THE TOPICS OF WHICH WE WANT TO LEARN THE ANCIENT WISDOM FROM DIFFERENT ANCESTRAL COMMUNITIES
This document is a guide to study ancient wisdom in largely general terms, understood as that which has been accepted by the elders. It contains practical examples of topics of study and research within the greater area of ancient wisdom.
The UOAW’s purpose is to rescue and share essential knowledge for modern society in order to teach in the best methods to help and serve Mother Earth and humanity; taking into account that eastern and western wisdom come from the same source, understanding that we are one family.
The UOAW’s academic model proposes three basic questions: “What is the human being?”, “What is nature?” and “What is knowledge?”. The essence of what the UOAW wants to discuss with First Nations is found within these questions, taking into account a conscious effort to avoid attitudes of exclusion or imposition. Each research topic encompasses questions such as: how to provide care and respect, how to give thanks, how to recognize the gifts of nature and the sacred aspects of each being, how to harmonize our relationships and be more conscious, among others.
We want to define topics of common interests so as not to produce conflicts due to confidential knowledge, because the sole purpose of the UOAW is to make an offering to the United Nations of the Spirit by contributing to weaving of the tapestry of love.
What is knowledge?
The knowledge about our relationship with the universal and the infinite.
1. How to thank Father and Mother for everything received?
=> Include the prayers that each culture offers to thank the universal Father and Mother.
=> Stories of the sacred places in each culture where the universal Father and Mother are represented.
=> Include the offerings that are made to the universal Father and Mother, specifically to ask for mercy and to give thanks.
2. Know the gifts of the cosmic mother, its seeds and laws
=> Research on the concept of the Law of Origin in each ancestral community.
=> What are the gifts such as the seeds that are planted in their community, what are the cosmic laws and laws of time?
2. Conocer los regalos de la madre cósmica, sus semillas y leyes
=> Investigación sobre el concepto de la Ley de Origen en cada pueblo ancestral.
=> Cuáles son los regalos como por ejemplo las semillas que se plantan en su comunidad, cuáles son las leyes cósmicas y leyes de tiempo?
=> What is it like and how is that form of inquiry to infinity called? (This is more or less confidential because everyone has their secrets there.)
What is nature?
How is our relationship with Mother Earth?
4. How to cultivate the land with correct attitude?
=> Compilation of wisdom on this subject.
=> Advice of all the communities on how to cultivate and that they confirm not to use chemicals in the earth.
=> How is the land thanked before the harvest? (Ceremonies of gratitude).
=> How to make everything related to cultivation and harvest to be sacred.
=> Cultivation rituals
=> Calendar of harvests, wisdom of how to harvest and at what times.
5. How is a sacred territory recognized and how should one behave in it?
=> Interviews to the ancestral communities about their sacred places and which is the correct behavior in it.
6. How to reduce unconscious consumption?
=> Recommendations and quotations from all the traditions that promote superior, natural joy and that condemn the abuse of consumerism.
=> Social suggestions to form cooperatives to have natural things, to encourage people to cooperatives for the protection of mother earth.
7. How to understand the messages of Nature?
=> Ask the elders about the messages that nature gives us; what the thunder tells us, what the lightning tells us, what the tree tells us when the leaves fall, what the polluted river tells us, what the hummingbird tells us when it appears in front of our house at the time of a meeting, what the condor tells us, each town has very nice messages of nature that shows its proximity to it and what it receives from her.
8. What kind of offerings does Mother Earth accept?
=> Information about what should be offered to Mother Earth, things of love and nonviolence. For this it is necessary to have the evidence of what each community says to offer to Mother Earth.
9. The spiritual science of holistic and healthy food.
=> Everything about vegetarianism is holistic healing.
=> Information about the recommended plants and their use.
=> Ayurveda and natural healing
=> What spiritual actions (prayers) or material actions people take for the protection of Mother Earth?
=> Offer the work of World Conscious Pact and our Conscientious Lawyers to protect the territory.
11. What is the duty of each human being with mother earth?
=> What are the characteristics and qualifications of a human being?
=>Tips to train true human beings.
What is the human being?
About our relationship with family and community
12. How to live family life with dignity?
=> Advice from the elders on the protection of children and women
=> Behavioral advice of relationships in harmony.
=> Explanations of the roles within the family.
13. How is authority exercised in the family and in the community?
=> Research topic that can be repeated in each community
=> Who is the chief? How is he chosen? How is it controlled? In what areas does he exercise? How do they rule in the family?
=> Share ancestral wisdom about command / authority in different aspects of life.
=> Recommendations of ancestral peoples in this regard.
=> Current proposals of Montessori, Feducación, pedagogía 3.000
15. Recommendations for women on the gestation and procreation of children (rite, marriage and etc.)
=> How to have conscious births? What are the dangers of hospitals?
About the relationship with ourselves
=> Ask all communities, how each one recommends asking for forgiveness.
=> This can be a conference, article, etc.
=> Research with ancestral communities, how they explain the law of action and reaction.
=> What kind of reactions is there if one makes mistakes, what consequences?
18. What is the concept of pre-birth and post-birth? (Where does the being come from before birth and where does the being go after death?)
=> Research with ancestral communities if they believe in reincarnation.
19. Ancestral methods for mental decolonization.
=> Disarming colonialist mentality, disarming, lust, greed, envy.
=> Analyze where colonialism influences us, in education, in governments, in structures where there are no grandparents to be heard, where there are no elders and thus establish where colonialism has the world in check and where new forms can be offered to see and act.
=> Mental and institutional decolonization, what can we do in this society to stop being so deviant.
About our cultural relationship
20. Protect the sacred feminine from male vanity.
=> Male vanity is something that can be in women too.
=> Special topic where we can do an investigation about the history of women as a spiritual leader; where and how the sacred feminine manifests itself when it is obeyed
21. Arts of different cultures and crafts manufactured by their craftsman.
=> Research on how each culture uses art as a means of expression. Dances, Songs, Instruments, Fabrics, Jewels, Paintings, Dresses…
=> Research to know natural materials that can be used, much better than modern and artificial items.
=> Crafts of great value by the people that have been lost or forgotten, etc.
22. History of the wisdom in different tribes about their culture that they wish to share for the common good.
=> Compilation of stories about the creation and other events of all the ancestral communities. In the form of books, comics, poems, articles, research, etc.
Paramadvaiti, Swami B.A. “Guide to UOAW Study Topics.” Universityofancientwisdom.org, University of Ancient Wisdom, 6 May 2018, 4:00PM, sabiduriaancestral.org/en/articles/guide-subjects-of-study/.