Dependency v freedom … Erich Fromm

With so much pressure to conform, not only from ‘family’ and one’s place of birth, but nowadays from all sorts of publishing, advertising and social media, it’s hardly surprising that people have crises of confidence about who they are and their aspirations. The pressure to conform is often greatest from those who haven’t dealt with… Continue reading Dependency v freedom … Erich Fromm

free range cattle in North Cornwall

Twitter pals in North America lamenting the fact that most cattle thereabouts no longer eat grass (food corporations agenda … ).   So hopefully this photo will cheer them somewhat. There are grass roots (no pun intended) movements to reverse the ‘factory’ approach to livestock in USA and hopefully this will succeed. I feel very… Continue reading free range cattle in North Cornwall

escaping reinventing slavery housing and learned helplessness

  The Tibestian Book of the Undead  The Diary (2nd edition) of a 360 year old Vampire  part 6 Turkey, ~1850 ‘How do you get the first post to stand upright?’ asked Ibil. ‘Anlamiyorum,’ quoth I. I haven’t a clue. We were helping a neighbour (Ibil was another of my neighbours). The plan was to… Continue reading escaping reinventing slavery housing and learned helplessness

Emerson – The foundation of your peace is yourself

  Words of wisdom from Ralph Waldo Emerson. “And so the reliance on Property, including the reliance on governments which protect it, is the want of self-reliance. Men have looked away from themselves and at things so long that they have come to esteem the religious, learned and civil institutions as guards of property, and… Continue reading Emerson – The foundation of your peace is yourself

authenticity in an ailing society

A quote from Shakespeare Hamlet. Required reading in these times … This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee! Related: psychology, self knowledge, wisdom and quotes   🦉 ©… Continue reading authenticity in an ailing society

Senzar wisdom echoes Jesus’ words in Gnostic gospels

  From The Book of Secret Wisdom Stanza IV : … Evil began to invade the Souls of Light … (who were working for the common good. Cultivating crops and building their homes). The darkness endeavoured to confront these Souls of Light with equal, or even stronger, forces of evil. She had already found such… Continue reading Senzar wisdom echoes Jesus’ words in Gnostic gospels

Human evolution – the Senzar language

  The prophetic record of human destiny and evolution. I’m very pleased that I bought the book : The Book of Secret wisdom – translated by Zinovia Dushkova but the first couple of readings were completely baffling! Sometimes it seems to be talking of the familiar physical world, and often about the world of Gods… Continue reading Human evolution – the Senzar language

Song without words … or vocals

When you’re tired of the wonderful electric guitar always sounding like a chainsaw …   and lyrics always being drivel …   and this happens     How to be inspired to learn 3 new instruments, without it being over complicated …   Practically a meditation

Trump legacy – environmental disinterest

  One demonstration of the exceptional maturity, responsibility and foresight of ex-president tRump is a comparison of the number of electric buses (mostly now powered by renewable energy sources) in USA and China.   China has about 400,000 Europe 4,000 USA had 450 at the end of 2019 full story https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-10-08/china-dominates-electric-bus-market-us-getting-board One very clear message… Continue reading Trump legacy – environmental disinterest

mantra for a blissful life

  Wonderful talk about a particular form of mindfulness – being constantly aware of our gratitude. During the Covid-19 lockdowns it’s been clear that with 95% of the traffic no longer on the roads, most necessary work and especially utilities and healthy food were still available. Surely it’s obvious we can feel gratitude when the… Continue reading mantra for a blissful life

Wholeness and Truth – Buddha

Be ye lamps unto yourselves. Be your own reliance. Hold to the truth within yourselves  As to the only lamp.   Buddha Possibly more relevant and urgent now as politics seems determined to regress into lying contests and the perversion of psychology into targeting unconscious drives and projections. As Edward Edinger says in The Mysterium… Continue reading Wholeness and Truth – Buddha

A mission statement from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This feels a suitable moment to quote something positive from a politician, particularly in the USA:   A Better World is Possible This year, we’ve experienced the disastrous consequences of disconnected leadership that fails to meet the needs of everyday people and responds to our systemic crises by leaving everyone to fend for themselves. We’ve… Continue reading A mission statement from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

political wisdom from Noam Chomsky

  Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune. Topical quote from Noam Chomsky – topical because very powerful ‘democracies‘ still exhibit the psychology of the school playground (the opposites) while 0.1% own most of the wealth and use… Continue reading political wisdom from Noam Chomsky

consciousness and creativity in the individual

Quote from the book The Pregnant Virgin, by Marion Woodman   “The individuation process is described by Jung as an opus contra naturam, which means that one must make an effort to not act instinctively (that doesn’t imply being unaware of our instincts). The psychoid process involves both biological and psychic energies. By blocking the… Continue reading consciousness and creativity in the individual

The Divine Feminine in Gnostic Gospels

There are some eye opening accounts of the feminine in the Gnostic Gospels. These accounts open the door to a consideration of the many personifications we meet in dreams, mythology and works of Art and what they might signify. Gnostic Quotes Quotes form The Gnostic Gospels in italics: “… this (male) creator was a derivative,… Continue reading The Divine Feminine in Gnostic Gospels

Consumerism – the religion

The Gnostic gospels contain many unedited and unpoliticised records of the words of Jesus, and other wise women and men of that era.   One of the most striking and urgent messages for the present day is that people, specifically their soul, incarnate on Earth for a brief spell and the only obstacle to realising… Continue reading Consumerism – the religion

upper legs and core muscle health

Floor-based simple exercises to do at home, anytime, that benefit posture and abdominal muscle health in about 2 minutes!   As well as these it is extremely beneficial for abdominal health to have the habit of walking every day. Autonomous (involuntary) muscles support our internal organs when we are moving around. Some of these muscles… Continue reading upper legs and core muscle health

healthy diet and poverty

Unplugged from food corporations I’ve heard some alarming tales from friends who work with people trapped in poverty and debt. The worst cases, due to the tax and benefits nightmare orchestrated by successive governments, are all people working full-time. Usually, they are working so many hours that they find it difficult to make the best… Continue reading healthy diet and poverty

religious institution or gnostic psychological transformation

A fascinating quote from The Gnostic Gospels: Jesus said, “I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling stream which I have measured out …  also …  he who will drink from my mouth will become as I am: I myself shall become he, and the things that… Continue reading religious institution or gnostic psychological transformation