Dreaming the Wrong Dreams: Can We Awaken from the Inversion?

By |2023-09-25T10:29:46+01:00September 25th, 2023|Blog, Essays|

Many of us are now realizing that this experience we call life, or what we know to be our life, is not an even playing field. It may take a person years to come to the realization that, in some way, the game of life is rigged. We always like to think that we know [...]

The Inversion: How We Have Been Tricked into Perceiving a False Reality

By |2023-09-06T10:49:24+01:00September 6th, 2023|Blog, Essays|

Let us begin with a story … Human life is a story. And yet it is not one single story. It is an open book full of rich, amazing, powerful, and sometimes dangerous, stories. Humanity is quite literally living its own 1001 Nights yet across millennia. And just like that book of masterful storytelling, there [...]

Technē, Terraforming & the Transcendental Impulse – An Evolutionary Imperative

By |2023-09-04T12:02:14+01:00September 4th, 2023|Blog, Essays|

[A transcript of a talk given at the Galileo Commission, 29th August 2023]   TECHNE & TERRAFORMING: Human life upon this planet is now transitioning into an era of techne (technē). Techne is not only a piece of technology, but also the behaviour, lifestyle practices, attitudes, skill sets, and more, than run alongside, or are [...]


By |2023-08-19T09:03:08+01:00August 19th, 2023|Essays|

[An essay taken from Ch.3 of New Revolutions for a Small Planet written by the author in 2010-2011 and published in 2012]   Something is dying, and something is being born. The stakes are high, for the future of humanity and the future of the Earth. Richard Tarnas     Myths abound in many cultures [...]


By |2023-07-29T15:47:32+01:00July 29th, 2023|Essays|

[An essay taken from Ch.3 of New Revolutions for a Small Planet written by the author in 2010-2011 and published in 2012]  [A] mood of universal destruction and renewal … has set its mark on our age. This mood makes itself felt everywhere, politically, socially, and philosophically … This peculiarity of our time, which is [...]

Is There Life on Earth? (A Thought Experiment)

By |2023-07-07T10:29:13+01:00July 7th, 2023|Essays|

Sometimes in order to advance along a train of thought it is necessary to be shaken away from the main highway and to take a different track – to receive a ‘shock’ (such as in a thought experiment). This is one of those, as it helps to provide an energetic impetus for the final [...]

The Hidden Forces of Life (Pt. 3): The Understanding of Light & Darkness

By |2023-02-24T13:13:03+01:00February 24th, 2023|Essays|

‘The profound thought that lies in this is that the kingdom of darkness has to be overcome by the kingdom of light, not by means of punishment, but through mildness; not by resisting evil, but by uniting with it in order to redeem evil as such. Because a part of the light enters into evil, [...]

The Hidden Forces of Life (2): Technē & Terraforming

By |2023-01-12T12:37:08+01:00January 12th, 2023|Essays|

‘We must learn to recognize what is working in the world and respond accordingly for the sake of the world.’ Rudolf Steiner   As human civilization passes further into a materialized existence, particular forces shall arise that find their domain within such an environment. That is, each epoch of civilization contends with forces, known and [...]

THE WILL TO PURPOSE (Pt.2): Activating the Metaphysical Inner Drive

By |2022-12-21T11:34:47+01:00December 21st, 2022|Essays|

When someone’s ideas begin to provide a less-than-adequate support for his sense of individual integrity and group cohesion, we get a reshaping of them around a new or improved concept: again, if he or she is not psychologically autonomous.Idries Shah, A Perfumed Scorpion In the preceding essay,[i] I talked about how an effort is required – [...]

Illusion & Truth: The Disintegration of Metaphysical Values

By |2022-12-09T11:04:51+01:00December 9th, 2022|Essays|

“Yes, the world is an illusion. But Truth is always being shown there.” Idries Shah, The Dermis Probe.   It seems that we can talk about consciousness and consciousness studies so long as it remains within the ‘reality remit’ and does not push against the ‘barriers of perception.’ This is why so much of our modern [...]

The Natives are Restless: Life in the Existential Zone

By |2022-11-25T12:23:49+01:00November 25th, 2022|Essays|

‘As the interpretation of reality by the power structure, ideology is always subordinated ultimately to the interests of the structure. Therefore, it has a natural tendency to disengage itself from reality, to create a world of appearances, to become ritual.’ Vaclav Havel - The Power of the Powerless    There is little sense in [...]

THE WILL TO PURPOSE: Activating our Inner Drive & Intentionality

By |2022-11-12T10:34:37+01:00November 12th, 2022|Essays|

‘A sincere reflection on human behavior is enough to convince us that the power of choice plays much less part in the life of man than we think.’ J.G. Bennett   We are familiar with the concept that a person has no real choice, and we generally regard this in relation to our commercial [...]

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