The Forty Rules of Love

I think you might like this book – “The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak.

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This book is a masterpiece, a translation across time and space of eternal transmission. Thank you Elif Shafak.

Pandemic of stuck-addiction©

Mentally ill are ‘dying needlessly’

and are an indicator of the wider pandemic that I have termed stuck-addiction©


This pandemic is global and describes and connects a human dilemma that unfolds daily across national news reports from around the world. I will explain from where the flow chart above derives and how it helps clarify the disease of stuck-addiction© in subsequent posts.

There have always been the mental illnesses that seem to be free standing and as definable as any other more physical disease. There are also mental disorders that are linked in a secondary or tertiary manner to the primary disease of addiction.

The situation is confused by the fact that in their five year training course, doctors in the UK spend only a matter of a few weeks learning about addiction that is described, as a reversal of the real situation, as a secondary or tertiary symptom of a range of other mental illnesses – so, on the ground there is a knotty and vicious circle.

See this book to understand addiction and the current medical model.

Obesity is now a global indicator on the spectrum of stuck-addiction© as is gambling, this link gives an insight into the global situation concerning sex addiction, in the UK and US 70% of prisoners in jail are there through crimes relating to drugs and alcohol and 11% of prisoners in the UK are in jail because of sexually motivated crime.

The statistics go on and on. The financial crash of 2008 is almost entirely an indicator for stuck-addiction©, so much so that the language of the post crash period by bankers has been entirely made up of addiction rehab words like, hope, confidence, trust, faith, belief, inspiration and truth – yet the sickness that they are in to highlight the breakage of such words, addiction, is totally denied.

In later blogs I will try to make more clear the correlation between individual and collective addiction as the disease is commonly understood medically, how religious and political terrorism fits into the diagnosis and just why the term stuck-addiction© is more easily understandable to describe the mass pandemic that both threatens to destroy mankind and yet is also the portal of hope for a new era.

see Pandemic of stuck-addiction© 2

No news is ….

We can remember the warning from Jacob Boehme: “Boehme has a note before one of his books in which he asks the reader not to go further and read the book unless he is willing to make practical changes as a result of the reading. Otherwise, Boehme says, the book will be bad for him….” From the Forward of a book A Little Book On The Human Shadow by Robert Bly.

This blog begins anew
The publishing of my heart
The lightning of my lightening load
The thunder of my God’s sneeze
Across the shaken dust
Of our mortal