[FairfieldLife] Re: So you want to read this

2014-08-23 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re , I was loafing in a Clarks shoestore . . . : Ouch! Don't ever become a sub editor. Re fleetwood's this fkn Yahoo Group has words overriding my screen: I've noticed a lot of that recently, especially immediately following a posting from Richard J. Williams[!]. Don't know if that is a

[FairfieldLife] Re: So you want to read this

2014-08-23 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Punk is highly respected: respected maybe - just make sure it never becomes respectable! ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : My Dearest s3raphita,(I write this particular salutation in response to the graphic phrase in which you end your Post: PS

[FairfieldLife] I must not think bad thoughts

2014-08-25 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Orwell's chilling prophecy about thought crimes is coming true. But as the 17th-century jurist Edward Coke put it, “No man shall be examined upon the secret thoughts of his heart, or of his secret opinion.” Bill Maher makes the same case with his customary wit . . .

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Gullible Fools We Were

2014-08-25 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re I have never met a single TM'er who could honestly say they had fulfilled all desires: And yet, . . ., and yet . . . Isn't it the case that *when you are meditating* you often enter a state in which your quotidian desires no longer impinge on your consciousness and you are happy to remain

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Gullible Fools We Were

2014-08-25 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : On 8/25/2014 8:59 PM, s3raphita@... mailto:s3raphita@... [FairfieldLife] wrote: Re I have never met a single TM'er who could honestly say they had fulfilled all desires: And yet, . . ., and yet . . . Isn't it the case that *when

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Gullible Fools We Were

2014-08-25 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Fulfillment of all desires could be just that - lack of desire.: That's my understanding. There's a school of thought that says that when we desire some satisfaction our equilibrium is disturbed which we experience as suffering. When we satisfy the desire we feel good and naturally assume

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Gullible Fools We Were

2014-08-26 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re You are not going to get any more enlightenment than you are going to get. That's necessarily true by definition but isn't it a little vacuous? Re When you realize this, you will be free and there won't be any more stress.: Hmm. But isn't here a difference between 1) saying to

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Gullible Fools We Were

2014-08-26 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re You are not going to get any more enlightenment than you are going to get. That's necessarily true by definition but isn't it a little vacuous? Re When you realize this, you will be free and there won't be any more stress.: Hmm. But isn't there a difference between 1) saying to

[FairfieldLife] Re: Out-evolving the amygdala!

2014-08-28 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Will this new technology wipe my mind clean of all memories of ever hearing Shaddap You Face by Joe Dolce? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : Now here's some

[FairfieldLife] Re: Out-evolving the amygdala!

2014-08-28 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re I bloody hope so, I need it removed now!: I've been whistling this bloody thing all day since I posted the link. Scientists are desperately searching for a cure but the only option for now is to get a friend to drill down to the reptilian part of the brain and burn away some circuits

[FairfieldLife] Re: Russians Invade Ukraine

2014-08-28 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Yep - this could get very ugly indeed. I must admit I was amused to see that a group of Russian paratroopers have been paraded on TV after being captured by the Ukrainians. The Russians claimed they got lost near the border! Don't they have SatNav? Putin must be hopping mad.

[FairfieldLife] The greatest ever guitar riff

2014-08-28 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
BBC Radio has just run a poll of a panel of music industry experts, music critics and record producers to select the best riff. It's the kind of lightweight, amusing contest that has obvious appeal: 1) we all regard ourselves as experts even if (like me) you've never picked up a guitar 2) You

Re: [FairfieldLife] The flying saint, Joseph of Cupertino

2014-08-28 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I'm healthily skeptical about such claims. (Notice how skepticism is always described as healthy?) But if there is anything to these tales I doubt if the saint *physically* levitated. Ie, a Kodak Brownie would not have recorded his flight. A more likely explanation (though still demanding a

[FairfieldLife] Re: The greatest ever guitar riff

2014-08-28 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Just had a listen to Crossroads courtesy of The Cream and it's a serviceable blues song. But when we're talking riffs we want something that grabs you from the first notes and with an insistent pulse that won't let you go. Jukebox music really. Here's an example of what you've been missing

