Nautical map: The harbor at Friendship, Maine, in Muscongus Bay
NEMETA comprises hundreds of units (lessons), distributed through the twelve Courses, the three Vocations (13 – 14 – 15), 16 Planetary Tantra (open access for full members and subscribers), 17 The Terton and the Terma, 18 Breaking Nous (full members only), and the area for Visitors.
Terms that apply to navigating the School:
unit: a screen of one or more pages; equivalent to a lesson
block: a set of unit/lesson, indicated in CAPITALS. Some blocks are numbered 101, 102 to suggest a progressive approach to the material.
T & T: talk and text, referring to units that include an mp3 audio with text
landing page: the home page of each Course or Vocation
curriculum panel: the panel that lists the units arranged in blocks
There approximately 700 units in Nemeta of which about 400 are published, on release, and new units are continually being added. Members can access all units. Registered visitors can access units in the panels on the Visitor page and on 16 Planetary Tantra.
Landing pages present a general introduction to the themes and topics. The introduction may include a recorded talk.
Nemeta operates as a WordPress platform but the infrastructure borrows from an elaborate system loaded with features of the kind used to run an entire university and monitor the progress of the students enrolled in different courses. Some of these features have been disabled, others cannot be: START COURSE and RETURN TO COURSE, for example. You occasionally have to use these features to access the units and navigate between units and the larger structure. Fine, but other university-customized features that you see are extraneous and can be disregarded: the five-star review system, the number of students enrolled ,”units completed”, and so on. PLEASE IGNORE THESE FEATURES.
Subscribers can stroll around the campus of sacred groves, peruse the Course landing pages, but not access any units. The content of the Great Hall of Planetary Tantra, 16, is open to everyone who registers by subscribing to the mailing list and enrolls on The Symposium.
All those who register with Nemeta are encouraged to visit and subscribe (Start Course blue button) to The Menhir, where you find progress reports, updates, sneak previews of member-only material, improvised comments coming from JLL, announcement of events and projects, and more. This feature of the School may be compared to the campus bulletin board in the “student union” building.
Check in with The Menhir each time you login to the school to stay abreast with updates of material.