7 Liberal Arts
In ancient Greece, the 7 Liberal Arts were traditionally used to educate citizens to a level considered necessary to engage in the activities and laws of high society. They formulated this curriculum based on the two fundamental expressions of human consciousness. The Trivium, based on the word, and the Quadrivium based on number. The three components of the Trivium, Grammar, Rhetoric, and Logic were considered essential to the maintenance of law and order, while the Quadrivium, composed of the four interlocking disciplines, Geometry, Music, Cosmology and Pure Number, presented the mathematical and scientific study of the time.
The prominence of education in global society has grown substantially, leading to more diversity and choice than ever in human history. Whilst the fundamentals of reading, writing, and arithmetic still form the core, the overarching holistic structure of the Trivium and Quadrivium that unifies each arm has been shattered. However, in its original form, this is one of its most powerful aspects. For it provides a very well constructed toolkit, that helps organise the mind and explore the universe through both a logical and spiritual framework.