Monday, November 09, 2009

The Hyperborian's Education

He was compendiously taught even though his teachers communicated to each only that part of wisdom which was appropriate to him.

There were psychological requirements. One was an easy, perhaps natural, gentleness called culture.

There was a daily program that began with a solitary walk to an appropriately quiet place. The most sacred place handily available was considered the best choice.

Friendship was practiced. The removal of strife from relationships was advised and taught. The younger were taught to subdue their anger when with elders. Elders were taught to correct or admonish the younger softly and cautiously.

Symbols were used in instruction. Their significance and arcane intentions, mostly aimed toward morality and reality, were freed from their enigmatic form.


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