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We've outgrown the thinking of the past.



Is Synchronicity A Freakish Event or A Purposeful Coincidence?



Dear Friends, 

welcome to my 5-minute read

A Network of Possible Wanderings 

There is a line I love from the book of Hebrews that says: "Don't forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some have entertained angels without knowing it."
I think that's one of the best messages we can hear at this time of year.

'Aide Mémoir'

  • The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes
  • Gregg Braden (2014)
  • Hay House UK Ltd, London

'Empathic Resonance - Paradigm Regained?'

Transforming the way we think is high on the agenda wherever I go these days. For instance, on Wednesday of this week I was privy to the telling of a quite remarkable tale by a quite remarkable man. The place was DURHAM UNIVERSITY; the audience was the Hearing the Voice Special Interest Group; the storyteller was a stranger to these parts, ALEX HUNTER.  

Alex had travelled to Durham from his home in London.  His mission was to talk about his own personal experience of unusual mental states and his journey to recovery. His presentation explored ‘Empathetic Resonance Therapy’ – the therapeutic process he has devised as a result of his experiences, the unexpected echoes this finds with psychoanalysis, and its relevance to voice-hearers.

This was fascinating stuff for this niche audience.  

But, this was especially so for me - a one-time voice hearer who (like Alex) experienced, over too many years, the overwhelming pain and loneliness of the dark night of the soul. I applaud and celebrate a worthy, memorable (and often moving) gem of an idea shared through a unique performance.  Appreciated by academics and lay people alike.  Value added!  

Thank you, Alex.  For your courage.  Your determination.  And, your humanity.

  • A fruitful journey.
  • Be the change ...
  • Entertain strangers ...

'The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes'

But, on this occasion I am more intent on bringing to your urgent attention the work of someone active out there on the world stage.  I give you a man of passion who, like Alex Hunter, goes above and beyond in his heartfelt desire to transform the way we think. Value added!  He is internationally renowned author GREGG BRADEN whose recent book, The Turning Point, begins with a quote worth repeating:

"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.  The world henceforth will be run by synthesisers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely."  E O WILSON, Evolutionary Biologist

Gregg Braden is a synthesiser.  He is a pioneer in bridging science and indigenous knowledge to create real-world solutions for today.  Bearing in mind the word constraints pertaining to blogs such as this, it is to the book's dust cover that I turn for a précis of the four essential FACTS upon which Gregg Braden's case rests:

FACT: We're living in a time of extremes.

FACT: It makes sense to adapt to the new 'normal' that's emerging, rather than cling to an idea of a world that no longer exists.

FACT: We already have the solutions to our biggest problems - they await the thinking that makes room for them in our lives.

FACT: Nature gives us the turning points to shift life's extremes of struggle into life-affirming choices of resilience.

'We've outgrown the thinking of the past'

We solve our problems based upon the way we think of ourselves and the world.  From peak energy and peak debt to failing economies and the realities of climate change, everyday life is showing us where we've outgrown the thinking of the past.  It's also showing us where big changes in the world mean big changes in our lives.  

The good news is that a new, healthy and sustainable world is emerging, and our ability to accept what it offers begins with our willingness to:

  • Honestly acknowledge the facts of what we're up against.
  • Embrace the new discoveries that reveal the role of co-operation in nature and human communities.
  • Create resilience in our lives, families, and communities based upon five proven and sustainable principles.

Through easy-to-understand science and the wisdom traditions of the past, The Turning Point identifies the extremes in the world that are reshaping our lives, the keys to thrive in the midst of the transformation and (thankfully) the strategies to get us there.  Value added!  

Enough said (for now).  Over to you.



 I salute you - each and every one - Marian




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So, the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. TSE



Marian @ Krysan
November 2014 



Resources - a network of possible wanderings


(1)    CO-OPERATION:  'A WAY OF LIFE', please click on link below for this web page:


(2)   Braden, Gregg (2014), The Turning Point: creating resilience in a time of extremes, pub. Hay House UK. London.


(3)  University of DURHAM Hearing the Voice website, please click on link below:


The Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (JSIGP) was set up in 2011 with the aim of fostering dialogue between mental health professionals, service users, academic researchers and students.  It is open to anyone, but meetings will be of particular interest to those staff working in ‘psychosis services’ or who are involved in research within the field. A warm welcome is also extended to any service users who would like to attend. The group meets on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of topics and speakers.



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