The scientific recognition that meat eating is dangerous to human health is the link between two ground-breaking books published forty years apart; Animal Machines by Ruth Harrison (1964) and The China Study by Colin Campbell (2006). A new second edition of Animal Machines was launched recently at Oxford University on the occasion of a Zoology Department conference to celebrate two remarkable scientist-pioneer women and their books; Rachel Carson and her environmental classic Silent Spring…Continue
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I had settled down in a little Italian bistro to recover from some dental treatment and was dipping ciabatta bread into hot carrot and coriander soup, chewing slowly and observing feeling returning to the gums as the numbing effect of the…Continue
The idea for a memorial emblem of the red poppy came in a moment of revelation to an American teacher, Moina Belle Michael. It was the Saturday morning of the 9th November, 1918 —two days before the Armistice was signed. A young soldier had placed a copy of the Ladies Home Journal on her desk where she was on duty for a Conference of the Overseas YMCA at Columbia University in New York City. She found time to read it and discovered the marked page which carried John Macrae’s poem…Continue
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We are living in a very auspicious era: so many paths, healing methods, meditations, channelers, wonderful spiritual writers, so much information to dip into, choose from, try out, and experiment with — we can be like ‘butterflies’ with no clear goal. Or we can miss the magic opportunity and be put off by trigger words like “religion”, “God”, “Christianity”, “karma”, “Buddhism”, “reincarnation” and so on.
All genuine paths are based on the same simple…Continue
Looking at the image of the Universal Octopus in the book CENTRE and seeing everything; humans, animals, birds, butterflies, trees, mushrooms... emerging from the Centre, the one Source - I wondered about trees, “Do trees feel pain when they are cut down?”
I recalled visiting the Findhorn Community in Scotland many years ago and being at a gathering in the Community Hall to meet an…Continue
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“Has a dog Buddha-nature?
This is the most serious question of all.
If you say yes or no,…Continue
Brian Taylor, quite possibly today’s foremost researcher into yoga and the psychic and spiritual sciences, has a new book out called CENTRE The Truth about Everything. Michael Tymn, quite possibly today’s foremost writer on 19th century and early 20th century Spiritualism, has a new book out called TRANSCENDING THE TITANIC.
What both books focus on is the spiritual and transcendent elements of existence and its apparent continuation after physical…Continue
CENTRE The Truth about—DEATH
An English Poet and philosopher (philos=friend; sophia=wisdom) became a researcher into the paranormal and the truth about Death after discovering a tiny luminous ‘portal’ in the centre of his body, uncharted on present-day chakra maps of the subtle body. Later he came to see that all beings have this shining Centre at the centre of their being and were, for the most part, unaware of its significance or even…Continue
CENTRE THE TRUTH ABOUT EVERYTHING
by Brian Taylor
The Buddha’s intention was never academic but purely practical, in the sense of understanding quite basic ideas (dhammas) and putting them into practice in order to gain specific results in this lifetime. That still ought to be so today. But, over the centuries, this hasn’t always been the case, particularly…Continue
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