IS CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS UNTIL November 2018.
is a learned members-only club
dedicated to the study of right Feeling and audacious Thinking, & to keeping a noble Recorde for our Time of the Lost Causes & Forsaken Loyalties of Historie.
It bequeaths to its members a wondrous education in what culture was like before the professors crushed it and serves as a most noble guide to keeping one conversant with all that is beautiful and sublime in the intellectual and moral world.
"LET US RETURN TO THE PAST, AND THAT SHALL BE PROGRESS."
—How does The New Cavalier Reading Society work?—
• Members receive both THE ENCHIRIDION of JOSHVA HVMPHREYS
the 2 VOLUMES of his COMMONPLACE BOOK.
• Each week you read 30 pages LOADED with
history, literature, philosophy, & art.
• Once a week we COME TOGETHER AS A SOCIETY TO DISCUSS
— in LIVE face-to-face tutorials —
all the cultural exuberance
we've been reading.
• And your tutor, novelist Joshua Humphreys,
sends you away with HOURS AND HOURS
OF WIDER CULTURAL EXPLORING TO ENJOY.
is immensely excited
to bequeath to you:
Volumes I. & II. of
2 Volvmes of
• 600 PAGES of the best that has ever
been written, said, or done;
• 600 authors on 550 subjects;
• quotations and excerpts from over
700 books, 85 essays, and 75 poems & plays.
• over 100 images—of paintings, sketches, tombs, manuscripts, inscriptions, temples, maps, & monuments.
· 10 years of reading
distilled into 2 volumes.
Dante, Ruskin, Keats, Confucius, Nietzsche, Chesterton, Shaw, Byron, Arnold, Milton, Cicero, T.S. Eliot, Hemingway, Schiller, Conrad, Swift, Baudelaire, St. Augustine, Virgil, Burke, Goethe, Wilde, Juvenal, Wordsworth, Tacitus, St Paul, Marcus Aurelius, Carlyle, Moliére, Horace, Cervantes, Plato, Coleridge, Dostoevsky, Ezekiel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gandhi, Pope, Martin Luther King, Gibbon, Heraclitus, Hogarth, Waugh, Kipling, Kundera, C.S. Lewis, Lincoln, Mahler, Mencken, Napoleon, Pascal, Petrarch, Hugo, Roosevelt, Seneca, Tennyson, Thucydides, Verdi, Wagner, Flaubert, Wodehouse, Yeats, Costanza, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Orwell, &c.
Europe, Artists, The Past, Communism, Stupidity, Newspapers, Death, Cavaliers, Belief, History, Style, The Devil, Italy, Science, Barbarians, Old Age, Travel, Catholicism, Liberty, Buddhism, Boredom, Lying, Change, Government, Culture, Joan of Arc, Writers, Tradition, Peace, Hamlet, Art, Eunuchs, Samurai, Christianity, Sin, Education, Comedy, Failure, Happiness, War, A Gentleman, Religion, The Greeks, Knowledge, Marriage, Beauty, Wisdom, Freedom, Alcohol, Venice, Money, The Romans, Madness, Philosophy, Poverty, Greed, America, Literature, Progress, The French, Bad Breath, Writing, Truth, Civilization, Love, &c.
INDULGE your intellect right now,
& sample what depths of Wisdom
and heights of Elegance shall all yours be...
READ 15 NEW CAVALIER READING SOCIETY SAMPLE PAGES:
For the first time ever,
—RELEASED ONLY THIS MONTH—
we present & bequeath to you:
ENCHIRIDION (noun). | a book containing essential information on a subject.
From late Middle English via late Latin from Greek enkheiridion, from en- ‘within’ + kheir ‘hand’ + the diminutive suffix -idion.
is an arrangement of the Commonplace Books
into the 10 most profound themes
ever considered by humanity's most ingenious minds,
· EDVCATION | CVLTVRE | EXCELLENCE
· TRVTH | KNOWLEDGE | WISDOM
· HISTORY | THE PAST | TRADITION
· ANTIQVITY | GREECE | ROME
· RELIGION | GOD | THE DEVIL
· CIVILIZATION | RENAISSANCE | ROMANTICISM
· THE GOLDEN AGE | MODERNITY | DECLINE
· ART | BEAVTY | GENIVS
· LIFE | LOVE | HAPPINESS
· ACTION | WORK | STRVGGLE
And it is
that shall serve as your ennobling textbook
in The New Cavalier Reading Society.
