Plukrijp Newsletter – 2022 week 15 vzw – Zetel: Trommelstraat 24 – B 2223 Schriek
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2022 – week 15

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

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.
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.
The updated list of vegetables & fruit that can be harvested this week is available on our website under the heading “Current Harvest” :
This week @ Plukrijp
We did:

We scratched between the carrots & parsnips coming up at the Hei

We scratched & rolled the big field at the Hei.

We received a pile of beautiful hay & spread it over the compost pile at the Hei. Thank you Polle!

We watered the glasshouse for the incoming transplanting of young plants.

We watered the potatoes & young plants at the Hei. It is humid, but we haven’t had real rain since we’ve seeded them, so we re-assess & re-act.

We received two generous loads of wood from a broken down roof. We sorted, stocked, prepared, & broke down, respectively, the different types of wood. We are very grateful to have such a rich stock of resources for projects to come. Thank you David!

We went to Harry to help him take down trees & cut them up. We received beautiful logs & experience & a chance to connect with a kind man. Thank you Haryi!

We harvested cauliflowers for people coming by & for Martine to cook us tasty dishes with. Thank you Martine for the warmth of your heart & your food!

We see the salads germinate in open tunnel 5.

We see the snow peas in open tunnel 4 & 5 come up.

We notice the absence of beans. We look to the rat holes as a probable cause & continue to place poison in the holes to hopefully lower the population & give a chance to the young plants growing around the farm.

We weeded & scratched the pathways of the open tunnels.

We weeded the open tunnels & removed the purslane & corn salad that has gone to seed there.

We replanted the Yarrow from the open tunnels to the flower beds that Martine has been taking care of.

We seeded cabbages (8 different kinds) in a small part of the open tunnels.

We planted the leek we bought in lines in open tunnel 1 (left side). We water them twice daily.

We moved the pumpkins from the veranda to the plastic house to make room for the new plants. We keep watering the pumpkins (12 watering cans per day).

Interesting Movies

Les Quatre Cent Coups (1959)


A French film by François Truffaut, released in 1959. Prize for best direction, Cannes Film Festival 1959. The film recounts the difficult childhood of Antoine Doinel, his relationship with his parents, his petty thefts which will earn him to be locked up in a center for juvenile delinquents.

Le Retour de Martin Guerre (1982)


The Return of Martin Guerre is a French film directed by Daniel Vigne, released in 1982. It is the fictionalized version of a relationship published in 1561 by Judge Jean de Coras of the Martin Guerre case which he had investigated. This case was framed by the return to his native village of a peasant who had not been heard from for ten years. Although recounting many details of his previous life, Martin is accused by some villagers of impersonation.

Alexandre le Bienheureux (1968)


Alexandre le Bienheureux is a French film directed by Yves Robert and released in 1968 with Philippe Noiret in the lead role. Alexandre, a good-natured and nonchalant man, is a farmer on a French farm in Beauce. However, his daily life is directed by “the Great”, his ambitious but tyrannical wife, who exhausts him by imposing an excessive list of tasks on him every day. Having suddenly become a widower, he experiences great relief and feels freed from his work: he decides to take the rest he deems deserved, in order to take the time to savor life…

La Guerre des Boutons (1962)


La Guerre des Boutons is a French comedy film directed by Yves Robert, released in 1962. This is the adaptation of the eponymous novel La Guerre des Boutons by the Franche-Comté writer Louis Pergaud published in 1912.

Interesting Documentaries

Pé na terra/Feeth on the Earth

In Brazil, the Cerrado, one of the most important ecosystems in the world, is being deforested by industrial farming practices. Meanwhile, about half of the Cerrado has disappeared due to deforestation. Louise Amand, volunteer at Wervel, made the documentary ‘Pé na terra’ about this. The documentary portrays the tragic fate of the Cerrado but also shows the hope of recovery by switching to agro-ecological methods.

Why I’ve never carried a Smart Phone

Here’s what it does to your brain: asapSCIENCE – What Happens To Your Brain When You Mindlessly Scroll?

Gee whiz: It’s a phone, it’s a camera, it’s an MP3 player, it’s a social media gateway!”

It’s also:

* a surveillance device.

* the functional equivalent of an ankle monitor.

* a back door way for the government to create a national ID system and to regulate your every move


And as if tall hat weren’t bad enough, it scrambles your brain. Not figuratively – literally. Imagine what it’s doing to the young. But they’re so convenient.” So is checking yourself into jail so you get three meals served to you daily.

Wake up!

Academy of Ideas – Anxiety and Depression – A Retreat into a Constricted World

After Skool – How To Keep Your Heart Open In Hell – Ram Dass

Inspiring Links

The Fauci crime family Riding the bio-warfare gravy train

A memo of 2004 reveals that the National Institute of Health (the employer of Dr. Fauci), gives to Dr Fauci a permanent bonus and a permanent pay adjustment expressly because of his work on biodefence.

