I said that the teachings of SES should not be shoved down people's throats because I don't think anyone of any faith should do that,
St James are
shoving the SES teachings down the throats of young children. I don't ever remember giving my permission for my children to be taught the Hindu teachings that this group follow. The school has clearly stated in past prospectuses that they are non-denominational.
In fact in the standard terms and conditions that I signed when I registered my children at St James it states and I quote; '...the school looks after the development of the emotional and creative side by music, drama, poetry and the arts; and the moral and spiritual development by introduction to the great scriptures of the world and the works of the master teachers....'
Naively I took this to mean all the world religions not just Hinduism and Advaita Vedanta. Who are the master teachers? Obviously as far as my child is concerned this only relates to some Guru, which SES members bow down to. The SES is nowhere to be mentioned in the standard terms and conditions that parents dutifully sign. I wonder why? What a joke your school is.
May I ask what beliefs you feel you daughter has been subtly indoctrinated with?
Members of a religious group, otherwise known as the SES, have taught specific teachings of Hinduism and Advaita Vedanta to my child. St James have deliberately concealed their ties with this group from me and their deceptiveness about what is taught to young children needs to be looked into with the utmost urgency.
it is not the intention to 'recruit', and it is important that we are also seen not to do it.
Really! you could have fooled me. Of course it is important that you are seen not to do it. Parents would leave immediately if the knew the truth, that's why teachers at St James are so good at making sure that the school appears to be so nicey nicey. St James recruits children into the SES cult. I'm not going to bore everyone with the details, as this is common knowledge. Please don't insult my intelligence by claiming that this is not so.
Anyway to another pressing matter and the one thing that really bothers me about a St James education. TM meditation;
I am not sure who you spoke to about de-programming your child but may I respectfully suggest you get a second opinion to balance the first. If your child is in the Junior School, presumably he/she isn't meditating anyway.
Why do St James teachers treat non-ses parents like complete idiots?Please stop it.
Pausing is a form of TM meditation. Just like the mantra based meditation performed in the senior school, pausing uses a mantra and as the child progresses up the junior school this becomes more and more emphasised. Pausing is practised so that by the time a child reaches the senior school they are adepts at meditation and can quite easily be carted of to the school of meditation in Holland Park and given their own special mantra by your own special guru.
Again, nowhere did I give my permission or sign any forms for my child to practice this or have their time taken up by this activity in the junior school.
With regards to deprogramming---this is a fact and a quite serious matter. At this moment in time I am not prepared to talk about this side of things on this BB.
For others that may be interested, some of the negative side effects of TM meditation can include:
1.Blackouts, lack of sensory filters and anxiety attacks
2.Altered states and memory loss
3. Loss of Boundaries
4.Innapropriate and unrelated bursts of emotion
5. Muscle jerking
6.Long term emotional flatness