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Introduction

There is a growing interest in the modern world toward a new possibility of human consciousness to be integrated around a higher center of consciousness, and in a field of the Humanities for all branches of knowledge to be integrated around One Knowledge. There is a need for a new educational environment, where all major faculties of human consciousness could be studied and exercised in the most comprehensive and intelligible way. University of Human Unity aims at discovering new ways of learning which may result in a tangible change of consciousness.

If we examine the faculties of our cognitive consciousness we will find that there are only a few fundamental faculties, as in the field of the Humanities there are only a few fundamental subjects. What determines this limited number of faculties and subjects is the very nature of our cognitive consciousness - that is we have only three accesses to reality: Seeing, Hearing and Touch, with their active counterparts Thinking, Speaking and Feeling.

Study of the Faculties of Human Consciousness
It is important to first study our individual faculties of consciousness (including the senses). Here we can learn how we actually see, hear, speak, think, feel etc., and also how we could use these senses more effectively. Courses such as: How to Think and to be conscious in our thoughts, How to Speak and to be conscious in speech, How to improve visual memory, How to improve mental concentration etc., could offer interesting explorations into the re-discovery of the senses. The major objective of these studies is to train our consciousness to act within its faculties. This type of approach has its roots in Vedanta where the cognitive faculties (to see, to think, to hear, to speak, to breath and to touch) were seen as the primary functions of consciousness. Such an approach to our faculties sheds some light on the profundities of their nature. The major subjects of the Humanities also bear their own distinct features which can be identified as those belonging to a particular faculty of consciousness.
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