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by bonsai
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: A recent student
Replies: 11
Views: 6117

Re: A recent student

Hi A Lesson learnt Welcome to the forum, and thank you for sharing your experiences too. It is very important to hear the views of people who have been in the school more recently than some of us. Without the experiences of the new people coming to the forum we don't get to really here about whether...
by bonsai
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Imperial College Newspaper, Felix, Report about the SES
Replies: 8
Views: 6472

Re: Imperial College Newspaper, Felix, Report about the SES

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/nyregion/17critic.html?_r=1 Google the School of Practical Philosophy and you’ll find some accusations that it’s a cult. If so, it must be an unsuccessful one: no one tried to sign me up for the next course, let alone get me to donate my earthly possessions. Clearl...
by bonsai
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Imperial College Newspaper, Felix, Report about the SES
Replies: 8
Views: 6472

Re: Imperial College Newspaper, Felix, Report about the SES

I know this is a very old article, but could this possibly sound more like a cult?! Who are they trying to kid? Themselves, mostly. During the time it has taken for me to come to terms with my upbringing and schooling through St James, the hardest thing has been to accept that the SES is , in fact,...
by bonsai
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Imperial College Newspaper, Felix, Report about the SES
Replies: 8
Views: 6472

Imperial College Newspaper, Felix, Report about the SES

From the archives back in 1983, Felix, the Imperial College student newspaper had the following report about the SES. Two IC Students Tel l of Their Experiences With the Local Cults THE SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE The advertisement of a philosophy course interested me immedi­ ately. I felt that purel...
by bonsai
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The Story of the School of Economic Science by B Hodgkinson
Replies: 16
Views: 12902

Re: The Story of the School of Economic Science by B Hodgkin

This has reminded me that when I was at the SES I was told by Mr and Mrs White that I was a 'beautiful person'. Apart from feeling generally a bit freaked out that an old man was calling me beautiful (although I knew they meant mentally, I was still generally sickened!) I have no idea whether this ...
by bonsai
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The Story of the School of Economic Science by B Hodgkinson
Replies: 16
Views: 12902

Re: The Story of the School of Economic Science by B Hodgkin

For anybody, myself included, who has ever been connected with the School anywhere in the world, it will invoke memories and reminders of what they have valued from their experience; while for those whose awareness of the School is second hand, the book deserves to be read with the same open-minded...
by bonsai
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Lucca Leadership in Ireland
Replies: 12
Views: 8797

Re: Lucca Leadership in Ireland

Jellybaby wrote:Now they're looking for a Chief Executive Officer:

Hopefully they will take the opportunity to recruit someone as CEO who is not connected with the SES or SOP and hasn't been educated at one of the SES/SOP supported schools. Perhaps then the questions about Lucca in Ireland may go away.

Bonsai
by bonsai
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Ficino School - New Zealand
Replies: 12
Views: 12534

Re: Ficino School - New Zealand

Met the Principal, (Peter) & he seemed like a decent chap on the surface . But, it was not the surface of one character we were concerned about. It was the teachings of the 'organization' Hi Mr Blobby, I'm pleased that you have been able to make a decision regarding your son and that he is happ...
by bonsai
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: NYC School of Practical Philosophy
Replies: 15
Views: 11249

Re: NYC School of Practical Philosophy

Attending the NYC branch for several years now and every once in a while look at forums for what people are saying about the school of practical philosophy and it seems the UK branch even to this day is so different from the NYC branch. I haven't had any bad experiences there and have taken brakes ...
by bonsai
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Kind of general ramble - you'll see.
Replies: 9
Views: 5513

Re: Kind of general ramble - you'll see.

Just to clear any doubt, the 'teaching' I was involved in wasn't in the day schools! I can assure everyone here that there was no difference in the "teaching" taught at the children's day schools and at the adult philosophy school. One of the real differences though between the two bit wa...
by bonsai
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Kind of general ramble - you'll see.
Replies: 9
Views: 5513

Re: After the ramble

Am I sad about it? Yes, very, when recalling. I don't do it often. Welcome Just someone. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences, which judging both by the statement above and the coherence with which your posts are written, are somewhat difficult to express. Many of us struggle with ex...
by bonsai
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Thank you for warning me...
Replies: 27
Views: 14538

Re: Thank you for warning me...

Over time I realised that the course was proposing a certain position and that exploration of that position was designed in some way towards acceptance / understanding of that one position. Although we were told to 'not accept nor reject' the ideas put before us, I started to feel uncomfortable abo...
by bonsai
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 12
Views: 7345

Re: St James "Philosophy Courses"

Oh heck! What a complete load of verbal diarrhea. And they teach this to 5 year olds?? No wonder people upset about the stuff going on around SES/SOP & associated schools!! I'm pleased you've had a chance to read this and had the opportunity to make some informed choices about whether or not yo...
by bonsai
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 12
Views: 7345

Re: St James "Philosophy Courses"

"This English word 'God' is in fact a corruption of the beautiful word Govinda." Or etymology. It's really interesting that you mention this. They don't have much regard for etymology unless of course that they can trace it back to its Sanskrit roots. The obsession with sound and bizarre....
by bonsai
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 12
Views: 7345

Re: St James "Philosophy Courses"

Hey Free,

How have you come by this material and how sure are you of its authenticity?

Bonsai

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