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Kevin R. D. Shepherd – Home Page

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Profile  British author Kevin R. D. Shepherd


Publishing Retrospect


Philosophy, Richard Tarnas, and Postmodernism

A review of Richard Tarnas, The Passion of the Western Mind (1991), with reference to Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl Gustav Jung, Stanislav Grof, and the diverse phenomenon called postmodernism.


Sathya Sai  Baba  and  Wikipedia

A critical discussion of Wikipedia issues, with details about Sathya Sai Baba, Robert  Priddy, Gerald Joe Moreno, INFORM, and other parties.


Kevin R. D. Shepherd in response to Gerald Joe Moreno

Detailed commentary on the attack tactics of Pro-Sai activism.


Grof Therapy and MAPS

On the psychedelic therapy of Stanislav Grof and the affiliated ideology of MAPS, associated with Grof’s disciple Rick Doblin. Also covers Holotropic Breathwork.


The Findhorn Foundation: Myth and Reality

A critical overview of the Findhorn Foundation: history, ideology, economics, and treatment of dissidents.

Part One: The early years, conceptual influences, the “magic of Findhorn” promotionalism, and anomalies.

Part Two: The dissident Kate Thomas and the problem role of Eileen Caddy.

Part Three: Commercial expansion and mismanagement of the 90s and after.

Part Four: The “magic of Findhorn” is ongoing camouflage for drawbacks such as heavy debt and internet stigma of dissidents.

Part Five: The CIFAL phase, 2006-2018.


CIFAL Findhorn – A Critical Statement

In 2006, the Findhorn Foundation was elevated to CIFAL status by UNITAR in Geneva. This status decoded to a business company that did not survive. CIFAL Findhorn Ltd became CIFAL Scotland Ltd, terminating in 2018.


First Letter to Tony Blair

Kevin R. D. Shepherd argues against policies of Wrekin Trust University for Spirit Forum and the Scientific and Medical Network. The Mind-Body-Spirit commercialism is also questioned.


Second Letter to Tony Blair

Criticises bureaucratic evasions (e.g., Labour Party, UN, and Scottish Executive), new age ideologies, also elevation of the Findhorn Foundation to CIFAL status by UNITAR.


Letter of Complaint to David Lorimer

Kevin R. D. Shepherd argues against alternative thought as represented by the Scientific and Medical Network and the Findhorn Foundation, with reference to the Alister Hardy Trust.


Letter to BBC Radio

A critique of “new spirituality” as represented by William Bloom, the disputed alternative therapist of the Findhorn Foundation. With supplement dated Feb. 2007.


About the Findhorn Foundation and United Nations

In this letter of 2006 to the Home Office, Kevin R. D. Shepherd contests nomination of the Findhorn Foundation to CIFAL status by UNITAR and Moray Council, who ignored relevant data.


Letters to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

Penetrates Findhorn Foundation evasionism concerning Stanislav Grof’s Holotropic Breathwork and disregarded medical warnings.


Neglected Papers Against Grof Therapy

Three papers by Kate Thomas and Stephen Castro contest the legitimacy of Stanislav Grof’s LSD and Holotropic Breathwork therapies, also promoted by Grof’s disciple Christopher Bache.


Scientific and Medical Network Events 2000–2004

Kate Thomas describes her contact with the “new spirituality” agenda of the Scientific and Medical Network, with extensions relating to the Findhorn Foundation and Wrekin Trust.


Letter of Kate Thomas to UNESCO

A complaint about the suppressive policy of the Findhorn Foundation.

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