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

Food safety

Cooking most foods at 70C for 2 minutes kills bacteria. 60C takes much longer. https://www.insider.com/what-temperature-kills-germs#:~:text=Hot%20temperatures%20can%20kill%20most,dormant%20until%20they%20are%20thawed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

European renaissance and the Philosophy of Hermes

Philosophical quote of Hermes: “Humanity 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

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

3-fold prescription for complete health: Exercise, Healthy Food, sleep

  Personalised exercise for each individual Some good ideas for designing the exercise that suits you, rather than suits what others tell you! Have you tried jump roping, rollerblading, using resistance bands, running stairs, biking around downtown or the park, playing tennis or recreation league soccer, hiking, swimming, kayaking, or dancing? Also recommended: yoga, tai… Continue reading 3-fold prescription for complete health: Exercise, Healthy Food, sleep

a light in the darkness – individual psychology in consumer society

From the final paragraph of The Mysterium Lectures, by post-Jungian psychologist, educator and therapist Dr Edward Edinger; the essence:  “When God is about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham remonstrates: ‘What if there are 5 righteous people there?’ ‘I’ll save it if there are 50.’ ‘What if there are 10?’ ‘I’ll save the city if… Continue reading a light in the darkness – individual psychology in consumer society

A Ridiculous Hypothesis – Most work is an opportunity.

The hypothesis: Everything that we need to do, for whatever reason (other than zero-hours contracts ‘work’ for corporations on a minimum (or less) wage) is an opportunity. Why? That task, and that day, will never occur again, and trying to ‘get it done’ so that we ‘make time’ to collapse in front of the corporate… Continue reading A Ridiculous Hypothesis – Most work is an opportunity.

Mystical experience following a stroke – jill bolte taylor’s stroke of insight

Excellent video on consciousness, and the 2 sides of our brain: Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke.   As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she… Continue reading Mystical experience following a stroke – jill bolte taylor’s stroke of insight