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Non-Violent Non-Compliance

Many ordinary people discuss the world’s problems, their nation’s problems, even local problems, perhaps even figure out how to solve them and then shrug and end the conversation with ‘what can I do I’m only one person?’ Unfortunately that lack of self-belief and lack of confidence in our ability to change things is exactly why… Continue reading Non-Violent Non-Compliance

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Decline and Fall of the New Rome

Rampant inflation, caused by debasement of the currency, government corruption and nanny state corrective action that makes matters worse. Declining trade, caused by wars to control the empire, massive military over-reach and ever increasing spending on the military – funded by increases in taxation on the citizens, especially those least in a position to pay.… Continue reading Decline and Fall of the New Rome

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Staying Positive Through Hard Times

Many people are suffering today – financial hardship, poor health, relationship breakdowns, bereavements and uncertain futures. At times it all looks like a rather grim start to the year but that does not mean that one should give into negativity. In many ways what happens to us is governed by our attitude to life as… Continue reading Staying Positive Through Hard Times

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Down the Rabbit Hole and Into Reality

The rabbit hole is an analogy that has been used many times, an obvious reference to the extreme shift of perspective experienced by Alice, equally applicable to any earth-shattering change in understanding or perspective. As someone reading this article or articles on similar websites you have probably reached a certain level of realization about the… Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole and Into Reality

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The History of Religious Intolerance

In the world before Christianity and Islam took hold far more religions and philosophies existed than do now. Around the middle of the first millennium BCE Daoism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism began to become established and quickly spread in Asia, no doubt impacting on already long established religions of the time but without such wide-reaching repercussions.… Continue reading The History of Religious Intolerance

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Druidry – A Force For Positive Change

In the pre-christian era, western Europe, before Roman conquest, was ruled by Celtic monarchs/tribal chiefs, relying on the guidance of druids, who also were responsible for the administation of much of society on a day to day level. The druids were both feared and respected and their strict code of behaviour was adhered to otherwise… Continue reading Druidry – A Force For Positive Change

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Strength in Diversity

When I was a child, it was unwise to publically admit to being a Pagan. We were open to discrimination, harassment and abuse, our beliefs ridiculed, and our jobs potentially threatened, and worse. During my lifetime, I’ve watched Paganism as a movement come out of the broom closet and start engaging with the wider world. The… Continue reading Strength in Diversity