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Character Improvement Articles and Resources

VirtueScience is the deep study of character-the virtues and vices. It is concerned with understanding the mechanism of character change so that it may be harnessed for the good of the individual and society. It recognizes a symmetrical matrix of virtues which can be used as an ideal transcultural blueprint for character.

Articles by James Barton

"Inner Medicine"
My book "Inner Medicine" contains discoveries and original exercises which will dramatically increase your understanding of yourself and those around you. Rather than being slave to semiconscious impulses and irrational beliefs you will, more and more, manifest your limitless potential.

A Critique of "Inner Medicine" by the Author
I have had a go at doing a critique of my original work: "Inner Medicine". Do you have any comments and criticisms about the work that you would like to share with me so that I can perhaps put it on my site? me.

The Character Work Station
Experiment with my Character Work Station and deepen your understanding of the Virtues! Drag and Drop the Concepts to explore the relationships and create meaningful patterns.

Is VirtueScience compatible with your Beliefs?
Does VirtueScience conflict with existing belief systems such as world Religions or is it in harmony with them?

Why Study the Virtues?
My views on the subject that may inspire you to take up a more serious study of the virtues and contribute to the work of this site.

Is there a Foundation Virtue?
An article in support of the VirtueScience principle that indicates the equality and mutual support of the virtues.

Basic principles of VirtueScience.

The Famous Pooltable Example
The VirtueScience concept that the opposite of every virtue is also a virtue clearly explained and illustrated with a diagram.

The Virtues and Vices: Natural Processes
Discovering and studying new ways to heal and uplift character/ remove character flaws by noticing parallels in natural processes.

The Book of Virtue
Presently just a collection of bits of advice on how to live a life of virtue.

Virtue List
Clickable with definitions and quotes.

Vice List
Clickable with definitions and quotes.

Randomly Generated Virtue Pairs
This useful page displays a random pair of virtues upon every page refresh. Good for meditations and explorations of relationships between the virtues.

Virtues and Vices: Various Correspondences
Classical attributions of the virtues to systems such as the zodiac although lacking conceptual rigour as they have come down to today may offer clues to lost wisdom of the distant past.

The Virtues of various traditions categorized by number
A number of interesting virtue lists from around the world.

The Vices of various traditions categorized by number
A number of interesting vice lists from around the world.

The Virtues and Vices: A VirtueScience Table
An incomplete table showing the virtue pair pairs and their corresponding "lacks" or vices as they are more commonly known.

The Virtues: Various Traditions
The virtues of Benjamin Franklin, The Jain qualities of giving, the biblical fruits of the Spirit etc.

Sayings and Proverbs
A small number of sayings in tune with VirtueScience from enlightened minds.

Quotes Ancient and Modern Regarding Virtue
A large number of famous quotes connected with virtue and character. I have tried to filter out what I consider misleading or negative quotes and tried to present the better ones.

Contemplation and Application of the Golden Rule
An alphabetical list of examples of the Golden Rule in world scripture + a unique meditation based on the Golden Rule.

A One Page Questionaire about Character Improvement

Character Improvement Questionnaire Results.

108 Techniques for Inner Healing and Personal Power
108 techniques fo ultimate self transformation and character improvement.

Emotional Healing Meditations: Slowest--- 1 2 3 4 5 ---Fastest
A combination of healing phrases and meditations which changes every time you refresh the page or auto refreshes at different speeds. Choose which refresh rate you want from the list above. A new Meditation appears every time the counter at the bottom of the page reaches zero. The subliminal page refreshes so fast to make it difficult for the conscious mind to keep up. Just relax and watch the screen. Your subconscious mind will take in the healing phrases for your benefit and highest good.

1008 Virtue Meditations
A dynamic meditation based on the random permutations of a selected list of virtues and a crafted set of healing/empowering phrases.

A Commentary on the 1008 Virtue Meditations
A more indepth look at he benefits of 1008 Virtue Meditations.

Randomly Generated Virtue Pairs
This useful page displays a random pair of virtues upon every page refresh. Good for meditations and explorations of relationships between the virtues.

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Guest Articles

Toward a Theory of Perfect Ethical Information by Don Fox

A Reaction to "Inner Medicine" by Alton Slater

"Prumble" by John Damschroder

A Compilation of over 300 Positive Words by Dawn Engel

Introducing the International Academy of Happiness by Anna Maria

Empowerment By Design by Chris Green

You Are Not Your Personality by Sopan Greene, M.A.

Exploring Beneath The Surface by Rebecca Skeele

Riding the Virtue Pelation by Steve Wickham

About Guest Articles on

Public Domain
Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

Moral Science: A Compendium of Ethics by Alexander Bain

Character by Samuel Smiles

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External Links
Virtue Related links
A number of interesting links concerned with emotional healing, character improvement, spirituality and non-dual realization.

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