The Personal Development Center promotes self development through the integration of ancient and modern science that can assist individuals to reclaim their creative powers and recognize the existence of a universal, unifying Mind. This union of ancient and modern knowledge has been obtained in large part by means of the Center’s ability to translate, understand and verify ancient scientific documents. In the past, politically motivated academicians have redacted and published these documents primarily to deny Mind and denigrate the ancient methods. But, over the years, hundreds of PDC volunteers have tested the methods outlined in the ancient writings and offer positive testimony to the ancient claims of increased awareness, inner vitality and union.
The Personal Development Center offers articles, books, and translations resulting from over 35 years of non-profit research, teaching and publishing about personal self development. PDC publications showcase two fundamental qualities of humankind: the greatness of humans to evolve and their drive to bring forth advanced civilizations. Ironically, the knowledge and cultivation of this greatness has become increasingly obscured by the political power and control of institutions.
Currently, the Personal Development Center is summarizing modern research on the individuality and innate inner powers of infants and young children. This information, combined with the ancient methods of personal self development, further substantiates the real possibility of increasing these inner powers in adulthood.
Abraham Maslow, the founder of Humanistic Psychology, made an unusual statement in 1968 about the “growing tip ” of nearly perfected creative people in comparing them to children: “As the child looks out upon the world with wide, uncritical, innocent eyes, simply noting or observing what is the case, without either arguing the matter or demanding that it be otherwise, so does the self-actualizing person look upon nature in himself and in others.” 1
Alison Gopnik, a psychologist and philosopher, recently wrote an article in the prestigious journal Science which proves that: “…very young children’s learning and thinking are strikingly similar to much learning and thinking in science.” 2
Gopnik’s earlier book concluded by commenting that philosophers throughout history have rarely discussed children, yet “ many profound questions about human nature can be answered by thinking about children.” Despite the fact that most people feel that, “…children help give their lives meaning… children have been almost invisible to the deepest thinkers in human history.” 3
The Personal Development Center’s upcoming book answers some obvious unspoken questions raised by Maslow and Gopnik with the presentation of a 3,000 year old Sanskrit text found hidden in an obscure medieval treatise. This Sanskrit document explains a science built upon the perfection of the inner creative power of children. This creative power was used to create the remarkable Indus Valley Civilization, a millennia ahead of the rest of the world in its technology and its egalitarian social structure.
1. Mary Harrington Hall, A Conversation with Abraham H. Maslow, Psychology Today, (July 1968)
2. Alison Gopnik, Scientific Thinking in Young Children…, Science Vol. 337 (2012)
3. Alison Gopnik, The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and The Meaning Of Life (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) p. 236