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My Personal Route to No More Bullshit – The Path of Love

Reading Time: 3 minutes I should have known that something like this would happen. I know that my life operates in seven-year cycles and it was true that I had been wondering what was going to happen on the next stage of my journey as I hit 49. I just hadn’t seen this one coming. I got fired from […]

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Psychotherapy Without Soul Can Fuck You UP

Reading Time: 4 minutes Without an appreciation of the soul’s radical desires, psychotherapy can interfere with psychological and spiritual maturation and promote a non-imaginative normality that merely supports people to be better-adapted cogs in a toxic industrial culture’ Bill Plotkin There is a marvellous moment in Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships by the pioneering Buddhist psychotherapist John Welwood when a […]

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Redefining the Spiritual Journey…

Reading Time: 8 minutes ‘Spiritual life begins when seeking fails.’ Adi Da Samraj  The freshness of the day glinted through the window, navigating its way through the small opening and spreading out like a fan made of silken butter, over the sheets and into my caress. I wanted to marvel at its honeyed wonder, but was instead wrestling a […]

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A Shadow Work Weekend in Warwickshire

Reading Time: 10 minutes “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.” Carl Jung For quite a while, I’ve been the sort of person who recognizes my inner Hitler. Seriously, I do not pretend to be little Bo Beep. I believe that I’m on most spectrums from love addiction to violence. […]

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Past Lives: An Unconventional Route to Deep Healing.

Reading Time: 7 minutes ‘Our story…is much older than its years, its datedness is not to be measured in days, nor the burden of age weighing upon it to be counted by orbits around the sun, it does not actually owe its pastness to time.’ Thomas Mann Years ago, if time exists, I found myself roaming the streets of […]

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The Father of Men’s Work: Robert Bly – a new film

Reading Time: 9 minutes ‘Creation and destruction, I am dancing for them both.’ Rumi Sometimes a man can live his life on the borders and in the margins, camp out in purgatory, know the territory of thresholds and sing his song among strangenesses. Sometimes, living feels like dying and dying feels like living. Occasionally, one becomes the other. But […]

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Therapy as Soul’s Work – a Traveller’s Tale

Reading Time: 6 minutes Therapists, in my view, are born not made, preferably within the toxic shambles of ancestral cock-ups, gloom and tragedy, glued together by betrayals and abandonments under a carapace of despair. For as the poet WH Auden put it: ’The so-called traumatic experience is not an accident, but the opportunity for which the child has been […]