[FairfieldLife] Re: Are renunciation and restraint necessary to gain enlightenment? - Maharishi and Muggeridge

2014-08-30 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Malcolm Muggeridge was a high-profile personality on late sixties/early seventies British TV and had some hard-hitting encounters with assorted trendy celebrities. When he conducted his (BBC Third Programme) interview with MMY I expected him to own Maharishi lock, stock and barrel. Instead he

[FairfieldLife] Re: The greatest ever guitar riff

2014-08-30 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Not a *guitar* riff - but nevertheless quite possibly the greatest riff ever . . . ladies and gentlemen I give you Ludwig van: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7pQytF2nak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7pQytF2nak

[FairfieldLife] Re: Are renunciation and restraint necessary to gain enlightenment? - Maharishi and Muggeridge

2014-08-30 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Here's another quote from de Caussade (I wish there were more Catholics like him): Those who have abandoned themselves to God always lead mysterious lives and receive from him exceptional and miraculous gifts by means of the most ordinary, natural and chance experiences in which there

[FairfieldLife] Re: I'm Out

2014-08-30 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I've not read Leadbeater's The Masters and the Path. I have read his The Chakras; Thought Forms; and Man Visible and Invisible. Those three books are all *easy*, lucid reads and pioneered New Age thinking in these fields so are precious. Let us know how you take to The Masters and the Path

[FairfieldLife] Re: Where is Barry Wright?

2014-08-30 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re I only read a few people's posts, and I mainly agree with the things they have to say.: Christ! That sounds ominous. We rely on you to stir it up. Conformity is a death trip.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Are renunciation and restraint necessary to gain enlightenment? - Maharishi and Muggeridge

2014-08-30 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Your take is a highly intellectualized version of what de Caussade and the Taoists are saying (nothing wrong with that!). De Caussade's little book amounts to his advice to go with the flow and to let go of our constant attempts to label this experience as good and that as bad. It really is

[FairfieldLife] Re: Obama is a Radical Islamic?

2014-08-30 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Great to read the comments on that articles . . .: Check out this rant by a Muslim-hating Brit. I bet he felt good after recording this. The thing is I know where he's coming from and share his irritation but he misses a crucial point that there are lots of British Muslims who just want

[FairfieldLife] Re: Obama is a Radical Islamic?

2014-08-31 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re It is known in North America as white guilt. In Europe it's called post-colonial guilt.: I've never suffered from either of those ailments. They sound painful. In fact, I wonder how many people do feel such guilt out there in the world of ordinary Joes and Jills. For sure none of my

[FairfieldLife] Re: Terrorist Advisory

2014-09-02 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re If something like that started to happen around here, I guarantee the parents of the girls would have taken matters into their own hands : What parents? A lot of these Rotherham girls were picked up (brazenly) from care homes and many of the other girls came from broken homes or had

[FairfieldLife] Re: Terrorist Advisory

2014-09-02 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re as some of these top officials may have been offenders themselves. Man, I had not heard that. Hope that wasn't the case but you never know. I've not heard that either but I'm putting it forward as a real possibility as we do for a fact know that some of the Pakistani local politicians

[FairfieldLife] Re: Terrorist Advisory

2014-09-02 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Wonder how many yogic flyers in that part of Ye Merrye Olde Englande?: Rotherham is 59 miles from Skelmersdale. How close do yogic flyers have to be before we can feel the benefit? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote : Wonder how many yogic flyers in that part of

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Terrorist Advisory

2014-09-02 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re as some of these top officials may have been offenders themselves. Man, I had not heard that. Hope that wasn't the case but you never know. I've not heard that either but I'm putting it forward as a real possibility as we do for a fact know that some of the Pakistani local

[FairfieldLife] Re: Get Off the iCloud

2014-09-04 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
How is this for a strong password? mhluw1bAr1ts Not bad, huh? I came across a suggestion for generating tough passwords. Take a poem you like. From the opening sentence use the initial letters for each word. The resulting gibberish is safe from brute-force methods. If you change all

