Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Towards Sacred

When the teachings of geometry are used to show the ancient truth that all life emerges from the same blueprint, we can clearly see that life springs from the same source … the intelligent, unconditionally loving creative force some call "God." When geometry is used to express and explore this great truth, a broader understanding of the universe unfolds until we can see that all aspects of reality become sacred. The ancients knew this truth and incorporated sacred geometry teachings into their schools as a way for anyone to begin to practically understand his or her personal relationship to "God" and the universe.

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The shell of the chambered nautilus is a symbol of beauty and proportional perfection. The proportion of this nautilus shell is consistent through all of the relationships of the shell, so once you discover the secret ratio, you will see clearly why this particular gem of nature is such a treasure. The spiral of the chambered nautilus as well as other logarithmic spirals can be found throughout the human body and nature. The drawing of the inner ear and the photo image of a star cluster nebula are just two examples which can be seen with a microscope or a telescope. There are many examples which can be seen without magnification. See what you can find.

Begin with a small single square, one unit per side, near the lower right-hand corner of the page. Continue adding larger and larger squares in a counterclockwise direction using the following number sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13... as illustrated in the example. This number sequence is often referred to as the "Fibonacci series."

Draw diagonals through every square in a counterclockwise direction. Use the diagonals as guides and draw a smooth spiraling curve from the smallest, one-unit square, outward through your largest square. The proportional relationship of the squares quickly begins to approach the Golden Proportion.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Global Changes

Business school is not the usual venue for discussing global warming, but Jacques Dubois, chairman of reinsurance giant Swiss Re America Holding Corp., believes that it ought to be. Environmental catastrophe and economic catastrophe are closely linked, Dubois told Stanford Graduate School of Business students in early May during this year's von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture on the Environment. As a result, dramatic global climate changes are wreaking havoc not only on the environment but on financial institutions as well. Rather than attack business for the role it has played in global warming, Dubois said it is time for governments and social activists to work jointly with corporations to adopt practices that could start to slow the escalating problem of global climate change. Dubois delivered an unusually objective discussion of global warming that was short on emotion but full of statistics and historical data showing how an increased incidence of hurricanes, floods and tsunamis in recent years already had cost the insurance industry billions. He said that Swiss Re America's vast staff of scientists had concluded that many of these environmental catastrophes could be linked to a warming of the Earth's atmosphere, which is expected to continue to increase, likely at an accelerated rate. "We do consider climate change to be one of the most significant emerging risks to our industry," he said. As a company that provides insurance to other insurance companies, Swiss Re today finds itself in the business of tracking natural disasters as more and more of its payouts go to cover insurance losses from earthquakes, floods, and the like. The company employs 300 scientists, including a handful of climatologists who have traced a pattern of unusual or unprecedented weather events in recent years—from last year's Hurricane Alex, which was the strongest hurricane ever to reach so far north in the United States, to a record 10 cyclones to hit Japan last year, almost double that country's previous record of six. Increasingly, he said, events such as "100-year floods," named to describe the rarity with which they occur, are showing up every few years, producing large losses for the insurance industry and forcing it to readjust old probability tables. But it is not just the headline-making weather disasters that are producing such large losses to insurers. Dubois said that more frequent and intense heat waves can be blamed at least in part for the emergence and the resurgence of 30 infectious diseases over the past 30 years, from West Nile virus to the bubonic plague." The economic cost of infectious diseases is huge and some diseases are being activated by global warning," he said. Global warming also can lead to deforestation, drought, and forest fires. From there, he said, it is not a stretch to draw a link between climate stresses and political instability and conflict over rights to basic resources like food and water. On an encouraging note, Dubois cited surveys showing that 80 percent of the chief executives of Global 500 companies had acknowledged the risk of climate change and some 40 percent were actively dealing with it.

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Friday, July 21, 2006


Erik Rohmer

Eric Rohmer's "Autumn Tale," is a glowing film. For now let's set aside the details of the film, and look at how Rohmer works. His plot [a woman's best friend places a personal ad for her, and secretly arranges for her to meet a likely candidate for marriage] could be the stuff of soap opera, sitcom, or paperback romance. But not the way Rohmer approaches it.

