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by Ahamty2
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Article in Irish national newspaper on John Scottus School
Replies: 11
Views: 13975

Re: Article in Irish national newspaper on John Scottus School

There must be a world wide pr campaign to promote the SES/SOP educational schools and how different they are from the norm. The headmaster of John Colet School (formerly St James) a few weeks ago was on our ABC Radio National morning program singing the praises of how 5/6 yr old do Shakespeare right...
by Ahamty2
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The ‘Vedic Teaching’ in SES
Replies: 14
Views: 9915

Re: How ‘Vedic’ is the ‘Vedic Teaching’ in SES?

I agree with you, Tootsie. I used to be at the “house” during term break with all the correlation of term reports going on. I won’t mention any names of my fellow ‘top groupers’ who were involved with all this. Decisions were made about the senior level of the SOP, they were made here. Your second-l...
by Ahamty2
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The ‘Vedic Teaching’ in SES
Replies: 14
Views: 9915

Re: How ‘Vedic’ is the ‘Vedic Teaching’ in SES?

Stiltrubld: Mentioned your entry to my wife regarding MM conversations. She replied we may not have heard or read them but we certainly knew about them. Coming back from India with a huge ego boost and HH replies, all hell broke loose on the women in the Sydney SOP; he and Mrs NM unleashed these dra...
by Ahamty2
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The ‘Vedic Teaching’ in SES
Replies: 14
Views: 9915

Re: How ‘Vedic’ is the ‘Vedic Teaching’ in SES?

Stiltrubld: I find this very interesting re: Michael Mavro Conversations Feb '76. I remember MM going to India in 1976 to see HH as the top group had to hand over one week's wages/salary to pay for the leader's spiritual trip to have an audience with HH. We, in Sydney, never heard or saw the so call...
by Ahamty2
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 37
Views: 17212

Re: SES Origins and Character

The concept of ‘spirituality’ is very, very subjective, another person may understand it in a more humanist way as being a reflection of our psychological and emotional engagement with the world. Perhaps all this esoteric view of the human being is what present day genetics sees as part of our DNA a...
by Ahamty2
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 37
Views: 17212

Re: SES Origins and Character

I don’t have a problem with ‘spirituality’ nor Vedanta. I do have a problem with the SES’s interpretation of it all. The ever present danger is when philosophical thought becomes rigid and unbending, which invariably becomes dogma then progresses to some kind of religion. The SES is only really inte...
by Ahamty2
Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 37
Views: 17212

Re: SES Origins and Character

Stiltrubld, Mavro had become a public embarrassment to the SES. But London can only hold itself to blame. The SES was repeatedly told of how the Mavro’s were running the Sydney SOP. The stock reply from them was the Sydney SOP and all the Schools were autonomous and the Sydney leader could run it ho...
by Ahamty2
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 37
Views: 17212

Re: SES Origins and Character

Why! Why! Jo-Anne. That is the question I still ask myself, like lamenting over spilt milk really. Why didn’t I leave earlier? Why did I give the best years of my young adult life in an organization such as the SES. There were no physical barriers to stop you, so why let the psychological barriers h...
by Ahamty2
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 37
Views: 17212

Re: SES Origins and Character

Again, this was the generosity of the Fox Family. Falcon Street was the precursor of the now John Colet School at Belrose. I remember Mrs M wanting to introduce some of the draconian principles of St Vedast and St James at Falcon St but met resistance from Mrs F and her daughter, which was a blessin...
by Ahamty2
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 37
Views: 17212

Re: SES Origins and Character

Yes, Tootsie, I do recommend Clara Salaman’s “Shame on You”. It is not a literary masterpiece, however, it is well written and a good read for today’s readers. I read it as an adult SOP member with a daughter the same age as Clara who was born in London whilst I spent two and a half years in the SES...
by Ahamty2
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 37
Views: 17212

Re: SES Origins and Character

If only Free, we were to know these things when we naively joined the SES with rose tinted glasses of doing good in the world all those years ago, so idealistic of us. Ah! Those were the days in the Sydney SOP under the leadership of MM. As a member of the Sydney so called ‘top’ group, our Friday Gr...
by Ahamty2
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Coming to terms with stupidity
Replies: 110
Views: 80526

Re: Coming to terms with stupidity

May I recommend everyone who has had anything to do with the SES, its affiliates and its educational institutions read Clara Salaman's 'Shame on You'. If you have been in the School anywhere or are still in it, read it. No, this is not a commercial break and I am not associated with Penguin in any w...
by Ahamty2
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Coming to terms with stupidity
Replies: 110
Views: 80526

Re: Coming to terms with stupidity

By the way Daffy, much belated thanks for your ongoing work in managing this site.[/quote] Hear! Hear! We are all deeply indebted to Daffy for taking on the task of keeping this forum going, especially as a dedicated SES-Forum site. At least we can tell it as it was and as it now is and what goes on...
by Ahamty2
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: What is it like at St James now?
Replies: 23
Views: 19107

Re: What is it like at St James now?

Very difficult not to be sarcastic when one reads that the SES plans big celebrations for the 100th birthday of LM. Are they going to celebrate all the broken lives, families and the human spirit he was responsible for destroying over the years he was Leader of the SES and its branches around the wo...
by Ahamty2
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Technological Renaissance
Replies: 12
Views: 7371

Re: Technological Renaissance

Ah! The blessings of doing second line work (the jingoism that went with it:" working with and for others in the School") at Kent Street; Wow! But we did transform a derelict bond store into an incredible building, mostly with free labour and expertise. Yes that elusive "working surfa...

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