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How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life by Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/09/find-your-bliss-joseph-campbell-power-of-myth/ Fascinating piece from Maria about Joseph Campbell, and ‘follow your bliss’:- ‘I came to this idea of bliss because in Sanskrit, which is the great spiritual language of the world, there are three terms that represent the brink, the … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on educational and cultural conformity

‘If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and … Continue reading

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Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, & the Re-Occupation of Common Sense – Carol Black

http://www.filmsforaction.org/news/occupy_your_brain_on_power_knowledge_and_the_reoccupation_of_common_sense/ This is an absolutely brilliant article. ‘……it becomes quite interesting not only to look at what your children are required to learn in school, but at what they are not required to learn.  While your kids are very busy … Continue reading

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Disorderly Conduct – Charles Eisenstein

http://charleseisenstein.net/disorderly-conduct/ Magnificent piece by Charles Eisenstein. Charles transmutes a painful personal experience into a beautiful exposition of the cultural and psychological issues it raises:- ‘the presumption that legally constituted authority should decide what is an acceptable level of safety for oneself … Continue reading

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Through Light – Hannah Linden

http://thestaresnest.com/tag/hannah-linden/ Another recently published poem from local poet, Hannah, on The Stare’s Nest – a site which is well worth a visit, describing itself as ‘poems for a more hopeful world’. Those who have met Hannah before, on this blog … Continue reading

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Paris Williams & Anomalous Belief Systems Click on the title for an interesting and thought-provoking post from Paris Williams on Monica Cassini’s Beyond Meds site. We like Paris’ willingness and ability to look below the flat surface of cultural ideas/norms, … Continue reading

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