Plukrijp Newsletter – 2022 week 2

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2022 – week 2

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:

Went through and sorted our woodstock (unfortunately no musicians present). Now we know where everything is, ready for construction and free exchange!


We also sorted all the flat metal plates we have. We sure underestimated what space can be made with sorting efficiently!


Go through and sort the glass stock we have. Cardboard in between the glass and voilà. We take good care of our freeshop.


Tim, our visiting artist, relabeled the drawers in the workshop for easy access. We gave all our double books to him for his future library. Thank you for your visit and energy Tim!


Cut and weld old postcarts to make the base and back of our new compost heap behind the open tunnels/food forest. Slowly we start using the abundance of pallets that has been ‘on hold’ in the garden.


We cut some firewood. Got to keep our butts at the right temperature in this volatile weather.


Bram and Carlos did small repairs all over the farm.

Interesting Movies & Documentaries

What the Bleep?!: Down the Rabbit Hole


An accessible introduction to quantum physics

The last Green Renaissance Production

Many of us think that if we just have enough money, everything else will fall into place. We’ll be healthier, our relationships will be stronger, and we’ll have more time – just as long as that bank balance stays high.


But true wealth is not about digits in your bank account. Instead, it is all the special things in your life – particularly the things that money cannot buy. Think of how much everything you have would mean to somebody else who dreams of it – health, family, friendships – the list is endless.


We wish you a life filled with true riches.


Filmed in Hermanus, South Africa.

Featuring Obert Jongwe (@obertjongwe)

Puff: Wonders of the Reef

One evening we did look at the beautiful images while listening to this amazing music:

My goal’s beyond (1971) FULL ALBUM Mahavishnu John McLaughlin

While McLaughlin’s spiritual path has been a long one, he says that his spiritual development over the past fifteen years has probably been the most significant part of his life.

« In the end, this is really all that we have, » McLaughlin points out. « How do we live with our soul? How do we live with the supreme being? What kind of relation do we have with ourselves through our soul?

« This is what’s great about jazz music or improvised music, » he adds. « You’re telling the story right now in its realness. What’s weird is that you can go to the stage tired — you didn’t get much sleep, you haven’t eaten, you have to get up early, you had three flights — and you get to the gig and you’re like, ‘Aw, man, I’d just like to sleep.’ But you get on stage and you get amazing inspiration. You don’t know where it comes from. And that’s all, really, that we live for when we go to the stage — to have that thing happen. Because that’s the only moment we have, really. The rest doesn’t exist. »

But in that moment, McLaughlin says, the key to playing well is just getting out of the way. « It becomes very simple in music, because if you’re thinking, you’re not playing, » McLaughlin concludes. « Playing is really not thinking. There’s no way you can do two things at the same time, at least not for me, anyway. If I’m playing, I’m really not thinking. I should not be thinking if I’m playing. So this is all a question of practice and discipline and getting out of the way. That’s really the secret. »

Letter from John McLaughlin to his guru:


To my revered guru

I humbly dedicate the music in this record.

He is my constant source of joy and inspiration.

His love for me and all of his other children is boundless.

As well as being a king of kings,

he is also

the supreme musician incarnate

though he plays

no ordinary instrument.

His instrument is the living soul.

First he tunes it and from there

he is able

to sing and play the song, of which

all other songs

are but variations.

And that song is god’s endless love for man.

Inspiring Links

The Truth About Mass Psychosis



Mass Psychosis is also known as Group Mind, Mob Mentality or Herd Mentality. Before modern civilization, we lived in herds and in order to survive in the herd, we conformed to the herd. This is where Mass Psychosis all stems from. The most popular examples of explaining Mass Psychosis are typically angry mobs and violent riots but these are merely the end results.

Mass Psychosis begins when an individual mind starts to identify as a member of a group based on any unifying factor. The unifying factor doesn’t even need to make sense. For many people, the feeling of unity is enough. Our ego mind innately craves acceptance and by default, will instinctively conform to whatever group it perceives to be the majority. In order to successfully conform to the group, the individual must put aside personal intuition and follow the guidance of the group. This makes a person highly-controllable and spiritually stifles the individual, which causes them to crave group acceptance even more.

Man’s disposition for Mass Psychosis has been written about for millennia, most notably, in ancient scripture and philosophy. And we all experience this as human beings, whether we reflect upon it or not. Plato argued that due to the nature of Group Mind, democracy always leads to tyranny and subjugation. His concern was the lack of good leadership and philosophized on ways of solving this.


In 1895, Gustave Le Bon published ‘The Crowd’, wherein he explains the key processes for cultivating Mass Psychosis: Anonymity, Contagion and Suggestibility. This work is known to have influenced world leaders, businesses and tyrants, of which the ethics has been written about for decades.


And yet, AP and Reuters outrageously claim that Mass Psychosis does not exist, when it is, in fact the corporate media apparatus to which they belong that makes this all possible, waging psychological warfare against a group of the population who believes the media would never lie to them.


