Newsletter Week 47

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2020 – week 47

The weekly interactive newsletter sent out by Plukrijp to its members

For people living NOW the school of life

For YOU to send all your good news to

Upside down = instead of announcing what we plan to do
(& most often find out we do not need to do), we relate what we really did

Plukrijp, YOUR open permaculture garden
The updated list of vegetables & fruit that can be harvested this week is available now on our website under the heading “Current Harvest” :
We do the garden for YOU
Plukrijp functions on your frequent visits & harvests. Take along for friends & neighbours, this way we recreate real networks between us all, breaking down the illusory restrictions that now still separate many of us from our fellow man = UBUNTU.
Building communities of trust is fundamental to healing our collective wound. At Plukrijp, we offer spaces of transparency and solidarity. The community allows people to encounter each other in truth and so develop trust.
This week @ Plukrijp
We did:

Another sunny-out of season-week. For nearly 5 years now Frank has calculated his seeding & planting in expectancy of a “fifth” season, an extra period, to compensate for the absence of spring (temperatures below zero & drought) and for the extremely hot & dry summers we have been suffering from. Of course, the hours of sunshine (the lux-value) have not changed, days gradually shorten & of course a night of frost at ground level might occur. But on condition we seed hardy vegetables & hope for the best, a whole lot of food can be grown in this extra season: radish, turnip, pakchoy, spinach, mustards of all colors & forms, chervil, endives, . .


We did:


Distribute wood chips in the glass house & the food forest to discourage weed growth in the paths. Thanks Stijn & Bram for providing !


Create 2 warm beds against the inner wall of glass house. One with the chicken bedding, one with a truckload of horse manure we received from Steven. Both were watered thoroughly & covered with our marvelous compost. They are already starting to heat up.




The heat goes into the concrete wall & in the straw/wood-chip filled fermenting ditch. In a normal year one can get 12 to 15 weeks of extra warmth from this system. Adding water at the right moment even re-starts the process.


Transported many trailers of compost near their destination. Whatever the weather this winter, we can bring compost to any bed without mud or frost problems.


Cut back the willow dyke/fence between closed tunnel 1 & the neighbor’s field. In more wet years, this field tended to fill up with water polluted by his chemical agri”culture”, so we erected a dyke of woodchips & planted willow 5 years ago.


Repair the front wheels of our 4 trailers (& some extra for future damage) & sharpened the gardening shears (Antonio gave the group a lesson in tool sharpening. Thanks !). The pleasure of doing useful winter jobs in a well equipped workplace can not be overestimated. Very soon we will light the 10-ton double burn wood stove ( we built so many years ago. Tool repair, building small furniture, sorting our Alibaba caves of stuff, teaching each other whatever craft we know (situational authority, remember ?) can all happen in agreeable circumstances while the enormous stock of firewood dwindles.

We shared/watched:

A Spike Jones mad music evening. We watched a 1950’s tv program trying to sell Ajax & Halo with humor: “the Colgate comedy hour” ( Where has the fun aspect of publicity gone ? Artists used to get their chance at creating stuff from the commercial world FREELY. Nowadays, alas, the conditioning of the public to make them buy useless stuff has become a grim & serious manipulation business.


A Richard Perkins video ( on his recently acquired new farm near the west coast of Sweden. A few years ago he made this at Plukrijp: This guy keeps on surprising us.


2 docs on Bentinho Massaro, a step by step introduction to awakening to the Source.

Interesting Movies & Documentaries

Mirror Talks • #04 — The Relationship Fallacy | Bentinho Massaro


In Mirror Talks episode #04—The Relationship Fallacy—Bentinho deconstructs one of the main pillars of human life as we know it: romantic relationships—(and actually all relationships)—suggesting that relationships as we know them may contradict the love, mutual respect, and generosity by which they’re inspired. In addition to deconstructing the concept of a relationship, this episode spends time reviewing Bentinho’s romantic history, dissecting the victim mentality, and dispelling the myth that being relationship-less is lonelier or more limited than the alternative.

The Bliss Over Matter Hawaii retreat 2018

with Anurag Gupta and Bentinho Massaro

Asking Women: Why Do You Need Men? ft.Teal Swan

#Metoo #Gillette #Toxicmasculinity


After Gillette’s commercial, and all what’s happening in social media lately about the “Crisis of Masculinity” I started to doubt that woman still like man.


I went out and asked woman 3 basic questions:

1. Why Do You NEED a man in your life

2. Where do you think Man can improve?

3. What do you like about man?


Teal Swan Joined me in a skype call to clarify what’s really going on in woman hearts and minds.


Teals’s Book:…


A Video About Divine Masculine by Teal swan:…

Exposing How Women Manipulate Men

There is no definitive list of techniques to how women manipulate men but you can see it in action. The case of Dalia Dippolito, caught hiring an assassin to kill her husband, produced really good footage of a woman in full manipulation mode. She was convinced that if she could get her husband physically close to her, she could blind him. And she’s right. As long as men remain unaware of their vulnerability to female manipulation they will continue to be victims to it.


The phenomenon of MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) is a good way to open your eyes. Feminism is bad but it’s only a symptom of the bigger problem: gynocentrism and man’s vulnerability to female charms. If you want to learn more about this phenomenon you’ll find it on youtube: bar bar, JohntheOther, Spetsnaz, Sandman, ThinkingApeTV, RazorBladeKandy2 and others

Interesting Links

Preview Plukrijp – 4k

A short preview of some run & gun images from Plukrijp taken by 4 students of the University of Gent.

Project Drawdown

Here, we present the individual solutions reviewed and assessed by Project Drawdown, including their relevant sector(s) and their impact on reducing heat-trapping gases. This list is extensive but not exhaustive, and we continue to add to it as a living project.

Project Drawdown uses different scenarios to assess what determined, global efforts to address climate change might look like. Both scenarios shown here are plausible and economically realistic. Drawdown Scenario 1 is roughly in-line with 2˚C temperature rise by 2100, while Drawdown Scenario 2 is roughly in-line with 1.5˚C temperature rise at century’s end.

The results shown here are based on projected emissions impact globally. The relative importance of a given solution can differ significantly depending on context and particular ecological, economic, political, or social conditions. We invite a deeper dive into the many particularities and nuances of all of these solutions.

Inspiring Book

An adult, who has chosen an UNFREE way to live, on seeing a young person living freely here and now in this moment, criticises the youth as being hedonistic; of course, this is a life-lie that comes out so that the adult can accept his own unfree life. An adult who has chosen real freedom himself will not make such comments, and will instead cheer on the will to be free. “

Book: The Courage to be Disliked (how to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness) from Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga


Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain”

— Joseph Campbell

Humor (?)

More deadly than Covid !

The Power of Now for Women

(extract of the book “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle)

So identification prevents you from dealing with the pain-body. Some women who are already conscious enough to have relinquished their victim identity on the personal level are still holding on to a collective victim identity: “what men did to women.”


They are right — and they are also wrong. They are right inasmuch as the collective female pain-body is in large part due to male violence inflicted on women and repression of the female principle throughout the planet over millennia.


They are wrong if they derive a sense of self from this fact and thereby keep themselves imprisoned in a collective victim identity. If a woman is still holding on to anger, resentment, or condemnation, she is holding on to her pain-body. This may give her a comforting sense of identity, of solidarity with other women, but it is keeping her in bondage to the past and blocking full access to her essence and true power.


If women exclude themselves from men, that fosters a sense of separation and therefore a strengthening of the ego. And the stronger the ego, the more distant you are from your true nature.

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