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by chittani
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 156260

"It has been said that all of Western philosophy is a footnote to Plato." oh God. It hasn't been said by anyone but the SES. NYC, not so. It was Alfred North Whitehead. http://www.philosophicalsociety.com/Archives/Plato%20And%20The%20Theory%20Of%20Forms.htm What will we all do when there is no more...
by chittani
Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 54582

I remember the vow or 'sankalpa' referred to above, although I didn't know that it was different for girls. It wasn't compulsory, I remember getting up voluntarily and doing it; but there WAS one member of my group who didn't do it. His humble reasoning was that there was no way in the world he coul...
by chittani
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Has the SES changed?
Replies: 26
Views: 18654

OK, I stand corrected. Before my time. But I think it is very arguable whether there is a broad or deep understanding of AV even now. Some people do have a good picture of what it is, and is not. Many seem to treat it as a kind of religion, or maybe "common-sense philosophy". Nothing could be much f...
by chittani
Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 33642

Ems I'm liking your Hobbes avie, by the way. So many favourites ... Calvin hammering nails into the coffee table ... Mum: "CALVIN! What are you doing?" Calvin (looking blank): "Is that a trick question?" I have to report being a sad case in that although I was musically inept as a child I did love t...
by chittani
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Has the SES changed?
Replies: 26
Views: 18654

Jo Anne Well, you'd be very welcome as far as I'm concerned, although in practical terms it's probably not going to happen that way! But if you are interested in these issues PM me. Once again, I have to say that I'm not talking about the School as is, but as it will be. Yes, there is that view of "...
by chittani
Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Has the SES changed?
Replies: 26
Views: 18654

So far as the substance goes, there has been a considerable change. When I joined in 1987 the material was heavily Gurdjieff-influenced. It was quite psychological in nature. I think that was the tail end of the Gurdjieff stuff. Gurdjieff was the man who said that people who did not come under disci...
by chittani
Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Down With Skool
Replies: 14
Views: 13827

Celia I hadn't thought of that, to be honest. No, I must say I had a better experience of him than you. I always recall him being more tolerant and open-minded than many people. Free, Those pictures are on the web site as well ... http://www.stcustards.free-online.co.uk/masters/masters6.htm
by chittani
Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Down With Skool
Replies: 14
Views: 13827

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You may think I'm soft, but I'm hard. Damned hard.

Control, I think we have a positive ID on William Wray.
by chittani
Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 'Girlie bars'
Replies: 23
Views: 22520

Hear, hear. I used to have a copy long ago. It was balanced and intelligent, critical of the kookiness (it was called "School for Scandal" and the front cover featured the lower halves of two long-skirted girls. There were boxes inset giving "cult facts") but what stood out for me was Billen's remar...
by chittani
Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Down With Skool
Replies: 14
Views: 13827

Hey! Planet, how do you do that?

Teach me, teach me!
by chittani
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 'Girlie bars'
Replies: 23
Views: 22520

Yes, but that assumes that there are fundamental teachings that are universally and uncritically accepted. Maybe that was the case 20 years ago, but some of us have read the Upanishads, the Gita, the Conversations, and a lot of other source material. Having done so, we can form our own opinions abou...
by chittani
Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 'Girlie bars'
Replies: 23
Views: 22520

I wonder how much access the SES does have to "The corridors of power"!????


Not much. As soon as anyone gets near even the front porches of power they usually leave the School - eg Sir Kenneth Jupp (High Court Judge), Roger Pincham (Chairman of Liberal Party), to avoid conflicts of interest.
by chittani
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Down With Skool
Replies: 14
Views: 13827

And finally we can reveal the secret mantra! (see Channel 4)

Wingardium Leviosa! (see Hary Potter & the Philopfer's Stone)
by chittani
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 'Girlie bars'
Replies: 23
Views: 22520

I remember reading the above 'expose' in 1994 and thinking to myself what a lot of crap it was. $1m Bonus to Beat Britain! Shock, horror! John Bull must be turning in his grave. To think that we should live to see the day that a New Zealander should be employed as a lobbyist by a company trying to d...
by chittani
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Down With Skool
Replies: 14
Views: 13827

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No. The spirit of tolerance, you fool.

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