This book by Divine Charura, edited by Stephen Paul, has just been published. You can obtain it here

and there is a relevant blog post here

Here is an extract from my Forword:

Can a therapist really love all their clients? Is universal love a meaningful idea at all? Some might hold it as an ideal to love all others the same, but a person who is treated the same as all others does not feel loved. Love has something to do with making the love object special. To treat everyone the same may be a worthy value of social administration in a democratic society, but is that love? Is not love something about honouring the uniqueness of the individual and standing alongside them, even in struggles against other individuals. Is not love about taking sides? Can love and political correctness be reconciled? Should they be, or is there a necessary tension or even conflict between them? Is therapy a form of social administration and control or is it about liberation therefrom? A book of this kind has an almost limitless field. To reflect on such matters is also a kind of love and, one hopes, may lead us to dissolve at least some of the barriers to this most important of perennial mysteries.

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A Special Weekend

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2017 at 23:52 1 Comment

I have spent the past weekend at meetings of the Amida Order in Malvern in UK. Apart from approving the advancement of a number of good people there was not a lot of "business" so we were able to concentrate upon our relationships with each other and with life and upon practising together. The whole thing turned out very well. The temple in Malvern is very comfortable and the location superb. It is difficult to convey the quality of interaction between people to those who were not there -…

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COMPASSION FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on June 1, 2017 at 14:00 1 Comment

I suppose that for many people politics seems something rather remote. For me, it is always close to my heart. Not that I strongly support this or that party, but because the issues are of such consequence. This is perhaps because of my early years having been passed in the Middle East where those consequences are evident in a more raw way. Over my lifetime I have watched as a pivotal region of the world has been systematically wrecked and ruined. Beautiful, cosmopolitan, multi-religious…

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First Thing's First!

Posted by Adam Dunsby on May 28, 2017 at 17:24 0 Comments

       

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Message from Geeta

Posted by David Brazier on May 26, 2017 at 19:30 0 Comments

I (Geeta) can offer up to 3 people a lift from Surrey to Eleusis, leaving at 5 am on 1st June and/or returning to England about 5 pm on 4th June. I can offer one person (or a couple) accommodation on the night before we travel and the night that we return.

Thank you Geeta - nice offer.

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