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2020 – week 52

The weekly interactive newsletter sent out by Plukrijp to its members50

For people living NOW the school of life

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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

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This week @ Plukrijp
We did:

The last weeks of 2020 flowed by like the rest of this strange year: perfect autumn weather, high temperatures, fake media panic, keeping on keeping on …


We did:


Distribute the last of the 250m³ of compost on Hei between the Walcherse cauliflower. Who could ever imagine that it would be finished before 2021 ? Many grey boxes filled with it have been placed where we might need them this spring. Our chicken coop has grown too, so next spring/summer we can start anew at Hei. Beware of Permaculture places without a big compost heap! Fertility should be our first concern.


We placed some frames around the compost area too for neighborly-esthetic reasons


We repaired more euro pallets for our friends at the organic wholesale level

We shared/watched:

We did continue to watch the Qatsi film trilogy: Koyaanisqatsi (1982 – Life Out of Balance) and Naqoyqatsi (2002 – Life as War). The trilogy depicts different aspects of the relationship between humans, nature and technology. With amazing music made by Philip Glass.


The movie Antichrist by Lars von Trier, an experimental psychological horror film who shows how man and woman react differently when confronted with a situation of trauma.

A few very interesting documentaries: The Living Universe: Cosmos as Organism – Riane Eisler: Caring Economics – Corbettreport: Solutions: Physical Media – Colin Wilson: The High and the Low (interview on peak experiences vs (coviodiot?) boredom) – Charles Tart: Self Observation – Rupert Sheldrake: The Presence of the Past.

Interesting Movies & Documentaries

The Living Universe: Cosmos as Organism


The limitless expanse of the cosmos challenges our perceptions of the universe and our role in it. What was once looked upon a big machine seems to be revealing itself as a living organism that continues to evolve and self-generate. This is the theory behind The Living Universe: Cosmos as Organism, a contemplative documentary that beautifully intersects the scientific with the philosophical.

The film isn’t so much as interested in the latest findings of cosmologists as it is in the effect that such findings might ultimately harbor on the human species. As our understanding of the universe continues to sharpen and expand, will this bring about a similar expansion of our own consciousness? Does the human race even matter in the broad scheme of things?

To illustrate these points, the filmmaker travels back in time. During the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries, the leading thinkers like Sir Isaac Newton first set forth this “universe as machine” metaphor. The foundations for this belief were firmly stationed in the Christian faith; they believed that God Himself had set this machine in motion. But this track of thinking was complicated a century later when Charles Darwin first announced his galvanizing theory of evolution.

Human consciousness has always developed in concert with the most influential scientific breakthroughs. These discoveries have forced us to question the nature of our reality. Our notion of self has teetered from merely functioning as a cog in the wheel of the natural order to existing as the master of our domain at nature’s expense.

Riane Eisler: Caring Economics

Riane Eisler is an internationally known scholar, futurist, and activist, best known as author of the international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future. She is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies, co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), and The Alliance for a Caring Economy (ACE).

For more videos, check out

Corbettreport – Solutions: Physical Media

The Grand Leader of The Technofascist Great Reset Klaus Schwab has issued his pronouncement: our digital infrastructure and even the power grid that enables it is at great risk of global disruption from cyberattack. And you know what? He’s right. It’s just that the most likely cyberterrorists are the criminals in government and in organizations connected to the World Economic Forum. In any case, we shouldn’t rely on the idea of important information being forever and always available at the click of a button. So what ever can we do to safeguard the books, music and media that we hold dear? What people have always done: keep a physical copy of it. Today James and his guests extol the virtues of physical media in an increasingly digital age.

Colin Wilson (1931 – 2013): The High and the Low




Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, is a 1982 American experimental film produced and directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.


The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. Reggio explained the lack of dialogue by stating “it’s not for lack of love of the language that these films have no words. It’s because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live.” In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means “life out of balance”.




Naqoyqatsi is a 2002 American film directed by Godfrey Reggio and edited by Jon Kane, with music composed by Philip Glass. It is the third and final film in the Qatsi trilogy.


Naqoyqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life as war”. In the film’s closing credits, Naqoyqatsi is also translated as “civilized violence” and “a life of killing each other”. While Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi examine modern life in industrial countries and the conflict between encroaching industrialization and traditional ways of life, using slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and natural landscapes, about eighty percent of Naqoyqatsi uses archive footage and stock images manipulated and processed digitally on non-linear editing (non-sequential) workstations and intercut with specially-produced computer-generated imagery to demonstrate society’s transition from a natural environment to a technology-based one. Reggio described the process as “virtual cinema”.

