(E.L.A.) Overall Vision

Crystallised Path


First & foremost a seldom mentioned fact about blogging is that when you’re busy out there searching for answers & pieces to the puzzles, its not always easy to find time to blog 🙂 & perhaps that in itself is something to blog about … However it’s in these past weeks that a number of clear paths have been crystallised, while on the journey of enlightenment & the path is simple . . .

Enlightened Allure now AKA E.L.A (for convenience) is going to be grounded in developing IRL engagements based on concrete activities.

This will include bi weekly events (There’s been more than a dozen to date, some videos here), upcoming Pop Up engagements in the summer (TBC) & a Mini Zine of Enlight. (TBC)

These projects are really exciting developments & will be coinciding with a more seamless online experiences for ELA’ers. There will be a ton more news to come as these projects unfold . . .

In the meantime if you would like to get more involved or simply say hi Feel free to engage here

Yours Truly

_-_The Collective_-_


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At The Intersection of Development (Photo By Enlightened~Allure)
(E.L.A.) Overall Vision

At the Intersection of Development… (We’ve not been too far away)


Hello everyone, well all 10 of you that is :-).

It’s been a while since we posted here but we haven’t been too far away. Collectively we have been developing our ideas engaging with people in real life & via our new Social media presence (which you can find here & here). In these past few weeks you wont believe the discoveries that we have made & the developments to our overall concepts, although we still retain the same underlying ethos of enlightenment. In the process of running into new people & attempting to curate all of the web into concise & enlightened posts for people to enjoy, one thing has become startlingly clear, in order for us & our concepts to stand the test of time we have to thoroughly enjoy the process we are undergoing rather than doing something in the hope that it will be rewarded by external validations. This is similar to the ideas of Alfie Kohn’s punished by rewards concept.

This realization has resulted in a less anxious approach to the way we share content & how we engage with people. Hopefully this will ensure the quality of our posts & engagements are never compromised & retained at a high level of excellence :-). With this in mind you can expect to see even more mind shifting posts coming from: Curatious, Aldous Huxley & Bertie Russ.

A BIG Thank you for all those who have reached out to us & said hello, we are most definitely in this for the long run & hope to make even more enlightened connections & discoveries along the way.

Yours Truly

_-_The Collective_-_


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(E.L.A.) On Intellect

It’s Should Never Be work. Its Just A Curious Kid’s Exploration

The alarm rings & its time for me to get up & get ready for work once again. I wish I could get a few more hours sleep & actually taste my breakfast for once, rather than having to waffle it all down in a bid to beat the morning rush. But then I snap out my wishful thinking & remind my self that they are millions of people around the world with working days just like mine. Who am I to bitch & complain about working for a living I should be grateful right? Well is it really wishful thinking for me to expect the majority of my life to be spent on something I am actually passionate about & contributes positively to society? After-all time is the only real commodity I have, once its gone, its gone.

Thinking back to my younger days where the luxuries of food & shelter was a given & all that you worried about was what new discoveries will be made in the garden, park or if your lucky museum. So what inspired me to go running through the bushes, read up on far & varied topics from outer space to the adventures of Alasdair Gray books, way before money was an incentive & when did it all change. It seems that a clear shift in attitude occurred when your asked as a child “What do want to be when you’re older” this implies you need to pick a field & stay in it.

For a child exploring the world that seems very confining, to stay in one field of interest. However in order to continue living your told “you need to find something that pays & whatever time you have left you can spend on your interests”. Is this really still necessary in the 21st century, surely the most beneficial thing for the broader public health is for people to get up every morning with an appetite for new discoveries & pass on this enthusiasm on to the people they engage with. Similar to the infectious nature of a curious kids need for exploration.

Yours Truly

_-_Alldose Huxley_-_

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(E.L.A.) On Creativity

Creative Expressions As A Relief

Anyone who has ever engaged with the process of creating or experiencing, a piece of creative expression (which is pretty much everyone) can testify to the relief it provides from  everyday worrying. Whether visually, sonically or a combination of both creative expressions have long been the relatively inexpensive method of self therapy & for that reason this week I will keep the gibbering to a minimum & with the enlisted help of a Soul Keita’s mix (link Above) express the wonders that cant be expressed with mere words. Take a listen & be the judge for yourself…

Yours Truly

_-_Curatious_-_

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(E.L.A.) On Intellect

Steps In The Right Direction

It’s now been approximately 4 weeks since we decided to invite the global community along on our journey of enlightenment. A journey, which has been months in the making & is starting to feel like a step in the right direction. There has already been meaningful engagements with other bloggers making strides in their on respectful fields, who have naturally gravitated to the ethos & content on our site. To be specific we have had contact from 5-6 different people over the course of 4 weeks, which averages out to an engagement a week :-). This may not sound like a lot in the online world however this has been achieved through no marketing & has been prior to us linking our social profiles to the site. In addition to the relative progress of our site we’ve individually experienced a weight of our shoulders by making positive strides towards our ambitions.

