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Alan Watts – You’re It

Alan Watts doing what he does…. On the nature of reality, and on fear. Deep and thoughtful. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994 Advertisements

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When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet & Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/06/david-whyte-the-journey-house-of-belonging/ Some beauty and profundity for a Tuesday morning. Wonderful poems from David and Mary, and thank you to Maria Popova and Brainpickings for this article. This is from David Whyte’s ‘The Journey’:- ‘Above the mountains the geese turn into … Continue reading

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The Brothers Grimm in Three Transcendent Dimensions: Shaun Tan’s Breathtaking Sculptural Illustrations for the Beloved Tales – Maria Popova

  Rotkäppchen (Little Red Riding Hood) http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/05/25/shaun-tan-philip-pullman-brothers-grimm/ An article from Maria on her consistently excellent Brainpickings site, concerning some mesmerizing three dimensional illustrations by Shaun Tan for Philip Pullman’s retelling of Grimms’ fairy tales (the German version – sadly, Philip’s … Continue reading

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An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness & How to Live with Presence – Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/06/alan-watts-wisdom-of-insecurity-1/ Useful article from Maria Popova at http://www.brainpickings.org on Alan Watts and ‘The Wisdom of Insecurity’. The writer especially liked Alan’s observations about awareness and thought:- ‘While you are watching this present experience, are you aware of someone watching it? … Continue reading

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‘Head Garden: A Lyrical Animated Film by Lilli Carré’ by Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/01/14/head-garden-lilli-carre/ Another lovely post from Maria Popova on brainpickings, featuring the work of Lilli Carré (whom the writer had not previously encountered). Not sure about the last line – seems like most of us ‘lose our heads’ more than once….and … Continue reading

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