Child Teacher and Teacher Education

Notes relating to spiritual education

There are three respects in which spiritual education will differ from religious education, and as a consequence, will render it free from the objection that it is inadmissible or  controversial as far its relevance to common schools is concerned.

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First of all, spiritual education will build itself on strong foundations of physical, vital and mental education, without which the sources of spiritual education will remain dry and infertile.

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Secondly, spiritual education will combat dogmatism in regard to any theory or doctrine, -- scientific, philosophical, theological, religious, moral or aesthetic, -- and will admit critical inquiry and insist on continuous quest so as convert any belief, faith or hypothesis into verifiable knowledge and experiential evidence.

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Thirdly, spiritual education will provide to students, appropriate to their age and ability, acquaintance, thought and experience of the objects of the spiritual domain, namely, soul, God and their respective energies and powers.

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It may be added that all those who advocate spiritual education, normally, consider spiritual entities and their energies and powers to have supervening

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