Sainsburys animal welfare commitments

A very informative publication. I feel much clearer about what to buy, and also able to separate the real issues from scare stories by vested interests.   https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/~/media/Files/S/Sainsburys /CRS%20Policies%20and%20Reports/0920%20-%20Animal%20Welfare%20Report%20V1.pdf Example:   A striking reduction in lameness in the dairy herds

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 grass-fed 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 grass-fed cattle in North Cornwall

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

European renaissance and the Philosophy of Hermes

Philosophical quote of Hermes: โ€œHumanity looked in awe upon the beauty and the everlasting duration of creation. The exquisite sky flooded with sunlight. The majesty of the dark night lit by celestial torches as the holy planetary powers trace their paths in the heavens in fixed and steady metre – ordering the growth of things… Continue reading European renaissance and the Philosophy of Hermes

Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but dont stop!)

I’m always keen to encourage people to make, mend, improve, create ANYTHING, rather than be a passive victim of the drugs of consumerism. 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… Continue reading Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but dont stop!)

Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption’s hidden players

  Best Possible Outcome: Excellent video from TedTalks about the love affair between capital and corruption. There seems little we ordinary folk can do, but there is one thing – Vote With Your Wallet. Social Media and YouTube can be helpful in keeping apace of corporate and billionaire mischief. When we don’t fall victim to… Continue reading Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption’s hidden players

solar renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife combine

full title: solar renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife combine in green roof venture Today I discovered a very fine video from a ‘green roofing’ company that goes way beyond the analytical limitations of specialism to achieve many goals at once. Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge have collaborated to produce this report: watch-greenroofs-walls-world-virtual-summit-2015-video Green roofs –… Continue reading solar renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife combine

Imagination and creative freedom

Thought for the day: Imagination and creative freedom   Einstein had ideas that formed the basis of Quantum Theory and Relativity – the behaviour or energy and the space-time in which it (we!) exist, IE the foundations of all physical science – whilst in a menial job and having time to sail his boat on… Continue reading Imagination and creative freedom

institutions, preconceptions and collective myths

A thought for the day, as it were!   Dire institutions cannot see truth through their fiction that blinds A collective illusion there’s nothing can pierce institutional minds Afterthought: 1. In a ‘society’ with so many issues and fantasies, it’s a good idea / best possible outcome to have boundaries, and an Island of Sanity.… Continue reading institutions, preconceptions and collective myths

Contagious Wellness – An Ongoing Awakening

Contagious Wellness An Ongoing Awakening Little Jonny developed severe paranoia and now has a promising career in military intelligence Little Jonette was obsessed with spiders and now has a promising career as a corporate lawyer Kowlijke is the playground bully and spends sixteen hours every day telling the world how wonderful she is. duck, if… Continue reading Contagious Wellness – An Ongoing Awakening

Protest votes in politics – best outcome: sociology psychology education

Elections in 21st century: 2016: Given that Trump and Clinton both serve the pathologically wealthy, who chose, in effect, both candidates, the best possible outcome to the protest votes, which have made Donald Duck the president of USA and exited Little England from the civilising and cooperative possibilities of Europe, is that the protest voters… Continue reading Protest votes in politics – best outcome: sociology psychology education

arts, hope and the best possible outcome

Thought for the day … Visionary IS Having a clear vision of something that doesn’t exist … yet. Yet … Yet it might one day. Paint your Best Possible Outcome In colours, songs, stories You never know who, or what, is listening   art therapy and symbolic meaning in ‘stories’ . In an obese, consumer… Continue reading arts, hope and the best possible outcome

Consciousness – The World in ones Head

Tibestian Book of the Undead, part 5 I think I was about 50 when I first realised that many people’s world is almost entirely in their minds. I’d known for decades that people are complicated, very different .. weird. Including yours truly, of course. The first example I recall was when I’d spent many months… Continue reading Consciousness – The World in ones Head