Tag Archives: cultural disconnection

Alan Watts on our collective fugue state

  ‘One can only draw the conclusion that the assumption underlying this is that expressions of physical love are far more dangerous than expressions of physical hatred. And it seems to me that a culture that has that sort of … Continue reading

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Woman was too scared to leave job centre during a heart attack, fearing sanctions – Kitty S Jones

https://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/woman-was-too-scared-to-leave-job-centre-during-a-heart-attack-as-she-feared-being-sanctioned/ Click on the above link to visit Kitty’s blog for this piece on the brutal, damaging DWP work assessment system. This begins with one woman’s appalling experience, and then makes some general points. Kitty refers to Ken Loach’s powerful, … Continue reading

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David Abram on how we are tuned for relationship with all of life

“Humans are tuned for relationship. The eyes, the skin, the tongue, ears, and nostrils – are all gates where our body receives the nourishment of otherness. This landscape of shadowed voices, these feathered bodies and antlers and tumbling streams – … Continue reading

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The nature of our reality – My Dinner with Andre

  Riveting few minutes from this 1981 film directed by Louis Malle, and featuring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn. The writer was 16 in 1981, and did not see this film. In any event, she did not have the experience … 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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Bonnie Bright – Trauma and Homecoming: Finding a Sense of Place in the Space of Trauma

http://www.depthinsights.com/Depth-Insights-scholarly-ezine/trauma-and-homecoming-finding-a-sense-of-place-in-the-space-of-trauma-by-bonnie-bright/ Click on the link to visit this fascinating and profound article by Bonnie. It’s a long read, well worth the investment of time and energy. She begins with the choice of the U’wa people in Colombia, faced with the … Continue reading

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Heidegger on Being a Poet in a Destitute Time

“To be a poet in a destitute time means: to attend, singing, to the trace of the fugitive gods. This is why the poet in the time of the world’s night utters the holy.” Martin Heidegger Palace Gate Counselling Service, … Continue reading

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