Uplifting and evolving the human story with true education that creates insights
to solve the challenges facing our species and biosphere
A flexible education network that empowers individual spiritual evolution.
Get your high school and college degree at the same time. (Life is too short to waste your time.)
Learn to operate from inner wisdom and complete well being.
You have the right to educate yourself and use your mind in creative and empowering ways that lead to a meaningful and satisfying life.
Schooling Conditions us to Be Unconcious
- 50% of students in grade 5-12 are bored, stressed, and not engaged in school (2015 Gallup Student Poll)
- College has become indentured servitude for too many graduates: the average student loan debt is almost $30,000 with monthly payments averaging $393.
- 70% of adult workers are not engaged at work (Gallup’s State of the American Workplace)
See a connection? Schooling produces fearful, negative, limited mindsets. It doesn’t matter if someone was a “good” or “bad” student. School trains people to sit still, passively, process information, and obey. Young people zone out to survive. Then they graduate and don’t know how to engage, create, and innovate.
The Insight Scholars experience removes the artificial limits taught in school to allow people to experience complete well being as they fearlessly create opportunities to thrive.
Schooling is built around information-based learning. Schools have a culture of coercion that forces teachers to march kids through standardized, mind-numbing, often inaccurate curricula. The winner of the game of school is the student who can successfully process the most information.
Let’s stop stuffing kids’ brains full of information. The central problem of schooling is that it’s based on a faulty understanding of mind, human nature, consciousness, thought, and learning.
Wisdom Evolves Society
Advances in human society happen when an individual has a spontaneous insight that changes how the world appears and new possibilities emerge. This is when our human mind harmonizes with the infinite wisdom of the universe — the energy and intelligence behind all life that opens roses, grows babies, and enables dolphins to recognize themselves in a mirror.
To change the world, we need to replace schooling. We have the know-how and technology to do this. We just need awareness, creativity, and action. Our teachers can begin to educate youth in a way that honors their own innate wisdom and grows the souls of their learners.
Human Society is Rapidly Devolving
Instead of evolving in a positive direction, society is devolving. Forced government schooling is impeding the positive evolution of human consciousness. Human society and the biosphere are at a crisis point while we continue to waste $1.35 trillion a year training brains to process information. Schools reproduce the worldview and beliefs of the 1800s.
Here are the key elements of this perfect storm:
We are conditioned to see the world and ourselves as machines. We are taught that we live in a cold, uncaring world as a separate body whose consciousness comes from brain function and will end when we die. Scientific discoveries over the past 100 years show us that consciousness is primary and we are energetic beings with no beginning or end connected to the indivisible web of life.
The materialist paradigm is woven into the design of schools. People are viewed as bodies carrying around computer-like brains so information processing parades as learning. We spend $1.35 trillion every year in the U.S. to train kids’ brains to process data. They end up using only a narrow band of their full human capacity. The design of school is stuck in the Stone Age of understanding learning, wisdom, and well being.
- MEDIA & PROPAGANDA
Since we have been trained to passively absorb information, it is easy to manipulate us with fear and dis-information. The attention economy employs data scientists to deliver out-of-context data, distort our online reality, and manipulate our behavior. Technology is increasingly amputating our attention from the moment-by-moment life that is unfolding in front of us.
- GROWTH-DRIVEN CONSUMER ECONOMY
Consumerism offers the false promise that consuming stuff (degrees, titles, homes, cars, vacations, fashion, etc.) will fix our inner states of being. We end up distracting ourselves to death because we don’t know where our experience of life is coming from — our thinking.
- MISUNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE HUMAN OPERATING SYSTEM WORKS
We are trained to believe we are victims of circumstances. If we understood that we live 100% in the experience of our thinking, we could step back into witness consciousness and live from a place of profound wisdom and complete well being.
The truth you seek doesn’t come from books or the spoken word but from within the soul of humanity.
