23 01, 2020

A Metaphysical Malaise?

By |2020-01-23T17:54:49+01:00January 23rd, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

‘The real tragedy of our time lies not so much in the unprecedented external events themselves as in the unprecedented ethical destitution and spiritual infirmity which they glaringly reveal.’ Paul Brunton   There is little doubt that we are living in an age of extreme contradictions where opposing trends appear to exist side by side. It [...]

6 12, 2019

The Artificial Extension of Childhood

By |2019-12-06T10:17:47+01:00December 6th, 2019|Essays|0 Comments

The early years of childhood are our formative years where the hearts and minds of young souls are nurtured and developed. It is also the period of compulsory schooling, a form of social and informational programming that reaches us early before we can become fully formed adults. What we understand today as ‘modern’ forms of [...]

21 11, 2019

Jung & the Invasion of the Collective Mind

By |2019-11-21T12:24:46+01:00November 21st, 2019|Essays|0 Comments

The question we are confronted with is a collective one, and it concerns us all. Why are so many of us, our fellow humans, behaving so badly? And not only badly, but in a way that is detrimental to our own well-being. It would seem more than strange, verging on the insane, that any creature [...]

23 10, 2019

automatons – life inside the unreal machine

By |2019-10-23T09:03:10+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Essays, Writings|0 Comments

ɔːˈtɒmət(ə)n/ noun a moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being. a machine which performs a range of functions according to a predetermined set of coded instructions. used in similes and comparisons to refer to a person who seems to act in a mechanical or unemotional way.   “Don’t you wish you were [...]

16 10, 2019

POP SPIRIT – the commodification of spirituality & simulated desires

By |2019-10-16T12:26:10+01:00October 16th, 2019|Essays|0 Comments

ˈspɪrɪt/ noun the non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character. the prevailing or typical quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time. A moment of enlightenment is of no use to someone who needs a good week of it. Idries Shah   We may need [...]

26 09, 2019

phantom performances – the rise of the spectacle

By |2019-09-26T19:10:07+01:00September 26th, 2019|Essays|0 Comments

ˈspɛktək(ə)l/ noun a visually striking performance or display an event or scene regarded in terms of its visual impact Now the death of God combined with the perfection of the image has brought us to a whole new state of expectation. We are the image. John Ralston Saul, Voltaire’s Bastards   Magical thinking is the [...]

10 09, 2019

it’s just an illusion – the management of perception

By |2019-09-22T09:51:49+01:00September 10th, 2019|Essays|0 Comments

ɪˈluːʒ(ə)n/ noun an instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception of a sensory experience. a deceptive appearance or impression. a false idea or belief.   We live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups. I ask, in my writing, ‘What [...]

2 09, 2019

welcome to the hoax – but who are you going to tell?

By |2019-09-22T09:53:58+01:00September 2nd, 2019|Essays|0 Comments

həʊks/ noun a humorous or malicious deception verb trick or deceive (someone)     When a nation becomes unmoored from reality, it retreats into a world of magic. Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion     Let’s be honest here - we do not live within an accurate portrayal of the ‘real world.’ We assume that [...]

21 03, 2019

the global sensorium – life at high velocity

By |2019-03-21T18:08:37+01:00March 21st, 2019|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

The only solution now is to move constantly or flee definitively. Paul Virilio, The Administration of Fear   Life for many of us has entered a period of uninterrupted time which gives us the sense of speed and acceleration. Events are already moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up with the news on [...]