For the first time in 8 months
is flinging open its ornate and heavy doors to new members,
and is starting a Spring Semester on November 19th!
FREEING YOUR MIND
from the relativism, analysis and destruction that together constitute a modern education;
RECLAIMING YOUR REASON from the sluggards who were your teachers and the dullards who were your professors;
UNDOING THE MEDIOCRITY
of thought, speech, and habit which society inculcates,
all appeal to you....
RECEIVING NOBLE INSTRUCTION from the men and women whose words surpass in magnificence all others of all times,
AUGMENTING YOUR ALREADY EXCELLENT NATURE
by daily discoursing with 3000 years of culture,
REDISCOVERING THE ETERNAL SUPERIORITY OF WISDOM OVER KNOWLEDGE—
all appeal to you...
THEN ABSOLUTELY YOU MUST JOIN US!
As a member of
a mere 4-WEEK course with theschooloflife.com costs $350.
A semester of an undergraduate Arts degree
costs on average $800.
BUT NOT SO,
The New Cavalier Reading Society.
WHAT DO NEW CAVALIERS PAST & PRESENT THINK OF THIS
OUR READING SOCIETY?
"Josh has travelled the literary globe for the last 3000 years & in his Commonplace Books has crafted quite possibly the most magnificent treasure chest of words & wisdom that I’ve ever come across. I have spent hours, days & weeks buried in the splendour of The New Cavalier Reading Society & the conversations we’ve had in our global classroom have been truly mind-blowing."
Primary Teacher, Australia.
English Tutor, Brazil
"The New Cavalier Reading Society is my new addiction. A group of diverse people brought together by a restless, learned, & talented young writer whose dazzling intellect never ceases to amaze us, Josh has managed to keep us each day more enthused, respecting each other's opinions, & cherishing each other's company as we truly & passionately pursue wisdom together."
"This Reading Society is what the world needs. It's made me forget the TV, Facebook and CNN and instead has filled my last 2 months with complex thoughts, intriguing research, & enthralling discussions—all with an eclectic group of individuals from around the world. We’ve recited poetry & been mesmerised by beautiful music, art, & architecture & under Joshua's guidance every week has enriched my life. I’m so glad I took this amazing journey."
Company Director, USA
"A truly magical educational fellowship created from the ether, just when I thought I was drowning in a Groundhog-Day existence, the opportunity to join The New Cavalier Reading Society tethered me back to myself. The Commonplace Books have become my bible & speak to me daily. Our varied discussions make me analyse all my thinking & both re-evaluate & reaffirm my beliefs and my synapses are now firing 24/7 again.
Jung said, “Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
Thanks to The New Cavalier Reading Society I am AWAKE!"
Director of Learning Design at Education Changemakers;
Chair of the Board at Little Dreamers Australia;
Advisor to the United Nations’ Global Educator Taskforce.
"The New Cavalier Reading Society is an incredible opportunity to grow your smarts, your heart & your community.
Joshua curates a learning environment where your interpretations, opinions & creations are accepted, iterated and validated.
The tutorials are intriguing & invite creativity & push you a little further in character, knowledge, & communication & have become a treasured part of my week. The Commonplace Books are so precious I take them with me wherever I go. It’s incredible how they've become a reference, a North Star—a point of fascination for both fleeting moments in trains & hour upon hour of curiosity curled up on the couch.
As an education professional I’ve seen many attempts at both online learning & online community and I can confidently attest that The New Cavalier Reading Society is well-designed, magnificently facilitated & tremendously curated. It's engaging adult learning at its best & you’ll be grateful for the investment you make in yourself—socially, emotionally, & intellectually—by communing as a New Cavalier."
THE FLIGHT FROM LEARNED MAGNIFICENCE...
THE LOST ART OF NOBLE THINKING...
TO THE SUPERIORITY OF WISDOM OVER KNOWLEDGE...
· CONNECT WITH 3000 YEARS OF HISTORY.
· EXALT YOUR INTELLECT & ENNOBLE YOUR MIND.
· CONVERSE WITH A SOCIETY OF CAVALIERS
AND HAVE A NOVELIST AS YOUR TUTOR.
& TO FALL IN LOVE WITH POETRY,
LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY, ART, & MUSIC
—WITH LIFE ITSELF...