Weâ€™d like to warmly welcome those of you who have recently registered, and hope that your experience on the website and forums have been educational and uplifting. Periodically we rotate a sampling of our written Teachings shared freely on the website, and we inform our members, through emails like this when we do.
For new members, we recommend reading An Introduction to Spirituality, which is always shared freely on the website to help Seekers clarify the path they are searching for; laying beyond and at the heart of the founding of all Religion. Those of you disillusioned with deadened ritual backed by dogma whose meaning has been long forgotten are ready to tap into and drink in the source of what founded these ancient edifices. This source is not simply what solidified into religion, but is the source of all life and meaning itself. It is the source of each of us, the world itself, and where we come from. It is Spirituality. Seekers requiring deeper answers need at least a basic introduction into what this means, and this booklet attempts to provide such. Feel free to read directly from the website or download it free from our Store.
Those of you questioning who we are should read the various sections in the About section (start with the About link, and hover your cursor over that tab for a list of different sections here), or may alternately download the Introduction to the Culdians booklet in the Store, also offered free of charge. This may help some of you understand our values, goals, and history. And if thereâ€™s any confusion on any of those points, feel free to email us at email@example.com or post your questions and comments on the forums.
Periodically we rotate a sampling of our Teachings, and now is time for such a rotation. Everything from last time will be coming down, except Psychology of Group Leadership, as there has been some discussion of networking and group building on the Forums, and this booklet ties in to another of our offerings for this month.
Psychology of Group Leadership, is certainly the most politically oriented of our various Booklets, and therefore not without a certain amount of controversy affecting knee-jerk ideological reactions. However, the political philosophy presented herein is not analogous to the constant propaganda fed to us on the 24 hour cable news stations that are strung along by the superficial and often misinformed politicians in Washington, Brussels, London, or Wellington. It is not even presented from the political dichotomy of Right or Left, Conservative or Liberal, Tory or Labour.
No, this Booklet not only goes deeper than those misleading labels, but places each reader of the Booklet as a responsible participant in the political process, or more accurately stated, group process. It elaborates on the necessities which make for healthy or sick social units, which allow for groups of all kinds to thrive, stagnate, or fail. These necessities relate to basic, but universal, psychological laws inherent among individuals in group social dynamics.
Most importantly, this Booklet stresses the importance of creating and growing healthy groups and communities by understanding what is required in leadership, and even how to be an effective leader through self analysis and continued personal Self Mastery, while finding a healthy balance between individual goals and group goals.
If you currently belong to any groups or community organizations, this information will improve and grow what you have, should you put forth the effort into putting into action its proven advice. If you do not belong to a group, this Booklet will help to distill and improve your inherent leadership qualities while showing what is necessary to begin and grow your own group from a healthy core onwards.
Psychology of Group Leadership (available free to read for all logged in members) is best read with The Problem of Relationships (available in our Store and on offer free for all visitors and members in this monthâ€™s rotation), An Introduction to Spirituality (mentioned above and also available to read for free online), and Teachings of Celestina (available for purchase in our Store).
Next on queue is the booklet, The Problem of Relationships. There are many problems, conflicts, and dysfunctions that plague the world today. From international wars and disputes, to religious and cultural intolerance, to violence in the streets and neighborly distrust, to broken homes and failed or incompatible marriages; all problems that we witness in the world today stem from humans’ difficulty in working with and understanding others, or in other words, it is the problem of relationships.
In this month’s written selection, we’d like to tackle this problem head on, pointing out causes rather than effects, and offering solutions as to how each of you may better relate to your spouses, families, and communities. Healthy and balanced relationships is also perhaps the first prerequisite to forming and preserving any kind of group dynamics.
While this booklet is not a complete treatment of the problem, it is a starting point that will help you to do your part to make our world a better place.
It is a central tenet and core charge of the Culdian Trust to work towards assisting society heal and rectify its ills, thereby laying the foundation for a healthy and prosperous evolution for our species. How we work with one another in all aspects of life, or the problem of relationships, lays at the very heart of this mission.
As this is such an important subject, this month’s selection is available to all registered members and visitors of our website alike.
A selection from our channeled works next is the Second Book of Gwineva, a follow up and expansion of the first. Gwineva deals with many of the same themes as in the first book, but does so in a more practical matter, focused less on metaphysics and cosmology, and more on down to Earth day to day issues. It contains advice and instruction anyone can put into practice or observed from the moment after reading it. Gwineva II is available free to read for all logged in members.
Last but not least is the final book in the Kolbrin, The Britain Book. For those interested in Keltic history, The Britain Book offers a wealth of little known Keltic history. This history is in the backdrop early Christianity, Druidism, the merging of the two in the original Culdee movement, all with the most noble advice and wisdom for the individual and society. It is a beautiful and far reaching book, available free to read for all visitors and members.
We remind everyone interested that those Teachings from our last rotation, plus many others, are always available in the Store, and do feel free to visit and share with others on our public forum.