,A word about "truth", the ostensible goal of any university.Historically, universities were intended as places of open and respectful debate and that intention was adopted by Christian Universities in their beginnings.However, over the centuries, religious wars
interfered with intellectual inquiry
to the point that Harvard University's Divinity school (Harvard's Motto, VERITAS, means TRUTH) had the express goal not of common aims of love, but of disproving the thesis of the Catholic Church.With this kind of jealous division, open inquiry was bound to founder.
Hopefully in the new millenium we may all return to an open inquiry regarding spiritual and divine as well as earthly and secular matters.
The heavenly bodies have always been taken as signs, since diurnal mammals such as "homo sapiens" cannot see and historically were preyed on, became tired, took refuge and slept. But in the night of fear, the planets and stars shone brightly like fire. Why indeed is the universe a place of darkness illuminated by centers of incredible energy? What does this signify?
THE PHENOMENON OF A GUIDE.
The guidebook is supposed to make it easy to navigate the website ad the cover is a painting called "YELLOW SIGN". but what is a sign? What is a guide? Why do we need them? A "sign" is something that signifies something other than itself.
Angels, like elves and fairies are usually thought of as "not real." or part of some weird new age movement. However, the concept of angels is far from new. Historically angels have served as lights and guides to humans,
When the Israelites were wandering in the desert, Yah told them to hear and obey the angel who was sent to guide and protect them even though they had ended up in the desert for lack of trust in Yah.
Some links have not been added yet!
THE PHENOMENON OF INDIVIDUAL ANGELIC SPIRITS.
Uriel is a lesser known archangel whose name means "GOD IS MY LIGHT" and who is the patron of arts and sciences, and of Oxford University which like most Universities originally had a spiritual foundation.
We have had a really good time recently learning about art and music and astronmony and anthropology and philosphy and semiology and how they all fit together, and which paintings and songs are the best themes for which departments.
A word about the internet. The University is glad to provide materials to a large number of people, as the internet makes this possible at a very low cost upfront.
The university currently pays $3 a month for its domain, http://engelblau.com.
However, for interaction with a large public, the university needs a simpler and more self explanatory website.
The Angelo Guido Very Good Varsity Guide
has been uploaded for this purpose.
THE AAA EXAMS: PRO FORMA!
Of course as with any university we nod towards the time honored GED and the SAT
However, we place far more emphasis on the AAA, angelic agape assessment.
This consists of 16 exams of 100 questions each, on the following topics which are being reviewed:
UNDERGRADUATE SECTION: Pinocchio, Middle Earth, Dante's Angelic Cosmos, Tolkien's Musical Cosmos,
NON VIOLENCE SECTION: Leon: The Professional, Gardens with Thoreau, Non Violent Resistance, Law and Revolution,
PHENOMENOLOGY SECTION BS Theory, Phenomenology, Eucatastrophe, Vitality Theory
This makes it equivalent in number of questions to the princeton tests.
No need to take them in a rush on a Saturday morning, you can take them whenever you please.
Furthermore, you will find the questions have a somewhat lighthearted tone.
that is not to say we are ignorant or do not take education seriously.
We just don't take ourselves as seriously as the stereotypical intellectuals tend to do.
As a matter of fact, our best propaganda is you, so the more articulate, knowledgeable and well spoken you are, while being loving most of all, the better we look.
Spin your wallet
If you just aren't into all that religion, try a market share spin:
The jury is still out on our assessment of the monetary value of any program of education that would mitigate mental illness.
However, for now, we'd like to point out that Bretton Woods isnt just a ski resort thats at risk from global warmning.
That's also where the US government, quietly and without explaining themselves to the people, took over the world economy and decided the dollar would be worth whatever they said it would be worth.
According to that theory, if we gather ourselves into a gang of greed, purchase an intellectual WMD, bomb a few rival university centers into dust and then subsequently decide that Uriel University is the best and most valuable University on the planet, it probably will be spun that way for as long as those conditions remain in force.
We dont have the resources to do that, but perhaps we don't need them.
Maybe there is a way to use non violence to defeat violence. Maybe?