Category Archives: Guest posts

An Australian Head of State, a guest post by David Feith

David is the author of one of four fine essays I am permanently displaying after my branch of the Australian Greens held an essay contest. He has sent me the following thoughtful essay. Reactions invited. When I was a child, … Continue reading

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The Grassroots Manifesto, by Don Lubov

After many years thinking about this manifesto, it’s time to write it down and to share it with others. How a society treats its least capable and most dependent members is an accurate measure of its greatness. How it cares … Continue reading

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Spirituality Manifesto, by Don Lubov

Traditional religion can be a support system and moral guidepost for living in the outer, physical world. Spirituality is the path to your inner world. Traditional religion is usually external, formal, ritualistic and, above all, exclusive. It creates and “us … Continue reading

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How to become enlightened

Like me, Don Lubov refuses to follow rules, stick to conventions, do things like everyone else. As well as having sent me a list of great essays, he has also posted a comment on one of my recent posts. The … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Proposal, by Don Lubov

Don is a brother; a fellow oldie campaigning for a better world for today’s youngsters. He has chosen to let go of his website, and instead sends emails around to his group of friends. From now on, when he wants … Continue reading

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The greatest weapon in the green warrior’s arsenal

Reblogged from my dear friend and fellow conspirator. It is brief and to the point. Very strange: the reblogging didn’t happen. Here is the link: https://pendantry.wordpress.com/2022/04/05/the-greatest-weapon-in-the-green-warriors-arsenal/

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A common prosperity for planet Earth

A guest post by Duncan Dean It is an undeniable fact that our human species is currently sailing along on a self-built ocean of deadly land, sea and atmospheric mega pollution. The course we have charted is a direct and … Continue reading

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Don Lubov’s 6-step path to inner peace

Step 1. Observe yourself without judgment Step 2. Forgive yourself and others. Step 3. Accept what you observe. Step 4. Love yourself unconditionally. Step 5. Awaken from your dream. Step 6. Celebrate life forever. As Siddartha and many others have … Continue reading

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Intersections of Suffering

Anna Sri BVSc (Hons) MPH The first time I went to an abattoir I was nineteen years old. Standing on the raised walkway over the holding yards, I watched as a few hundred head of brahman cattle shuffled beneath me, … Continue reading

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Kim Robinson and coronavirus

My friendship and collaboration with Kim Robinson goes back years. She displays several of my recipes on her website, such as ANZAC biscuits. Her current project is to get people to say how the pandemic has affected them. She twisted … Continue reading

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