Mastery of contemplation follows a universal structure honoured by the organisational path of Fountainhead. Each stage is therefore necessary before the next can be realised: a critical path.

Student

The student begins in ignorance of wisdom practice, and seeks to learn the methods and right opinions of the teaching. This is achieved through establishing a personal practice with the help of fellow students, and in turn offering that same support after a degree of familiarity is achieved.

Dialectic Contemplation Requirements

Stage 1 consists of self guided practice and the practice of guiding others, with both happening contemporaneously:

Self Guided Practice

Through working alone, the student resolves and records one personal example of each of the types of dialectical problem:

1 x Drama, 1 x Dream, 1 x Daydream, 1 x Distraction

Guiding Others Practice

Through guiding a fellow student through a personal problem, the student resolves and records one example of each of the types of dialectical problem (note: problems can come from different students):

1 x Drama, 1 x Dream, 1 x Daydream, 1 x Distraction

Stage 2 consists of advanced Self Guided practice with the introduction of a new dialectical problem type, and a development of the Guiding Others practice by offering support to fellow students at stage 1:

Self Guided Practice

4 x Dialectical Questions

Guiding Others Practice

4 x Review of Self Guided practice

4 x Review of Guiding Others practice

Esoteric Contemplation Requirements

Stage 1 consists of establishing a consistent daily personal practice:

Self Guided Practice

Good consistency = 80% (see worksheet).

Stage 2 consists of offering support to fellow students:

Guiding Others Practice

4 x sessions of leading a student through the Fire Analogy instructions.

4 x sessions of guidance in the nucleus rules as troubleshooting advice.

Retreat Requirements

The student commits to attending Fountainhead retreats in order to realise awakening.

Trainee

Having completed the requirements of Stage 2 as a Student, and having fulfilled the retreat commitment, the student will be invited to begin Wisdom Counsellor training as a Trainee. Further mastery of wisdom practice is only possible through working in person with a group of students, and it is here that the trainee begins to move from right opinion to a direct understanding of why those opinions are true.

Retreat Requirements

The trainee commits to practitioner training on retreat with supervision and guidance from the Head of the service, being assigned a number of students per retreat to instruct and guide in both dialectic and esoteric contemplation. The aim is completion in awakening.

Dialectic Contemplation Requirements

The trainee can lead a student through a dialectical problem (including a Dialectical Question) without the aid of the written dialectic, and is capable of tailoring the dialectic questions based on the specific details of the problem at hand. This is liberation from the foundation of the Fountainhead Dialectic, and the beginning of developing the skill and art of dialectic contemplation.

Esoteric Contemplation Requirements

The trainee is able to give instruction to students and troubleshooting guidance using the nucleus rules, and is able to disclose the cosmology based upon the particular analogy of the esoteric practice in question. Universal false beholdings can be predicted, identified and resolved with the dialectic.

Wisdom Counsellor

A wisdom counsellor has mastered contemplation, the resolution of personal problems and has reached completion in awakening.

The practitioner has moved from making sense of what is true (understanding) to wisdom.

Requirements

Registration, a commitment to best practice and the ethical code of conduct are all ongoing requirements of the Wisdom Counsellor, with a minimum of a 2 Year Tour of Duty at Fountainhead as a working professional. The practitioner is free to enter the marketplace, lead retreats and begin training to found their own service with the support of Fountainhead.

Invitation to the professional regulatory body is a possibility.

Head of SERVICE

The Head of Service not only meets all of the requirements of the Wisdom Counsellor, but commits to embodying the overall vision of Fountainhead at an international level.

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