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

escaping reinventing slavery housing and learned helplessness

  The Tibestian Book of the Undead ย The Diary (2nd edition) of a 360 year old Vampire ย 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

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

Wholeness and Truth – Buddha

Be ye lamps unto yourselves. Be your own reliance. Hold to the truth within yourselves ย 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

The roots of poverty in wealthy countries

  one home I can understand people squirreling away savings if they feel insecure. But if you own one house and have no debts, why worry? The only way people can really BE secure is through social cohesion โ€ฆ which means lending your neighbour a lawnmower, having infinite patience with alcoholics, and lead by example… Continue reading The roots of poverty in wealthy countries

easy steps to freedom

Thought for the day: Why does nearly everyone in the supermarket look confused, impatient, lost, oblivious to those around them? Why do they look angry when they get in their ยฃ23,000, black, 4 wheel drive, aggressive Shopping Trolley? examples >>   Because they have been taken over by advertising, losing their money and freedom. Walking… Continue reading easy steps to freedom

Fullness in the Nag Hammadi Scriptures

Quotes from the Nag Hammadi Gospels, on being filled with spirit – often referred to as fullness. The Secret Book of James: Nag Hammadi Scriptures “No-one will enter heaven’s kingdom because I ordered it, but rather because you yourselves are filled.” “Be filled and leave no space empty.” “Be eager for the word. The first… Continue reading Fullness in the Nag Hammadi Scriptures

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

Pathological Wealth – and solutions

#pathologicalwealth – a hashtag that was long overdue! A preamble to the video of Ethos Genesis Post-mechanisation,the production and distribution of basic needs is so simple that we should all be bored stiff. In fact, most people are too busy and exhausted due to the corrupting effects of pathological wealth of the few, and disinterest… Continue reading Pathological Wealth – and solutions

the experience of unity

  The central core of the experience seems to be the conviction, or insight, that the immediate now, whatever its nature, is the goal and fulfillment of all living. {A quote from “This is IT”, by Alan Watts (page 18). A favourite book of mine; first published in 1958.} In the middle of the coronavirus… Continue reading the experience of unity

useful emojis

useful emojis ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ ๐Ÿ„ ๐ŸŽธ ๐Ÿ™ƒ ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿฆ‰ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ ๐Ÿถย  ๐Ÿฑย ย  ๐Ÿญย  ๐Ÿนย  ๐Ÿฐย  ๐ŸฆŠย  ๐Ÿฆย  ๐Ÿปย  ๐Ÿผย  ๐Ÿฆ˜ย  ๐Ÿฆก ๐Ÿจย  ๐Ÿฏย  ๐Ÿฆย  ๐Ÿฎย  ๐Ÿทย  ๐Ÿฝย  ๐Ÿธย  ๐Ÿตย  ๐Ÿ™ˆย  ๐Ÿ™‰ย  ๐Ÿ™Šย  ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ”ย  ๐Ÿงย  ๐Ÿฆย  ๐Ÿคย  ๐Ÿฃย  ๐Ÿฅย  ๐Ÿฆ†ย  ๐Ÿฆขย  ๐Ÿฆ…ย  ๐Ÿฆ‰ย  ๐Ÿฆšย  ๐Ÿฆœย  ๐Ÿฆ‡ย  ๐Ÿบย  ๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿดย  ๐Ÿฆ„ย  ๐Ÿย  ๐Ÿ›ย  ๐Ÿฆ‹ย  ๐ŸŒย … Continue reading useful emojis

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

quotes to inspire – true democracy

By far the best quote I’ve heard in ages: “Birds born in cages think flying is a disease.” I know plenty of people in such circumstances … it’s never too late to open the cage wisdom quotes – fear of freedom Example: An electoral system where the victims have two self-interested parties (often extreme) to… Continue reading quotes to inspire – true democracy

Rejoice in Choice

  The message is toxic don’t ripen … grow old just gaze at the garbage and do as you’re told … the collective is shouting ‘do something perverse‘ (unconscious of satire one snigger per verse) … beginning to notice: my brain growing old … why drool at the TV and do as you’re told? ย … Continue reading Rejoice in Choice

Individual freedom versus corporations

I asked my pal in Illinois why the area he lives in is so sparsely populated and yet Chicago (the nearest very big city) is bursting at the seams: “They move to the city for jobs, but … Even the city jobs are few. America isn’t what the rest of the world envisions it to… Continue reading Individual freedom versus corporations

Inequality in Europe as % of GDP

Consider Bulgaria and Germany: EU’s highest and lowest GDP per capita regions (updated 2015) The great inequality of regions persists as local GDP per capita varies significantly. Inner London (West) in the United Kingdom (580% of the average), the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (264%), Hamburg in Germany (206%) Bruxelles/Brussel in Belgium (205%) and Bratislava in… Continue reading Inequality in Europe as % of GDP

Productivity, mass media and alienation

The View from the Hill Today,as I gazed down at the town from my hilltop, I saw a “man” who had inherited about ยฃ120,000 several years ago, and, rather than buy his council flat, he’d blown all the money on foreign holidays (which he couldn’t recall, due to the vast intake of alcohol) and wanted… Continue reading Productivity, mass media and alienation

Capital in 21st Century – Piketty

Imagine:ย  education, hope, psychology and sharing in the global economy An excellent book, and I hope it gives me a complete picture of what is really going on in the world of money and business, and the bloody corporate matrix. I refer of course to Thomas Piketty -Capital in the Twenty-First Century a book based… Continue reading Capital in 21st Century – Piketty

Inherited wealth – Jens Beckert

Now available on offer at $35.58 in paperback format, this sociological study of wealth across the generations is a useful introduction for those of us that didn’t begin life in a castle! THE CONTENTS: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii Chapter 1: Introduction 1 1.1 Inheritance and Modern Society 1 1.2 Social Dimensions of Inheritance Law 12 Chapter 2:… Continue reading Inherited wealth – Jens Beckert