Towards a Definition of Spirituality and Pentecost

What do we mean when we describe a feeling or experience as “spiritual”? In a You Tube conversation with Pyrrho 314, Matt Segal (Footnotes to Plato, see my blog roll) makes some comments towards a definition of Spirituality. I felt we didn’t quite get to grips with it on that occasion and wanted to explore…

Poem to Zion Ashkenazi

  (For some reason I can’t get this to copy my  actual format of the poem correctly, however, here it is!) Jean Genet Son of a Bitch (A one man show at the Outhouse Dublin) For Zion Ashkenazi “…we hopefully elevate ourselves – without giving in to smugness – above the self-limiting level of voyeurs,…

This Is What a Holy Shit Moment for Global Warming Looks Like

The Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica:  (pictured below right) http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/05/west-antarctic-ice-sheet-collapse   “This Antarctic glacier may be history, says new research. It contains almost two feet of sea level rise, and that’s just the beginning. NASA.” ( by Chris Mooney)       The Glaciers (Posted for my friend Rolf) “And death shall have no dominion… Though they sink…

Daniel Barenboim, Beethoven piano sonata No 30 op 109.

Daniel Barenboim’s East West Divan Orchestra: This is an orchestra formed of young Arabs and Israelis based in Sevilla, Spain, once a centre of Islamic/Jewish harmony. After the concert in Ramallah in 2005: Finally, an emotional Barenboim stepped onto the platform. “It is our belief that the destinies of these two peoples, Israel and Palestine,…