join us at the School of the Natural Order
For our upcoming Summer Seminar 2020:
BREAKING OBJECTIVE IDENTITY
for Expanding Self-Awareness
What is objective identity? We usually think of ourselves as living in a world of material ‘things’ and ‘objects’ with invisible energies filling up the ‘empty’ space. We believe we are bodies in contact with that objective world, with a brain that experiences private emotions and thoughts. We then build our personal, familial and social values upon this view of life. Vitvan labeled this view of life ‘objective identity’ and its multi-layered system of beliefs the ‘objective manifold of values’.
This objective state of consciousness conceals the dynamic reality in which we truly live. ‘Things’ and ‘objects’ exist only as images within our respective states of consciousness, but they are not the states themselves.
Self-development requires that we break from objective identity, expanding our awareness into a deeper state of reality. For those who yearn to understand their true being, we invite you to the school’s 2020 seminar. Presenters and attendees will share specific practices, describe useful tools and offer clear mental maps to break the habit of objective identity, the habit of confusing our private images with dynamic reality.
Seminar classes begin on July 27th, 2020 and run through July 31st 2020, Monday-Friday. Meals and accommodations are inclusive of an orientation dinner on Sunday, July 26th and a farewell breakfast and lunch on Saturday, August 1st. The all-inclusive cost for the 5-day seminar week is $700. Sliding scale available. Accommodations can be arranged for early arrivals and late departures. No pets please.
Of note: Due to current world affairs, should it be deemed unwise in the up-coming months to gather in a classroom setting, we are considering holding the seminar via use of the Zoom platform. If so, it could be really
fun! We will keep you informed.
School of the Natural Order • PO Box 150 • Baker, Nevada 89311 • 775-234-7304 •
Inquiry a Practice in Non-Image Identification - Steven Anderegg
This class will be a discussion on specific Vitvan lesson comments, as well as exploration into practices as given by Vitvan. Rather than define "Non-Image Identification", the class will utilize self-inquiry for clarification. We will be reading Vitvan and participating in meditation practices.
Caution!!! There could be a turning of the senses inward and consciousness of abstracting. Be prepared to lose your objective sense of Being!
Breaking Bad - Dennis Reuter
As one expands consciousness from the sense-based world ‘inside our skulls’ to the real world of dynamic forces, many dangers lurk. From the drag backs of long-held habits to the over-enthusiasm of newly found freedom, progress remains uneven or mentally confusing.
But forewarned is forearmed. Reasonable expectations prepare one for the life-long process called treading the path. A good map helps avoid pitfalls or dead ends; mental drills build focus and clarity; better understanding brings patience.
As we break from objective identity and move toward frequency registration, “Breaking Bad” reminds us of the hazards we will encounter, and how to meet them well. Based upon decades of grappling with life issues, using maps prepared primarily by Vitvan, Dennis provides reminders of the challenges that await, and how to handle them.
General Semantics in a Nutshell - Dennis Reuter
In his booklet Clear Thinking, Vitvan said that for true growth and development on the Path, he could not over-emphasize the need to understand, and persist in the practices of, differentiation. General semantics provides such a system of differentiation.
Some say that General Semantics looks complex, but the "Nutshell" version offers a simple way to remember it. One can then easily integrate reality with senses, feelings and beliefs. This practical system leads to a deep and clear understanding of life. It uses hindsight to gain insight and develop foresight – using the same model and method for all three. Breaking with objective identity becomes more effective, consistent and productive using general semantics.
Calling on 35 years of using and sharing this work, Dennis provides a user-friendly view of the general semantics system.
Pranayama and Kriyas - Uma
Meditation, a science class… and maybe even a travelogue!
Tai Chi and Qigong – Corry Dodson
Corry will offer a Tia Chi and Qigong class this year, also mindfulness adventures in walking meditation.