[PODCAST] #363: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 1 of 5)

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Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link).

Today we cover their presentation from 01:06:27 to 01:22:31, where they begin addressing the questions:
is NVC consistent with the Trivium Method?
can NVC replace rhetoric in the Trivium?

Description from Gnostic Media:
Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks in Laos, Cambodia, Nepal; Taoist practitioners in Indonesia, and Bonpo priests in Northwest Nepal, comparing practices as taught in the west with the original monasteries and traditions from which the teachings originated. Nine years ago, Bill was asked by a number of people to counsel them with mediation practices they were having difficulty with and not finding aid from their current teachers. From a sense of responsibility Bill then went through a process of questioning every aspect of meditative knowledge he had gained over those years, essentially applying critical thinking to spiritual practices. In short order the illusion of meditation, spiritual teachers, and philosophical frameworks dissolved and a concise, non-mystical view of mind, self and world emerged with simple clarity. Meditation and spiritual guru-ship is an ancient form of control, the residue of which we live with today.

Professional Protesters make their way into legitimate causes by providing organization and training to sincere people. Once installed into the cause they then high jack the activities - marginalize or radicalise the participants. NVC is a core subject in activist training.

Bumper Music:
"I Feel Free" Cream
"Volunteers" Jefferson Airplane

Look Closer:

GNOSTIC MEDIA PODCAST - Bill Joslin interview – “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?”” – #229
- http://www.gnosticmedia.com/BillJoslin_NVC_vs_Trivium_Method

Bill Joslin's Slideshow - http://www.gnosticmedia.com/txtfiles/NVC-vs-TriviumMethod.pdf

Darrell's Site: Voluntary Visions - http://voluntaryvisions.com/

Darrell's Communication Glossary - http://schoolsucksproject.com/practical-definitions-voluntary-communication-by-darrell-becker/

Jan's Other Site: Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/

T&H Trivium Resources - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/

The Podcast Series Being Criticized: The Trivium Applied to Communication (2013-2014), with Darrell Becker - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/the-trivium-applied-to-communication/

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  1. Great Start. I cannot wait for the next installment.

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