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10 Good Reasons Why We Should All Live in Intentional Communities (and a few reasons why we don’t)

Andrew Plant. Milltown Community. Scotland Just to be clear – when I use the term ‘intentional communities’ I use it to include communes, communities, eco-villages, co-housing projects and, of course, also Camphill communities. No two communities are the same and so what follows is a lot of generalisations and might reflect aspirations rather than daily […]

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Book review: Care and the unfinished business of feminism

Unfinished Business: Women; Men; Work; Family Anne-Marie Slaughter OneWorld Publications, November 2015 The work of the feminist project is unfinished, certainly. But not, as the popular narrative would have it, because of a continued lack of statistical equality: unequal numbers in boardrooms, unequal political representation, unequal pay and unequal amount of hours spent doing household […]

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Why are learning disabilities treated as a mental disorder in Scotland?

Why are learning disabilities treated as a mental disorder in Scotland?

Learning Disability is Not a Mental Disorder “The past two decades have witnessed not only a serious contraction in high quality services for people with a learning disability but also the growth in society of a lack of acceptance and tolerance for people who are perceived to be different. The perpetuation of the view that […]

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Book review: Honourable Friends? Parliament and the fight for change

Book review: Honourable Friends? Parliament and the fight for change

By Caroline Lucas  Published by Portobello Books 2015 “[I]f politics were a business…it would be a prime case for a referral to the Competition and Markets Authority for monopolistic collusion in excluding new entrants to the market”.  So writes Caroline Lucas, representative of “the first new political movement to enter Parliament in nearly a century”.  This […]

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What is your intention?

Recently I was asked by Frances Hutchinson, editor of the highly informative and freely available journal The Social Artist (see DouglasSocialCredit), to write a short introduction to Camphill emphasising its roots in Steiner’s “ethical individualism”. In my attempt to do this I began to reflect on Camphill’s current predicament in the context of its members’ […]

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Whither Colour Light Therapy?

Whither Colour Light Therapy?

“My soul is impelled to pray when she looks at you violet shining towards the immeasurable realm of eternity – calmness overcomes me.”   Therapies incorporating colour and light, together with movement, music and verse, have been practiced in Camphill communities since the late 1940s. These therapies draw on Steiner’s many indications of the profound […]

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