Santa Claus Syndrome is the name given to the psychological effects of the 'Father Christmas' or 'Santa Claus' story. It is proposed that the story is more than just a nice festive story, it is a widespread untruth that all of society is 'in on'. … [Read more...] about Santa Claus Syndrome – the hidden effects of lying to our children at Christmas
What is a Matrix? What does the word mean? What are people referring to to when they talk of 'the Matrix'? Why use the story of the film as a metaphor? Let's shed some light on the topic and see why a science fiction story can serve as a useful … [Read more...] about What is “The Matrix”? What’s outside it, and how can we escape?
Do you long for a more meaningful and empowered lifestyle? Do you long to escape the rat race and the madness of modern living. Then living off the land could be for you. It is a whole new approach to life that may seem impossible to some, yet is … [Read more...] about The many benefits of living off the land
Morality may seem a dull and uninteresting concept, but the reason it interests me is this. Humans do not have automatic knowledge. We need a code of values to guide our behaviour and choices if we wish to live successful and happy lives. Which … [Read more...] about Mainstream morality opposes human flourishing
Almost everyone thinks philosophy is boring and irrelevant, possibly of intellectual interest to people who have nothing practical to do with their lives. But is this just another myth to deflect us from the truth? Can a real jewel be so smeared that … [Read more...] about Who Needs Philosophy? YOU DO!
Optimal health is one of the most basic and important values to a human life. Any quality of life attained through gaining values such as a beautiful house, a great job and a wonderful familty are vulnerable to being lost if we disregard our health. … [Read more...] about A complete strategy for optimal health
We have all heard phrases about becoming more conscious. Some speak in terms of a spiritual enlightenment others of 'waking up' to the many issues we face in the world today. Whatever form we are familiar with it is not a new idea. But what does it … [Read more...] about Becoming More Conscious
A growing number of people within the matrix believe that we create our own reality. But is this true? In some ways it can be a tempting idea, but what are the implications? It is not a belief held by everyone, and not even by the majority within … [Read more...] about Exploding the myth that we create our own reality
In a world of ever increasing man-bashing and overwhelming feminism it has never been more important to define manhood and to establish easy to recognise pathways to achieving it. Our current Western culture offers no guidance in what it means to be … [Read more...] about Rites of passage into Manhood – with Darren Christopher Deogee
To be in the Matrix is to do what everyone else does, often in ignorance of the greater context, hidden agendas, possible alternatives and even our own motives. To break out we need increased awareness, but the only way to become more aware is to … [Read more...] about Lifelong Learning is the way out of the Matrix – Education (Part 2) with Mark Neale