A space for conversations in a time of global disruption
For a while, I've been grappling with our current constructions of psychology. Fundamentally the assumptions we make about the human mind and spirit, underpin the cultural mess we are in - or vice versa. We could argue that it is out of the blindness of western civilisation that the narrowness of defining psychological functioning and where our dysfunction, distress and disconnection have emerged from.
Eco-psychology has started to address this, but it is a wide and varied field and…Continue
1. A deity apologises
I had no idea of where it would lead to, and that was the problem: a failure of foresight.
There was a spark. I sent it shimmering down from the heavens and it alighted - gently like a snow flake - onto the dry grass of your potential, and it took hold until it raged out of control like a bush fire, burning all before it.
That was then. Now I cast my eyes over the desolation and wish it were not too late. I wish I had sent you…Continue
As things gradually declined he became prone to preaching from the top of the steeple. He felt that this was an appropriate place to speak from, even though nothing at all uplifting ever went on inside. If he wasn’t closer to God, then he was closer to the birds, and closer to their ragged nests and hideaways, stuck to the side of the church roof. Sometimes it wasn’t even worth him coming down, and so on warm days in what used to be called Autumn, he would sit in the cleft between the…Continue