Newsletter Week 32

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Upside-down, The Good Newsletter 2020 – Week 32

The weekly interactive newsletter sent out by Plukrijp to its members

For people living NOW the school of life

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(& 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.

What you can harvest now:

From now on you can find
all the current and upcoming crops with photo, location and name by clicking on the Current Harvest button in the menu on our website.

Coming soon…

carrots, sweet corn, orange & green Hokkaïdo pumpkin, and so much more

New on our website

This week @ Plukrijp
Casablanca speaking here, 35°C&more in a continuation of VERY dry weeks/months is doing lots of damage to our beautiful gardens.
We did:
We finished repairing the pallets for our wholesale friends. We thank them for their generosity towards us.

Harvested the first potatoes from open tunnel 1 & top of tunnel 5. Delicious meals were made ! Many potato plants are drying up, but we leave them in the soil if we can find where they grew thanks to the “boxes” we planted them through. It
helps us reduce the need for keeping them fresh the next 3-4 months.

Start the seed-saving season: salads, carrots, herbs, flowers. A list will follow later on. The seed-saving day Hugo wanted to organize here in September has been postponed due to the Covidiocy.

Where we took up the potatoes in tunnel 1 we seeded salads for Autumn/Winter. Later on, Walcherse cauliflower will be planted at 1m distance through the lines, leaving us the opportunity to pour compost in between them in winter. The Iosta
bushes have grown into big trees in not even 5 years, so we will cut them to 1 stem this winter. Who-ever wants good planting material, please contact us.

Harvest grapes for juice, beans for freezing,
for happiness & capers/gurken for preserving. Daily miracles from our professional kitchen & Martine.

Seeded root crops for Autumn: turnips yellow & white, daikon and radishes at Hei, hoping for some water from the sky. Eventually the many root crops that went to seed from 2019, in combination with the rucola that seeded itself, will make a
nice green edible cover later on, when beans, tomatoes and other summer crops will have withered.

We shared:

Since temperatures ran high, we watched & shared more, in the shade or by the pool.

Familie van der
Ploeg”, a Dutch (vpro) parody on family “life”, close to the fawlty towers episode of last

Loenatik”, a Dutch (vpro) comic series on how we
(should not?) approach our deranged colleagues in post-capitalism.

Peaceful warrior”, a Hollywood movie but with (some)

An old movie “Occult Forces”
about free-masonry in France before WW2, interesting but not quite up to date anymore.

Persona”, Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece.

A TedX
talk by Elaine
Morgan on the aquatic ape & how academic science has been holding back real science for at least 60 years, due to the financial “sponsoring”
by lobbies & corporations.

A talk by Peter De Graef
on cosmological eras & the influence they have on human civilisations. Though he is not correct in his “double planet theory” in Frank’s opinion, it is true that the course of our solar system inside the milky way, where we now are at “late autumn”,
can explain the many stories & myths about golden, bronze, copper & iron ages we find in so many oral traditions. See texts below.

We had a wonderful evening watching Eric Rohmer’s “Pauline
à la plage” where a 15 year old (Pauline) gets to confront the semi-adults around her with their lies & hypocrisy. All the movies this guy made played upon having some of the characters saying out loud what we usually
hide. Body language combined with a sharp understanding of transactional analysis is ideal movie material of course. We also remembered the many times we could not reach our female “shadows&light” group.

Amanda proposed to watch the documentary “Animals in the Womb”.

Interesting Movies & Documentaries


Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. After an intensive, twenty-year
spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures. The feature film, “Peaceful Warrior,” starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan’s
book, based upon incidents from his life.–NationalSocialistAnti-freemasonryFilm


One of the most unique and uniquely odd film. Considering when and where it was made, the production values are almost unbelievably high. It seems to have been made
in occupied France, with the clear intent to blame the Freemasons as dupes and/or masterminds in engineering the outbreak of war.

