Author Archives: Dave Pollard

The Mushroom at the End of the World

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s book The Mushroom at the End of the World is subtitled “On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins”. She’s not talking about the future, when the industrial economy has completely collapsed. She’s talking about the present, … Continue reading

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A Criminal Investigation

Recently I’ve been going back and reviewing a lot of the ‘less-than-radical’ non-duality material I’ve saved over the past two years, to see how relevant it still is to me. I came to the conclusion that Tony Parsons, Jim Newman, Richard … Continue reading

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Reality Isn’t What We Think It Is

This is a repetition of the opening paragraphs of December’s Links of the Quarter. Several people have suggested that it’s substantial enough and important enough to merit its own post, so it doesn’t get lost. It’s also a useful set-up … Continue reading

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Being Wonder-ful

For a larger and more legible PDF version of this chart, click here. In my previous post, I presented my “play-list” — activities that personally bring me joy and delight, that I try to indulge in as much as possible. … Continue reading

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Thinking About Play, and the Practice of Attention

photo by Sara Dorweiler at Unsplash, CC0 license I  have no “intentions” or “resolutions” about what to do in the future, since I have come to appreciate that we have absolutely no free will or control over what we do. … Continue reading

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Story-Telling

There are two large cutouts, facing each other, each bearing the identical likeness of a person known as Dave. One is labelled “Dave the Creature”. In Natural Reality there are no creatures, just oneness, no thing separate at all, just … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

Ironic search result from the non-duality.one website. As they say “The paradox is that the ‘me’ cannot help but search, but what it’s looking for, a return to oneness, can never be found by the separate self. It will only … Continue reading

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Imagining the Unimaginable

image by Przemyslaw Puchalski at Behance.net; licence: Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 A few days ago I received a message from Transition Network co-founder Rob Hopkins saying he’d enjoyed my 2013 post about imagination. We’ve compared notes since then, and for the … Continue reading

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Gabi’s Letter

Dear, sweet Ren, I hope you slept well last night  8-) I thought about what you were saying last evening about the non-duality stuff, and about how hard it was to explain the whole thing about not really having free will, … Continue reading

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Self-Detachment

I‘ve been hosting my two wonderful friends from Peak Moment TV, Janaia and Robin, for the past few days, and mentioned to them the strange paradox of becoming increasingly ‘self’-aware, but only until/unless my ‘self’ falls away and this is … Continue reading

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