About A.D.

Generally just Being. Nothing in particular, no claims to fame. I like gardening and the sea, nature, art in all forms from poetry to films and everything in between, and being in the company of my family.

Car-Creche-Dummies

On modern childcare dilemmas, imagined and otherwise….in the light of a recent exposé of abusive daycare facilities.

Michel Houellebecq’s Itch

 

On the way from David Icke to Michel we chat about consciousness, knowledge, ego, the dark night of the soul, smashing the idol of the self, ambition or lack thereof, what is meaningful work, the willing participation of the people in their own control, comparisons between Communism and the European Union,  the rush among the masses towards progressiveness and cutting roots, the role of intellectuals, James Joyce’s depiction of the odyssey in modernity and other writers like him, and finally onto Houellebecq’s unscratchable itch.

At 45 mins approx. there is a shift in theme from the subject of consciousness to more political matters.

 

References

David Icke’s recent interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trq6vcUOeQE

The Dark Night of the Soul -A Précis with Commentary -Daniel J. Castellano   (Link)

The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko (Link)

2010 WHO Regional Office for Europe – Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe (Link)

Demons (The Possessed) by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Link)

Ulysses by James Joyce (Link)

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Link)

Atomised (The Elementary Particles) by Michel Houellebecq (Link)

Also The Map and the Territory (Link), Submission (Link) and Serotonin (Link)

 

Music  – Night Owl by Broke For Free – available at FreeMusic Archive under Creative Commons  Attribution Liscense (Link)

 

 

On Forgetting Fairytales

Taber school in Barcelona, removing fairytales and books from young children’s bookshelves, and no doubt to be followed by other schools doing likewise, is a deeply ideological act, and part of a wider process of historical revisionism that infantilises us all.

Illiteracy to Illusion

From Illiteracy to Illusion – an interview with Branko Malic and MIhai Marinescu

And many subjects in between. How children learn. Thinking. Difference between material and digital spaces. Writing requires people to be alone. Memes. Reality tunnels. Synchronicity. Jung. Occultism. Projecting onto a mirror. The Mandela Effect.
What is real? Substantially real? Lies and Sophistry in Plato. Matter according to Aristotle. The space of the Internet. Unusual experiences. How to know what are an authentic experiences. Dark night of soul. Societal trauma.

Music used with gratitude from Freemusicarchive.org –
King Peter´s Royal March of Nihilism by Dee Yan-Key
Devil on my Shoulder by The Underscore Orkestra
Ombroso by Dee Yan-Key