For me and, I trust, for at least some of the readers of this Web site, the Model described in Cyber-Temple and The Economy of Life provides a convenient but powerful method for systematic study, contemplation, and practical application of the essential principles underlying the economy of human life. It immediately suggests two main divisions under which the material for study may be presented for clarity and ease of assimilation.
The foundations of the Temple are the introductory essays referred to above together with essays in the Light Chapel and that on Reflection which together provide a basic philosophical background for a more detailed study of the economy of life.
The Temple superstructure consists of the Meditation Calendar and essays on each of the seven topics suggested in The Economy of Life:
Mastering any worthwhile activity requires concentration and practice over a long period. As exemplified by the Internet, modern life offers many distractions which make it difficult for the student to separate the few important subjects from the trivial many and then concentrate upon the essential few sufficiently to build them into a consistent personal philosophy.
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 easily be 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.