Author Archives: Inner Ventures

About Inner Ventures

Evolutionary Counsellor facilitator and guide on a spiritual path. Craftsman in wood, creative writer, environmentalist & change agent. This blog is my way of promoting my skills, ideas, concerns for the planet, creative work, spiritual searches and philosophy of life in a public forum.

Spring Awakening – a revised poem by Ardhan Swatridge

Days of winter wet, overcoat days and duck down nights.We wake to analyse the shuttered light, peering through the gloom,and listen for the signs of windblown leaves or spattered rain;our blanket moods grown heavy with the wait. But today is … Continue reading

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Boarding School Haircuts

Whenever I have a haircut, the sensations take me back to one of the more, I could even say most, pleasant memories from boarding school (age 8-12). I can’t remember how often we were lined up for a haircut. Maybe … Continue reading

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We Need Myths

We are myth-making creatures and during the twentieth century we saw some very destructive modern myths, which ended in massacre and genocide [and ecocide]. These myths have failed because they do not meet the criterion of the Axial Age. They … Continue reading

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Another Chance – by Ardhan Swatridge

A new poem by Ardhan (Paul) Swatridge – October 2019 We learned so much: How not to trust, how not to feel and if we did, to hide our fear our loneliness, our inner truth, at any cost. The rules … Continue reading

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How Breath Can Heal Your Trauma – and transform your life

by Kasia Patzelt You might have heard it before: breath is essential for our well-being. Unfortunately, unless they have experienced ‘breathwork’, most people would say: Yeah, I know how to breathe, not even fathoming the possibility of the profound healing … Continue reading

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The Unlearning – by George Monbiot.

Boarding school, a peculiarly British form of abuse, has devastating impacts not only on the boarders, but on those they grow up to dominate. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th November 2019 There are two stark facts about … Continue reading

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Wild One – Record of a dream, written on a train, given to a stranger

I know I am alive, but forget to remember and rejoice. So now, awake, I celebrate, Defying the numbness of my normal life. In my dream I glow And move with a singing vibrancy. I flow, with the current of … Continue reading

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