[FairfieldLife] Re: Get Off the iCloud

2014-09-04 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
How is this for a strong password? mhluw1bAr1ts Not bad, huh? I came across a suggestion for generating tough passwords. Take a poem you like. From the opening sentence use the initial letters for each word. The resulting gibberish is safe from brute-force methods. If you change all

[FairfieldLife] Re: I Want to Publicly Thank s3erifina

2014-09-05 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
The only charges ever proved against Leadbeater (and he never denied them) were that he taught teenage boys to use masturbation as a release for sexual urges. Doesn't sound too promising to try and defend him does it? Worth pointing out though that the Edwardian society in which he worked had

[FairfieldLife] Re: A Short History of TMer Newsgroups, Part 1

2014-09-05 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Just took a cursory look at the essays you linked to. Looks like providing promising leads. Did you write those articles simply based on your own, private reading or is that the sort of material that everyone who takes advanced courses to become a TM teacher or sidha would be exposed to? I

[FairfieldLife] The original mad scientist

2014-09-05 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Wilhelm Reich has always struck me a someone who was crying out to have his life story filmed: a brilliant student of Freud before being rejected by this father figure; expelled from the psychoanalytic community because of his Communist leanings; expelled from the German Communist Party because

[FairfieldLife] Re: The original mad scientist

2014-09-05 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
This Reich character admitted that when he was 12 he discovered that his mother was having an affair with his live-in tutor. He would follow his mother when she went to the tutor's bedroom at night. He actually thought of forcing her to have sex with him too. He eventually told his father about

[FairfieldLife] Re: Jack the Ripper unmasked!

2014-09-07 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
The Juwes are the men that will not be blamed for nothing

[FairfieldLife] Re: Established in Being, let anger take over

2014-09-16 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Not come across that video before - excellent! Bevan Morris comes across as a one-man circle jerk. And as for MMY's comment that Australia is a slave of Britain . . . has he ever met any Aussies? If I were to walk into an Australian pub here in London and tell the clientele that line they'd

[FairfieldLife] Re: Established in Being, let anger take over

2014-09-16 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Not come across that video before - excellent! Bevan Morris comes across as a one-man circle jerk. And as for MMY's comment that Australia is a slave of Britain . . . has he ever met any Aussies? If I were to walk into an Australian pub here in London and repeat that line to the clientele

[FairfieldLife] Re: Walk in the Sand

2014-09-16 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Is that Ocean Beach at San Francisco? It sounds idyllic. I love walking barefoot over sandy beaches (unless the sand is baking hot). Maybe pebbly beaches are even better if you want to take the experience to the next level. But then I'm also addicted to reflexology. Reminding your feet that

Re: [FairfieldLife] Established in Being, let anger take over

2014-09-16 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re I found it quite entertaining but this is not serious journalism. It's a hatchet job, anyone can see that. I thought Bevan handled the reporter's questions very well, actually. : Yes, it's a hostile interview but that's what happens out there in the world of serious journalism. If

[FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendentalism: Established in Being, live your life

2014-09-16 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re What blows me away are meditators who would live here who would not go up there to meditate at all in the group. : Yes, I'm sure I'd join a group when meditating if there was one handy. Doesn't David Lynch get local meditators to come to his home to do their morning or evening

[FairfieldLife] Re: Walk in the Sand

2014-09-16 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
As I said: idyllic. So you've got 200 per cent of life. The experience of inner quiet and a perfect outer world of appearances to match it. You've got no excuse for not being content. But maybe there's a hidden catch. If you do ever find yourself feeling miserable you must also feel

[FairfieldLife] Race the Tube

2014-09-17 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
This will bring a smile to your face. Some game chap filmed himself leaving a London Underground Tube train, exiting the station and running on to the next station, then past the ticket barriers, and finally back into the same carriage on the train he had just left. I'm impressed!

