Qultura methodology referred to in this book may be based on the now outdated Second Edition. Please check the 'Learn' section on the Qultura website for the latest version. If you can read this please be aware that this publication is being updated. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Qultura is a relatively new method of enquiry developed by Stella Baker from 2009 as the first derivative of Therevada (Tibetan) Buddhism since the founding of the Theosophical Society by Madame Yelena Blavatsky, Henry Olcott and William Quan Judge in New York in 1875. Stella Baker, who trained for over two years under a Bangladeshi Therevadin master in London in her teens for over two years not just in Therevada Buddhism but also Vipassana meditation, also got heavily into mysticism and magic during her training where she was encouraged to become a Buddhist shaman and walk a shamanistic path through life. She is therefore a Buddhist scholar of more than 35 years as well as a mystic and shaman.
But there is very little connection between Buddhism and Qultura and they are two radically different systems of developing consciousness and achieving mindfulness. They have opposing strategies of liberation from trauma and suffering. Buddhism is a philosophy, Theosophy is a religion, and Qultura is neither.
The difference came from a discovery Stella Baker, who's also a Fringe dramatist and stage director, made while running drama workshops in Warsaw, Poland in the first few years of this century.
Drama negates trauma
Trauma is the solitary force in the universe and the starting point of any process of creativity and interaction. Drama is the process of consciously connection to one's natural and social environment necessary to develop mindfulness, discipline and empathy - three of the key skills anyone develops when they study acting. Exploring deeper into this discovery while working with homeless people and people struggling with addiction and mental illness, she observed that many of her participants in drama workshops recovered much faster from their trauma and were able to liberate themselves from such issues as addiction.
Out of this Stella Baker developed Creative Law and from this three other universal principles which form the basis of Qultura methodology. Unlike Buddhism which asserts that suffering comes from attachment to desire, she developed Qultura methodology with an entire different foundation premise:
Trauma and suffering arises out of separateness and division.
As drama is the simplest and most direct route to developing consciousness that is humanly possible, there is no need to follow any method, any religion, or engage in meditation, contemplation or yoga. You simply have to become mindful of the fact that you are already enlightened and develop a conscious lifestyle based on doing what you really love doing in life. Trauma is inevitable in life we are all born, we all die, we all age, get sick, get hurt, grow old, and bits of us stop working after a certain age. But it's also true that much of the trauma and suffering we experience comes from our childhood and process of socialization and education through which we are conditioned to believe separateness is real.
Existence is a principle. Creativity and interaction is a process. That is all there is to existence in this universe - principle and process. This is precisely what Qultura methodology is all based on - the Principle and the Process.
In the Principle and the Process you will learn about the four components of Qultura methodology - Natural Law, the four universal principles, numerology and unmind. But you will also unlearn a lot of your social and mental conditioning and become consciously aware enough to gain mystical insight into the true nature of your existence and life. This should give you enough conscious awareness to be able to figure out how to live consciously.
This is what makes this the foundation book of the complete Qultura methodology.