Eternity: A Description by James Joyce

The voice is that of a priest in ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce. He is trying to convey to his congregation what an eternity in Hell would be like. It is an impressive

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Positive Action Hobbles Us All

Last week, the Irish Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, announced her intention to create female-only Professorships in Irish Universities. 45 such positions will be created over the next 3 years, specifically in the science and technology sectors. At

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Discussion with Branko Malic around Academic Paper on After Birth Abortion

In which we discuss various matters in and around an academic paper published in 2012 on the topic of After Birth Abortion. Paper – https://jme.bmj.com/content/39/5/261 Transcription 51 -54 minutes – (audio interference) ”The principle they took as a starting point

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Rene Guenon’s Critique of Theosophy

A presentation based on the book by René Guénon – Theosophy : History of a Pseudo-Religion. Including contextualising material bringing the story of Theosophy, it’s teachers, doctrines and influence into recent times. Music – The Spirit of Russian Love by

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The Way and The Mountain ~ Marco Pallis

Very nice book. Written in 1960.       ”The Way and the Mountain is a selection of Marco Pallis’ most important writings on Tibetan Buddhism. Pallis traveled extensively in the Himalayas and studied Buddhism from Lamas within the tradition

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A Song On The End of the World ~ Czeslaw Milosz

On the day the world ends A bee circles a clover, A fisherman mends a glimmering net. Happy porpoises jump in the sea, By the rainspout young sparrows are playing And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

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To Posterity ~ Bertolt Brecht

1. Indeed I live in the dark ages! A guileless word is an absurdity. A smooth forehead betokens A hard heart. He who laughs Has not yet heard The terrible tidings. Ah, what an age it is When to speak

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