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by Jo-Anne Morgan
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.
Replies: 36
Views: 24319

Re: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.

http://www.corpun.com/vidsc.htm "Yet in explaining the policy, Nicholas Debenham, the headmaster, discusses care for the pupils as much as discipline and describes his school of 180 boys as very happy."You've got to have love on one hand and discipline on the other - an awful lot of love ...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: IS DAVID BODDY'S NEW 'MEDITATION GROUP' A CULT?
Replies: 12
Views: 19243

Re: IS DAVID BODDY'S NEW 'MEDITATION GROUP' A CULT?

Take a look at this: Mr Boddy, who has served as the Headmaster of St James Senior Boys for the past nine years, has announced he will retire at the end of this academic year. Mr Boddy has overseen a number of significant changes at St James, most notably the move to our current site in 2010. His ha...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 138790

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

So you can call yourself a jnani; your diploma saying that you are now a qualified jnani yogi. You are right Ahamty2. It is Jnana Yoga that the SES is trying to use. It is dangerous, it is unsuitable even for monks and ascetics, it is definitely unsuitable for householders. It is too dry and barren...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Boddy on boys only schools - TES Connect article
Replies: 57
Views: 37295

Re: David Boddy on boys only schools - TES Connect article

Hi JAMR, I'd just like to take up your following statement to bluemoon: The continual reference back to the SES when irrelevant makes it larger than it really is. For my part and I think for others as well, the SES is or has been large in our lives. That's why we look at this forum. It was very larg...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Boddy on boys only schools - TES Connect article
Replies: 57
Views: 37295

Re: David Boddy on boys only schools - TES Connect article

Hi JAMR, to clarify my comment: 'Animal Farm' is the book by George Orwell in which the very creatures who criticise the farmer end up behaving like the farmer. In this case the 'farmer' is the SES. My experience of the SES was that if you started a debate about an aspect of the 'philosophy', they w...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Boddy on boys only schools - TES Connect article
Replies: 57
Views: 37295

Re: David Boddy on boys only schools - TES Connect article

This is very interesting. People's responses to JAMR's disagreement with their point of view are identical to those of the SES when disagreed with i.e. stonewalling and a refusal to engage.

We appear to have come full circle. 'Animal Farm' springs to mind.
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: John Colet school sydney australia
Replies: 28
Views: 31646

Re: John Colet school sydney australia

It sounds sinister, bluegreen. I’ve looked up Rudolf Steiner and he puts me in mind of Oskar Bernhardt, from around the same time and a similar part of the world, who founded a similar cult called ‘In the light of truth: the grail message’. He later styled himself Abd-ru-shin ( the son of light) as ...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Us gay folk...
Replies: 78
Views: 62062

Re: Us gay folk...

Hi Free Thinker, Well thanks for your very earnest reply! To clear things up, the friends in Vietnam are civil partners (but for the record they're still having more fun than I am). By 'husband' and 'wife' I meant a spouse of the opposite sex not the same sex. I wanted to portray the very positive s...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Us gay folk...
Replies: 78
Views: 62062

Re: Us gay folk...

Hi joeblogs, It really saddens me when you say these things: because even now, when I am almost 30 years old, I have trouble accepting my homosexuality... I feel guilty about it, and I constantly hope that somehow I will change and become 'normal'. One day I’ll be happy to be me and gay and whatever...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Us gay folk...
Replies: 78
Views: 62062

Re: Us gay folk...

Hi joeblogs, Yes I appreciate having all that weirdness to laugh about as well. At one point I toyed with the idea of staying on in the school so I could compile a dossier of weirdness. In the end though the price seemed too high so I left instead. There was one time at a residential when a woman sa...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 2
Views: 4247

Re: Hindu Inspired Meditation Movements

I'm just in the middle of reading this book by Lola Williamson. The SES certainly fits all the criteria of what Lola calls 'Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements'. Unlike the other movements mentioned in the book though (Self-Realization Fellowship, Transcendental Meditation, Siddha Yoga, where the cl...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU
Replies: 44
Views: 26365

Re: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU

I would be interested in a discussion thread about Advaita. I have a book called 'Vedantic Meditation' by David Frawley. It covers Advaita without all the social/gender/caste nonsense and I think offers a good basis for living whether you believe in god(s) or not. I always found those aspects of SES...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU
Replies: 44
Views: 26365

Re: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU

The SES sees itself as the Brahmin caste of the West hence the Laws of Manu obsession. Yes indeed. There's an article in the Convivium magazine of Autumn 2003 by SM Jaiswal. It is about the concept of Sanatana Dharma, laws conceived 'by wise men on the pattern of the ever-present, eternal laws of n...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bridge over troubled water....
Replies: 14
Views: 7262

Re: Bridge over troubled water....

I got so fed up about this, that on some group nights I gave observations that were completely made up but followed the party line. At the end of term the tutor came up to me with a list of my observations and said how pleased he was with me and the progress I was making. Haha. I like it. Why didn'...
by Jo-Anne Morgan
Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bridge over troubled water....
Replies: 14
Views: 7262

Re: Bridge over troubled water....

Regarding Free's comment about how the SES agenda is subtly pushed and people are unwittingly moulded, I thought I could post my experience of that: 1) Suppression of debate - I've had that old chestnut humiliation, where they put you down with ridicule when you offer a dissenting opinion. I also go...

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