Antichrist by Lars von Trier


Antichrist is a 2009 experimental psychological horror film written and directed by Lars von Trier and starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. It tells the story of a couple who, after the death of their child, retreat to a cabin in the woods where the man experiences strange visions and the woman manifests increasingly violent sexual behaviour and sadomasochism. The narrative is divided into a prologue, four chapters and an epilogue.

Charles Tart: Self Observation (excerpt)


Can a white man sing the blues ?

Can a (white) (hu)man know himself through meditation ?

How many biases can we overcome ?

Do we not need a witness to stop lying to ourselves ?

Evolving science finally ? THE UNIVERSE AS AN ORGANISM

Rupert Sheldrake: The Presence of the Past (excerpt)

Creation, origin, causality or can we look both ways: reality as a vector between past & future, based on HABITUAL RECREATION ?

Inspiring Links

Ring of Power – a Political and Spiritual Peace Network

A.S.Neill’s Summerhill School is turning 100 years old!




Link to their newsletter:


In humor, truth – Corona Rules – Catch 22

Inspiring Book

Extract P.22


As I grow away from my delusions of power,

I realize that I still want to be powerful,

but now my goal is being strong without abuse.

I want to cooperate with other people

so we can all grow powerful together.

I do not want to treat any person,

living thing or portion of the earth

as my exclusive property,

to be used at will for my selfish purposes.


Extract P.162


Because selling is the proudest

and most highly respected activity in our society,

we have become accustomed to accept lies by omission

as a justified and inevitable part of our everyday life.

There can’t be peace on Earth as long as there’s war in love. Humanity has wrongly organized love, locked it into narrow cages of possession and fear, which is why it so often turns into anger and hatred. The global epidemics of violence ravaging this planet result from a culture that has inhibited love. The healing of love isn’t a private, but a political issue of the highest priority. We must find a new concept for love if we want decent survival on Earth.”

– Sabine Lichtenfels

Humor (?)

Trump- Biden-Gates: humor for populist “politicians”

Mullah and the donkey

It was a very fine evening, the weather was very pleasant and mother nature was at the peak of its glory. Mullah Nasruddin was on the roof terrace of his house enjoying the views and he was totally lost in the scenic beauty of his surroundings, when suddenly he saw his donkey tied. He felt sad for his loyal donkey and decided to share the beautiful sight which he was enjoying, with his donkey. He quickly came downstairs, untied the donkey and started to take his donkey to the terrace.

But the stupid donkey wasn’t ready to climb the stairs to reach the terrace and enjoy the nature along with his master. Mullah Nasruddin dragged him with all his strengths and after a lot of efforts was able to bring his donkey to the terrace. But he couldn’t find any joy on the face of his donkey. The donkey wasn’t at all interested in the beauty of the nature and this really frustrated his master.

Mullah Nasruddin started dragging his donkey to send him back to his place downstairs. But the donkey wouldn’t move a muscle. The donkey wasn’t ready to move down but Mullah somehow managed to drag him near the edge of his terrace where the entrance of the stairs lied and that’s when the donkey kicked his master, making him fall off the roof.

Well that wasn’t the end of Mullah’s misery, lying on the ground he heard his donkey kicking the walls of his terrace. The kicks were so strong it felt, the donkey would break the walls and unfortunately he managed to break the wall and had a great fall from the roof along with the wall and hurt himself.

Mullah at that very moment learnt three things from his donkey

  • If somehow, you manage to bring that donkey to a higher place, be assured he is going to kick you and hurt you.

  • And at last,the donkey in this process is going to hurt his own self.

Well, honestly I really respect the donkeys as they’re very hard working and innocent species of animal. But, the donkeys which we have managed to take to a higher place have really kicked us really hard!

Mullah Nasruddin was surely a genius satirist.

A few more lines…

A person informed Mullah Nasruddin

“Nasruddin, your donkey has been lost.”

Mullah Nasruddin replied

“Thank goodness I was not on the donkey at the time, or I would be lost too.”

I think we also need to kick out the donkeys which we all are riding, before we all are lost

Energy Leaks – Christopher Wallis

1. Exhaustion due to overdoing/multi-tasking

2. Dis-ease of the physical body

3.  Excess emotional reactivity

4. Losing contact with natural Presence through thought/fantasy/reverie

5. Strongly held beliefs or opinions

6. Unclear relationships / unclear boundaries

7. Unconscious speech / excessive speech / gossip

 8. Addictions

 9. Other habitual behavior patterns fueled by and further fueling samskāras

 10. Mismanagement of sexual energy

 11. Disempowering use of divination tools (e.g. relying on astrology, tarot, or psychic readings more than on your innate intuitive capacity), and

12. Restless seeking after ‘the answer’, the perfect path, or a magical panacea.

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