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Kevin R. D. Shepherd – Home Page

Citizen Initiative –  A project to educate, here using critical data about postmodernism, the Findhorn Foundation, Stanislav Grof therapies, MAPS, Wikipedia, Sathya Sai Baba, Scientific and Medical Network, Wrekin Trust, etc.




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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.


Critical Remarks on Holotropic Breathwork and the MAPS Strategy

On the trademark therapy of Stanislav Grof and the psychedelic ideology of MAPS, associated with Grof’s disciple Rick Doblin.


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.


CIFAL Findhorn – A Critical Statement by Kevin R. D. Shepherd

Elevation of the Findhorn Foundation to CIFAL status by UNITAR in Geneva. With update May 2007 on the sustainability issue.


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, and also counters the Mind-Body-Spirit commercialism.


Second Letter to Tony Blair

Criticises bureaucratic evasions (e.g., Labour Party, UN, and Scottish Executive), new age ideologies, and 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, and with reference to the Alister Hardy Trust. With Update May 2007 on the drugs issue and ignored data.


Letter to BBC Radio

A critique of “new spirituality” as represented by William Bloom, the leading 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 the nomination of the Findhorn Foundation to CIFAL status by UNITAR and Moray Council, who have ignored relevant data.


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

Findhorn Foundation evasionism in relation to Stanislav Grof’s Holotropic Breathwork and disregarded medical warnings. With Updates Feb. 2007 and May 2007, including commercial therapies at Newbold House, and the more pervasive subject of Labour Party deficiencies.


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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