What is a human being? A bag of physical matter with the mysterious power to think and feel? A soul inhabiting a mortal body?
As Hamlet says: “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty.”
This short monograph on a holistic philosophy of education takes, as its starting point, that we all love our children, and wish nothing but the best for them. But the education of our children will be guided and shaped by our concept of what it is that we are educating.
A thinking bag of bones? Or a divine spark with power to soar?
Drawing on the wisdom of East and West, on Shakespeare, Plato and the timeless knowledge of the Eastern sages, Gilbert Mane sets out a simple practical philosophy of how and why to educate the whole child: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
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About the Author
Gilbert S Mane studied and taught meditation, self-awareness and mindfulness techniques for over forty years.
He first trained and worked as a lawyer. Then, for nearly thirty years, he was the Headmaster of one of Australia’s most academically successful primary schools. He continued to guide adults, and also introduced mindfulness techniques to children.
7 Steps to Freedom is a distillation of the decades he has spent deepening his own access to self-awareness and guiding others as well.
How Noble in Reason is a short monograph on the philosophy of a holistic education.
Click here to view Gilbert S Mane’s 2012 TEDx talk on Unity in Education.
Gilbert lives in Sydney Australia with his wife.