I’ve often described myself as having been educated in the School of Life… but my recent discovery of the YouTube channel going by that name has been a joyful revelation. Beautifully made, concise, colourful videos… means that catalysing a discussion on any number of topics with children or adults is made very, very easy. Packed with information and loads of pointers for further exploration. An excellent resource for self-education.
Take my favourite author, add to this my favourite of all his books, then add my favourite philosopher, mix them altogether and what do you get? About three hours of inspiring audio delights that absolutely moved my world. I don’t recommend this talk to anyone who hasn’t yet read ‘Island’. If you are one of these sad, miserable excuses for a human being 😉 then please don’t delay and get yourself a copy as soon as you can.
There will be an interview for all parents wishing to engage my educational services and I will offer them freely to any families who have read “Brave New World’ and ‘Island’ and listened to this talk:
One of the clearest, most lucid thinkers and inspiring articulate men that ever lived. My thought for the day:
I generally resist sharing anything that could be misconstrued as being negative. I also tend to share only those items that are relatively easy to digest so posting a link to a three hour talk about something of the darker aspects of our modern world bucks this trend somewhat. That said, this lovely man, a sober individual with an impeccable attitude to research and truth seeking has a message to share that we would do well to heed… it feels like a moral duty to include this link on this blog. The people who recorded this interview, Tragedy and Hope, are an amazing organisation who have educated me in many ways. Their youtube channel is a constant source of inspiration as is their Tragedy and Hope Magazine channel which, in particular, features one of the most informative interviews I’ve ever seen: The Ultimate History Lesson with John Taylor Gatto.
In a world whose temperature continues to rise day by day… we frogs, slowly cooking over the intense heat of modern civilisation… have only one way we can get our hands on the heat control.
Debt-based banking, the centralised cornerstone of modern economies can be replaced by alternatives that generate a completely new way of life for humanity. Continue reading “How to Boil a Frog: Is it Getting Hot in Here?”
Read the article here: https://newparadigmeducation23.wordpress.com/philosophy/one-straw-education/
Here is a recent talk from one of the most inspirational and holistic thinkers on the planet, a man whom I believe is playing a significant role in the healing of the planet, disseminating ideas and compassionately contextualising the modern condition showing clear signposts to the way out.
Somehow, despite the profoundly significant work of an inspiring man who showed the world how to farm in harmony with nature… the majority of modern agriculture is still literally dragging it’s knuckles in the dirt and stumbles on thoughtlessly churning up the earth in a futile attempt to increase upon the abundant supply of food the soil can easily provide. The permaculture movement was pretty much founded upon this man’s work and perhaps it just takes time for the awareness of natural farming and its life-enhancing qualities to be scattered and to germinate. His delightful book The One-Straw Revolution, is more about an attitude to existence than the mechanics of farming and I highly recommend it to anyone.
Michael Meade is truly a genius of our times with an incredible story and I’m sharing this recent article where he draws upon his work with young people and his unparalleled knowledge of myth, culture and psychology.
For anyone who’s not familiar with the message of the Kogi, they are a unique tribe with a story unlike any other… if you want to read more about this documentary which I highly recommend, an article by one of my favourite writers, Charles Eisenstein, can be found here.
The first documentary by legendary British film-maker Alan Ereira on the Kogi Mamas entitled “The Heart of the World: Elder Brother’s Warning”, is also really worth watching.
In a sane world, instead of CNN news, these films would be repeatedly endlessly and broadcast internationally.