The Process of Disciplines

The Process of Disciplines in Park Pravíkov opens for new applicants – 2020

The “inner reality” is hidden behind the noise and distraction of everyday life.

Since ancient times, the man has been seeking ways to connect with the depth of human consciousness.

The Disciplines of the School aim to bring the trainees closer to profound experience – to fundamental internal transformation.

There are four Disciplines: Energetic, Formal, Material and Mental. They were formulated by Silo and inspired by the four Aristotle´s causes (efficient, formal, material and final).

The Process of Disciplines requires persistent and long-term commitment.

The whole process is divided into two parts. The first part (Levelling) is preparatory using the tools of relaxation, self-knowledge and psychophysics. The second part (Disciplines) involves practicing of particular steps of chosen Discipline.

“When they spoke of a city of the gods, which the heroes of many peoples strove to reach; when they spoke of a paradise where gods and humankind lived together in transfigured original nature; when they spoke of falls and floods, great internal truth was told. But when all this was spoken of but set outside the mind it was an error or a lie,”

Silo, “Inner Look”. 

 

Calendar of the Process of Disciplines of the School in the Park of Studies and Reflection Pravíkov

- all 7 weekend meetings are compulsory; the process can be accomplished only while attending all the meetings

  1. Meeting Levelling: 2020/1/11 – 2020/1/12 and 2020/10/10 – 2020/10/11 ⟶ registration 

  2. Meeting Levelling: 2021/1/16 - 2021/1/17

  3. Meeting Levelling and Disciplines presentation: 2021/4/10 - 2021/4/11

  4. Meeting Discipline (1st part): 2021/6/12 - 2021/6/13

  5. Meeting Discipline (2nd part): 2021/9/11 – 2021/9/12/

  6. Meeting Discipline (3rd part): 2021/12/11 – 2021/12/12

  7. Meeting Discipline Closing Exam: 2022/2/19 – 2022/2/20

What is Levelling?

To be able to enter the Process of Disciplines, it is important to accomplish preparatory, levelling works to overcome suffering and internal violence. This requires sharp and calm mind without internal noise. The works will be carried out without masters, only clarifying materials and videos will be provided.

The Process of Disciplines is not purely personal work, but also collective work in groups.

Intensive sharing of experience, problems, discoveries and proposals with others accelerates the whole process and the speed of internal transformation.

During the Levelling, everyone will first master the commonly used language, understand fragments of basic knowledge, and achieve unity in understanding. All this enables to create a suitable environment and group accordance.

Levelling involves studying the basics of psychology, relaxation techniques, self-knowledge, psychophysics, and behavioral changes. Upon completion of the preparatory part, one will be able to choose and develop one of the four Disciplines.

Only people who have attended all previous compulsory meetings in the Park of Studies and Reflection of Pravíkov can participate.

1st Meeting: Self-knowledge, Relaxation and Guided experiences, Psychology I. and II.

2nd Meeting: Epilogue and The Operatives of the Book of Self-Liberation, Psychology III. and IV.

3rd Meeting: Summary of the Levelling Period, Introduction to Disciplines

 

Disciplines

Disciplines deal with fundamental transformation of human Being.

Disciplines are not taught, everyone has their personal approach and creates their own unique experience.

Disciplines work with routine procedures that are repeated in each part of the process (step), until the intended registers are obtained.

The whole process is practically organized into twelve steps divided into three quaterns. Each step has its own name for better connection with the essence of desired experience. Each quatern marks an important stage change (birth – death – rebirth).

Disciplines lead individuals into profound spaces. After working with the Discipline we are able to achieve our own approach free of steps, quaterns and routine exercises.

The ways we know today are based on discoveries made by different nations over the past seven thousand years. The difference between the sources is so great that it is not possible to know and summarize all the knowledge and practice in the access to the Profound.

Our four Disciplines work with the manipulation of external material objects (Material Discipline), psychophysical energy (Energy Discipline), mental objects (Mental Discipline), and mental forms (Morphological Discipline). It is clear that these disciplines do not exclude the possibility of other ways.

 

Four Disciplines:

The Material discipline is based on the work of Taoists and Chinese Buddhists, as well as the Babylonians, Alexandrians, Byzantines, Arabs and Western thinkers. The whole of these works was known as “alchemy” in its constant transformation and deformation. Towards the end of the 18th century, alchemy vanished irreversibly, and many of its discoveries, processes, and tools came into the hands of upcoming chemistry.

The Energy Discipline finds its roots in Asia Minor, from where Orphism and Dionysm spread to Crete and Greece; they had gone through significant changes until they were eventually eliminated by triumphant Christianity. Fragments of extremely rich experience can be found in some Shivaistic and Tantric movements.

The Mental Discipline finds its greatest source of knowledge in Buddhism. In order to facilitate the distinction between mental acts and objects, it resorts to strict language of some contemporary philosophical movements.

The Morphological Discipline finds its important predecessors in some mental streams of pre-ancient thinking which flourished under the “oriental” influence of Egypt, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia, as it was in case of the Pythagorean school.

 

4th Meeting: Presentation of the first four steps

5th Meeting: Presentation of the second four steps

6th Meeting: Presentation of the third four steps

7th Meeting: Discipline ending

 

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR APPLICANTS

  • Continue your own activities. The Process of Disciplines should not affect activities that each person does in various areas. On the contrary, one should do these activities with the same enthusiasm as they do the work of Levelling and Discipline, which should be integrated into everyday life as much as possible. The experience of these works should be used to get over the obstacles we face.

  • We recommend refraining from the use of psychotropic drugs, alcohol and light drugs, since their use makes the works of Levelling and Discipline difficult.

  • For the spirit of these works it is essential to create a kind and considerate environment. Taking into account the character of the work in various moments of Levelling and Discipline, it is clear that discretion and trust create inspiring working conditions.

  • Good organization of all areas of personal life will give enough space for future work.