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Gene Odening interview, Part 1 – “The TRIVIUM Method

Gnostic Media’s 1 Year anniversary show!
Tonight’s show is an important one. Without it, it’s hard to build on the information presented in the other shows. Here we begin to learn about learning, logic, critical thinking, Hegelian dialectics, Plato, the Trivium, the Quadrivium, the 7 liberal arts, and many other facets of human cognizance.

My guest is Gene Odening.
This is the story of the 3 successive stages of the “Philosophic Life” which almost all of us live. Some of us live it consciously, others, not so much.

Gene’s story is one of good fortune. Early in adolescence he was given the tools to recognize and to pursue the Philosophic Life, which he undertook to do, not as a vocation but as a serious hobbyist. This is part of what the talk is about, defining those tools and following time-tested ways of applying them.

Gene lived through the first part, the Stage of Preparing For Life, in a fashion which the ancient Vedic Sages called: “Learning by grazing through the fields of the Brahma (the Creator God), in sobriety, and with a guru”. He even had his own guru! He graduated from this stage in a less than sober state. At age 18 . . . He ingested the Eucharist in fact, rather than only in effigy, and had his Crown Chakra opened. That is, he had his mind blown on large doses of LSD.

When he was 20 years old, he began the second part, the Stage of Receiving From Life. This is when he began his vocational career and started his family life. Life was good. He and his wife traveled many parts of the English speaking world scouring the libraries in particular; she reading her beloved fiction; he in the reference and antiquarian sections. His quest was to find out what Money was. Money is a very elusive thing. As ghostly as it is, it takes up much of our life’s time and energy. By happenstance, in pursuit of its secrets, almost all other known topics come into view for a closer examination, including Philosophy, a treasure beyond measure.

As he reached the age of about 56, he had the realization that he was now in the final stage, the Stage of Giving Back To Life. This is when one should properly become the elder advisor, not ‘offering’ advise, but giving of it freely when asked. It is also the time of beginning one’s journey through mentality. This is the time of: “Examining a life which has been worth living”, as the Greek sage Socrates counceled.  Listen  Download





In tonight’s show we continue our discussion on the Trivium and discuss the Quadrivium with Gene Odening. Here we continue to learn about learning, logic, critical thinking, Hegelian dialectics, Plato, the Trivium, the Quadrivium, the 7 liberal arts, and many other facets of human cognizance.

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Gene Odening interview, Part 3 – “The Qabalah and the Mystery Schools”

Our first interactive podcast.

In tonight’s show we continue our discussion on the Trivium and Quadrivium and go for a full-blown as we complete this series with the Qabalah and the mystery schools with Gene Odening.

Here we continue to learn about learning, logic, critical thinking, Hegelian dialectics, Plato, the Trivium, the Quadrivium, the 7 liberal arts, and freeing your mind from the box that’s been built around it.

This is an interactive interview. For those following along with the audio version, you’ll need this website: http://www.ifdawn.com/

This episode will free your mind. But before you continue listening, please be sure that you’ve heard the prerequisite episodes: 49 and 50   Listen   Download





Gene Odening interview, pt. 4 – “Beyond the Trivium”

This episode is an interview with Gene Odening, pt. 4 titled “Beyond the Trivium” and is being released on Sunday, January 08, 2012. My interview with Gene was recorded on Saturday, January 07, 2012.
Happy New Year, everyone, we’ve made it to 2012, and Terence McKenna’s end of the world is soon upon us, or so we’re to believe.
But today I’ve got someone very special for you, someone who’ll help you see through all of the bs. Today, for our episode #133, the long awaited Gene Odening is back to teach us about what lies beyond the trivium. We’ll be discussing the difference between Plato and Aristotelian philosophy, as well as teaching the trivium to children.

This is the story of the 3 successive stages of the “Philosophic Life” which almost all of us live. Some of us live it consciously, others, not so much.
Gene’s story is one of good fortune. Early in adolescence he was given the tools to recognize and to pursue the Philosophic Life, which he undertook to do, not as a vocation but as a serious hobbyist. This is part of what the talk is about, defining those tools and following time-tested ways of applying them.
Gene lived through the first part, the Stage of Preparing For Life, in a fashion which the ancient Vedic Sages called: “Learning by grazing through the fields of the Brahma (the Creator God), in sobriety, and with a guru”. He even had his own guru! He graduated from this stage in a less than sober state. At age 18 . . . He ingested the Eucharist in fact, rather than only in effigy, and had his Crown Chakra opened.
When he was 20 years old, he began the second part, the Stage of Receiving From Life. This is when he began his vocational career and started his family life. Life was good. He and his wife traveled many parts of the English speaking world scouring the libraries in particular; she reading her beloved fiction; he in the reference and antiquarian sections. His quest was to find out what Money was. Money is a very elusive thing. As ghostly as it is, it takes up much of our life’s time and energy. By happenstance, in pursuit of its secrets, almost all other known topics come into view for a closer examination, including Philosophy, a treasure beyond measure.
As he reached the age of about 56, he had the realization that he was now in the final stage, the Stage of Giving Back To Life. This is when one should properly become the elder advisor, not ‘offering’ advise, but giving of it freely when asked. It is also the time of beginning one’s journey through mentality. This is the time of: “Examining a life which has been worth living”, as the Greek sage Socrates counceled.

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More Trivium: Grammar

Posted on January 23, 2012 by TriviumEducation 
In this episode, Gene Odening helps us discover and review the Grammar phase of learning as it relates to the concept of Trivium. When we open our mind to the concept of learning organically, we see that human development, as it relates to learning and building relationships with our world and each other, occurs in a natural proression. Grammar refers to the first stage in this progression. It is the stage of introduction, discovery, knowledge. In this episode we will discover what this means and how it relates to the following phases of progression.
You can learn more about the Trivium concept by visiting the Trivium Binder
Visit Gene on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001421970450
If you haven’t, please give a listen to the introduction to this series here
Feel free to leave feedback or ask questions!
Mentioned in this episode (and throughout the series)
Trivium By: Sister Miriam Joseph can be found and purchased through the UM Amazon shop
Information on Mortimer Adler
Lost Tools of Learning By: Dorothy Sayers
 
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More Trivium: An Introduction with Gene Odening

Posted on January 23, 2012 by TriviumEducation 1 Comment
Welcome to your intellectual pilgrimage folks.
I’m honored to have had the pleasure of interviewing long time Trivium student, philosopher and advocate, Gene Odening, for a multi-part, exclusive Unplugged Mom Radio presentation on the Trivium.
Here you will find my brief explanation of the series immediately followed by The Introduction to the series. Please listen to fully appreciate the most important significance in this pursuit of intellectual growth.
“The Trivium Improves thinking because it helps to awaken and connect dormant neurons.”
Studying the trivium brings us ‘knowing’ as opposed to the ‘illusion of knowing’.
Why the emphasis on Trivium in UM? Find out by clicking here
*Note: toward the end of this episode you will hear me announce that Part I – Grammar immediately follows. However due to some personal unforeseen scheduling issues we were unable to mix the Grammar episode in time. So I invite you to listen and reflect on the information presented in the Introduction and look forward to Grammar coming out very soon!

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