9 07, 2020

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

2 06, 2020

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

By |2020-06-10T11:20:26+01:00June 2nd, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

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 [...]

31 05, 2020

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

By |2020-05-31T13:37:09+01:00May 31st, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 05, 2020

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

By |2020-05-13T16:37:14+01:00May 13th, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

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 [...]

27 04, 2020

Questions of our Time 2 – To Fear or Not to Fear?

By |2020-04-27T16:17:40+01:00April 27th, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

‘I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will [...]

5 04, 2020

Questions of our Time 1 – To Have or To Be?

By |2020-04-05T10:25:32+01:00April 5th, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

 ‘the physical survival of the human race depends on a radical change of the human heart.' Erich Fromm The German-born humanistic philosopher and social psychologist Erich Fromm spent most of his working life trying to understand the human condition – and its predicament. He came to the conclusion that only a fundamental change in [...]

27 03, 2020

Consensus Reality Meltdown 4 – The Reset Button

By |2020-03-30T18:40:51+01:00March 27th, 2020|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

The Reset Button   ‘We are dreaming a symbolic world, only briefly waking to what is real’ Arthur Deikman   We thought our reality was stable – a linear progression of events that had order and logic. Most people in modern societies were born into conditions of stability and security that created bubbles of contentment [...]

26 03, 2020

Consensus Reality Meltdown 3 – Self-Fulfilling Memes

By |2020-03-26T18:16:08+01:00March 26th, 2020|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

It is time to acknowledge that the bubble of perception that forms one’s reality is not a solid structure. It is fluid and continuously shifting, readapting, and, from time to time, it wobbles. The information and inputs we receive, and process, affects our sense of reality. Recently, this consensus reality bubble that most people [...]

17 03, 2020

Consensus Reality Meltdown 2 – The Erosion of Perception

By |2020-03-25T13:44:07+01:00March 17th, 2020|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

The Erosion of Perception   ‘Not the body but the soul becomes the subject of techno-social domination.’ Franco Berardi Modern technological societies are creeping more and more into a form of abstraction. This has been officially labelled as the ‘erosion of the collective perception of objective facts.’ I call it the continuation of the [...]

12 03, 2020

Normal Unfreedoms

By |2020-03-16T17:09:29+01:00March 12th, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

‘Fear is the deadliest assassin; it does not kill, but it keeps you from living.’ Popular Saying The Universal Declaration of Human Rights contains thirty articles. Nine of those articles directly state the word ‘freedom.’ We therefore expect that a range of freedoms are our basic human rights. We consider ourselves as ‘free’ and [...]