19/12 – 25/12/22 – The Universe, SEL & Revenge

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Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.

Alan Watts – Just Trust the Universe
Audio presentation at Spiritual Wheels

Alan Wilson Watts was an English writer, speaker and self-styled “philosophical entertainer”, known for interpreting and popularising Japanese, Chinese and Indian traditions of Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu philosophy for a Western audience. (Listen to entire presentation here)

WTF is SEL?
Audio presentation at New Discourses

Behind all the flowery language is a history, and that history demands looking at. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and its chief lobbying organization, CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) emerged in the mid-1990s from a place called the Fetzer Institute. What is the Fetzer Institute, though? Created by a twentieth century radio magnate named John Fetzer, the Institute was devoted to Fetzer’s devoted pursuit of New Age Spiritualism and occultism. (Listen to audio presentation here)

Trauma, Revenge and Redemption – Clark Fredericks
Video interview at Soft White Underbelly

Soft White Underbelly interview and portrait of Clark Fredericks, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. This was parallel to watching a movie but in interview format. One of the most immersive experiences I have had just hearing someone speak. (Watch full interview here)

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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