Bliss lies on the other side of your Fear

Bliss lies on the other side of your Fear

People sometimes say to me about Cannabis "Oh, but it makes me paranoid, makes me anxious, gives me a panic attack" and so on. I just replied to a young friend who asked me about this: "The anxiety is already there within you; the Cannabis makes you more aware of both...

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Shiva the Destroyer

Shiva the Destroyer

Of the three great Gods of the Hindu Trinity - Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer, and Shiva the Destroyer - I am a long-time devotee of the greatest of the three: Lord Shiva.Shiva is the Supreme Destoyer of Evil. He makes the way for a new rebirth, always...

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My new allotment plans

My new allotment plans

I am extremely grateful to the many good friends who expressed such warm support for my new allotment plans. I was touched and moved by the love. When I left home in my early 20s, nearly fifty years ago now, for some reason I had firmly in mind the goal of...

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CORONAVIRUS: CONSPIRACY OR COCK-UP?

CORONAVIRUS: CONSPIRACY OR COCK-UP?

I’ve identified at least four possible explanations currently on offer as to the real causes of this surreal Coronavirus global emergency:(1) This was a naturally occurring genetic mutation originating from Chinese bats and somehow finding its way into the human...

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Does Cannabis cause Paranoia?

Does Cannabis cause Paranoia?

Does Cannabis cause Paranoia? I sometimes get told by people, when I talk to them about Cannabis, ‘Oh, but it makes me paranoid’. This is something that you also see posted in the right-wing press, as an argument against Cannabis. What is the truth? The answer is: Yes...

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Prayer: Communion of Souls

Prayer: Communion of Souls

Prayer: Communion of SoulsIn the last few years, I have started to spend more time in prayer on a regular basis. I now spend five minutes in prayer three times a day, and find this a most worthwhile activity. This is on top of my hour of Yoga first thing each morning....

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Yoga and Cannabis

Yoga and Cannabis

Yoga and CannabisI had a wonderful win recently which I would like to share:Last September I started to experience some serious and debilitating pain in my lower right back. Long story short: the X-rays and MRI scan showed I have a degenerative deterioration of the...

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Christmas Dinner at Rugby School

Christmas Dinner at Rugby School

I'd like to share a wonderful personal experience with you, my dear friends:In December (2019) I was invited back to my old house at Rugby School, where I was the top scholar of my year in 1962, for a Christmas dinner. Rugby is a very international, cosmopolitan place...

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The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism:

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism:

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism: They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. More simply put, suffering exists; it has a cause, it has an end,...

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