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Initiation, Mystery, and Etymology

I saw an old friend today. We talked about initiation, mystery, and how we can understand things by understanding their etymology: the origin of the words. What is initiation? First, looking at the word we see the word “initiate”. That means to start something. Initiation is when we start anew in a profound way. In fact, we’re […]

True freedom in life and education: doing what you really want

Something I really started thinking about when I was unschooling high school was the nature of true freedom. Basically, I came to the conclusion that lack of restrictions was not enough: to be truly free we need to know the truth and be able to do what we truly want deep down inside. Years later […]

Freedom, Healing, and Unschooling

Eli Gerzon talks about how he used the freedom he had with unschooling/homeschooling when he left school, to do all kinds of emotional and spiritual healing work. We can’t have freedom or be free if we have wounds that need tending to. He refers to the website Family Healing Institute, by Venus Taylor an African-American, unschooling/homeschooling mom in Boston. Eli Gerzon quotes Venus Taylor and expresses his own gratitude and thanks to all who have helped them heal.