1st Fridays of the Month

  • Manuela van der Glas

    April 5, 2024 at 9:10 am

    🙏🏻 Dear Jena, thank you very much for your support. With kindness, Manuela

  • Manuela van der Glas

    April 5, 2024 at 5:43 pm

    It was lovely creating a conversation with @Forest and @chrys about the way we attend and how it changes what we see, (fairy/,metaphysic’) handmade arts, beauty, being human/aware/conscious vs. machine/manipulation and our (limited) bandwidt of perception.

    I enjoyed that exchange of perspective and complementing experience a lot.

    Thank you for being there. 🙏🏻

    I wish for you all that all goes well, inspired thoughts and actions will lead to good outcomes and look forward to continue our conversation on

    Friday, 3rd of May 2024 at 6 pm CET.

    With kindness,


    P.S. @bobeng I wish you a good month as well and look forward to seeing you next month again.

    • Christina Florkowski

      April 6, 2024 at 3:12 am

      Thank you and @Forest (and @boben) for getting this going. Really wonderful to see real human beings (even if only virtually.)

      • Manuela van der Glas

        April 20, 2024 at 10:48 am

        Lovely that you were there Christina. I look forward to seeing you again then!

    • Bob Eng

      April 11, 2024 at 1:36 am

      Thanks @manuela , I’m thrilled that @Forest and @chrys were able to join. See you in a few weeks.

  • Peter Barus

    April 19, 2024 at 3:10 pm

    This sounds interesting; If I may, I’ll see you May 3.

    • Manuela van der Glas

      April 20, 2024 at 10:46 am

      Wonderful, Peter!

    • Shannon McCarthy

      April 23, 2024 at 2:05 pm

      What time are we calling in on May 3, Peter? Somehow I’m always an hour off.

      • Bob Eng

        April 29, 2024 at 9:17 pm

        hi @shannon , where or what time zone are you in? the call is scheduled for 17:00 london time, if that’s helpful.

        • Shannon McCarthy

          April 30, 2024 at 10:51 pm

          Bob, thank you! Yes that is helpful in London time. It looks like noon for me in New York City’s time. Thanks!

          • Bob Eng

            May 1, 2024 at 2:09 am

            that’s right @shannon , starting at noon eastern time!

  • Manuela van der Glas

    April 20, 2024 at 10:56 am

    Dear all &

    @chrys @Forest @bobeng @pbarus

    To make organisation smoother,

    I created one zoom link for the coming first Fridays of the month meetings, which are:

    May 3, 2024 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Jun 7, 2024 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Jul 5, 2024 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Aug 2, 2024 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Sep 6, 2024 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Oct 4, 2024 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Nov 1, 2024 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Dec 6, 2024 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Jan 3, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Feb 7, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Mar 7, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Apr 4, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    May 2, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Jun 6, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Jul 4, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Aug 1, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

    Sep 5, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

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    Dec 5, 2025 18:00 CET / Amsterdam

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    I am very much looking forward to seeing you all again.

    With kindness,


    • Manuela van der Glas

      May 3, 2024 at 5:45 pm

      Dear all,

      it was lovely that we saw each other @bobeng @forest @shannon @chrys @pbarus

      Among other topics, we shared perspectives of language & identity, beauty, teaching & learning, being & presencing, history, friction & water/flow and why we are here.

      A thank you to everyone for sharing.

      We see each other again on Friday, the 6th of June 2024 at 6 pm CET.

      I wish you all a lovely time with loads of inspiration and beautiful moments.

      With kindness,


      PS. Anyone from the channelmcgilchrist is welcome 😊

      • Peter Barus

        May 3, 2024 at 6:22 pm

        I was so glad to have joined this gathering. We had the most wonderful conversation! After a round of introductory remarks, we just soared, sharing from our own lives the ways in which Iain’s work has inspired so many different insights among us, bringing depth and clarity to our interactions in many different walks of life.

        I hope to see you all again, at any excuse! Each one brought something that enriched us all. Thank you!

      • Christina Florkowski

        May 4, 2024 at 11:28 pm

        Yes, thank you @manuela @bobeng @forest @shannon @pbarus.

        As I mentioned, McGilchrist’s statement (here is what was said at the Conference on Iain’s work at CIIS) “if we could just get a small percentage, perhaps only 3% or 5% of the population, really to see what I’m getting at about the difference between this fragmented, pointless cosmos of random movements of pieces that have no meaning, no direction, and no beauty, no goodness, no truth. If we could get away from that in only a small fraction of the population, I think a lot of things would change.

        Hearing that, I find myself facing the question: what would it mean to “really get” what Iain is getting at? It is wonderful to encounter these ideas and have a sense that inner thoughts and feelings are affirmed.

        At the same time, I am certain that doesn’t go far enough to meet the need of this threshold McGilchrist speaks of. I say that because I can (sometimes) see where I’ve bought into the madness. (Ideological arrogance is one that I sometimes recognize.)

        If there is already a topic here where this is being discussed, please provide a pointer.


        • Shannon McCarthy

          May 6, 2024 at 1:21 pm

          Christina, Thanks for sharing that quotation and your questions. I like them. Yeah what would it look like?

          I’m curious to hear more of his thoughts on that topic and yours too. I always wonder how ideas reach their moment and quicksilvery flow through a people. If I had to guess about the 3-5%, I’d guess it to be the top people in academia, corporations, policy-making, and government for the tipping point to work. Having met farmers and simple people in this world, I don’t think the beatific vision is lost on them. I think it’s lost on the most educated and powerful, sadly. But then there’s (possibly many?) would-be brilliants that hide their lights under a basket because of a hostile environment. Maybe that’s where the small percentage makes a big difference; first the status quo embankment is breached, then the river starts to rush.

          I think it’s a lovely question to ponder, what it looks like for us personally to “really get” the message. I’m with you in that question.

  • Shannon McCarthy

    May 3, 2024 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you, Manuela, Bob, Peter, Christina, and Forest. I’m glad for the space we had together!

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