Dr. Fauci out earns the president and makes in 2021 456.000$ a year.

Mrs Fauci, Christine Grady is the head of ethics for the National Institute of Health (the employer of Dr. Fauci). She out earns the vice president of the U.S at 236.000$ a year.

When Dr. Fauci retires, he’ll retire on the largest golden parachute retirement pension ever in U.S. federal government history. In his first year, he’ll retire on 355.000$ a year.

Inspiring Books

Why Borders Matter by Frank Furedi

Why Humanity Must Relearn the Art of Drawing Boundaries

Western society has become estranged from the borders and social boundaries that have for centuries given meaning to human experience. This book argues that the controversy surrounding mass migration and physical borders runs in parallel and is closely connected to the debates surrounding the symbolic boundaries people need to guide on the issues of everyday life.

Furedi argues that the key driver of the confusion surrounding borders and boundaries is the difficulty that society has in endowing experience with meaning. The most striking symptom of this trend is the cultural devaluation of the act of judgment, which has led to a loss of clarity about the moral boundaries in everyday life. The infantilisation of adults that runs in tandem with the adultification of children offers a striking example of the consequence of non-judgmentalism.

We have already proposed this book in a previous newsletter. However, this book seems so relevant to us at this specific time that we are highlighting it again.

The Courage To Be Disliked is a Japanese analysis of the work of 19th-century psychologist Alfred Adler, who established that happiness lies in the hands of each human individual and does not depend on past traumas.


Courage is not the absence of fear;

it is the making of

action in spite of fear.

– M Scott Peck

Inspiring Text

The Seer” by Alex Grey

About Knowledge and Understanding

Knowledge is one thing, understanding is another thing. People often confuse these concepts and do not clearly grasp what is the difference between them. Knowledge by itself does not give understanding. Nor is understanding increased by an increase of knowledge alone. Understanding depends upon the relation of knowledge to Being (soul embodiment/integration). Understanding is the resultant of knowledge and Being. And knowledge and Being must not diverge too far, otherwise understanding will prove to be far removed from either.

At the same time the relation of knowledge to Being does not change with a mere growth of knowledge. It changes only when being grows simultaneously with knowledge. In other words, understanding grows only with the growth of Being. In ordinary thinking, people do not distinguish understanding from knowledge. They think that greater understanding depends on greater knowledge. Therefore they accumulate knowledge, or that which they call knowledge, but they do not know how to accumulate understanding and do not bother about it.”

~ G.I. Gurdjieff, In Search of the Miraculous (by P.D. Ouspensky)

It also relates to the fallacy or misapplication of the idea that “truth must be simple”:

It is generally accepted that nobody can go on to secondary school without having completed an elementary education. Exactly the same is true in the esoteric Tradition. However, in our modern world, we encounter a curious phenomenon. For example: we would not seek to discuss Newton’s binomial theorem without having studied algebra, for without this, every opinion we expressed on the subject would be worthless.

Yet, in the esoteric field, we find a host of “experts” who declare their opinions on esotericism without having ever learned even the rudiments of this knowledge. At the same time, some of them demand “simplicity” from esoteric teachings on the generally accepted principle that Truth itself must be simple. They conclude from this that access to Truth ought to likewise be simple. Then they assert that the methods to access Truth must be easily assimilable.

This argument would be perfectly correct if human beings and the problems they face were simple and just. However, that is not the case. There is a long road to travel from our state of distorted inner disorder to any “original simplicity.”

In practice, the doctrine of “simplicity” – if regarded as an axiom – turns the student aside from the strait gate and the narrow way that leads to Life. Impelled by this counter-truth, he believes he stands before this door, when he is in reality – although undoubtedly in perfectly good faith – walking the wide path that leads to perdition, ad majorem Diaboli gloriam, of course.

The Doctrine of Simplicity, correct in itself, but wrongly interpreted, becomes a snare for hearts and minds that are already too corrupt; a danger which should be recognized and avoided.

Some people complain that the subject of the fundamentals of esotericism is not simple. Others have said that it leads to great clarity. This apparent contradiction is explained by the fact that esotericism is addressed to readers who are predisposed to esoteric culture by their nature, formation or personal experience.


It is difficult, if not impossible, for an esoterically unevolved person to discern false prophets spontaneously. He will recognize them more easily by their “fruits,” by the observable results of their works, which serve as signs.”

~ Boris Mouravieff, Gnosis

Inspiring Music

Alice Coltrane – Turiya And Ramakrishna

Alice Coltrane – Reflection on Creation and Space

(A Five Year View)

Inspiring Image

Eastern screech owl and her owlet who is trying to queeze out of the nest home to see the world. Foto @ mjshocken

Humor (?)

AwakenWithJP – UPDATE: Russia and Ukraine Explained by Kamala Harris!

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