A director who is still inventive and curious at 78, he has two valuable qualities: Patience and attention. He allows us to meet the characters. To hear them talking, to see them living. They explain themselves. They discuss their lives. He's in no hurry to get to the payoff [and indeed the film has no love scene]. He involves us in the lives of these people, and in what Bergman means by their faces. We grow to know them and care for them.

The challenge for the actors [especially Marie Riviere, as the widow] is enormous. The camera is not interested in their "acting" so much as in their essence, and as Rohmer attentively regards these people, we find ourselves in synch with their breathing and their inner natures. It's scary, almost, the way the movie cuts free of conventional pacing and allows us into the character's real time.

The film was introduced by its producer, the director Barbet Schroeder, who said Rohmer has his ideas long in advance of filming, but doesn't write a word of the script until he has spent weeks talking with the actors, "so that they will never have to say anything they wouldn't really say."

Schroeder told a story about one of Rohmer's earlier films, "Claire's Knee" [1971]. "There is a scene in that movie where they pick a rose," he said. "Rohmer knew where the scene would be shot, and there he planted that rose, one year earlier, so that it would bloom just on time."

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Bauls are a group of mystic minstrels from the Bengal region, now divided into Bangladesh and West Bengal. Bauls are a part of the culture of rural Bengal. They are thought to have been influenced greatly by the tantric sect of the Kartabhajas. Bauls travel in search of the internal ideal, Maner Manush (Man of the Heart). The origin of the word is debated. However, it is widely agreed that it comes either from Sanskrit batul, meaning divinely inspired insanity or byakul, meaning fervently eager. There are many different streams to the sect.

The baul were recorded as a major sect as early as mid 18th century. Their religion is based on an expression of the body, which they call deho-shadhona, and an expression of the mind, which they call mana-shadhona. Some of their rituals are kept mostly hidden from the mainstream, as they are thought to be repulsive by many, and hedonistic by others. They concentrate much of their mystic energies on the chaar-chand (bengali for four-moons), i.e. the four body fluids, on the nine-doors or naba-dwar, i.e. the openings of the body, prakriti which implies both the woman and nature, and a control of breathing, known as domo-shadhona.

The music of the Bauls, bAul saMgeet refers to a particular type of folk song of sung by Bauls. It carries influences of Hindu bhakti movements as well as the shuphi, a form of Sufi song mediated by many thousand miles of cultural intermixing, exemplified by the songs of Kabir, for instance. Their music represents a long heritage of preaching mysticism through songs in Bengal, like Shahebdhoni or Bolahadi sects.

Baul music celebrates celestial love, but does this in very earthy terms, as in declarations of love by the bAul for his boshTomi or lifemate. With such a liberal interpretation of love, it is only natural that Baul devotional music transcends religion, and some of the most famous baul composers, such as Lalon Fakir have been of muslim birth.

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Music Review - Zouk

In a concert Sunday that left no hips unmoved, Kassav' defined zouk and zouke, the noun and verb in French Antillean Creole, for the band's first Manhattan audience. Zouk (which rhymes with ''juke'') is the Caribbean's most up-to-date dance music; it comes from the cross-pollination of ritual and carnival music from Guadeloupe with other Caribbean and North American dance music and French pop, delivered with modern instruments and recording-studio precision. Zouke means to party, preferably with a zouk band and a dance floor. Kassav', a band of musicians from Guadeloupe and Martinique that's now based in Paris, played two hours of buoyant zouk that made a sweat-drenched audience at the Ritz zouke from start to finish.

Like other Caribbean dance bands, Kassav' assembles horn, guitar, percussion and keyboard riffs into lilting dance grooves. But it also adds a layer of nightclubby polish. Its three vocalists - Jocelyne Beroard, Patrick Saint-Eloi and Jean-Philippe Marthely - strut the stage like pop singers. (Miss Beroard introduced songs in English, while the men spoke Creole.) Sometimes, a pair of dancers would do a routine; in other songs, the singers and band members strutted through their own steps.

