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by Goblinboy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 49620

Herein lies the problem with the Jnana Yoga that the SES is teaching. It is totally devoid of one vital ingredient, WATER. That is why there is no love and compassion in anything they do. There is no real reaching out to the world in which they live because it is only an intellectual concept. That'...
by Goblinboy
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 49620

Re: self realisation - modern day alchemy

...does a bloke (because it seems women are for some reason excluded!) stand up and proclaim that he is self-realised...I mean, surely by doing that, he has proved that he is not. Yes. I don't understand how any organisation that claims it is led or inspired by "self-realised" people can take itsel...
by Goblinboy
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 14598

Maybe the govs could read the article and take note. They will get a lot further if they embrace this board rather than fight it. Agree, Alban. The behaviour of the SES in managing this and other issues indicates that its leadership doesn't understand the implications of the internet. The internet ...
by Goblinboy
Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: ITV Documentary
Replies: 9
Views: 7603

The following message to the moderators is posted here with the sender's permission: Hi GB Is it possible to remove my ITV Documentary thread on the general message board? I have had lots of people contact me about their experiences of the SES and of St.James, but unfortunately my executive producer...
by Goblinboy
Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Has the SES changed?
Replies: 26
Views: 16816

...I think goblinboy's remark that Advaita Vedanta remains the major underlying source of the teaching. is quite mistaken. As Ben confirms, Advaita Vedanta was never mentioned back in the 70s and 80s. That may have been the case in Britain, but not here. Advaita spliced with "the work", viewed thro...
by Goblinboy
Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Has the SES changed?
Replies: 26
Views: 16816

Your comments on Gurdjief are interesting. There was mention of him and his disciple Ouspensky a fair amount back then, but it all went over my head. Your comments on Gurdjief and discipline are particularly interesting. Is there anything written on this you can refer me to? See Peter Washington's ...
by Goblinboy
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Has the SES changed?
Replies: 26
Views: 16816

Ben, ( Dash 8 is bad? My favourites are the turbo-prop SAABs they fly on the runs to Albury and Wagga - almost as slow as driving, complete with complimentary tinnitus). A quick (and rambling) impression: The range of views on the SES illustrated on this BB is, perhaps, a good argument for the lack ...
by Goblinboy
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 104410

Chittani, Good post. Good luck with ITV. And with the "new school". GB PS. But what is happening to your language? Pole dancing? Fantasies involving the dance of the seven veils? Not to mention the memorable exposure of your wool-swathed "toned buttocks" that, allegedly, drive women wild, on another...
by Goblinboy
Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 104410

Greetings anti-ses, good to see you participating again. The underlying philosophy of SES-related schools appears to be a highly regulated and adaptation of Advaita Vendata. This is only true if the philosophy is rammed down pupils' throats. Don't understand the causal link between the nature of a p...
by Goblinboy
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 104410

Teacher 100, Well done on persevering with this thread - it can be difficult to have your contributions subjected to such scrutiny. I think the part of your post that is the critical cause of concern is the aspect of transparency , which you acknowledge, in part: ..I agree more transparency is neede...
by Goblinboy
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An SES member says: it's time for an SES apology
Replies: 67
Views: 44240

If you could have seen the changes I've seen within the last 10 years you would say that it is at least going in a good direction. That is different from saying that it has got there. Chittani, Several times you have alluded to changes occuring within the SES over the past decade - reading your pos...
by Goblinboy
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Those who live outside the UK - how is your school connected
Replies: 4
Views: 5697

In any closed discusion, School of Philosophy people in Australia were adamant that their organisation looked to London for leadership and support. There was regular traffic of "Senior" people from London to the Australian SOP, including David Boddy, who were fawned over by the clearly less senior A...
by Goblinboy
Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Lacey
Replies: 66
Views: 40483

GoblinBoy, are you going to take the 'moderate' out of 'moderator'? So soon? Because that doesn't leave a lot ... One of the things that Gitmo Bay teaches us is that the moral high ground is not hard to lose. Chittani, thanks for the feedback - I may have written too hastily and not conveyed the me...
by Goblinboy
Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Lacey
Replies: 66
Views: 40483

Daffy / Goblinboy, I've noticed a few comments about David Lacey in other places - e.g. Experiences at St. Vedast (now St James) and the S.E.S. and PLEASE SUPPORT AN OPEN LETTER TO ST JAMES SCHOOLS Does it make sense to consolidate all direct comments about DL in one place - ie here. I've sent a PM...
by Goblinboy
Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Anyone remember the Glenn Hoddle faux pas?
Replies: 17
Views: 14135

Yes, I still struggle with the disabilities issue but set in a wider context - how is it that some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths and others are not? Just chance? But we're all so lucky in many ways - we could be living in a police state or in dire poverty. I suspect that the m...

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