Develop Mental Problems

Moving from a "developed" country, to a "developing" country, suggests going back in some sort of proverbial time warp. But despite the suggestion of regressing to a land that has yet to achieve civilisation, the experience of moving from England to Sri Lanka has been more of a loop than a linear journey. Terminology used … Continue reading Develop Mental Problems

Googling the Ungoogleable:

Searching for faith in medicine    Girl, you have no faith in medicine I have multiple invested interests in medicine; anthropological research, gore and awe-some fascination, conspiratorial scepticism, as well as, of course, the health of myself and others. But I don’t think I am the only one that “googles” all the medicines they, or … Continue reading Googling the Ungoogleable:

Medicinal Values

If you don't look after your body, where are you going to live?   For many of us the veil has been lifted on the Western Medical system’s ulterior motives as healer-come-money-making-machine. This disillusionment may have come about by being subjected to a vicious cycle of pharmaceuticals and their side-kick side-effects, or simply from watching … Continue reading Medicinal Values

The Fifth Element: SPACE

  In Luc Besson’s captivating film, the ‘Fifth Element’ is materialised in human form to combine the other four terrestrial elements: earth, air, fire and water, for ultimate power. Like the beautiful Leeloo, the fifth element in Yogic philosophy is also the catalyst in the function of the others. “Space”, or “Vyana” in Sanskrit, is … Continue reading The Fifth Element: SPACE

Preachers and Teachers or Poets and Punks? 

Philosophers, prophets or loud mouthed cunts? Modern messiahs Or lunatic liars With theories just made to debunk?     To write an autobiography according to Slits guitarist, Viv Albertine, you have to either be “a twat or broke” - the opening line to hers. She claims to be “a bit of both”. Well, if that’s … Continue reading Preachers and Teachers or Poets and Punks?