― Sydney Banks
If the world has not come to its end, it has approached a major turn in history, equal in importance to the turn from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It will exact from us a spiritual upsurge, we shall have to rise to a new height of vision, to a new level of life where our physical nature will not be cursed as in the Middle Ages, but, even more importantly, our spiritual being will not be trampled upon as in the Modern era. This ascension will be similar to climbing onto the next anthropologic stage. No one on earth has any other way left but — upward.
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsy
The concept of man as mass robot was both an expression of and a powerful motive force in industrialized mass society. It was the basis for behavioural engineering in commercial, economic, political and other advertising and propaganda; the expanding economy of the ‘affluent society’ could not subsist without such manipulation. Only by manipulating humans ever more into Skinnerian rats, robots buying automata, homeostatically adjusted conformers and opportunists (or, bluntly speaking, into morons and zombies) can this great society follow its progress toward ever increasing gross national product.
Modern society provided a large-scale experiment in manipulative psychology. If its principles are correct, conditions of tension and stress should lead to increase of mental disorder. On the other hand, mental health should be improved when basic needs of food, shelter, personal security, and so forth, are satisfied.
World War II – a period of extreme physiological and psychological stress – did not produce an increase in neurotic or psychotic disorders, apart from direct shock effects such as combat neuroses. In contrast the affluent society produced an unprecedented number of mentally ill.
― Ludwig von Bertalanffy, General Systems Theory, 1968
Insight Scholars: a Better Path Forward
Humans are the architects of their lives and now, with our technology, the architects of the biosphere. The building material we use are stories. We can only write empowering stories for our life and society if we know how to use our minds. Insight Scholars learn to connect with their inner wisdom and complete well being. They design careers based on their soul’s calling instead of trying to win the game of consumption.
Insight: Intelligence arises from spontaneous insights when we connect with infinite intelligence.
Scholars: Learning is a unique, internal, individual process that thrive in a loving, cooperative community.
Young People Creating Solutions to Real-life Challenges
The flexible, low-cost design of Insight Scholars allows scholars to work, travel, perform, and pursue a passion. Learners choose the level of engagement that works best for them. Our network is self-organizing and integrated with the adult community. Families choose how to engage with Infinite Scholars as a replacement for high school or college; a supplement to high school or college; or a gap year experience. Unlike college, which is useless without the final degree, participants accrue certificates designating their mastery of skills and competencies along their unique journeys.
Membership to Infinite Scholars is a low monthly fee. Insight Scholars join an Intention Group of peers and partner with an Insight Coach who guides them on their journey. Membership provides access to the online community, weekly group online workshops, self-organizing Scholar groups, curated open source courses, and participation in Insight Projects.
Insight Projects are sponsored by outside organizations. Scholars, in partnership with mentors, craft solutions to real world challenges. The artifacts of learning are the solutions that the project team comes up with. Solutions can result in a business, non-profit, project, product, or service.
There are no grades or tests. And there is no need for overpriced rigid curricula.
7 Core Skills Insight Scholars Develop
Elevated Consciousness: Learning how the human operating system works , Scholars understand the relationship between thought, creativity, and experience.
Self-Agency: Following curiosity and personal interests, they learn to make sense of the world and co-create meaningful lives in partnership with the universe. They build resilience and resourcefulness.
Relationship Skills: Learning how to empathize and get along with other people, Scholars relate compassionately and repel pathological people.
Communication Skills: Practicing blogging, vlogging, podcasting, website design, public speaking, the art of the conversation, and interview skills, they become excellent communicators.
Critical Thinking & Logic: Analyzing research reports, source data, news accounts, and interviewing and surveying experts and constituents, scholars learn to tell truth from fiction and make logical assertions.
Entrepreneurial Mindset: By developing and implementing solutions, they build essential entrepreneurship skills, including customer discovery, prototyping, marketing, distribution, and shipping products and services.
Financial Independence: Working on real-world problems, Scholars learn economics, finance, debt, money, statistics and data science.