While proving the premise seems like it would be an uphill battle, the film demonstrates great care in citing historical events within France to back this up. Citing
Freemason infiltration into the German government as well (i.e., Nazi establishment), for a supposedly “National Socialist” (read NAZI) film, it does a really good job of making the German Freemason agitator look like a bad guy! A last minute attempt by the
Nazi collaborators to shuffle blame to the Freemasons for the war not going so well?

Prescott Bush (yes the ancestor of the American presidents) did funnel cash to the Nazis to get them started… member of Skull and Bones, subsidiary of Freemasons.
Obviously there is a real-life tie in here somewhere! So one cannot dismiss the film’s premise out of hand.

Students of freemasonry and NWO detectives will find here the most lavish and detailed expositions of secretive Masonic ritual I have ever seen. Others more knowledgeable
than I say it is stunningly accurate. This alone made it worth watching.

Persona – Ingmar Bergman’s enigmatic masterpiece




Bergman’s sensually brilliant 1966 film about a mute actress and her psychiatric nurse is an endlessly questioning and mysterious disquisition on identity.

Bergman contrives a colossal eerie closeup with meshes half of Alma’s face with half of Elisabet’s. These two very beautiful women do indeed look similar, and it is
that fact which makes the resulting half-and-half face so horrifying, like something from a nightmare. Elsewhere, Bergman repeatedly gives us the signature composition of the two faces: one in profile, one face on to the camera, sometimes overlapping. It is
almost a pictorial demonstration of the film’s approach to identity and disclosure. Sometimes the characters are facing us, addressing us, wishing to reveal themselves. At other times, they are in profile: we can see them, but they are looking away, at that
moment indifferent or unaware.

Persona is a film to make you shiver with fascination, or incomprehension, or desire.

Peter De Graef – Just Talking : You’re in DwaparaYuga now


‘A story about time.
Is it the truth? No. It’s a story. Truth does not exist. We only have stories.
This is about time. ‘

We measure time by the orbit of the earth around the sun or the earth around its own axis. Here Peter sketches a time lapse of the sun orbiting its supposed sister star, an orbit that would take up to 25,000 years and in which human consciousness changes unimaginably.
This story comes from the Vedic scriptures, the oldest known texts from which our current knowledge about yoga, Advaita and Ayurveda comes (c.a. 4,000 B.C.)


Frank’s comment:


We must start with the view that the ancient Greek, Chinese & Indian civilizations left us:
in a cyclic but/and spiraling succession/emergence/development we live in 4 stages, individually, socially, historically&mythic.

Some examples: the 4 stages described by Hesiod (work&days): a succession symbolized by the metals GOLD-SILVER-BRONZE-IRON.

If we look around us, we can see/must notice the over-abundance of iron and
the deep yearning for gold (in some). Are we on the cusp of transcending our actual obsession with matter, our dependence on the mother figure ? Can we see the gold in the light-frequencies the sun
and the
center of our galaxy
and the center of our known universe send us through the black hole/white hole mechanism as described by many modern scientists ? Must we learn the
lessons from the other ages first ?
he 4 stages from Indian mythology (yugas): SATYA yuga, TRETA yuga, DVEPARA yuga
KALI yuga to be combined with the Kumara vision of a transcending age “SANGUM yoga, where the lessons of the former 4 are integrated & we start from a higher rung in the spiral ?

Unfortunately, till now, we have lost the older visions:

One could consider the I-CHING, the “book of changes” from the
Chinese culture as a remnant of a much older but not yet rediscovered civilization. The idea of a TAO, or road of life integrating yin&yang in one fluid movement from
birth to death (individually&socially?) fits inside this cyclic & evolving vision

The vision of Tibetan tantra-yoga combined with “christism”(no references found unfortunately
due to christian dominance of media) as brought to us through the life science-system of Gurdjieff also fits this view: humans can transcend the automaton/robot sleep life.

