On doing nothing

Overtired by multitasking (again) I decided to spend a whole day doing nothing. Assuming I could remember how… After a while my mind was relatively quiet, for a change, and I decided to wash the pots. That’s not exactly demanding – is it? Practically counts as nothing …   I ambled through the task, reveling… Continue reading On doing nothing

Old lady, sweeping – lyrics

Old lady sweeps her path, every day In summer it’s dust, they’re making hay In Spring there’s litter, her hand springs “She must be bored.” but she sings   In winter there’s snow, her stiff broom! “She must be simple.”  well … she’s in tune “She has nought to do” she’s busy; they aren’t “She… Continue reading Old lady, sweeping – lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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 £23,000, 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

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

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

wisdom, stupidity, consciousness, biblical quote

“A stupid man will get understanding when a wild donkey gives birth to a man” A quote from the English Bible, Job chapter 11, verse 12 Especially for Remulak (aka Anonymous). My response to your insightful comments regarding President Trumpet – the western world’s icon of self-knowledge, empathy, consciousness and other fake news. Related: being,… Continue reading wisdom, stupidity, consciousness, biblical quote

Wisdom quotes and psychology of the spirit. faith versus belief

quote from The Wisdom of Insecurity – Alan Watts  page 23 “Faith has no preconceptions; it is a plunge into the unknown. Belief clings, but faith lets go. In this sense of the word, faith is the essential virtue of science, and likewise of any religion that is not self-deception.” The Psychology: Rigid beliefs are… Continue reading Wisdom quotes and psychology of the spirit. faith versus belief

Desire and happiness – wisdom of Epictetus

Desiring anything which is not in our control is a recipe for misery. Desiring to achieve/make things which are in our control a recipe for fulfillment Epictetus ~ #quote #wisdom vs folly Such a quote feels ideal for this age of impatience. Surely everyone has time enough to install this in memory 🙂   The… Continue reading Desire and happiness – wisdom of Epictetus

Hermetic wisdom concealed in symbols for future benefit

Hermetic wisdom quote An extract from The Hermetica, quoting Hermes. So I, Hermes … the first to attain All Knowledge have inscribed the secrets … in sacred symbols and holy hieroglyphs on these stone tablets which I have concealed for a future World that may seek our sacred wisdom   Similar wisdom posts that might… Continue reading Hermetic wisdom concealed in symbols for future benefit

Resurrection as depth psychology in Gnostic Gospels

Quote from the Gnostic teacher – a letter to his student, Rheginus, called A Treatise on Enlightenment (abbreviation) Gnostic Gospels – Elaine Pagels Do not suppose that resurrection is a fantasy or illusion. Ordinary human existence is an illusion / spiritual death. Ressurection is a moment of enlightenment, which can happen anytime – IN THIS… Continue reading Resurrection as depth psychology in Gnostic Gospels

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