The aim of Wiser By Design is to create a wiser culture.
a. Profound spiritual experience through meditation - specifically awakening - is recognised, normalised and accessible to anyone interested in realising the truth for themselves about reality, their identity, and life and death, through a professional institution: safe, regulated, and research-based, as an alternative to the amateur, superstitious and dangerous spiritual guru.
b. The origin of problems is understood to lie in false conclusions we have the personal responsibility to correct, informing our understanding of the nature of the psyche and our approach to mental health issues.
To create a Wiser culture, we need ~100,000 professionals (new vocation + modified existing professions) demonstrably benefiting society, backed by sufficient research to create a non-controversial consensus of scientific belief about the nature and structure of the psyche as demonstrated through awakening and Wiser Practice. This means testing our hypotheses.
Here’s how we do it
STEP 1: Create an interactive, gamified Master Class in Wiser Practice, making high-end wisdom available to the public that’s 100x better than anything else for a fraction of the cost. In tandem with retreats, this should fund:
STEP 2: the development and implementation of a decades-long research program to validate the claim that Wiser Practice is both effective and beneficial, and to inform improvements to STEP 1.
This will include comparison studies with current psychological therapies, including placebo, with a particular focus on treating mental health issues that prohibit sufferers from living a meaningful life.
Research carried out on Wiser Retreats - with a particular interest in the phenomenon of transmission - will be part of the program.
STEP 3: Create the new vocation of the Wiser Practitioner: a qualified, regulated, research-based profession to render the amateur and dangerous spiritual guru redundant.
With sufficient success from steps 1-3, we can then do the following simultaneously:
STEP 4: Develop and implement the Wiser Counselling program, an introduction to and training in Wiser Practice for existing counsellors and therapists.
STEP 5: Develop and implement the Wiser Purpose program, an introduction to and training in Wiser Practice for professionals/businesses/organisations, specifically for people to lead a personally meaningful work life, especially where personal problems prevent this from happening.
And this will conclude Part 1 of the Master Plan. Part 2, which includes an expanded (or shall we say, further reaching) aim, will be published at a later date.
STEP 1 and STEP 2 are underway.
The Master Class is about 80% complete, with version 3 of parts 1-3 available, and part 4 dropping in 2018.
We’ve completed the Wiser Research Pilot, to measure the efficacy of the Master Class in facilitating awakening, resolving problems, and to what extent personality traits are changed. The results serve as the basis for the forthcoming Wiser Research Strategy, where we will attempt to develop a gold-standard in self-reporting and study design to test our hypotheses.
In 2018 we hope to begin research on retreat, and the development of the Wiser Practitioner training for STEP 3.
You can take these first steps with us towards a wiser culture by becoming a student today!
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Learn the basics of Wiser Practice in 30 seconds, with 10 kinds of sitting practice, 9 videos to watch, and 12 badges to earn.
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If you're serious about becoming wiser, you can subscribe for $10 a month and unlock Parts 2 and 3 of the Master Class, where you'll learn the ideal practice for awakening, Wiser Esoteric Practice, gain a deeper understanding of Wiser Dialectic Practice for resolving your problems, and begin using the innovative Practice Vows and Peer Groups for establishing an ideal home practice for growth in wisdom.
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Wiser By Design is currently three people working on this Master Plan part-time. If you would like to support the ongoing development of Wiser and its mission to bring high-end wisdom to the masses through it's decades-long research program and vocational training, you can sign up as a Wiser Patron and get exclusive access to new training materials, Wiser Labs products and Livestreams.
As always, our Wiser Patrons have our undying gratitude, and were it not for this small group of students whom over the years have given more than they needed to each month, we wouldn't be here at all. Thank you Wiser Patrons!