The vision of the pre-Atlantic civilizations are
also lost to us, though we can speculate from Plato/Solon/Egyptian priest memories confirmed by archeological findings of megalithic buildings&symbols as exemplified in the flower of life:

for more detailed descriptions these cyclic views do NOT conflict with the idea of biological/mental/spiritual EVOLUTION that springs from p.e. the work of Darwin in individual humans
one can see how inside each stage are sub-stages leading to ever more complexity, which is the deep emerging “aim” our cosmos is doing: the universe we know (till now) lives in the age of “expansion” after starting from a point of singularity. From the point
of view of inner experience:

     From bondage to spiritual growth
     From spiritual growth to great courage
     From courage to liberty
     From liberty to abundance
     From abundance to complacency
     From complacency to apathy
     From apathy to dependence
     From dependence back to bondage
     and from there back to stage 1

during each step some of us “learn” the lesson&go into the next round

An overview of the rise&fall of historically documented civilizations:

Robert Bly: 

Each birth comes from a tangle of previous karma, every life carries a meaning that wants to manifest itself (emergence) in which the physical body is the tool with which this is done. The apparent duality between these two lines of force translates into the
tension between where & how one is conceived, carried, born & / or fed and a deep intuitive knowing that regularly “shows” itself to the person through so-called coincidences, opportunities, … just as the first 2 cells unfold, each life unfolds in stages.

The ontogenesis is an exact copy of the phylogenesis, ie in each embryo one goes through ALL the stages that the phenomenon “life” has gone through (& will also go through). This is how biological evolution functions. We always take the genetic information
with us to the next incarnation / life form. The many adaptations / learning moments that each organism has gone 
through throughout eternity determine eg the number of genes that characterize the species as a group. 

Hence many organisms have more genes than humans. This evolution of the embryo is reflected in the stages in which EVERY life tries to unfold, against or thanks to the so-called accidental 
circumstances of its environment these processes in their different stages can be studied in e.g. 
botanics, biology, geology, history, astronomy, … In humans, the Chinese established long ago from their “life wisdom science” they were able to “capture” all possible changes in 64 hexagrams, the iching, the book of changes, the tao te ching of lao tzu also
mirrors this. They discovered that female life goes through these stages faster than male. This has to do with the greater flexibility (water flows) of yin compared to yang (the rock stands). 

Women manifest their lives in 7-year cycles, men in 8-year cycles. This gradual unfolding brings each organism to fulfill the possible developments of each specific period / dimension hence the insights of Gurdjief in scale manifestation & 3-unity. An initiation
moment “happens” at every transition. These breaking points used to even have a name & are recognized in Chinese medicine. 

We have lost consciousness since man through agriculture & animal husbandry with cereals in deltas which gave him more food than he needed every day & which allowed him to “survive” in almost all climatic conditions. We lost a lot more understanding of the
life processes since we broke through the natural unfolding of concentric spirals with fossil fuels on an industrial scale & we so secure our physical “left” life that we no longer get to develop the deep meaning of our life.

Both of these developments of man were necessary to bring him to the point where he makes his 3 brain-masses work together, just as his 3 physical centers should also function in harmony. More detail info at Gurdjieff & macrobiotics & Chinese medicine & Indian
chakra wisdom & Sri Aurobindo.

Man reaches through technology a point of consciousness at which it becomes necessary to live (back?) in unity consciousness. The present apparent darkness is the compulsion with which EVERY human being is forced to choose either we choose the light & the next
stage of humanity arrives, or we sink into the darkness in which so many biological species have disappeared. The old civilizations, who have a much broader frame of mind than our instant-karma-causal-reductionist materialism, see this as spirals of epochs,
in which more complexity is developed on a next higher dimension.

In our Western tradition we only have the myths, sagas, folktales & sayings because we have walked the path of the apparent duality through mono-theism & because we wanted to reduce the apparent contradiction between good & evil to a morality that can be applied
to everyone. This, while all other cultures point out the polarity that calls for the integration of these seemingly opposite forces yin / yang / tao or tamas / rajas / sattva or passive / active / whole or woman / man / man, or water / rock / fertile earth,
fill in yourself. Therefore it is necessary that we pass on the deep insights from, for example, the fairytales of Grimm ( to our children in pure form, not polluted by the good / evil contradiction,
but as a welcome to every new life that will also live these stages & stories hence this text about the development processes & stages of the man (yang). A similar text can be written about the woman (yin), with the extra dimension that the woman (in increasingly
difficult circumstances) brings new life and thus ensures the biological continuation of the species.

