Plukrijp Newsletter 2020 Week 26

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Upside-down, The Good Newsletter 2020 – Week 26

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

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…

leel at Hei, carrots at Hei, fine beans at Hei, courgette at Hei, melon in tunnel 1&3 top raised bed,
grapes & bell peppers in closed tunnels.

This week @ Plukrijp

WARM, warm, warm, warm, …….A beautiful week with even some small rainfall & perfect group spirit !

We did:

the “buffer” we put between our closed tunnels & the neighbor’s field.
Over the last years we grew a thick fence of willow, collected 65m³ of wood-chips to block the not-so-clean water that over-flowed during some extra-wet winters & eliminated the
nettle & bramble invasion. Cutting, scratching, raking, feeding it to the chickens, the usual way we recycle. An enormous mass of future compost too.

salads & cabbages for
Autumn wherever we found free soil. Cauliflower normal &
Walcherse (for 2021), broccoli, kale, savoy, . .Lots of plants to fill up the gaps from harvesting. We now count on
Indian summer, our extra 5th season.

Plant a load of cauliflowers
after the celery & the salads gone to seed on the long beds at Hei.

wherever soil could be seen, hopefully no new weeds in the near future ?

Spread 3 bales of hay
between the high raised beds & 1 in the open tunnels we received from Pol, a long-time supporter. Thanks !

Fix the tomatoes etc to their posts & ropes & supports. They are giving & promising lots of fruit.

Continue the repair
of the euro-pallets, no hurry there.

berries & still no end of the abundance in sight: gooseberries, iosta, black berries, blue-berries still have to ripen more.

We shared:

A Bertrand Blier extravaganza of

1. Les valseuses, a delicious fresh cult-movie on friendship

2. 1-2-3 soleil, a confronting view of city-life around the Mediterranean

3. Calmos, a perturbing upside-down pastiche on (fe)male desires, with Bernard Blier leading the pack.

4. Trop belle pour toi, a strong look into what we call “love”

5. Préparez vos mouchoirs on what we do to talented children in this society

6. Merci la vie!  on the darker side of life

All of them with the typical “Blier” sauce, enjoy, enjoy, celebrate, exaggerate, switch roles, turn upside down, speak loudly the inner thoughts & lots of spicy images.

An evening on the role of David Bohm in the world of quantum. Why did we stop thinking after Einstein ? Does a civilization that does not apply its science & restricts applications of it to elites & weapon producers & tools for mass control
deserve to survive. The actual debacle of the western “empire” needs no explaining.

Interesting Movies & Documentaries
Merci la vie is a 1991 French film written and directed by Bertrand Blier. It won the César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for
Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Writing and Best Editing.

Full Film – Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm

The Fetzer Memorial Trust presents for FREE the feature film documentary “Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm”.

“Infinite Potential:
The Life and Ideas of David Bohm” is about the man Einstein called his “spiritual son” and the Dalai Lama his “science guru.”

A brilliant physicist and explorer of Consciousness, Bohm’s incredible insights into the underlying nature of reality and the profound interconnectedness of the Universe and our place within it are truly transformational.

6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets

Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium — and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world.

Here in the garden we also work with mycelium. We get pigeon manure that is still full of whole seeds (corn, grain, …) but has already been broken open by the burning
manure of the pigeons. We spread this on the ground & cover it with compost. On condition that it rains well (a rare phenomenon in recent years) a web of mycelium develops under the compost, like in the last pictures of this video. Because our fields are surrounded
by trees that “steer” their roots through the drought all over the field, the mycelium follows / leads this network.

We also sow grain every fall so that ALL the water that falls (sometimes) in winter is trapped in the huge root mass of the grain, so in this way we feed the mycelium.

In circles around us, the fields are greener than further away as we see with drone pics. The desertification that continues on the large fields due to maize after
maize etc, predatory cultivation & only liquid vulture as fertilizer, eats the last remains of cellulose from our neighbors (subsidy parasites addicted to scrap iron = farmers). How long can this continue?

Inspiring Book

Extract p59

THE DAWN OF THE GREAT EASTERN SUN is based on actual experience.

It is not a concept.

You realize that you can uplift yourself, that you can appreciate your existence as a human being.
Whether you are a gas station attendant or the president of your country doesn’t really matter. When you experience the goodness of being alive, you can respect who and what you are.

You need not be intimidated by lots of bills to pay, diapers to change, food to cook, or papers to be filed.

Fundamentally, in spite of all those responsibilities, you begin to feel that it is a worthwhile
situation to be a human being, to be alive, not afraid of death.

Death comes, obviously.

You can never avoid death.

Whatever you do, death occurs.

But if you have lived with a sense of reality and with gratitude towards life, then you leave the dignity of your life behind you, so that your relatives, your friends, and your children can appreciate who you were.

The vision of the Great Eastern Sun is based on celebrating life.

