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by HoHumBug
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Cult-like similarities
Replies: 9
Views: 6639

Bonsai refers to the ideal student described in Appendix 5 of the 1996 Goldschmied report. In the context of cults Appendix 4 of the same report is an interesting run down of cult traits and the seemingly inevitable errors by their adherents. These appear remarkably consistent across all cults, supr...
by HoHumBug
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES is an organisation, not a cult
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

'Free' Boston Part 1

No, the courses have never been offered for free. Indeed MacLaren was against that, maintaining that whilst the teaching should always be free and work should be voluntary, the running costs of the premises etc. should always be paid for by the students. What is happening in Boston is like the early...
by HoHumBug
Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James and SES: genesis of the relationship
Replies: 14
Views: 7232

recruitment

Oh no, its not 'long ago' in the past.....the recruitment is active and current. I was personally told about Mrs Harper's persistent importuning of the parents of a girl in the Lower VI last summer. ~ The mother in the end put her foot down because she had had no sensible or rational explanation abo...
by HoHumBug
Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James and SES: genesis of the relationship
Replies: 14
Views: 7232

mm's SES concerns

Dear mm (and anyone else) In the 'non-subserviant girl' (sic) thread on 28 Feb you wrote: if she (Mary) knows for sure as she states, then she implies that she gets that info straight from the horses mouth, which suggests that she is in direct contact with Mr Boddy. If this is true then I have to lo...
by HoHumBug
Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Famous people throughout the world attending the school
Replies: 24
Views: 13386

Briefly in-famous

Dear non-conformist, Emily Watson was not always a model SES product. She did serve the real truth in one genuine moment of independent thinking and was, probably unwittingly, the agent for causing the sad Lambie to show his true and shrivelled hand. On June 21 in the ?Attending the adult Schools? s...
by HoHumBug
Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Tracing the money trail
Replies: 67
Views: 33652

When a week is not a week

Frodo...you want precision.....Depending on groups and edicts form time to time over its existence SES single 'weeks' have been anything from 7.5 days (Fri eve to Sat a.m.) to 9.5 days (Fri eve to Mon a.m.). It is perfectly possible, if you are a 'tutor' to be involved in two consecutive weeks or, i...
by HoHumBug
Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thank you Bella!
Replies: 18
Views: 9492

Censorship

In Catholic countries until the late 60's churches used to have bulletin boards which were updated weekly with all the films and books that were classified by the Vatican as evil and which the faithful were banned from. Followers had to confess to the priest if they had seen or read these so as to o...
by HoHumBug
Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Tracing the money trail
Replies: 67
Views: 33652

AiA

ET : Artfulness in Action is doing it even better now that advertising smart-aleck Jeremy Sinclair (crony of Lambie, uncelebrated star of the SES movie the Invisibles, trustee of the Jyoti Trust, the Educational Renaissance Trust, the SES Executive, etc. etc) is running it instead of nice old Bernar...
by HoHumBug
Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES then and now - what has changed?
Replies: 121
Views: 43614

The vanity of being 'in the know'

Keir in the above post reports: insisted that she keep the baby and start again at part one. The other option was of course to leave. After deciding that she couldn't raise the baby she agreed to leave, asking that the whole business remained private. A short time later it was reported to her by one...
by HoHumBug
Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Important Inquiry News Updates
Replies: 7
Views: 4713

Important Inquiry News Updates

I have, reluctantly, been persuaded by Daffy to create a new string. I was reluctant to do so after all the somewhat trivial quasi-personal ones which have cluttered up the site in the last couple of weeks. However, this one is TOPICAL, RELEVANT and IMPORTANT so please do not post peripheral materia...
by HoHumBug
Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Who HASN'T been told about the Inquiry?
Replies: 10
Views: 6335

Cross posting

Daffy, I'm very sorry, I was not aware of the prohibition although I quiite see the logic of it now. My apologies. My concern is that it appears there may be a widespread presumption that the opportunity for contributions to the Inquiry is now closed. From information i received on Friday I believe ...
by HoHumBug
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Who HASN'T been told about the Inquiry?
Replies: 10
Views: 6335

contact the inquiry

Its not too late to make submissions. Mr Townend appears very fair and very keen to hear from all who have a relevant contribution and appears pragmatic about timescale. HOWEVER you DO have to make the effort to articulate and write down your relevant experiences and observations. This is time cons...
by HoHumBug
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thank you Bella!
Replies: 18
Views: 9492

Of simpletons and Levis

Ooooooooooooooooh! Bella you are categorised as a valued contributor by virtue of the number of postings you have made but do you really think your experiences in a remote young school in Oz are ultimately relevant to the whole purpose and thrust of this web site except as a perfect example of an SE...
by HoHumBug
Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thank you Bella!
Replies: 18
Views: 9492

Of simpletons and Levis

By the way, several years ago, I wore jeans to serve tea and coffee because of time constraints, and didn't have a word directed at me. This (dress rules) is something that is said to students considering second-line work (service type activities), but nobody is going to burn you at the stake if yo...
by HoHumBug
Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James and SES: genesis of the relationship
Replies: 14
Views: 7232

The numbers game

Some more notes I have come across in my uncle?s diary?. ?The ?E? in SES. There are many SES school houses across the world most of which have been acquired cheaply or have been the subject of bequests and are now worth many millions. They range from the uber-trendy Upper East 79th St and West 80th ...

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