[FairfieldLife] Re: Race the Tube

2014-09-17 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re But why?: He has a sense of humour? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : But why? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote : This will bring a smile to your face. Some game chap filmed himself leaving a London Underground Tube

[FairfieldLife] Mangalyaan - Mars craft in Hindi

2014-09-24 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
From The Telegraph: India has triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers. India was particularly proud that MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) was developed with homegrown technology

[FairfieldLife] Re: UKIP

2014-09-25 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]

[FairfieldLife] Re: UKIP

2014-09-25 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Yes, Nigel Farage is definitely not house trained and always says exactly what he thinks. He comes across as the loudmouth down the pub. Although I can't imagine that Farage and his party UKIP will make a blind bit of difference if they ever do gain some seats in Parliament I have to confess

[FairfieldLife] Re: For Salyavin or anyone who wants a bit of a laugh

2014-07-04 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Nice - and seems accurate to me. The accent I (and most Brits) hate the most is the Birmingham accent (check it out on your link at the 2:25 mark). Interestingly, clever-dick scholars who have analysed the rhymes used by Shakespeare (born in Stratford-on-Avon, which is close to Birmingham)

[FairfieldLife] Re: Gene Simmons is one screwed up dude!

2014-07-06 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re “The 1 percent pays 80 percent of all taxes.: The flaw in that argument is that one reason the rich pay so much in tax and the poorest pay so little is that the wealthy award themselves mega bonuses while the poorest are seeing their wages decline in real terms. Increase pay at the bottom

[FairfieldLife] Re: Gene Simmons is one screwed up dude!

2014-07-06 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I agree - we're at one on this. My point is that we need to increase wages for the lowest paid (which means they will also pay more in taxes) and stop the richest setting their own astronomical pay rises - and so lowering the gap between the well-off and the needy. Then the rich can't keep

[FairfieldLife] Re: Gene Simmons is one screwed up dude!

2014-07-06 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
In 1930 economist John Maynard Keynes predicted the day would soon come when technological progress would mean that wealth creation would be so great we would have to work far less hours while still enjoying an improving standard of living. The danger he warned about was that those who owned

[FairfieldLife] Re: According to Nisargadatta

2014-07-09 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re we, as pure awareness, do nothing: So we can't liberate ourselves - as we're just looking on. It follows that if moksha is possible it's a case of us waiting for the the three gunas to untangle themselves (as it were) and stop creating scrambled messages in our minds that give the

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Would You Do?

2014-07-12 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re What if you found out that fewer and fewer youngsters are supporting more and more retirees?: Is that necessarily bad news? The reason we need a smaller work force is because automation in manufacturing and IT in the office means fewer people can do the work that a generation ago a larger

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Would You Do?

2014-07-12 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re What would you do if you saw a drone at your bedroom window?: Yes, that sucks. What is worrying me more is this new Google glass contraption which has just started to become available in the UK. The thought of people recording the strangers they encounter in public spaces (and using

[FairfieldLife] Jog Along Bess

2014-07-12 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Vashti Bunyan was an obscure folksy singer in Swinging London. At the end of the sixties she travelled by horse and cart to the Hebridean Islands to join a commune set up by uber-hippie (and apostle of TM) Donovan. She penned this autobiographical song about the trip. It reminds me of Blake's

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Would You Do?

2014-07-12 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re So I too will be recording people or drivers and crazy cyclists I encounter on the public roadways. : Yep, in some places (Russia, for example) it's become essential to have a camera fitted to your car if you want to make an insurance claim. One day, that camera of yours might

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Would You Do?

2014-07-13 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re The thought of being in the Bardo and concerned about how many views my YouTubed last words were getting: There must be a new level on the after-life planes for the present generation of narcissists who spend their days taking selfies and obsessively updating their Facebook pages.

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Would You Do?

2014-07-13 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re You mean like damn bicyclist!: How about: REALITY IS A DEADLY PLACE. I HOPE THIS TRIP IS A GOOD ONE. Psych-Out (1968) Check it out from the 7:40 to 8:40 mark . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O540iw5xaqs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O540iw5xaqs ---In

[FairfieldLife] Re: Coolest death scene ever??