It is contrasted to the setting sun, the sun that is going down and dissolving into darkness.

The setting-sun vision is based on trying to ward off the concept of death, trying to save ourselves from dying.
The setting-sun point of view is based on fear.

We are constantly afraid of ourselves.

We feel that we can’t actually hold ourselves upright.

We are so ashamed of ourselves, who we are, what we are.

We are ashamed of our jobs, our finances, our parental upbringing, our education, and our psychological shortcomings.

Great Eastern Sun vision, on the other hand, is based on appreciating ourselves and appreciating our world, so it is a very gentle approach.

Because we appreciate the world, we don’t make a mess in it.

We take care of our bodies, we take care of ourminds, and we take care of our world.

The world around us is regarded as very sacred, so we have to constantly serve our
world and clean it up.

The setting-sun vision is that washing things and cleaning up should be the domain of hired help.

Or if you can’t afford a housekeeper, you clean up yourself, but you regard it as dirty work.

Having a nice meal is fine , but who is going to wash the dishes?

We would prefer to leave that to someone else.

Thousands of tons of leftovers are discarded every year.

When people go to restaurants, often they are served giant platefuls of food , more than they can eat,
to satisfy the giant desire of their minds.

Their minds are stuffed just by the visual appearance of their giant steaks, their full plates.

Then the leftovers are thrown into the garbage.

All that food is wasted, absolutely wasted .

That is indeed a setting-sun approach.

You have a giant vision, which you can’t consume, and you end up throwing most of
it away.

There is not even a program to recycle the leftovers.

Everything goes to the dump.

It is no wonder we have such big problems disposing of our garbage.

Some people have even thought of sending our garbage into outer space: we can let the ·
rest of the universe take care of our leftovers, instead of cleaning up our earth.

The setting-sun approach is to shield ourselves from dirt as much as we can, so that we don’t have to look at it we just get rid of anything

As long as we have a pleasurable situation, we forget about the leftovers or the greasy spoons and plates.

We leave the job of cleaning up to somebody else.

That approach produces an oppressive social hierarchy in the setting-sun world: there are those who get rid of other people’s dirt and those who take pleasure in producing the dirt.

Those people who have money can continue to enjoy their food and ignore the leftovers.

They can pay for luxury and ignore reality.

In that way of doing things, you never see the dirt properly, and you may never see the food properly, either.

Everything is compartmentalized , so you can never experience things completely.

We are not talking purely about food ; we are talking about everything that goes on in the setting-sun world: packaged food , packaged vacations, package deals of all kinds.

There is no room to experience doubtlessness in that world; there is no room to be gentle; there is no room to experience reality fully and properly.

In contrast to that, Great Eastern Sun vision is a very ecological approach.

The way of the Great Eastern Sun is based on seeing what is needed and how things happen organically.

So the sense of hierarchy, or order, in the Great Eastern Sun world is not connected with imposing arbitrary boundaries or divisions.

Great Eastern Sun hierarchy comes from seeing life as a natural process and tuning in to the uncontrived order that exists in the world.

Great Eastern Sun hierarchy is based on seeing that there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in this world which is the innate wakefulness of human beings.

The sun of human dignity can be likened to the physical sun spanning the darkness.

When you have a brilliant sun, which is a source of vision, the light from the sun shines through every window of the house, and the brightness of its light inspires you to open all the curtains.

The analogy for hierarchy in the Great Eastern Sun world is a flowering plant that grows upwards towards the sun.

The analogy for setting-sun hierarchy is a lid that flattens you and keeps you in your place.

In the vision of the Great Eastern Sun, even criminals can be cultivated, encouraged to grow up.
In the setting-sun vision, criminals are hopeless, so they are shut off; they don’t have a chance.

They are part of the dirt that we would rather not see.

But in the vision of the Great Eastern Sun, no human being is a lost cause.

We don’t feel that we have to put a lid on anyone or anything.

We are always willing to give things a chance to flower.

The basis of Great Eastern Sun vision is realizing that the world is clean and pure to begin with.

There is no problem with cleaning things up, if we realize that we are just returning them to their natural, original state.

It is like having your teeth cleaned.

When you leave the dentist’s office, your teeth feel so good .

You feel as though you had a new set of teeth, but in actual fact, it is just that your teeth are clean.

You realize that they are basically good teeth.

In working with ourselves, cleaning up begins by telling the truth.

We have to shed any hesitation about being honest with ourselves because it might be unpleasant.

If you feel bad when you come home because you had a hard day at the office, you can
tell the truth about that: you feel bad.

Then you don’t have to try to shake off your pain by throwing it around your living room.
Instead, you can start to relax; you can be genuine at home.

You can take a shower and put on fresh clothes and take some refreshment.

You can change your shoes, go outside, and walk in your garden.

Then, you might feel better. In fact, when you get close to the truth, you can tell the truth and feel great.

In this world, the re are always possibilities of original purity, because the world is clean to begin with.

