Enneagram Apprentice §6


The Right Work of Centres       (Reprint from February 2008) In February 2008, I was in correspondence with a person who is in 4th Way Studies in Holland who said that she was in a bit of state because she was overwhelmed by having to write so many papers for her degree—Political Philosophy. I more […]

I’m no ornithologist (R6)


I’m no brain-surgeon either. Or a spaceman. How many other things are you not? That’s a diversion that could take us days, weeks, months, years to unpack—the uncharted waters of non-being. Not such a short short story… What I came here to say this morning is that I’m no ornithologist. I can easily recognise a […]

Another Two Poems


as when you might read some adventure story for the sake of the plot or watch telly because there’s nothing else to do and you know that consciousness becomes flat like a bottle of lemonade left open for a day but oh the hissing champagne-quality of consciousness when you are excited by ideas or moved […]

Two More Poems


to weigh an anchor was once a matter of pushing a capstan & singing a song while on top of it sat a man playing the fiddle or the flute or some other instrument of music you & I have seen it in pictures; our sons will say that they wish they had seen it […]

Patterns of Behaviour (R6)


The question is: How do we really enter into another person’s position, child, parent, work colleague, friend in need, being able to set aside the contamination that comes from our mechanical reliance on our own point of view? …When you really remember yourself you understand that others are machines just like you are. And you […]