Tag Archives: consumer society

Maria and Allan on living without money

Thank you, Seeds for Change, for this post. And Maria and Allan, obviously. The last paragraph says it all. One or two readers have had a difficulty seeing Facebook links, so here is the text, just in case:- “We have been … Continue reading

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Earth Guardians, speaking to the U.N. in Paris

The writer finds it deeply disturbing to hear this 15 year old boy speak with passion about what affects us all, while the adults behind him disregard both him and his message…The comments on the video published on the internet tell … Continue reading

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George Monbiot – Why I ate a roadkill squirrel

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/27/why-i-ate-a-roadkill-squirrel ‘….it seems to me that some people have confused what is customary with what is ethical.’ Challenging, thought-provoking piece from George, well worth a read. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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How Societies with Little Coercion Have Little Mental Illness – Bruce Levine

http://brucelevine.net/how-societies-with-little-coercion-have-little-mental-illness/ ‘Coercion—the use of physical, legal, chemical, psychological, financial, and other forces to gain compliance—is intrinsic to our society’s employment, schooling, and parenting. However, coercion results in fear and resentment, which are fuels for miserable marriages, unhappy families, and what … Continue reading

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Neurons to Nirvana: Gabor Maté Interview

A wide-ranging collection of excerpts from an interview with Gabor Maté, covering addiction, ayahuasca, past experience, transitional states, Western medicine and the mind/body division, and much more besides. As always, he is very watchable and he talks sense. Well worth … Continue reading

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Alan Watts – ‘Music and Life’

As You Tube tells us, a short animated clip made by Trey Parker & Matt Stone featuring a small segment of an Alan Watts lecture. This is really lovely. Thanks to Yaacov Darling Khan on Facebook for drawing our attention … Continue reading

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Human Despair – Dr Gabor Maté

Gabor talking about human nature, and our cultures. Compelling, moving and accurate. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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