The mission of the Institute is to promote the positive synergy that comes as people apply the Ancients’ four element insight to their academic field of interest, or to their life.

The Ancients believed that the sun, air, water and earth of Nature gave form to four universe-spanning principles, and that those four elements embody important truths.

Nature is productive, inspiring and interesting because it balances this foursome of principles, forces and elements in both elegant and beautiful ways.

These four principles are holistic – they repeat on all the various levels of the cosmos and our human lives.

The synergy that we seek comes as this foursome template is applied to both scholarly research and individual personal growth