Powers of Seven
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The Economy of Life
It is my hope and belief that some students will find the proposed seven-subject curriculum not only helps them to distinguish the important from the trivial but also aids concentration by providing a convenient framework for a systematic, disciplined approach which can be easily maintained throughout life.
It may only be a coincidence that there are seven days in the week — but if so, it is a fortunate coincidence. Any student who makes a habit of setting aside a few minutes in the course of every day for quiet meditation on one of the topics suggested will after a few weeks find a healthy nucleus for a personal philosophy developing within. The Perpetual Meditation Calendar which provides for each day of the week a quotation which has some bearing on one of our seven topics, may help in developing such a habit.
For the student who has formed the habit and developed the nucleus, the Ardue Temple will have served its main purpose as an 'elementary school'. Once the seed has been sown, the student who wishes to go further faster will find another school to assist in the next stage of development.