2014-07-13 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Leon - This is from Mathilda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNS9aDRqyII https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNS9aDRqyII

[FairfieldLife] Re: Yoko Ono, TM meditator

2014-07-15 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Yoko first met John Lennon at an exhibition of her art work at Indica Gallery, Mayfair, London on 7 November 1966. No TM involvement. See here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/11/07/john-lennon-meets-yoko-ono/ http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/11/07/john-lennon-meets-yoko-ono/ ---In

[FairfieldLife] Re: Yoko Ono, TM meditator

2014-07-15 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
By the way: as a comment to the article I've linked to mentions, Lennon met Yoko on the same day Paul McCartney is alleged to have died (his lookalike is still claiming to be Paul to this day according to the urban legend)! If that hoary conspiracy amuses you watch this documentary which claims

[FairfieldLife] Give thanks to McDonald's

2014-07-15 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner claims a double cheeseburger from McDonald's is: “The cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history”. I think he's overlooking the hidden subsidies but he's right that it offers excellent value for money (if you remember

[FairfieldLife] Re: Give thanks to McDonald's

2014-07-15 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re But that was years ago when I still ate beef.: Did you stop for health reasons - or was it moral qualms?

[FairfieldLife] Re: Give thanks to McDonald's

2014-07-15 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
When in the USA the worst fast-food I tried was the Roy Rogers chain. Yuk! I liked the Wendy products but it never caught on here in the UK. I agree about McD's though - pretty gross. Ditto Subway. KFC was the first US chain that opened restaurants in the UK (1960s) and are probably the best

[FairfieldLife] Re: Give thanks to McDonald's

2014-07-16 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re stop eating beef even though I knew that the beef we eat is not the milk cows adored by Indians. : Can you answer something that has been puzzling me? If I was in an Indian restaurant (a restaurant in India I mean!) and asked for a beef madras curry would the staff recoil in horror at my

[FairfieldLife] Re: Live The Process

2014-07-19 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
The Process! Anyone remember The Process? From Wiki: The Process Church of the Final Judgment, commonly known by non-members as the Process Church, was a religious group that flourished in the 1960s and 1970s, founded by the English couple Mary Anne and Robert DeGrimston (originally

[FairfieldLife] Re: Live The Process

2014-07-19 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
For those (few) of you who are interested there was a book published recently Love, Sex, Fear, Death: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment by Timothy Wyllie (Editor) and Adam Parfrey. It's an intriguing account of life inside a cult and includes lots of original

[FairfieldLife] Re: Live The Process

2014-07-19 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Posting those two songs of pseudo-spirituality, Christian rock, reminds me of the original and still the best - Norman Greenbaum's Spirit in the Sky. Feel that fuzz box . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cXrEPNvRO8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cXrEPNvRO8

[FairfieldLife] 'God' seen in photograph of clouds over Norfolk

2014-07-22 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
He doesn't look best pleased. http://tinyurl.com/nkexlp3 http://tinyurl.com/nkexlp3

[FairfieldLife] Re: What Can We Do?

2014-07-23 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re What if you woke up in the morning and your house was the target of thousands of rockets?: Last time that happened here in London was when the V1 and V2 rockets were raining down. Then the RAF went and bombed the shit out of the sites making and launching the missiles. The primary target

[FairfieldLife] Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965)

2014-07-27 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Phil Spector producing the Paris Sisters is a marriage made in heaven. But Kenneth Anger adding a touch of the demonic with one of his underground films is the icing on the cake. I wish today's music videos had this touch of magic . . .

[FairfieldLife] Re: An even more accurate animated history of Israel-Gaza

2014-07-28 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
It's a striking and sobering animation. The problem is that if you look at a political map of the world the frontiers are the result of a) natural geographical features, and b) military conquest. Eventually one side in a dispute has had to accept they've been defeated. The

[FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-01 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Janov's Primal Therapy has led a lot of people to mental breakdown also. (Google Primal Therapy.) I'm not knocking the guy (I want us to experiment with as many therapies as possible) but there will obviously be tragedies as we learn to unravel the mysteries of the mind. On the subject of

[FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-01 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Enjoying Utopia season 2? The Killing season 4 debuted today on Netflix WI: I've not caught those series. My tastes run to the Gothic so I enjoyed Eva Green in Penny Dreadful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFXHfEqMcis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFXHfEqMcis ---In

[FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-01 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Yes Hare Krishna is included in the lyrics but Georgie boy was suggesting that he included his personal *TM* mantra in the gibberish that runs from the last minute till the end of the song. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote : On 08/01/2014 06:30 PM, s3raphita@...

[FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-01 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re that prove that any mantra, TM or otherwise, has any effect on human thinking. : Well, yes. We don't expect meditation to alter our *thoughts* per se. We expect it to alter consciousness. If there are no double-blind studies that show meditation can alter how someone perceives the world

[FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-01 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Or what he thought was his mantra. : Yes. I always enjoyed the anecdote that Mia Farrow related. It seems she sneezed during her initiation and asked MMY to repeat the syllable. He refused (!) so she always wondered afterwards if she was repeating the correct mantra. (Still, she later

[FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-01 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re BTW, Utopia is a UK Channel 4 series and very dark. Just took a look at the trailer. Could be a good one for me. Thanks.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-01 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Someone once told me their mantra was whig: Are there a lot of sadistic TM teachers out there who enjoy giving their victims useless mantras? There a stories of Christians who learn TM and replace their given syllable with a word they feel comfortable with - Love, Jesus, Maranatha -

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-01 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Wake up foggy headed? Clear your head with with the kapha mantra hoom though if you really want to clear it try the Ganesh mantra: om gam ganapataye namaha. Upset stomach? Use the pitta mantra. Constipation? Try the vata mantra.: We were always taught that during TM we should allow

[FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-02 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re I Am the Walrus: I'm crying Yes Aim and Kring are both excellent suggestions. Thanks - I think you might have solved a mystery that has puzzled me for ages. Pity George isn't around to confirm it.

[FairfieldLife] Re: We Were There

2014-08-02 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
My favourite Houdini trick was one time when he visited some one-horse town in the States to demonstrate his jail-breaking skill. The local sheriff locked him in the jail and everyone then waited outside the building for the great magician to emerge. All the townsfolk were there to witness the

[FairfieldLife] Re: Arthur Janov is my new hero

2014-08-02 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re I happen to have the Magical Mystery Tour DVD : Ah yes - Christmas time in England. On Boxing Day in 1967 the BBC broadcast Magical Mystery Tour. The whole family sat down to watch it and we all thought it complete rubbish and switched channels after 30 minutes. The previous Christmas

[FairfieldLife] Re: 60s Flashback Envy

2014-08-04 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
How young people *actually* danced at the Fillmore Auditorium - 1966. Looks pretty cool to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_KnscgBZc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_KnscgBZc

[FairfieldLife] Re: On Being Useless

2014-08-04 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.: That's OK but needs to be balanced by this quote from Voltaire: Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Why astrology is rubbish.

2014-08-04 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Because we have certain individuals here who claim to have reached cosmic consciousness and yet do not believe in the existence of a Divine Being.: Isn't the Divine Being the One Self each of us is at root; the One Self which is pretending to be all the individuals we are and see? God isn't

[FairfieldLife] Re: Why astrology is rubbish.

2014-08-04 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Think about what someone is doing who studies the occult arts. He (let us say) learns the influence of the positions of the seven or more planets at a person's birth. He learns the nuances of transits and beneficent or adverse angles. He learns the attributions of the Major Arcana in the Tarot

[FairfieldLife] Re: Who Killed Jim Morrison?

2014-08-06 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
The comments below the article suggest that Jim didn't use smack but when he caught his wife with China White heroin he mistook it for cocaine. After taking a line and then realizing his mistake he got into a bath to try to lower his body temperature and fight off the overdose effects - alas to

[FairfieldLife] Re: Who Killed Jim Morrison?

