Category Archives: Our Culture / Ourselves

Ask Yourself This

Image by Min An from Pexels, CC0 A couple of years ago, I wrote a post called May I Ask a Question?, which summarized my thoughts on what makes a great question, the benefits of such questions, and the types … Continue reading

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Conversations on Radical Non-Duality

If you’re really into radical non-duality — the idea that there is no ‘you’ and that nothing separate is ‘real’, just an appearance in a limitless field of possibilities — you might want to subscribe to Frank McCaughey’s treasure trove … Continue reading

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What’s Apparently Happening: Frank McCaughey & Tim Cliss

Tim Cliss (left) in England; Frank McCaughey (right) in Dublin, Ireland (screen shot) For those intrigued by the ideas of radical non-duality, who are not drawn to watch long videos and prefer to learn by reading, here is an edited … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Animal

This clip is an 8-second excerpt of a short doc by Journey to the Microcosmos; this is almost exactly what I see under my little microscope I am watching a couple of tardigrades — an animal quite distinct from any … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: January 2020

Too many great links to wait until the end of the quarter to post them all. So here we go with another Links of the Month: PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S END cartoon by Michael Leunig The Unnecessariat: A fascinating ‘future state’ … Continue reading

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The Apology

photo by the author Eve Ensler, playwright, author, and screenwriter, recently wrote a haunting and powerful book called The Apology, and, after writing it, she realized that there was an apology inside her waiting to be spoken too. She explains: … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Who We Are

Have you ever had the experience of learning several things, each of which evolved completely independently, such that when you put them together you get a very satisfying or profound new insight? This recently happened to me. As an admirer … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: December 2019

The stuff in this post is pretty heavy so I thought I’d start off light: “The reason we know the earth isn’t flat is that if it was, cats would have knocked everything off it by now.” (origin unknown) cartoon … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Blessed Agnostic

I’ve said before that I believe we’re all suffering, and all healing, from what I’ve called Civilization Disease — the combination of mental and physical illnesses that results from the relentless stress of horrifically overpopulated industrial society and the global … Continue reading

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Why Music Is Like Sex

Ebony Steel Band Juniors — UK National Competition Champions 2017 In the process of putting together my list of “favourite 30-40 songs of the decade”, I’ve been listening to my favourite songs from other decades (I’ve been making these lists … Continue reading

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