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by Alban
Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:03 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: List of affilated schools
Replies: 88
Views: 50970

Hi Meikl, and welcome. I totally agree, and have made the point on other threads. Like most things to do with religion, basic principles are sound - but human interpretation and the desire for power completely screws it up for everyone. We have just got to face it, some people either do not want to ...
by Alban
Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Musak
Replies: 56
Views: 36526

"Quite ranged" Misty?....possibly within the narrow band of clasical music, but I think it would be a good bet there is no Jazz, Rock or other contemporary music. And exactly how many end of summer concerts have you been to of other schools? lots of schools put on concerts in a very wide and balance...
by Alban
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Musak
Replies: 56
Views: 36526

Musak

Ok, there has been a few references to the SES' view on music. For those of you who have not heard (or read)...basically their view is that Mozart and Vivaldi are good and virtually everything else is bad (including some other very noteable classical composers). For my own experiences, I was continu...
by Alban
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: ego
Replies: 17
Views: 11781

From what I remember (20 years ago) it was one of the first things that was put on the agenda.

Don't know if it's still there now (it must be), but you are quite right to point out the link between dampening down of the ego and "brainwashing".
by Alban
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: List of affilated schools
Replies: 88
Views: 50970

Classics are highly regarded by employers. That is a fact. Perhaps not in the next generation of workers, the majority of which will never have had the opportunity or the will to learn classics, but at the moment classics is highly regarded since classicists have been found to be able to think logi...
by Alban
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Debenham and Caldwell in New York
Replies: 95
Views: 51674

Absolutely! One of my lasting complaints about the schools is that they did not offer a rounded education (no modern languages, little or no art, no modern history etc), and what they did teach, they did badly. And what's more, they expected us to pay for this! That was my experience then, it may be...
by Alban
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Sex before Marriage
Replies: 139
Views: 72622

Sex, Marriage other nice stuff

The first thing that struck me having read the first 5 pages of this thread, is how many of those people that have been sharing their views with us have actually been married. The reason I ask is that when I was much younger than I am now, I had similar views on the sanctity of marriage, and the SES...
by Alban
Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The Significance of Krishna
Replies: 33
Views: 21374

Re: The Significance of Krishna

There is no doubt that Krishna was not a legend or a poetical invention, ... No Doubt Huh!....well maybe not in your mind....But there again, who am I to argue with someone who has such historical knowledge that they can't even place this "non-fictional character" within 2000 years of his supposed ...
by Alban
Wed Mar 03, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 71
Views: 87090

How on earth can you be shocked by a couple of students who seem to wear floaty skirts (might I add floaty skirts are quite in fashion at the moment). They have a placcid look because they have an inner clamness in them, you probably caught them just after they had meditated! The idea that girls ha...
by Alban
Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 475504

Re: REPLY TO RECENT POSTS

I would point out that some of the people the SES promote are long-dead BROWN males! I remember Krishna and Arjuna being quite important to them! It's a shame how you decribe them in such an awful way. IF i didn't know any better I would probably find it slightly insulting. Krishna and Arjuna large...
by Alban
Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 475504

Anger Vs Sadism

I can concur that Mr H was no angel. I and others were subjected to heavy beating around the head - more often in the early years. By the time we were all re-located to Hampstead, he had calmed down a great deal and was much more sane. This has led me to question the two types of reaction to un-sanc...
by Alban
Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 71
Views: 87090

Yes, it is true - there are a lot of things that are "encouraged" or "discouraged"....but everyone is their own master. If you feel you must do something that you would prefer not to do, such as cutting out certain friends then you must ask yourself why you feel that you must do it. If it is to conf...
by Alban
Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 71
Views: 87090

I was a member for longer than I care to think, and was bought up with the whole SES way-of-life thing (see the thread on St Vedast). My general take on the whole thing is that the basic principles on which the organisation are based are fairly sound, but as with most religions / cults / sects etc, ...
by Alban
Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 475504

It would have been nice to learn something useful

Yep, experiences like that stay with you for the rest of your life. I was there for 6 years (age 9 to 15) and I hated every minute of it. I won't go into all the details as they have been adequately catalogued already, but I am happy to talk about the effect it had on me. I recently had a massive ro...

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