How our reality is built.
Grammar (knowledge, input): asks/answers what (who, where, & when) questions
Logic (understanding, processor): asks/answers why questions
Rhetoric (wisdom, output): asks/answers how questions
What is the Trivium?
“the expression of intellect”
The classical education methodology of HOW to learn.
Trivium is an application for learning.
What is Learning?
Knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study
Modification of a behavioral tendency by experience
The Trivium Method is an ancient method of gathering information available, processing that information, and using that information to find truth. Some have traced the Trivium in our written history as far back as Ancient Egypt. We’ve come to know The Trivium by three different names throughout history: Classical, Esoteric, and Modern. Each has its own terminology, but overall the methods are identical.
The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional tchniques.
A place where power or information leaves a system, produce, deliver, or supply (data).
The soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment. The body of knowledge and principles that develops within a specified society or period. The quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment.
What is the Trivium?
The Trivium Method is a methodology of learning how to learn and learning how to think, much like other methodologies such as the scientific method. Trivium means three paths or ways, or the place where three roads meet.
Foundational Living & True Unity
Natural Law Core Foundational Principles of Truth as a Basis for Living.
Foundational Basis & Root Causal Factors for Choices, Actions, Behaviors, Living & Being.
How we create our overall collective conditions through what we accept into ourselves.
The strength, solidity, integrity, quality & groundedness of actions in Truth, Love, Good, etc.
The Root Causal Factors for the condition of the world: a Foundational Core built on Principles of Truth or Axioms of false belief accepted and bought into.
Trivium in Reality - Part 1
Why does the Trivium Method matter: Learning about how we learn and how we think allows us to improve our ways of thinking and therefore learning as well.
The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric. Understanding the nature and function of language.
By Sister Miriam Joseph, C.S.C., Ph.D
The Trivium Study Guide
Edited by Tony Myers
Tragedy & Hope
Music: Time (harmony)
Geometry: Space (proportion)
Astronomy: Motion (Rhythm)
Any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt: hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, and equilibrium. A perception or feeling produced by a stimulus; sensation.
One of the most basic Laws in Natural Law
Your Mind and How To Use It
Think about that which Thinks
In order to understand how another person’s mind and the way it works, you must first understand how your own mind works.
Atkinson speaks of a Psychology Professor that gave a small, simple exercise to his students in an attempt to describe what they were going to learn about. He told the students to think of something, maybe his desk, and then he asked them to, “Think about that which thinks about the desk.”
The book, “Your Mind and How to Use It (A Manual of Self & Mental Development) by William Walker Atkinson, published in 1911, can be found in the Public Domain (PDF or audiobook). Click on the arrow key to be redirected to the audiobook on YouTube.
Kris Nelson has created a website to share important truths. He as organized and aggregated a body of knowledge, building on what has come before. The Trivium Method is a basic functionality of higher order consciousness. The degree of functionality in the Trivium Method of thinking and processing reality can be developed further.
He has created detailed visual info charts to help the visual learner. He has also created audio files to walk you through the charts he created.