This might just be a figment of my imagination, although as I make steps in the right direction; by researching for intellectually stimulating content for the site, I have also witness a parallel of positivity within the sphere of societal progress. This has been in the form of a proposed UBI (Unconditional basic income)(More info on our F.B Oct 3.13 posting) within the EU & which is making headway in Switzerland, with a proposed 2, 800 a month per citizen. This would ensure all citizens experience the wonders of life without the stress & anxiety of seeking income for a living, which should really be the ultimate goal of any economy & refreshing in the current state of global austerity.

However on further reflection of the newfound positivity which might be due to the fact that as you become more enlightened & progress you tend to notice more of the positive energy around you due to your own positive energy attracting others, rather than you actually changing you physical surroundings. Either way it clearly illustrates the true merits of making those crucial first steps in the right direction, towards enlightenment.

Yours Truly

_-_Alldose Huxley_-_

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(E.L.A.) On Creativity

We’re All-Creative… Yes even you :-)

Creativity is widely regarded as a gifted trait where the creator is solely the source of all inspiration & creation. However on observation it becomes crystal clear that none of us live in an incubation & that the impetus for creativity resides in our cultural surroundings & the technological advancements of the time, that make the expression of creativity possible.

With this in mind I will attempt to transcend the rigid believes of creativity being reserved to a few gifted people by mapping out a journey of creative development, through curating & presenting various creative content, technological tools & mind sets conducive to creativity. In the hope that surrounding myself, & visitors of the site, in creatively rich content will create an environment conducive for enlightenment to flourish.  Simultaneously this exercise will result in original creative content for the Enlightend~Allure site.

P.S Feel free to recommend any creative content that would help make our journey together even more fruitful.

Yours Truly

_-_ Curatious _-_

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(E.L.A.) On Humor & Enagagement

An Ensemble of Laughter

You may have noticed how laughter can take various forms; the anxious one right before you start crying, the laughter at another persons stupidity, or a more profound laughter. Laughing at yourself  & your cultural practices that are held in such high regards.

Now this is the laughter I’m interested in. The kind of laughter that can erupt a room while unveiling the masks that our cultural institutions hide behind, with the conviction of absolute seriousness :-). This kind of laughter is not only effective in providing the presenter with laughs but also acts as a great tension relief for the audience. I’m sure we’ve all had that moment when we realize we’re not alone in finding this mad circus we call life, a joke.

And that’s exactly what I aim to do here. Be your tour guide to this hilarious circus we call ‘modern day life’ & all the elaborate games it inhabits. 

Yours Truly

_-_ Bertie Russ_-_

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(E.L.A.) On Intellect

Welcome to the Intellectual En-light

Being enlightened doesn’t mean deluding yourself that you are not governed by a paradigm; economically, psychologically and environmentally, its rather acknowledging the paradigms that shapes our culture in order understand & transcend them to higher grounds.

That considered I will attempt to comprehensively detail the societal model we all currently live under (the perception & reality of it), and comparing it to the prospects of emerging systems now possible due to technological advancements in various social & scientific fields.

The components that will be addressed over time to gain a comprehensive view of our societal capabilities & limitations will consist of: current knowledge of Human needs, propensities & dominant value set, The environment (our habitat), current technical capabilities (Production, distribution, etc…) and all other forms of enlightening literature.

Hopefully our journey together will be prove to be a healthy form of intellectual En-light

Yours Truly 

_-_ Alldose Huxley_-_

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(E.L.A.) Overall Vision

The Vision

If your reading this you are witnessing the very first baby steps of a collective, a creative venture, a vision by the name of Enlightened ~ Allure.

The Vision of Enlightened ~ Allure is to ultimately create an interactive website that serves as a hub for creative development. By orientating around three key principles of: artistically, intellectually & lightheartedly enlightening users through content.With surprises of original creative content (music, photographs, poems…), event invites and much more for users; all inspired by the theme of posted content on the site.

Although Prior to & after the official launch of Enlightened~ Allure, this blog will be providing a rare insight into the evolution of Enlightened~ Allure, the concepts, ideas & characters that mold the enterprise.

In order to get a comprehensive view of Enlightened~ Allure, three key characters within the collective will be presenting various content/material & concepts that they encounter, that help develops them & ultimately the DNA of Enlightened~ Allure. The characters consist of: Curatious (Creative En-light),  Alldose Huxley(Intellectual En-light) & Bertie Russ (En-light-hearted), all of them presenting within their desired fields.

Looking forward to our collective evolution. Hopefully it will be a Vision that burns bright !

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