Monthly Archives: August 2006

Transcend and Include or Replace?

In Ray’s latest on tantra he asks what is transcended and what is included. In a previous blog on fixed ontological levels someone asked why Ken doesn’t include those, since they are an important part of the perennial tradition. Ken … Continue reading

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The Devadasi system

I’m doing research for a novel and so some of my posts are informed by that research. It’s a way for me to think out loud. I must also confess to being very interested in transgression and the notion of … Continue reading

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Integral jurisprudence

The reason the Israel/Arab conflict interests me from an integral perspective is because it is so difficult and complex. As I was thinking about it today I thought one way to begin to discuss this is to look at how … Continue reading

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Freedom of speech

Reading Michel Bauwen’s ‘censorial’ criticism of my views on the Israel/Hezbollah conflict gives me further reason to make the following comments. There has been much said about the ‘Jewish lobby’, particularly its influence on US policy. There is a Jewish … Continue reading

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Just war

An interesting set of articles and letters in The Age concerning the issue of whether or not Israel fought a ‘just war’. On Thursday Professor Tony Coady argued that Israel breached several principles of the concept of just war. Three … Continue reading

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My politics

I would define myself as a pro-Western progressive. I am more and more dismayed at progressives who are anti-Western and who naively align themselves with any anti-Western cause. This does not mean that I am not highly critical of conservative … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Australia 2

There’s a line in an Koori hip hop song that says “this land was meant to be forever.” It’s a romantic sentiment all too common in the debate. In what reality would Australia have remained undiscovered? We were almost French. … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Australia

There has been a recent controversy in Australia over reports of child sexual abuse amongst Aborigines (Kooris). Alongside this debate is the continuing plight of indigenous Australians. Let’s not be shy here – there are many Aborigines who live in … Continue reading

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Joshua Ramo on Movement, Enlightenment and Why He’s Still Single

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Myth of the Given

Since the myth of the given is playing a key role in some of these discussions it might be prudent to determine what it is and is not based on the the person who formulated it, Sellar, and those who … Continue reading

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