Category Archives: Shares

This category consists of material I have found elsewhere and chosen to share (sometimes in original translation) with a limited amount of personal commentary.

Alan Watts on the perils and pitfalls for Westerners of attempting to follow Eastern spiritual paths

In this talk, Alan Watts explains the cultural presuppositions underpinning Taoism, Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta, and consequently some of the problems and contradictions often linked to their adoption by Westerners. Essentially, his argument is that these systems are designed to … Continue reading

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The social construction of psychiatric disorders

An excellent paper on the social construction of psychiatric “disorders”. The drug companies are targeted, perhaps legitimately though it must be said that the same process is also at work for conditions which do not have any putative pharmaceutical treatment. … Continue reading

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Life’s stages

I publish here my prose translation of Hermann Hesse’s poem Stufen (prompted by the poor quality of other translations I found on the internet). I am more and more convinced that he must have been an enlightened master! Stages As … Continue reading

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The bondage of self

Just a share. Seems to me what the guy is talking about goes way beyond substance abuse. We use relationships to distract ourselves from our inner conflicts. And yet, once the effect wears off, they inevitably do the exact opposite. … Continue reading

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A poem on love and projection in relationships

Translation into English of the poem by Julos Beaucarne, “Femmes et Hommes de la Texture”. Continue reading

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Osho on relationships (again)

This Osho quote was a new one for me. I can so absolutely identify with this, it is kinda scary 😉 (found on wildtantra.com) “…Any relationship between man and woman is playing with fire and particularly if you start also … Continue reading

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Myths of forgiveness

In this article I will summarize a recent piece appearing on netzwerkb.org, a german language network for victims of sexualized violence. I understand from the comments that Barbara Rogers, author of the unmissable resource “Screams from Childhood“, intends to publish … Continue reading

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