Category Archives: Culture

Observations about culture and its impact on art, modern life, trends and so on.

We still have a lot to learn

For too long, and pushing harder each year, the schooling machine has been whipping our kids through an examination-driven system more like the Grand National than an academy of life, geared at expelling productive economic units more so than rounded or wise individuals poised to conduct lives that contribute to the health of humanity and the planet. Continue reading

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“Imaginal” us and harnessing the creator potential of Christmas

I won’t let anyone else decide whether Christmas is happening since it’s a matter of the heart and a personal state, not a product to “have Christmas” and in this state of deepest love and appreciation, focussed around the hearth (heart + earth), I sense that I touch upon the very crucible of creation. No one can take those feelings away from me; they are part of the very fabric of who I am and I take them all too seriously to consider allowing them a year off because of material circumstance. Continue reading

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Choosing life: Jig of Life and the Ninth Wave

“For Now does ride in on the curl of the wave,

And you will dance with me in the sunlit pools.

We are of the going water and the gone.

We are of water in the holy land of water

And all that’s to come runs in

With the thrust on the strand.” Continue reading

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The things we carry around with us…

There’s a time for each of us to sift through what we have, taking the best bits of our past and (as for the rest of it) knowing what, and when, to let go. Now is probably that time!

Sharing a story of how this has come up for me this week… Continue reading

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A brighter future

I suspect we are about to see a tremendous upsurge in the human spirit and, in its wake, a wave of the truest kind of human intuitive and creativity, like never before. I intuit that, across all these weeks of being sent to our room to reconsider our behaviour, we are clearing some of the plaque from our arteries, the scales from our eyes and the lead from our hearts; and to see what is real and what is not…and it’s about time Continue reading

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When will we truly understand the power of believing in our vote?

Voting is important; I couldn’t agree more, but we vote in far more ways than one and there’s no point putting an “x” in a box only to contradict that choice with a lack of belief. Exploring some of our vastly under-utilised powers as creator beings, along with some of the subtle misgivings and sheer dauntedness we may feel around wielding them (as one who knows only all too well…) Continue reading

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Soft landing

Amsterdam through Asperger’s eyes; a multi-dimensional map, a palette of many textures and a journey of deep self-exploration. Continue reading

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A fairy tale for our times…and, of course, a new ending

We have been told an old old (old) story so many times before that, even when a new version comes along, we think its still the same story…or do we? And is it? Not when seen through new fifth-dimensional “eyes”. Join me in looking at one of the most popular stories of the moment through these very eyes… Continue reading

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Let’s look at it another way…

If what I’m hearing from my daughter is anything to go by, a huge wave of talented and driven young people are now talking as though their main ambition, post-graduation, is to leave these shores to live and work elsewhere, … Continue reading

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When the sun comes “up”

The sun is “up” at the moment; a rare solar minimum flare, the strongest for almost a year, delivered a burst of sun energy on Saturday 26th at 13.22UT (click left for video). This affects us all from the very moment it happens, … Continue reading

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