Robert Bly describes the life evolution / self-realization a man is going through (or what he resists & then gets into trouble) in 7 stages. (1) Birth in all-possibility (wealth from the family protection) or 0-7 / 8 at the Chinese stages; (2) abandonment of
the parents as access to the larger world (meaning from the environment) or 7-14 / 8-16 idem; (3) confrontation with the need to “learn” from experience (testing whether one can “do it”) or 14-21 / 16-24; (4) be sent into the world to test where one really
stands (poverty to come to yourself) or 21-28 / 24-32;(5)  service at the lowest level (“ash”-cleaner / kitchen-helper) or 28-35 / 32-40; (6) re-drill into what one had potential but was “forgotten” (garden helper) or 35-42 / 40-48; (7) become recognized &
recognize themselves as a being of light & love in competition / cooperation / ritual / .. within a meaningful social context or 42-49 / 48-56.

So these initiation moments come up as pivot points (emergence) in every life. For women, the birth of children & care for them (0-7) is added to. This every new life is given meaning from the “village” around the mother. Our limited / limiting version of extreme
monogamy & threats to the larger social groups this forces mothers (& fathers to the extent that there is still room in 
the new “model”) to build the bridge between “themselves” & “world” for the child time and again
Robert Bly also parallels the 7 components a man needs to build a meaningful life with their mythological “god”: (1) the king: the noble, the deep meaning of your life, Zeus / Shiva; (2) the warrior: the power to make, to refuse, mars, Kali / Durga; (3) the
trickster: contrarian, fresh, coyote, Krishna; (4) the wild man: unconscious clenched power, transgenerational, Dionysius; (5) the lover: companion to female energy, gardener, brings joy, Aphrodite / Isis / Ishtar / Diana / the goddess; (6) the cook / mythologist:
processor, brings change, mage, Hermes; (7) the grievance man: the power of mourning, of living through pain, the blues, Lethe. These components are deep inside every man but are not always available in the right way, at the right time.

TedTalk: For Elaine Morgan, we descend from aquatic primates


Elaine Morgan is a staunch supporter of the aquatic primate theory, the idea that humans have ancestors who lived in an aquatic environment. Listen to her very witty defend this idea and explain why the
scientific community does not take this theory seriously.




“Pauline at the beach” is the story of a moment out of time. As one of the film’s essential scenes (the first meal at Henri’s) explains, the four main characters see
love differently, especially in its temporality. Marion and Henri seem to want to experience love that is present, instantaneous, while love is built over time according to Pauline and Pierre. The film will therefore focus on exposing these two conceptions
of love, and on seeing all the subtleties hidden in such Manichean conceptions of the feeling of love. Working on the dialogues reveals relationships and feelings that are much more complex than they initially seemed. The film therefore reveals step by step,
with great delicacy, each person’s relationship to love and the direct consequences on what he experiences. The screenplay, a veritable series of lies and unveiling around the same fact, between false and true secrets, brilliantly serves this will of the director.

Animals in the Womb – Documentary

“Animals in the Womb” follows the developmental path of three different mammals utilising some of the most amazing technology available. 3D and 4D ultrasound scans used
on animals for the first time on television chronicle this incredible journey. These and amazing computer generated graphics highlight the path of development and in the process reveal the amazing science with outstanding detail. This volume follows the gestation
of the golden retriever, bottlenose dolphin, and Asian elephant, and through comparisons to other animals and humans, emphasises the differences and similarities between them.

Interesting Link

Sea levels expected to rise like in the
Miocene thanks to industry&mobility.