This is why the term « Mass Psychosis » is arguably a better term than « Group Mind » or « Mob Mentality ». A change on the field of consciousness occurs; a devolution from Divine Inspiration into primitive hierarchy, which has no place in a civilized society – and yet, here we are.


Without Mass Psychosis, today’s leaders would have no power. Just like advertising, everything about politics is about cultivating Mass Psychosis.


Whereas, the individual pursuit of happiness has inevitably led to beauty and innovation, creating and controlling groups of people, which has been the biggest power play on Earth for all of recorded history, almost always leads to death and destruction, the science and study of Mass Psychosis could be used to enlighten humanity, by educating the individual about the power and potential of the human mind.

But today, the very same corrupt media being used by wealthy elites to divide and enslave us says there is no such thing as Mass Psychosis. Mass Psychosis is humanity’s burden to outgrow. It is why we accept the lesser of two evils. Many of us are well aware of the frailty of man and the civilized world. The great psychologist, Carl Jung’s warning to the world was that the individual must come face to face with their own shadow. In order to accomplish this, one must liberate themselves from the collective. And until enough of us do, society will continue to be led by tyrants and ignorant mobs.


Greg Reese.


Running Time: 4 mins

Inspiring Book

Doing those deeply unfashionable things—slowing down, letting your spare time expand, getting enough sleep, resting—is a radical act now, but it is essential. This is a crossroads we all know, a moment when you need to shed a skin. If you do, you’ll expose all those painful nerve endings and feel so raw that you’ll need to take care of yourself for a while. If you don’t, then that skin will harden around you.”

If we don’t allow ourselves the fundamental honesty of our own sadness, then we miss an important cue to adapt. We seem to be living in an age when we’re bombarded with entreaties to be happy, but we’re suffering from an avalanche of depression. We’re urged to stop sweating the small stuff, yet we’re chronically anxious. I often wonder if these are just normal feelings that become monstrous when they’re denied. A great deal of life will always suck. There will be moments when we’re riding high and moments when we can’t bear to get out of bed. Both are normal. Both in fact require a little perspective.”

Here is another truth about wintering: you’ll find wisdom in your winter, and once it’s over, it’s your responsibility to pass it on. And in return, it’s our responsibility to listen to those who have wintered before us. It’s an exchange of gifts in which nobody loses out. This may involve the breaking of a lifelong habit, one passed down carefully through generations: that of looking at other people’s misfortunes and feeling certain that they brought them upon themselves in a way that you never would. This isn’t just an unkind attitude. It does us harm, because it keeps us from learning that disasters do indeed happen and how we can adapt when they do. It stops us from reaching out to those who are suffering. And when our own disaster comes, it forces us into a humiliated retreat, as we try to hunt down mistakes that we never made in the first place or wrongheaded attitudes that we never held. Either that, or we become certain that there must be someone out there we can blame. Watching winter and really listening to its messages, we learn that effect is often disproportionate to cause; that tiny mistakes can lead to huge disasters; that life is often bloody unfair, but it carries on happening with or without our consent. We learn to look more kindly on other people’s crises, because they are so often portents of our own future.”

Katherine May


« Nobody is superior,

nobody is inferior,

but nobody is equal either.

People are simply unique,


You are you,

I am I »

– Osho


Plukrijp  adds,  based on our experience of living in community:

« and

I am another You »

Inspiring Texts

Near Enemy #9:

Be in the present moment


This is perhaps the nearest of all the ‘Near Enemies’, in that the practice of presence is central to Tantrik Yoga (and many other spiritual disciplines) and in no way antithetical to the spiritual life. However, the injunction to ‘be present’ or ‘be here now’ can easily be misinterpreted in ways that make it a Near Enemy.

Inspiring Poetry

We found this gorgeous poem inside John McLaughlin’s LP envelope above

God, the Musician, knows that music is spirituality,

music is immortality.

Man, the musician, thinks that music is sensuality,

music is mortality.

God, the Musician, knows that His music is His

Transcendental Self-communion.

Man, the musician, thinks that his music is

his world’s life long companion.

God, the Musician, is divinely and eternally mysterious.

Man, the musician, is humanely and temporarily marvelous.

God’s music tells us that music is the realization

of the universal soul.

Man’s music tells us that music is the aspiration

of the individual soul.

God’s music runs from the height to the depth.

Man’s music runs from the breadth to the length.

On the height, God’s music is His vision.

In the depth, God’s music is His Reality.

In the breadth, man’s music is his crying soul.

In the length, man’s music is his victory’s goal.

God’s music is the constant expansion of His soul’s delight.

Man’s music is the preparation of his life’s hunger

for perpetual joy.

God’s music kills God with its infinite luminosity.

Man’s music kills man with its undying curiosity.

In the spiritual world next to meditation is music,

in the breath of music. Meditation is silence, energizing

and fulfilling. Silence is the eloquent expression of

the inexpressible. « After silence, that which comes

nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music »

— Sri Chinmoy

Inspiring Music

Aktaş Erdoğan

Inspiring Image

Credit banksy: the new form of slavery?

Humor (?)
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