Rise of the Heretics

By |2021-06-14T20:30:02+01:00May 26th, 2021|Blog, Essays|

‘If humanity is to survive, a radical transformation of human nature is indispensable.’  Sri Aurobindo The time of the heretic has now arrived. It is the heretic of consciousness that represents the figure of resistance against consensus and controlled thinking. The ‘real heretic’ preserves the advantage and enchantment of the outsider. And what is this [...]

BIOPOWER: a new era of social-political authority 

By |2021-06-14T22:27:19+01:00March 17th, 2021|Essays|

A reconfiguration of social-political power has been in process for some time and is now rapidly emerging as part of a medical-political-economic institutional complex that I will refer to as biopower. What was required for this redefinition in the monopoly of power was a ‘trigger’ that would allow a radical alteration in the legal [...]

Post-Pandemic Landscapes: Behavior Modification as the New Consensus Reality

By |2021-06-14T23:20:42+01:00December 10th, 2020|Essays|

The ‘Covid Event’ gave the unreal world its great coup over the place of the real. This perception intervention gave the final stimulus necessary to tip the twenty-first century into an awaiting technologically manipulated reality. A new landscape is emerging where, for the first time, the human mind is finding itself out-of-place within its [...]

Questions of our Time 10 – Can we Find our Way Back Home?

By |2021-06-16T07:20:18+01:00October 14th, 2020|Blog, Essays|

 If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick all your life.  Leonard Cohen It is said that, overall, the individual tends to be unhappy not because of what they know but because of what they don’t know. In other words, we need to remember – to reconnect. Humanity has long been in an [...]

Questions of our Time 9 – Can we Finally Heal our Collective Trauma?

By |2021-06-15T22:00:48+01:00August 14th, 2020|Blog, Essays|

‘A painted bird of paradise in a cage’ Aurobindo Why are so many things going on in the world right now that are detrimental to our own well-being? It appears self-evident that there is something fundamentally wrong with how the world is – in so many ways and upon so many levels. We are [...]

Questions of our Time 8 – Can we Now Continue our Human Evolution?

By |2020-08-01T17:19:46+01:00August 1st, 2020|Blog, Essays|

Can we Now Continue our Human Evolution?   The earth is not going through a moral crisis, but through an “evolutionary crisis.” We are not moving toward a better world…we are in the middle of a MUTATION toward a radically different world…Unknown to ourselves, we are in search of the new being; we are [...]

Questions of our Time 7 – An Opportunity to Find our Quiet Awareness?

By |2020-08-01T17:39:11+01:00July 25th, 2020|Blog, Essays|

An Opportunity to Find our Quiet Awareness?   An appropriate way to open this short essay is with a quote from a poem. In this case, an extract from Rudyard Kipling’s If – If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust [...]

Questions of our Time 6 – Is Now the Time for a New Human Contract?

By |2020-07-09T11:10:42+01:00July 9th, 2020|Essays|

Is Now the Time for a New Human Contract? ‘No sign will enlighten those whose eyes remain closed. But for those whose look is clear, darkness itself becomes a sign. For do they not know that the night grows darker as dawn approaches?’ The Mother     In a previous essay[1] I noted that for [...]

Questions of our Time 5 – Do We Choose Resonance, or Dissonance?

By |2020-06-10T11:20:26+01:00June 2nd, 2020|Essays|

Do We Choose Resonance, or Dissonance? I have suggested previously that what we are experiencing is a global collective ‘stop’ exercise that could be considered to be like a ‘reset button’ being pressed across the planet and across our diverse human societies.[i] It is a recognition that we are all in this global experience [...]

Questions of our Time 4 – A Time for Personal Responsibility?

By |2020-05-31T13:37:09+01:00May 31st, 2020|Essays|

A Time for Personal Responsibility? 'The individual has to live in humanity as well as humanity in the individual’ Sri Aurobindo In the gnostic Gospel of Thomas, it is written that Jesus pronounced: ‘There is light within a man of light, and it lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, there [...]

Questions of our Time 3 – Time Now to Get Back to Ourselves?

By |2020-05-13T16:37:14+01:00May 13th, 2020|Essays|

Time Now to Get Back to Ourselves? ‘And the Old Ones say: look outward seriously look inward intently look outward carefully look inward diligently look outward respectfully look inward humbly’ Jack Forbes   As human beings we seek the beautiful, and this gives us joy. But our lives have made everything complicated. We make ourselves [...]

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