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the ghost in the machine


Themes related to spirit include psychology,
wisdom.



recent spirit posts

Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but don’t stop!)

I’m always keen to encourage people to make, mend, improve, create ANYTHING, rather than be a passive consumer.  But the best aspect of having busy hands goes beyond the product – when one’s hands are busy, the mind has space to be receptive – and this is when the best insights, ideas, resolutions rise mysteriously … Continue reading Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but don’t stop!) The post Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but don’t stop!) appeared first on pjf.

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creativity, hobbies, hope, psychology, spirit, wisdom,
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Abide With Me Kings College choir

Abide With Me with lyrics words by Henry Francis Lyte The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge,with treble solo by Bruce Blyth. According to the traditional story given in the Remains, Henry Francis Lyte wrote it a few hours after conducting the final service at his church, which was probably 5 September 1847. tags: choral, hope, … Continue reading Abide With Me Kings College choir The post Abide With Me Kings College choir appeared first on pjf.

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choral, hope, lyrics, music, singing, spirit, video,
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Bad advice is freely given

Tibestian Book of the Undead – part 4 (brainwashing, corporate/banking matrix, education, freedom, vampires …) the diary (2nd edition) of a 360 year old vampire Oh for the days when I used to wander through the lanes on my annual migration from Turkey  to France, and back … Peace and quiescence, familiar creaks from the … Continue reading Bad advice is freely given The post Bad advice is freely given appeared first on pjf.

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brainwashing, corporations, debt, education, fiction, freedom, matrix, popular, satire, spirit, TibestianUndead, updated, vampires,
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Carolyn Sampson – Bach “Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht”

Soprano Carolyn Sampson sings Bach. A live version would have been even better … I’ll see what I can do. Music video and photos of Carolyn Sampson and other sopranos / female vocalists are listed under music (generally) and female vocalists (specifically). Any suggestions … please leave a comment.  BR Orch. & Chor & Andrea … Continue reading Carolyn Sampson – Bach “Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht” The post Carolyn Sampson – Bach “Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht” appeared first on pjf.

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Bach, Carolyn Sampson, female vocals, music, photos, singing, soprano, spirit, video,
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The Second Book of Job – poem

The Second Book of Job Darkness Past F is for fear the steps lead down through cobwebs and damp to a tomb underground through memories lost embedded in ice trials and torments from lovers of vice all that destroy you those icons of lethargy feed their projections on unconscious envy all that control you say love … Continue reading The Second Book of Job – poem The post The Second Book of Job – poem appeared first on pjf.

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alchemy, empathy, gardens, hope, humanism, institutional mind, meaningful poems, poems, politics, psychology, sociology, spirit, wisdom,
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William Dalrymple – From the Holy Mountain

Subtitled ‘A journey in the shadow of Byzantium’, makes for interesting travel/adventure reading, and there are excellent photos. Given the subject matter, I’m surprised there is little about the psychology of religion, since the tales of misery that William unearths are all about the psychological experience of the ‘divine’ (broadly speaking) and the appalling mess … Continue reading William Dalrymple – From the Holy Mountain The post William Dalrymple – From the Holy Mountain appeared first on pjf.

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books, institutional mind, photos, religion, spirit,
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Anna Netrebko – Pergolesi Stabat Mater

2 CD set released in July 2010,  Antonio Pappano – conductor Anna Netrebko and Marianna Pizzolato Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Description: For her concerts in July 2010, Anna Netrebko chose to take a risk. Rather than stick to the tried-and-tested route of Russian repertoire (her Iolanta in Baden-Baden in 2009 received dazzling reviews) … Continue reading Anna Netrebko – Pergolesi Stabat Mater The post Anna Netrebko – Pergolesi Stabat Mater appeared first on pjf.

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Anna Netrebko, female vocals, Maria Pizzolato, music, singing, soprano, spirit,
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Emily Dickinson stood up and lived

I’m pleased to hear that she lived 🙂 Emily DickinsonThree times — we parted — Breath — and I —Three times — He would not go —But strove to stir the lifeless FanThe Waters — strove to stay. Three Times — the Billows tossed me up —Then caught me — like a Ball —Then made … Continue reading Emily Dickinson stood up and lived The post Emily Dickinson stood up and lived appeared first on pjf.

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Emily Dickinson, meaningful, meaningful poems, poems, spirit, wisdom,
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Tales From Topographic Oceans – Yes

An instrumental masterpiece, double LP from 1973. Steve Howe of Yes Playing Side 3 of Tales from Topographic Oceans A write up on Amazon says:TALES FROM THE TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS (1973) — an album that (to me) is one of the most unique, transcendent, ethereal and spiritual records I’ve ever heard. The material on this album … Continue reading Tales From Topographic Oceans – Yes The post Tales From Topographic Oceans – Yes appeared first on pjf.

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guitar, music, rock music, spirit, Steve Howe, Yes,
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