Category Archives: Articles

This category contains personal posts of general interest related to the theme of the blog.

Apocalypticism and the next social revolution

It won’t have escaped anyone’s notice that, since the UK Brexit vote in June this year, the media have been awash in prophecies of doom. The wildest non sequiturs have been put forward in normally quite sober media channels from … Continue reading

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Trump versus Clinton – political psychology and patriarchy

If the US Democratic party had chosen Bernie Sanders as their presidential candidate – which of course they didn’t, but that’s another subject – there seems little doubt that he would be on course for a landslide in today’s presidential … Continue reading

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Consumerism and spirituality

There is a popular meme in the new spirituality movement according to which we are destroying the planet due to an unspiritual desire for more and more goods, often driven by an ego need for status. If we were to … Continue reading

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The web of life

Many of us I guess are used to the idea that we are interconnected with all life here on the planet, and that what affects one ecosystem, even seemingly far away, affects us all. It may, however, seem a little … Continue reading

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Telling The Truth

Neil Strauss, who wrote The Game, an account of the pick-up artist (PUA) subculture which I discussed in an earlier post has just published his new book, The Truth. The book describes, as I understand it, with a great deal … Continue reading

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Seeking stillness in ecstasy

We know to seek stillness in the face of adversity and to draw strength from it. Yet many of us forget, or do not even think, to seek stillness also in the face of ecstasy. Although we seek ecstasy, we … Continue reading

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Living life from the inside

All of us have two perspectives on life seemingly available to us: one provided by society, friends, parents, the media and one directly available to our senses, mind and spirit. Typically, the latter has little in common with the former. … Continue reading

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