But the stage business rarely interfered with the danceability or variety of the music. Kassav', using the guitarist Jacob F. Desvarieux's arrangements, plays songs that develop from beginning to end; the horn section plays lines that repeat and change unpredictably, and often a short coda will introduce a handful of new riffs. To a North American ear, Kassav' can sound more immediately familiar than other third-world music. Along with gleaming synthesizer sounds, it often uses a solid bass-drum beat (although more subtly than disco music), and its melodies unfold in short phrases, closer to American and European pop than to the longer lines of African and Caribbean music.

Jean-Claude Naimro, on keyboards, summons sounds as down-home as an accordion and as modern as electro-pop; Mr. Desvarieux's guitar solos looked toward American blues and country and West African highlife. Yet for all its borrowings, Kassav' rolls its music forward on rhythms direct from Guadeloupe. At the center of the stage was a percussion setup that featured two horizontal log drums, the traditional ti bois drums of the Antillles, whose beat clicked through most of the set.

Kassav' is an international ambassador for Caribbean dance music; even singing in Creole, their songs about love and dancing got through to the audience members who didn't understand the language. Yet the remarkable thing about Kassav' is that for all its international ingredients, the music still sounds like the makings of a glorious carnival.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Towards Light

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Astragalus - promotes resistance against disease by activating immune system; reduces blood pressure; helps treat heart disease and diabetes; increases energy and stamina

Avena Sativa (Oats) - soothes nervous system and performance anxiety; boosts fertility; strengthens heart; good for urinary organs; reduces nicotine cravings; and helps with detoxification

Bee Pollen - helps counteract effects of aging; raises mental and physical capabilities; assists in balancing endocrine system; helps chronic colitis and constipation/diarrhea

Bladderwrack - has natural iodine to promote a healthy thyroid; encourages good circulation and eases obesity; gently stimulates the metabolism

Cat's Claw - an immune system builder; cleanses and detoxifies entire digestive system, scrubs the intestinal walls and increases all nutrients' absorption

Damiana - sexual stimulant and enhances sexual performance; tonic to improve overall body function; helps relieve anxiety and promotes a feeling of well-being

DHEA - antiaging; enhanced mood, energy, and memory; improved immune system; boosted sex drive; reduced osteporosis; improved fat loss; more muscle mass; reduced autoimmune disorders; less heart disease

Dong Quai - stimulates circulation to purify and cleanse blood; nourishes brain cells; soothes central nervous system; helps relieve menopause and menstrual problems; fights colds, fever and anemia

Fo-Ti - promotes anti-aging effects of hair and muscle loss; an anti-toxic and anti-cancer tonic for the liver and blood to restore vigor and energy; anti-swelling effects ease pain, backache and constipation; tranquilizing properties aid in insomnia

Garcinia Cambogia - a natural, safe weight loss aid; helps stop and reduce production and storage of fat; inhibits conversion of carbohydrates into fat; works in conjunction with a low fat diet; suppresses the appetite; an anti-bacterial

Garlic - strengthens immune system; helps prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure & lowering cholesterol; fights infections; digestive aid; alleviates gas; anti-inflammatory

Ginger Root - promotes endurance and increases stamina; eases cold symptoms; soothes & promotes healing of minor burns & skin inflammations; digestive aid for nausea, vomiting, cramps & motion sickness

Ginkgo Biloba - improves blood circulation to the brain & other organs; aids memory loss & depression; improves short term memory & mental clarity; great antioxidant to fight free radicals and slow aging process; improves nervous system function; reduces frequncy of asthma & allergy attacks; fights heart disease

Gotu Kola - nerve tonic to promote relaxation; enhances memory; has calming effect on body; improves circulation by strengthening veins and capillaries; reduces pain and swelling; eliminates excess fluids; relieves congestion due to cold and upper respiratory infections; lowers fever

Grape Seed - a strong antioxidant; a natural diuretic; builds immune system; helps skin wounds heal faster; promotes healthy circulation; and improves skin tone and elasticity

Green Tea - powerful antioxidant; protects against digestive and respiratory infections; anti-cancer and heart disease properties; reduces cholesterol and triglycerides; enhances immune function; increases energy; and enhances weight loss by reducing appetite and fat tissue accumulation

Guarana - an energizer; increases mental alertness and fights fatigue; increases stamina and physical endurance; high energy source; helps diminish appetite