2014-08-06 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
The comments below the article suggest that Jim never used smack but when he caught his wife with China White heroin he mistook it for cocaine. After taking a line and then realizing his mistake he got into a bath to try to lower his body temperature and fight off the overdose effects - alas

[FairfieldLife] Re: 72 virgins

2014-08-08 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Two quotes from the article . . . According to Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Jibreen, who was a leading cleric and a member of the Senior Clerics Association, This number [72] is only for men. A woman will have only one husband in Paradise, and she will be satisfied with him and will not need any

[FairfieldLife] Re: Get your Kinks out!

2014-08-08 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
It was 50 years ago . . . The Kinks' You Really Got Me was released on August 4, 1964 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq_KQYVPadQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq_KQYVPadQ

[FairfieldLife] Re: Spirituality and Psychosis

2014-08-10 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re Apparently there is not a single scientific report that proves that the practice of TM is the cause of psychosis or any other adverse mental or medical condition. Almost all anecdotal reports indicate a preexisting condition. If there were any scientific, double-blind studies concerning TM

[FairfieldLife] Re: Damn It

2014-08-11 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re While its impossible to say for sure that it would have prevented it, what if Williams had learned TM during his last visit to a rehab center earlier this year?: TM has a poor record for combating depression. It's good for anxiety - which is a different issue. Given that Robin

[FairfieldLife] Re: Damn It

2014-08-12 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re He never seemed to break from his crazy person persona. : 'People think they know you. They expect you to be literally like you are on TV or in the movies, bouncing off the walls. A woman in an airport once said to me, Be zany! People always want zany, goofy sh-t from me. It takes a lot of

[FairfieldLife] Re: Damn It

2014-08-12 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re He never seemed to break from his crazy person persona. : 'People think they know you. They expect you to be literally like you are on TV or in the movies, bouncing off the walls. A woman in an airport once said to me, Be zany! People always want zany, goofy sh-t from me. It takes a lot of

[FairfieldLife] Iyengar dies at the age of 95

2014-08-20 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Gurus in India have paid tribute to B.K.S Iyengar - the man who popularised yoga throughout the world and turned it into a global 'mind, body and spirit’ industry - who has died at the age of 95.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Significance of the American's Beheading

2014-08-22 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
The real significance is that the American journalist was beheaded by an Englishman. He's probably a Londoner - so brought up and educated near to where I'm sitting and typing now. There are a lot of alienated Muslim youths over here and the Government hasn't a clue how to deal with them. The

[FairfieldLife] Re: 21st Century Relationships

2014-08-22 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Yes Sex Box is a UK series the States has decided to copy. The good news is that the earnestness of the subjects and experts on the series makes sex seem so mundane and boring that your teenagers will all be taking the chastity oath and sticking to Schedule 1 drugs from now on . . . ---In

[FairfieldLife] Juggling made easy

2014-08-23 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Something sublimely beautiful about this . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhmdrrAriGI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhmdrrAriGI

[FairfieldLife] So you want to read this

2014-08-23 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I was in a Clarks shoe store on Oxford Street today trying on a couple of options for casual footwear suitable for the heatwave. I asked the assistant if I could try on a third style of shoe also and she said to me, I'll just get them. Then, pointing to the two pairs I'd already tried on, she

[FairfieldLife] Re: Bye Bye Dan and Jedi

2014-10-03 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
There are two serious problems with Jews pleading for special protection against attacks on their religion: 1) those of us who are not Jews and have long-since adjusted to seeing our own attitudes and beliefs ridiculed by all and sundry get the message that THE JEWS AREN'T LIKE US. So Jewish

[FairfieldLife] Re: Photo series shows how we see people in our minds vs. how they really are

2014-10-04 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re The Jews are very aggressive about any antisemitism and could get someone at Yahoo freaked enough to close FFL down. It may not be right to surrender, but it does avoid the danger not yet come.: And Muslims are very aggressive about Islamophobia (you've been watching the news recently,

[FairfieldLife] Re: Photo series shows how we see people in our minds vs. how they really are

2014-10-05 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Re I think it was highly inappropriate for Dan to go all nuclear over Jedi's comment.: Abso-bloody-lutely. I hate it when people call in the censorious brigade (like the ADL) when they encounter views they violently disagree with. By the logic of my liberal (in the old-fashioned sense of the

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