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by NYC
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Positive experience of the inquiry
Replies: 10
Views: 5733

For clarification, I was asked to remove the post at the top of this conversation by Ms Betts herself, as she felt that it compromised the independent nature of the inquiry. mmm....how exactly does what you post under a pseudonym on an internet board compromise an in-house inquiry? please forgive m...
by NYC
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The Secret Cult
Replies: 45
Views: 39278

By the way, Michael Mavro's name is nowhere mentioned on the website for the shoot-off school, www.schoolforselfknowledge.org.
by NYC
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The Secret Cult
Replies: 45
Views: 39278

Anthony, I have not read Secret Cult except as excerpted on the web, so I apologize if you have stated this elsewhere -- but did you personally witness Mavro actually striking people in the face if they fell asleep during meditation? This detail sticks with me, since it is such a cowardly thing to d...
by NYC
Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 126
Views: 61227

This was to encourage the energy flow to all the chakras, although the tutor did not mention the word, chakras, a fellow student did. Or, nomad, a physical explanation for the upright spine and feet flat to the floor would be that it requires the least muscular effort to maintain that position. Cro...
by NYC
Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Greetings - Ex-SPP member from NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 30696

Yes, you need to be initiated to continue in the school. The SoPP places a big emphasis on meditation and you must be initiated to do it. actually, a woman I'm friendly with has been attending classes in the NY school for years, four or five I think, but only comes on Monday nights and has not acce...
by NYC
Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: External links
Replies: 18
Views: 14567

Well, while there is still just the single positive review on http://www.gocitykids.com/comments/list.jsp? , it has been edited...the mention of an "international network of schools" has been cut out. Find it interesting that ms. lindbergh, if it was her, changed the review in that particular way. D...
by NYC
Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: External links
Replies: 18
Views: 14567

by NYC
Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: SOP in Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 4772

Another time I was told by a senior tutor in the NY School that I needed to be beaten for my attitude regarding equal opportunities for women, particularly as I had recently been promoted to a corporate leadership role. The final straw took place at a Walkill retreat. I had been forwarned by a male...
by NYC
Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES then and now - what has changed?
Replies: 121
Views: 50553

...realised that there really are changes afoot within the SEs and that there are definite groups whose attitudes to the current SES are polarising. There would appear to be an ever-widening ideological chasm between those who follow the SES without question and those who actually want to intellect...
by NYC
Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES then and now - what has changed?
Replies: 121
Views: 50553

Bella, You are correct that I misread/misrecalled your speculation on the reason for hiding note-taking as something the School actually stated. However my mistake was entirely sincere. And I'm not at all convinced that your speculation is inaccurate. You've been in the School for five or six years,...
by NYC
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES then and now - what has changed?
Replies: 121
Views: 50553

ADG, Thanks for the link. Interesting article, interesting website?unfortunate book title, but I guess they think it makes their research more marketable. Ross, I was asking for evidence to support the obvious fact that MOST men are characteristically better at certain kinds of abstract thinking tha...
by NYC
Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES then and now - what has changed?
Replies: 121
Views: 50553

What's the source, ADG?
by NYC
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES then and now - what has changed?
Replies: 121
Views: 50553

Well, I'm sorry to hear you recognize the same stuff in Australia, Goblinboy, though I appreciate the affirmation. What was your contact w/ the School (what town)? The thing that REALLY chafes my hide about the School reinforcing the idea of male authority is that most members have working lives out...
by NYC
Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: External links
Replies: 18
Views: 14567

Here's another one... http://community.urbanbaby.com/boards/ there are a couple of mentions, here's a short one I thought was funny Has anyone heard or know about the New York School of Practical Philosophy? Toddler - Apr 20th, 2005 2:48pm talk about an oxymoron... - Apr 20th, 2005 2:48pm Is that th...
by NYC
Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES then and now - what has changed?
Replies: 121
Views: 50553

There are (contradictory) quotes thrown out as evidence of something or other, but nobody has really done the reading that needs to be done to comment on this authoritatively. Out of context quotes are delivered as the final word and theory of the SES on various matters, because Plato said the word...

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