Spirituality Education: The Rockefellers and the Industrialization of Human Capital

Spirituality Education: The Rockefellers and the Industrialization of Human Capital

BY: BRODY PETSKA

Spirituality in Education might sound like a theory to most people. It may sound like I’m reaching when I say the motive behind the whole child and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives is focused on the student’s spiritual development. It might shock most people that a member of one of the richest families in the world wrote a book, or manifesto in my opinion, about just that. 

The book I’m referring to was written by Steven C. Rockefeller and titled, “Spiritual Democracy and Our Schools. Renewing the American Spirit with Education for the Whole Child.” In his book, he confirms that the plan for the future of education is to create “spiritual” and “enlightened” people. He claims that the only way forward in American society is to turn away from religion and teach his version of spirituality. A universal religion, yet no religion. In this article, I will provide you with Rockefeller’s own words of his plan for America’s future.

“The world’s greatest spiritual traditions put special emphasis on inner liberation as the necessary foundation for social liberation. In this regard, it is noteworthy that in the Socratic tradition, which the founders knew well, “the pursuit of happiness” had a profound meaning. The classical Greek concept of happiness (eudaimonia) involves a holistic view of wellbeing that includes the full realization of a person’s intellectual, aesthetic, moral, and spiritual capacities.” 

This looks identical to the goal of SEL. You can clearly see the same terms moral, intellectual, holistic, and so on. The goal is to spiritually liberate students so they can access their “full potential.” Again, this all sounds forthcoming with the way they explain it, but how does one implement this inner liberation into schools? Inner liberation- in the way Rockefeller describes it- is an idea that stems from Gnosticism, which is essentially the idea that the Serpent in the Garden of Eden was actually the good guy and that Christians have the story of creation backward. The serpent was trying to bestow knowledge unto Adam and Eve and claimed that God was trapping them in a fake reality, that they were asleep. They were liberated. Rockefeller claims that once the individual is “liberated,” Society will then follow. This is the very purpose for which SEL was created, to achieve gnosis and liberate ourselves from the “confines” of God. They were liberated. Gnosis is a Greek word that means knowledge See below the Gnostic Circle compared to the Whole Child. 

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“If individual freedom is identified primarily with the absence of external restraint and is reduced to self-centered, atomistic individualism, which has been an all-too-common phenomenon at different periods in American history, including the present, it can undermine efforts to promote equality, social justice, and the common good.” 

You might be thinking “Is this a quote from the Giver?” Nope. Not 1984 either. This is a quote from the man who heavily funds CASEL and the Fetzer Institute. CASEL essentially being the headquarters for SEL in the United States and the Fetzer Institute being one of the main advocators for a spiritual renaissance in every institution on the planet. The Rockefeller family was actually a key contributor in the creation of these organizations. May I remind you that SEL is in about 90% of our nation’s public schools. He claims that America’s pursuit of individual freedom has been costly towards the United Nations goal which is a just, sustainable, and more peaceful world.

“The second half of Beyond Religion (a book written by the Dalai Lama) is devoted to presenting spiritual practices for overcoming the influence of destructive emotions for cultivating universal compassion that can be used in a secular context. For the most part, the disciplines recommended are secularized versions of the Tibetan Buddhist moral psychology and meditation practices. The Dalai Lama’s approach in this regard is similar in a general way to that adopted by the larger mindfulness in education movement.” 

Rockefeller seemingly admits that mindfulness in education- another term for SEL- can be traced back to Buddhist philosophy. More evidence for the case that the American public school system has been pumping Eastern philosophical practices into its classrooms for some time now and with most people unaware it’s even happening. The goal is enlightenment, a substantial gnostic theory. Interestingly, Rockefeller mentions the Dalai Lama as well, who adds another piece to the puzzle. If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of this term before. Here is a description straight from the Dalai Lama’s website: “The Dalai Lamas are believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are realized beings, inspired by the wish to attain complete enlightenment, who have vowed to be reborn in the world to help all living beings.” 

“The Dalai Lama argues that since religion no longer has the wide influence it once had and one can no longer assume that children learn spiritual and moral values at home, it seems the clear responsibility of schools in this area – spiritual and moral education – has greatly increased.”

Of course, the self-described intellectual class believes that it is up to them to teach values to our children. They believe that the parents do not contain the capacity to teach them right and wrong. Maybe if they wouldn’t have forced religion out of society, we wouldn’t be having a “morality crisis” in the first place. However, this plan was perfectly orchestrated. Get rid of God in society and replace it with an artificial/manufactured morality that is relative. More on that in the next blog… 

“The psychoanalyst and social philosopher, Eric Fomm, came to appreciate the wisdom in the thought of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers, he endeavors to construct a radical humanism that recognizes the vital importance for modern society of spiritual development and a relational spirituality, which he argues can be cultivated without depending on religion.”  

A “relational spirituality” without depending on religion is a methodical move towards the design of a One World religion. Implementing this mindset into public schools is genius of the globalists. Teaching kids that it doesn’t matter which religion you fall into because they are basically all the same. Rockefeller does not want religious students, he wants them “spiritual”, thus converting their morality into a clay-like substance, that can be molded into whatever is “moral” given the current world crisis he deems is taking place. 

And for all you conspiracy theorists out there, myself included, here is a quote from the last page of his book that sounds like a monologue from a sci-fi villain. 

“A friendly visitor from outer space observing the state of human consciousness and behavior in the US and around the world today would likely conclude that human beings may not have the faith, wisdom, and courage to manage freedom and self-government.” 

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