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by ConcernedMum
Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: John Colet school sydney australia
Replies: 28
Views: 36226

Re: John Colet school sydney australia

Here's some more information on John Colet showing that it is a SES school for children (legally separate but the same philosophy) from the Education Renaissance Trust (ERT) website. The ERT is the umbrella group for the sES schools and is set up to promote the SES philosophy in schools. The idea of...
by ConcernedMum
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Just for fun...really?
Replies: 45
Views: 39755

Re: Just for fun...really?

This went on for some time until because I continued with economics there came down from on high via Ian Mason a message from Donald Lambie that it was a ‘pity’ that I was the only one in the internal study of economics not in the residential philosophy programme, so I dutifully enrolled. But this ...
by ConcernedMum
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Just for fun...really?
Replies: 45
Views: 39755

Re: Just for fun...really?

Hello iwonder I can't speak about the Australian organization, but had over 20 years experience till recently in the UK one, which is the centre to which it defers. Hi Chittani, I think I might understand where you are coming from in writing your reply in that you are trying to reassure iwonder, wh...
by ConcernedMum
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The truth behind SES leaders' aborted Indian pilgrimage
Replies: 22
Views: 28694

Re: The truth behind SES leaders' aborted Indian pilgrimage

Might be of interest (especially to Gurus looking for funding): In the food-processing business, the Dublin-based company Odenberg is a world leader. Some 65pc of the chips eaten worldwide -- or 90pc of the French fries eaten in the US -- come from potatoes peeled using Odenberg technology. Odenberg...
by ConcernedMum
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: UK Cult Guru convicted of Rape and Assault!
Replies: 1
Views: 3677

Re: UK Cult Guru convicted of Rape and Assault!

Trouble is that we read these stories and tell ourselves that we'd never do that or allow that. Even in the case of the friend who was raped by that guru, the guru persuaded the friend that the other friend was lying/attention seeking/compo seeking etc etc. The power of hold on the mind of belief in...
by ConcernedMum
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Ficino School - New Zealand
Replies: 12
Views: 17038

Re: Ficino School - New Zealand

Hello Mr Blobby Would the CofE document on New Religious Movements help in explaining the difference between established religions and NRMs to your wife? I took my son out of John Scottus for a number of reasons but the chief one was the breakdown in trust. I wouldn't put very young children, who of...
by ConcernedMum
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU
Replies: 44
Views: 32279

Re: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU

I'll throw my 2 cents in. I think it wouldn't be a helpful thing to have a thread on Gangaji's teaching for these reasons: 1) It is a distraction from the substance of the forum which is discussion of the SES itself. For anyone, like myself, who needed to find critical information (and by critical I...
by ConcernedMum
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bridge over troubled water....
Replies: 14
Views: 9058

Re: Bridge over troubled water....

Guilty as charged! Wishful thinking is my problem. Thanks ConcernedMum! I recognise the affliction. I have struggled with holding to the truth, or at least my truth, of a situation and how to address unacceptable behaviour towards me from others without being unkind. I think humility and humour are...
by ConcernedMum
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bridge over troubled water....
Replies: 14
Views: 9058

Re: Bridge over troubled water....

Apart from suggesting that I would make 'defamatory' remarks about the SES, Donald Lambie also wrote: "The article by Satish Kumar is lovely." I have been seeking something in common. This is it. Perhaps I should not be working this out publicly but there it is, I have done so because I f...
by ConcernedMum
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steiner Schools
Replies: 13
Views: 13544

Re: Steiner Schools

Hi Bluegreen The night I found this forum, I couldn't sleep with worry for my little one (and what I had done/my own stupidity) so i understand what a shock it is to find information about cults and the school your child is in. I agree entirely with the others above about going with your gut feeling...
by ConcernedMum
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steiner Schools
Replies: 13
Views: 13544

Re: Steiner Schools

Oh and I'm sorry if I sound like I'm saying all Steiner schools are good! You get extremists sometimes anywhere. I'm just talking about two families I know well in two different schools. Bluegreen my friend's boy goes to a UK Steiner - one near Wokingham? My geography isn't great. She's very grounde...
by ConcernedMum
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steiner Schools
Replies: 13
Views: 13544

Re: Steiner Schools

Really? I have experience of two schools, one in Ireland and one in England. Close friends educate their kids at them. All Steiner's books on education - and god was he a prolific writer - are published. I've heard hints of dodgy areas in Steiner's philosophy - including accusations of racism. Howev...
by ConcernedMum
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steiner Schools
Replies: 13
Views: 13544

Re: Steiner Schools

Hi bluegreen In my experience each Steiner school is different as it depends on the teachers and the community around them what they are like. While it does mean you have to check things out for yourself, it does to me reflect a healthiness about Steiner philosophy - that it truly is better at allow...
by ConcernedMum
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Boddy & Pincham: what sort of men are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 9315

Re: Boddy & Pincham: what sort of men are you?

I should clarify that when I say "denial", clearly there has been some acknowledgement of the fact that children were abused but the inadequate response shows some level of denial is still in operation. Yes. Lucca Leadership has been running 'leadership' courses for later teens (16+) in sc...
by ConcernedMum
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Boddy & Pincham: what sort of men are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 9315

Re: Boddy & Pincham: what sort of men are you?

And lets not forget that David Boddy is heading up the board of Lucca Leadership. It is notable that the SES are trying to put clear blue water between them and Lucca Leadership. David Boddy and the majority of the other trustees (if not all?) are intimately linked with Lucca Leadership. Lets make s...

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