Inspiring Books

R D Laing: Selected Works:
basic knots with mother

The patterns delineated here have not yet beenclassified by a Linnaeus of human bondage.They are all, perhaps, strangely, familiar.In these pages I have confined myself
tolaying out only some of those I actually haveseen. Words that come to mind to name themare: knots, tangles, fankles, impasses,disjunctions, whirligogs, binds.I could have remained closer to the ‘raw’ datain which these patterns appear. I could havedistilled
them further towards an abstractlogico-mathematical, calculus. I hope they arenot so schematized that one may not referback to the very specific experiences fromwhich they derive; yet that they are sufficientlyindependent of ‘content’, for one to divine thefinal
formal elegance in these webs of maya.

April 1969 R.D.L


They are playing a game.

They are playing at not playing a game.

If I show them I see they are,

I shall break the rules and they will punish me.

I must play their game,

of not seeing I see the game.

They are not having fun.

I can’t have fun if they don’t.

If I get them to have fun,

then I can have fun with them.

Getting them to have fun, is not fun.

It is hard work.

This stimulating book provides a highly practical window into the complex, interdependent relationships between soil, plants, animals, and human beings, including special
insight into the fascinating life cycle of healthy soils and the imminent dangers we face should their existence become threatened. Poor agricultural practices are draining our soils of nutrients and microorganisms. Depletion of humus is already described
as extreme in some areas. Hennig addresses all components of the soil microorganisms, microbes, soil nutrients, and minerals and explores natural fertilization techniques using compost and rock dust along with their roles in humus formation. Translated from
its original German, this book will help farmers everywhere understand humus better.

De Papalagi –
Erich Scheurmann


Because the bodies of women and girls are always covered, men have a great desire to see their flesh, which is very understandable. They think about it day and night and talk a lot about the physique of
the woman and always in a way that one would imagine that what is beautiful and natural is a sin and can only happen in the dark. If they simply showed the flesh, they would be able to focus their thoughts more on other things and their eyes would not lurk
and their mouth would not lick lustful words when they met a girl.


But the flesh is sin, it belongs to Aitu (a demon). Can you imagine greater folly, brethren?
If we were to give faith to the whites, one should wish with them that our flesh was hard like congealed lava and without
the wonderful warmth that comes from within.
However, we would like to continue to rejoice that our bodies can speak to the sun,
that we can trot like wild horses, because no loin cloth

binds us and no leather upholstery weighs our feet and we need not be concerned that our covering of the head falls. Let us delight in the damsel, who
is beautiful in body and shows her limbs in the sun and moonlight. Foolish, blind, with no sense of the true joys of life, is the white man who must wrap himself so close to be without shame.


When a man looks at the horizon of his knowledge
and thinks he sees the horizon of wisdom itself,
then he is truly lost.

The Difference Between Vulnerability and Neediness

written Katherine Woodward Thomas


To be vulnerable is to let down your guard.

It’s the willingness to take risks to share authentically what you feel, need or desire without trying to manipulate another person’s

Some of us are terrified of being that open.

We fear others may not reciprocate, and then we’ll feel foolish. We fear that in seeing us more clearly, others might conclude we’re
not worthy of their love and respect. But most of all, when we have the impulse to be vulnerable, we may fear occurring as “too needy.”

Here’s the difference between neediness and vulnerability.


Neediness is when you’re

emotionally centered in a

wounded, younger self, and you

start pulling on others to give you

what was missing in your childhood.

When we feel needy, we’re overly identified with a self that feels unloved, unwanted, lost and afraid. And when we pull on others
to fix us from this raw, festering place of unmet needs, it occurs to them as burdensome.

If they’re unhealthy, they may try to rescue us.

Yet, if they’re healthy and looking for a more wholesome connection, they may feel repelled and take a step backwards, intuitively
knowing this isn’t theirs to repair.

Vulnerability is when we’re centered

in our adult selves, emotionally anchored in

the truth of our worthiness to receive support,

respect and love, and from here letting down

our guard to authentically communicate

what we feel, need and desire.


This way of relating is wildly attractive, and will call in the kinds of connections that have the potential to grow into happy,
healthy and wholehearted love.

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