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Two Beers with Steve – “Gene Odening on the Trivium”

Episode 116 – Gene Odening on the Trivium

Why is it that I’ve focused the last two podcasts on the Trivium (and soon to be three podcasts)?

The reason is that I think it is vitally important to understand this ancient form of understanding so that we may better interpret the world around us. The Trivium teaches a systematic and methodical approach to learning.

Whenever we come upon new information our minds intuitively begin dissecting it, but can our intuition (or gut feeling) be trusted? Are we wired correctly? Where did we receive our intuition? These are questions I cannot answer completely. Is it our culture? Is it our education? Is it genetic?

The Trivium is a conscious thought based approach to overcome our built-in programming. We can consciously make a choice to re-wire our intuition so that we categorize information and then dissect it from a more methodical standpoint.

This is mind-altering stuff, yet it seems so simple and basic. I know that many listeners feel the same way because after the last show with Jan I received more thank-you’s than I have ever had about a podcast. Many of the comments were similiar to mine, the Trivium is simple and basic yet mind-blowing.


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  1. It is as if tou read my mind. I am a staunch christian with incrediable instinct as well. I do not wish to dismantle any of it but can be an avid listener. I do not want my mind blown as that has already occured for me. I am only interested in broadining my edu. persuant teaching from a liberal arts perspective. Many thanks! Be in touch,

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