Dirt never comes first, at all.

For example, when you buy new towels, they don’t have any dirt on them.

Then, as you use them, they become dirty.

But you can always wash them and return them to their original state.

In the same way, our entire physical and psychological existence and the world that we know-our sky, our earth, our houses, everything we have- was and is originally clean.

But then, we begin to smear the situation with our conflicting emotions.

Still, fundamentally speaking, our existence is all good, and it is all launderable.

That is what we mean by basic goodness: the pure ground that is always there, waiting to be cleaned by us.

We can always return to that primordial ground.

That is the logic of the Great Eastern Sun.


How should we like it were stars to burn

With a passion for us we could not return?

If equal affection cannot be,

Let the more loving one be me.

From “The More Loving One” by W.H. Auden


How to be a warrior (one who is BRAVE)

The key to it is:

“Unless we can discover that ground of goodness in our own lives,

we cannot hope to improve the lives of others.”

From the great cosmic mirror
Without beginning and without end,
Human society became.
Manifest .
At that time liberation and confusion arose.
When fear and doubt occurred
Towards the confidence which is
primordially free ,
Countless multitudes of cowards arose .
When the confidence which is primordia
lly free
Was followed and delighted in,
Countless multitudes of warriors arose.
Those countless multitudes of cowards
Hid themselves in caves and jungles .
They killed their brothers and sisters and ate their flesh ,
They fo
llowed the example of beasts,
They provoked terror in each other;
Thus they took their own lives.
They kindled a great fire of hatred,
They constantly roiled the river of lust,
They wa
llowed in the mud of laziness:
The age of famine and
arose .
Of those who were dedicated to the primordial confidence,
The many hosts of warriors,
Some went to
And erected beautiful castles of crystal.
Some went to the lands of beautiful lakes and islands
And erected lovely palaces.
Some went to the pleasant
And sowed fields of barley, rice and wheat .
They were always without quarrel,
Ever loving and very generous.
Without encouragement, through their self-existing inscrutability,
They were always devoted to the Imperial Rigden.


is dialectic materialism?

art or practice of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments.

The process especially associated with Hegel of arriving at the truth by stating a thesis, developing a contradictory antithesis, and combining and resolving them
into a coherent synthesis.

The Marxian process of change through the conflict
of opposing forces, whereby a given contradiction is characterized by a primary and a secondary aspect, the secondary succumbing to the primary, which is then transformed into an aspect of a new contradiction.


di•a•lec•tic dī″ə-lĕk′tĭk

from DIA = through


LEGOMAI = select, elect, read

Materialism because matter (particles) collapses from the wave (+&-) through the quantum jazz dance of frequency. It describes on many levels the basic movement of
reality: polar wave oppositions “selecting” from each other, thus coming close enough to integrate while ascending a level above (or below). Hence the transcendent aspect Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, etc took from the Eastern philosophy of yin/yang — tao & tamas/rajas
— sattva. Cybernetics & system analysis were developed from it.

Life as syntropy/neguentropy shows us the function of dialectic materialism “winning over” death as entropy, an ever recurring process at all levels & dimensions in
our expanding universe. Wherever two forces meet a transcendence/descendence offers itself as a possibility, in spirals going up or down. The subtle perception & acts of enlightened humans (realized beings) make it possible for them to influence the process
from a deep understanding of harmony, or midwifing “what wants to happen”, hence “co-incidences/miracles/déjà vu/…).

On a broader scale nature function like this continually while trying to achieve the most “matter/life” with the least energy expenditure. On a human scale, our trans-generational
intuitive deep knowing of what is good (for the continuation of our life) underlies all our perceptions. We always “know” but rarely take this into account when acting/thinking. Our conscience keeps the score & we die when our bank account is too negative.
On an economic scale this is the nowadays so horribly abused idea of “market”.

The allegory of the passenger/driver/horse & cart reminds us of the need to create a lasting content, a stable center if we want to lead a life with meaning. Without
the passenger, all driving around is loss of life energy.

is Anne!

Steps to an Ecology of Mind (Paper on dolphin communication)

I would like to say that the amount of signaling going on is much greater than is evident at first sight. There are, of course, the rather specific kinds of signals which are very important. I am not denying
that. I mean the touching, and so on. But the shy individual, the traumatized female, staying almost stationary three feet below the surface while the other two fool around, is getting a great deal of attention just by sitting there and staying. She may not
be actively transmitting, but in the business of bodily communication, you don’t have to be actively transmitting in order to have your signals picked up by other people. You can just
be, and just by being she attracts an enormous amount of attention from these other two individuals who come over, pass by, pause a little as they pass and so on. She is, we would say, ‘withdrawn’, but she is actually about as withdrawn as a schizophrenic
who by being withdrawn becomes the centre of gravity of the family. All other members of the group move around the fact of her withdrawal, which she never lets them forget.

–Gregory Bateson,

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