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Ten Songs out of this World. Including insightful lyrics.

I felt mentally tired on the train from London Paddington to Totnes after full-on teachings/travel in Germany for 18 days. Out of the daypack, I dug out my mobile phone, earphones and played around 10 rock songs listening to insightful lyrics, on Spotify. Continue reading 



Aged 20, I bought my first Bob Dylan album in 1964. Freewheelin Bob Dylan. Here are links to five favourite songs on this album. Plus background.

BACKGROUND

I first heard songs of 22-year-old Bob Dylan on BBC Radio in 1963. At that time, music critics described his voice as having a nasal twang.

The lyrics of several of the songs he penned captured my imagination. Outside of folk music, most songs focussed on personal relationships. Continue reading 



A MEDITATION ON A PAINTING

We can visit an art gallery and appreciate hundreds of paintings by some of the world’s renowned artists. We can meditate on a painting in a gallery or at home. We can meditate on a plant. We can meditate on a photograph in a book, on screen or on our wall. Continue reading 



Julian David, much respected Jungian Analyst, a visionary and a Totnes treasure. His new book: A SHORT HISTORY OF GOD

I received below this email message today announcing a new book by Julian David, a remarkable Jungian analyst, visionary and essayist. Continue reading 



Listening to rock music on Spotify in Totnes gym and a sudden flashback to Palestine and liberating rock

Earlier this week, I took out a subscription to Spotify, the Swedish music streaming provider. It is the world’s largest such provider with over 365 million monthly active users. I wanted to listen to more music in the gym.

I am a member of the Church of Gymism for the past decade raising weights to heaven – sometimes called pumping iron. Before cycling off to the modest size gym in Totnes, I downloaded Rock anthems from the 1960s, 1970s, classical music etc.

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