'Mindfulness' Discussed in National Magazine
Readers of this blog may recall a post about how the Health Dept of Northwest Michigan (and a couple of commissioners) championed a Buddhist-style ‘mindfulness’ curriculum for elementary school students.
The topic of 'mindfulness' came up, again, in an article titled, UN Pushing New Age Spirituality on School Children by Alex Newman.
Mr. Newman begins the article, thusly: "Weaponizing public schools for sinister purposes, an obscure United Nations institute is quietly working to transform education worldwide to impose radical political and spiritual values and beliefs on children. It is all happening under the guise of 'social-emotional learning,' or SEL, a scheme hatched at a New Age organization whose founder and namesake was a follower of Lucifer Publishing Company chief Alice Bailey."
And this: "One of the disturbing elements that becomes obvious just by scratching the surface is that the same organizations and individuals promoting New Age global spirituality are also those promoting SEL and occult 'mindfulness' schemes in public schools. One critic who has researched this phenomenon told The New American that 'global citizenship education' may be seen by its advocates as a necessary element for global spirituality, 'a means to an end' rather than an objective in and of itself."
Read the whole thing, and ponder the weird machinations involved. It's no wonder that plummeting test scores and disturbing anti-social behavior are rampant in American education/schools, as the three R's become increasingly passé.