Holocycle

An incubator for authors, the Center for the Higher Studies of Conscientiology (CEAEC) has an environment specialized in the production of knowledge: the Holocycle, a technical-scientific mega-laboratory where, since 2000, cutting-edge research has been carried out on the consciousness, the intelligent and immaterial principle of individuals.

Of the investigations conducted, those related to the elaboration of the Encyclopedia of Conscientiology stand out, a work begun in 1998 and dedicated to the in-depth study of the human personality from a multidimensional point of view – beyond the physical dimension in which we live.

The Encyclopedia of Conscientiology is the set of analyses and syntheses of Waldo Vieira’s intellectual work, accumulated, developed and updated since the establishment of his personal library in 1941.

With the use of innovative techniques of writing and systematization of information, Vieira, together with a team of researchers, writes entries (verbets) in a detailed and exhaustive style. The theme of reurbanization, concerning the improvement of environments and consciousnesses, gave origin to the book Homo sapiens reurbanisatus, with 1584 pages and 7,653 references, released in 2003. This work is a model for other publications in preparation, Homo sapiens pacificus, related to pacifism, and Homo sapiens neonatus, related to the newborn child. In the Holocycle, texts are also being produced to guide the elaboration of the Encyclopedia itself, including the Fundamentals of the Encyclopedia and the Editorial Formulas.

Based on the maxim that there is no broad culture without permanent consultation of hundreds of reference works, the Holocycle maintains three main collections, in constant expansion: the Lexicotheca, which brings together about 5100 dictionaries; the Hemerotheca, with more than 417 thousand newspaper and magazine clippings; the Encyclotheca, with dozens of encyclopedias. Another 275 collections of CEAEC knowledge artifacts also provide support for the Holocycle’s research.

The Lexicotheca’s collection is composed of idiomatic dictionaries and dictionaries on various topics: Biographies, Sciences, Etymology, Psychology, History, in addition to 848 other areas of knowledge. For the collection of articles, the Hemerotheca receives newspapers and magazines from the main Brazilian capitals and from several countries abroad, totaling more than 650 different periodical collections.

The importance given to journalistic articles is associated with the idea that facts guide research in Conscientiology. Many of the occurrences pointed out by newspaper and magazine clippings are the source of questions and correlations relevant to the study of the consciousness. The selection is made using the Cosmogram technique, used to relate the subject of materials to the themes of Conscientiology.
Dictionaries, in turn, help in interpreting facts and in obtaining precise meanings for the writing of texts. The other bibliographic sources contribute to the foundation, enrichment and expansion of the proposed approaches, through the contribution of pertinent concepts and data.

The support structure for the elaboration of the Encyclopedia of Conscientiology involves the participation of 232 volunteers, who are members of 37 specialized teams within the Holocycle. These teams include bibliographers, definers, writers, lexicographers, linguists, neologists, reviewers, and translators.

For example, the team of indexers assists in the meticulous gathering of bibliographic information for the elaboration of the references used in the Encyclopedia, aiming to provide a broader overview of the universe under analysis.

Volunteer activity in the Holocycle has led many researchers to develop self-knowledge, concentrated attention, critical detail, capacity for analysis, a state of continuous good humor, perseverance and rationality.

The purpose of the Holocycle is to enable each volunteer to promote the improvement of their own intimate universe and to exercise productive and fraternal interaction with other volunteers. In this way, the place begins to function as a research laboratory and useful assistance to those interested in the study of consciousness.
The synthesis of the objectives of the Encyclopedia of Conscientiology is, according to Waldo Vieira, the same as that of human life: to help people to execute their existential programs in the best way, in order to achieve their personal constructive goals set for this existence.

Holotheca

The Holotheca of the Center for Higher Studies of Conscientiology (CEAEC) is a cultural environment for the research and exhibition of artifacts of knowledge. There are compendiums, films, stamps, coins, shells, photos, records about personalities and inventions that have stood out over time.

In the Holotheca – from the Greek, holos, “total, entire, complete”; and Theke, “Collection, place of storage of collections” – more than 900,000 items are on display, including objects and books written in 20 languages, from 54 countries.

This whole collection of inestimable cultural value is classified into 276 collections of artifacts of knowledge (thecas), among them, the Library, the Comic Book Library, the Periodicotheca (Periodicals Library), the Shell Collection Library, the Numismatic Library, and the Sinotheca (Chinese Artifacts Library).

The artifacts of knowledge are considered resources for the expansion of consciential attributes, such as intellection, association of ideas, discernment, memory, among others. They work in the form of evolutionary tools, creating opportunities for self-evolution for those who want to prioritize the study of themselves The classification and study of stamps, gathered in the Philateliotheca, for example, stimulate the development of reason, concentrated attention, critical judgment and organization, among other attributes of the consciousness.

The practice of collecting requires meticulousness and thoroughness regarding the peculiar characteristics of each stamp, such as shape, color, watermark, perforation, design, and caption.

The gathering of the artifacts of knowledge in a single place makes the Holotheca a science center, a meeting point and place of interaction for researchers and scholars from various areas of human knowledge, in the search for clarification regarding the facts of the multidimensional universe.

Visitations and schedules
A visit to the Holotheca can transform the way in which the objects around one were perceived until then. The exhibitions displayed in this environment aim to capture the attentive, curious, inquisitive, and detail-oriented gaze towards cultural artifacts, in order to unveil a world of knowledge that is generally little explored.

The Holotheca – a documentation center of Conscientiology or megacenter of knowledge artifacts – is open daily to the public for visitation from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.