Korean Ginseng - energizer and rejuvenator; increases endurance and promotes mental & physical vigor; fights stress; increases brain and memory center function; helps relieve menopause and menstrual problems; assists in normalizing blood pressure

Licorice Root - lowers cholesterol; reduces pain, stiffness from arthritis; reduces fever and inflammation; promotes healing of wounds; prevents tooth decay; soothes stomach aches, ulcers, bladder, kidney and urinary tract ailments; cleanses colon; good for sore throats and cough; breaks up congestion

Muira Puama - a sexual stimulant and potent aphrodisiac; used as a stomach tonic and treatment for rheumatism; improves sexual desire and libido; improves circulation to prostate; helps with menstrual problems

Rehmannia Glutinosa - replenishes vital force; helps with diabetes, urinary tract problems, anemia, & regulating menstrual flow; beneficial for hypoglycemia & liver protection; helps reduce blood pressure & increase circulation; blood tonic; alleviates night sweats & fevers

Reishi Mushroom - for heart health including normal cholesterol, blood pressure, circulatory system support; for normal sleep; immune system health; cardiac and liver tonic

Saw Palmetto Berry - beneficial for the reproductive organs of both sexes; works as an aphrodisiac and tonic; used to ease swelling of the prostate and excessive urination

Schizandra - an antioxidant, protects against free radicals and against infections and stress; an energizer; helps fight fatigue, lung disease; a digestive aid; improves vision; stimulates circulation of blood; normalizes blood pressure

Shiitake Mushroom - enhances immune system's ability to fight against infection; gives nutrients to cleanse and heal; aids mineral absorption; helps prevent high blood pressure and heart disease; cancer-fighting agent; aids depression and fatigue; promotes vitality and longevity

Siberian Ginseng - stimulator of the circulatory system; a rejuvenator that increases energy and endurance; boosts the immune system; lowers cholesterol; helps prevent heart disease; raises sexual potency and vitality

Suma - builds, protects the immune system by fighting free radicals; slows aging process; boosts energy; relieves stress; promotes new cell growth and healing of wounds; enhances sexual functions; fights viral infections

Vegetable and Fiber Blend (Cruciferous Blend) - has anti-aging properties; antioxidant glutathione; free radical fighters; may help lessen the chance of colon and lung cancer and cardiovascular disease

White Willow Bark - soothes headaches; helps insomnia; relieves pain; reduces inflammation in arthritic and rheumatic joints; good for neuralgia; contains tannins which are good for the digestive system

Yohimbe - an aphrodisiac; dilates the blood vessels and brings the blood closer to the surface of the sex organs; lowers blood pressure; increases the reflex excitability of the lower region

Zhi Shi - increases metabolism and calorie expenditure; fat burner - stimulates breakdown of fat; promotes weight loss; increases energy; improves circulation and liver function; and aids in relief of chest congestion, bronchitis and indigestion

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Dialectic; Exercise The Mind

Monday, July 10, 2006

The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufock

S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero,
Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo.
LET us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherised upon a table;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question …
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.
The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes
Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,
Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains,
Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,
Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
And seeing that it was a soft October night,
Curled once about the house, and fell asleep.
And indeed there will be time
For the yellow smoke that slides along the street,
Rubbing its back upon the window-panes;
There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.
And indeed there will be time
To wonder, “Do I dare?” and, “Do I dare?”
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair—
[They will say: “How his hair is growing thin!”]
My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin—
[They will say: “But how his arms and legs are thin!”]
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
For I have known them all already, known them all:—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?
And I have known the eyes already, known them all—
The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase,
And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,
Then how should I begin
To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?
And how should I presume?
And I have known the arms already, known them all—
Arms that are braceleted and white and bare
[But in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair!]
It is perfume from a dress
That makes me so digress?
Arms that lie along a table, or wrap about a shawl.
And should I then presume?
And how should I begin? . . . . .
Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets
And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes
Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows?…
I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas. . . . . .
And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully!
Smoothed by long fingers,
Asleep … tired … or it malingers,
Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices,
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed,
Though I have seen my head [grown slightly bald] brought in upon a platter,
I am no prophet—and here’s no great matter;
I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker,
And in short, I was afraid.
And would it have been worth it, after all,
After the cups, the marmalade, the tea,
Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me,
Would it have been worth while,
To have bitten off the matter with a smile,
To have squeezed the universe into a ball
To roll it toward some overwhelming question,
To say: “I am Lazarus, come from the dead,
Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all”—
If one, settling a pillow by her head,
Should say: “That is not what I meant at all.
That is not it, at all.”
And would it have been worth it, after all,
Would it have been worth while,
After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,
After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor—
And this, and so much more?—
It is impossible to say just what I mean!
But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen:
Would it have been worth while
If one, settling a pillow or throwing off a shawl,
And turning toward the window, should say:
“That is not it at all,
That is not what I meant, at all.” . . . . .
No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
Almost, at times, the Fool.
I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.


Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

All True Meaning Is Obscured


Monday, July 03, 2006

The Way Forward


Although aromatherapy should not be considered a miracle cure for serious emotional issues, the use of essential oils may assist, sometimes greatly, with particular emotional states. Additionally, the proper use of essential oils may enhance your emotional outlook and provide support and help balance your emotions during the day. The use of essential oils for emotional well-being is what is often first thought of when someone thinks of the term "aromatherapy." Essential oils are comprised of naturally occurring chemicals that work in synergy with one another. Because essential oils evaporate quickly (known as being "volatile"), their molecules are easily inhaled. Without providing an intimidating lesson in olfaction (the science of the sense of smell), the inhalation of these naturally occurring synergistic chemicals provide triggers to our brain. These triggers effect our emotions.

Sweet orange oil is a good example. The smell of orange helps provide emotional balance and a positive outlook. Sweet orange oil is a wonderful oil to use alone or in a blend for those winter blues that often occur in the colder, grayer times of the year. The aroma of sweet orange oil also blends nicely with many oils and has the added advantage of being one of the more inexpensive essential oils.

Not all oils provide the same level of benefit for all persons. Past memories associated with particular aromas can have a positive or negative effect. Rose essential oil, for instance, is known for aiding during times of grief. Your past experiences with the aroma of rose oil, however, may impact its effectiveness for use during times of grief. If you had a loving grandmother who often smelled of rose, for instance, your reaction when smelling rose may differ than if you had an abusive grandmother who typically smelled of rose. If your rose-smelling grandma died, your reaction to the aroma of rose will be impacted by your past associations with the aroma. Do not force yourself to use an oil that elicits negative feelings or that you don't like the aroma of, even if it is one that is listed below.

Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Cypress, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Orange, Rosemary

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Fatigue, Exhaustion and Burnout
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lemon, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Roman Chamomile Sandalwood, Vetiver

Cypress, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Happiness and Peace
Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Rose

Memory and Concentration
Basil, Black Pepper, Cypress, Hyssop, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary

Panic and Panic Attacks
Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Neroli, Rose

Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

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Sunday, July 02, 2006



There is growing evidence that "Leaders" in the current world possess psychopathic personalities, or “PPs.”

To say somebody is a PP is to make a perfectly respectable medical diagnosis, like saying he or she has appendicitis or athlete’s foot. The classic medical text on PPs is The Mask of Sanity by Dr. Hervey Cleckley. Read it! PPs are presentable, they know full well the suffering their actions may cause others, but they do not care. They cannot care because they are nuts. They have a screw loose!

And what syndrome better describes so many executives at Enron and WorldCom and on and on, who have enriched themselves while ruining their employees and investors and country, and who still feel as pure as the driven snow, no matter what anybody may say to or about them? And so many of these heartless PPs now hold big jobs in federal governments, as though they were leaders instead of sick.

What has allowed so many PPs to rise so high in corporations, and now in government, is that they are so decisive. Unlike normal people, they are never filled with doubts, for the simple reason that they cannot care what happens next. Simply can’t. Do this! Do that! Mobilize the reserves! Privatize the public schools! Attack Iraq! Cut health care! Tap everybody’s telephone! Cut taxes on the rich! Build a trillion-dollar missile shield! Fuck habeas corpus and the Sierra Club and In These Times, and kiss my ass!

Leadership independent structures need to evolve for a sustainable society.

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