Below are links to sites that have relevance to bluecray vision. They include links to psychology, practical lifestyle, advocacy and metaphysical sites that carry some implications for bluecray philosphy.
The author of bluecray is neither a psychologist nor a philosopher, however, the concepts of understanding, wisdom and love are inherent in bluecray vision, and so, the following links have been included under the general heading of Philosophy Links.
- Deep Ecology Index
- Dennis Fox’s Home Page : Critical Psychology, Psychology, Law, Justice, Politics
- R J Lifton
- The Future of Immortality and other Essays for a Nuclear Age , Basic Books, 1987 by R J Lifton
- Peter Vintila at Postkyoto Centre : See some of Peter Vintila’s work here:- ABC Unleashed: “Climate War” 6th November 2009; Post Kyoto Journal . His works show the dichotomies of human acquired learning responses and social adaptive tendencies when, the whole of our beautiful blue planet is at risk from our collective social activities. The tendency to “fight, flight and freeze” – the trauma adaptive qualities of centuries of “threat from outside” are now being acted out en masse by society. These learned adaptive processes, whilst possibly serving us collectively in humanity’s “youth”, are now outdated, and a new, brave form of courage is required. That of a VISION encompassing loving, sharing, forgiveness, acceptance – growing and nurturing “the good” in place of fighting and destroying “the bad“.
- The Pursuit of Practical Wisdom by vice-chancellor Steven Schwartz, of Macquarie University. (August 25th 2010). “Wise up: Restoring wisdom to Universities” .
- “The Value of Voluntary Simplicity” by Richard Gregg , published by Pendle Hill as Pendle Hill essays No 3 (1936)
- Freedom’s Battle by Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) at Project Gutenberg.org
- Ecospherics Ethics :- “An anthology of ecological, philosophical, spiritual, economic and cultural articles, editorials and reviews exploring the values of the planetary Ecosphere, its ecosystems, communities and wild species – as the natural and time-tested source of a new and compelling “Earth Ethic” for humanity.” plenty of food for thought on this website!! ABOUT the AUTHORS .
- Radical Psychology Network Helping to create a society better able to meet human needs and bring about social justice.
- The ACE Study – “Bridging the gap between childhood trauma and negative consequences later in life” Adverse Childhood Experiences Study & Score
- Freedomain Radio – philosophical freedom food – blogs, podcasts, ideas, philosophical exchange and more (courtesy of Stefan Molyneux)
- Arran Gare – Wikipedia
- David Byrne’s Homepage
- The Change Agency
- The Philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka – at The Fukouka Farming Website
- Masanobu Fukuoka books at the Soil and Health Library
- Papers of Judith Wright (1915-2000) at National Library of Australia
- Environmental Ethics at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy
- Reading Resources at “How to Save the World” – save the world reading list by David Pollard
- Rune Secrets
- The Trumpeter :- “The Trumpeter is an environmental journal dedicated to the development of an ecosophy, or wisdom, born of ecological understanding and insight”
- Riki Ott :- Riki “draws on her academic training and experience to educate, empower, and motivate students (4th grade through university and law) and the general public to address a fossil fuel-free energy future through local solutions“
- Biodynamic Agriculture Australia
- Natural Sequence Farming and the works of Peter Andrews :-search results at bluecray Environment Search
- “A Companion to Environmental Philosophy” by Dale Jamieson ISBN 1557869103
- Ecopsychology on-line :- “With Earth in Mind”
- Something to meditate on – Chapter 6:9 to 6:13
- University of Queensland, Australia: School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics -SE Queensland
- “There is a River” – the story of Edgar Cayce by Thomas Sugrue – may not be to everyone’s taste, but this book is an old one, not one of the modern ones written about Edgar Cayce.
- The I Ching – as translated by Richard Wilhelm – search around for this translation, with a forward by Carl Jung. It was the first book of changes that I studied, back in the seventies. For those who are not understanding of the diversity of Chinese culture and language, particularly from a historical perspective, this book is perhaps the best I Ching ( Yi Jing) to start with. However, there are many other versions written, that are perhaps a more clear interpretation… look around, find one that suits. I found the I Ching a great way to understand human nature, albeit with a Chinese historical cultural perspective.
- Woman and Child First – Psychology, Philosophy and much much more
- PESA : Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia : their purpose – “advance educational research, policy, and practice” and Educational Philosophy and Theory – Journal. Also, check out their Resources page for their conferences and papers
- If you like modern stories that carry with them a feast of reality mixed with the spices of insight and healing, then Stuart Wilde‘s smorgasboard of colorful visionary stories may entertain and enlighten you. Some of his stories may just give you that little extra push that you need to open your eyes, accept yourself, let your anxst of modern living go and move towards a more loving future.
- Brian Eno : wiki…for those of you unfamiliar with Brian Eno’s inspiring and visionary contribution to the world, have a look at the ABC’s story and interview with Brian Eno HERE .
“Wisdom in the Land” from 1981 – a true story by al at bluecray
“A Balance of Faeries” from 1989 – a true story by al at bluecray
The Bluecray journey- the Bluecray totem – how it all began” from 1994 by al at bluecray
Motorcycles, Music and Wisdom in the Land
I dreamt of a billabong, still water clear
a tiny brown platypus sitting so near
hidden by reeds and tall growing sedge
I watched him dive freely away from his ledge.
As he entered the waters all bubbles and glee
I became that dear platypus and he became me
Then waking quite quickly, a smile in my mind
I “knew” what it meant to be one of his kind
A blessing a story a picture a song
this vision stays with me
tho’ the dream is long gone.
al @ bluecray
(When you dream of an animal and that animal becomes you – take heed of your story – take heed of it’s story – there is much to learn from this)
smallisbeautiful.org – the E.F. Schumacher Society – there are quite a few lectures and papers here that you can browse for motivational and inspirational thought
The following links are out on a tangent from conventional philospophical concepts, but I have included them as a curiosity
Giri and the 22 Arrows of Truth : Myths for a Modern Age Part3 A story about Machiavellian activity of a “behind the scenes” political (Qld Government) figure in a rural Community.
- Giri : at wikipedia
- Giri: Japanese Definition
- Machiavellianism: at wikipedia
Why are the following links in PHILOSOPHY? because motorcycling has been a way of life me for over 33 years , and without laughter, “heart” and magic, philosophy could be rather dull….
Joergs Homepage : there is good info here for the BMW R8O motorcycle home mechanic -Problems and Solutions Timing chain replacement, Gearbox, Replacing the rear crankshaft seal, Replacing the Neutral switch, Front fork seal, Slipping clutch, Changing the pushrod seals, Final drive swap, Oil leaks and modificatications. Also good motorcycle LINKS, and some excellent links to humour .
and more on W.D. Gann :- Gann’s reading list for his students, quite a number of philosophical, astrological and numerological texts. Don’t be too put off by Gann having been a dedicated market trader and enthusiastic capitalist – there is still plenty to learn from his market analysis, astrological ideas and numerological concepts.
Michael Henry & Justin Robinett – homepage –
** Harmony (MUSIC) , Balance (GEOMETRY) & System (ARITHEMATICS). A beautiful and simple way of looking at all things! (from Edgar Cayce’s thoughts in”There is a River”)