Turning off the enlightenment

Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Exploring the three main obstacles on the search for enlightenment, Hadleigh Tiddy ventures back through his experiences of a meditation-fuelled spiritual quest. At some point in my first year of University, during a particularly bleak mid-winter-hide-under-the-covers-for-two-days binge, I Read more...


Posted 4:44pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

What I remember specifically about the first time I went there – not the first actual time but, like, the preliminary meet-and-greet type thing – was the lemon. Sliced, floating pale in a cool glass of water. The glass it was in was crystal and heavy and felt moneyed, somehow, cylindrical and Read more...

The Transfiguration

Posted 4:44pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

Now you’re dead. Lying facedown on the gravel somewhere along the Desert Road at four o’clock in the afternoon, skies overcast, your car wrapped around a power pole, your neck twisted too far backwards, your eyes still open. No one has come yet. You were driving alone. It happened so quickly– Read more...


Posted 4:44pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

Up through the swerving Brooklyn hill and over the crest past the dozy corner shops and winding all the way down through Happy Valley road; down past the gorse and toitoi, speckled sedge, chickweed, kawakawa, nasturtium, wild fennel, wild mint, borage, and flax; all the way down to the sea, behind Read more...

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