(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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