Thoughts on prolonged death

It has long occurred to us, that many people’s views on death and dying have been skewed over the years in the society we live in. Several key moments have crystallised this for us. The most recent being visiting a relative in a care home that is in the late stages of Parkinson’s and old age. She receives, for our society, what would be considered extremely good care. It is a place where the staff care, and the facilities are good....

September 15, 2022 · 6 min · COTH

Autism over the years, why does it get harder and not easier?

We have been musing and ruminating on why some aspects of our life have got harder over the years. After all, it is not like the pre/post autism diagnosis us are different beings pivoting on that external validation. We haven’t suddenly gone, “Oh, we are autistic, we should now find X difficult”. Certainly, there is plenty that we have always found difficult or tiring, that we can subsequently frame in the language of autism to help explain and understand....

February 18, 2022 · 5 min · COTH

Connections

Some things we wrote in warmer times, but were reminded of when writing about relation. Given the reductionist allure of science to break things into ever smaller pieces, which is a powerful tool, the resultant myopia can leave one out of touch with much larger complex systems. It is as a constellation of complexity that we each move through vastly greater complex systems. We can chose to acknowledge this and be in a state of awareness of our relation to it, or not....

November 23, 2021 · 3 min · COTH

Neurodivergence & Shamanic Relation

World Tree, split into the three realms. (Click to enlarge) So, this is likely to be deeply intertwined with our thoughts on ritual/instinctive magic, and our complicated relationship with various ontological/philosophical schools of thought and how we reconcile various aspects of spiritual/occult practice with scientific method and logic. That said, we feel that deserves a proper examination at a later date. Suffice it to say, for now, we watch science and religion being invoked with the same fervour and blind obedience and lack of personal critical examination....

November 11, 2021 · 7 min · COTH

Internal system communication

So how do we communicate between us? Well, that’s an interesting question. We have read about other systems, and interacted with a few. From which we can tell there is quite a bit of diversity in terms of both communication between systems and the presence/lack/shape of any shared internal space. We have what we have termed segmented memory. (There are probably better terms, but this is what we coined early on before reading others experiences and it stuck....

September 17, 2021 · 5 min · COTH