You have just entered my blog. A place where I aim to shine light into the hard truths about our world. This is the time to be curious and creative: to dissect and challenge constructs and systems of thought that have been around for ages, and boldly dream of other ways to be, as the planet’s collapse forces us to change our ways one way or another.

I started my life on a beach in Greece. At the age of 19, I ended up in the US and then the UK, where I tried to find structure in the world by studying science. I attained three degrees: chemistry, plant molecular biology and food microbiology. Viewing the world from a rational angle made me slowly realise that science does not explain everything: we are more than just biological machines. We are spirits, whether evil or good.

My writing has been described as a mix of ecology, philosophy, science, spirituality and poetry. Often drawing on my memoirs, I have been exploring the toxic cocktail of existential crises that summarise humanity’s predicament: climate change, human exploitation, tech-induced mental illness and the 6th mass extinction. As a scientist I cannot help but approach our challenges through a methodic systems approach. As a human, I realise that there is a much bigger lens, which is the meaning of existence itself. I often ask why we, humans, do the things that we do, which often seem to make no sense. My ambition is to try and reveal, to set free, the Other Human that resides in each one of us: a human who has been caged, suppressed, traumatised, silenced and forgotten by centuries of capitalism and the CO2 life-support Machine we are all hooked up to, myself included. A human that is not consumed by toxic ambition and consumption, but instead, is a Mirror of the Earth itself. We are all so much more than we think, if we could only remember where we came from, and the tremendous wealth that all of us already possess, simply by being a species on planet Earth.

If you like what you read here, feel free to support me by ordering my books, writing a review on Goodreads, Amazon or Google or just sharing this page with a friend. You can join my mailing list by following my blog at the bottom of the page or simply get lost reading through the posts on the right while you listen to the “Songs to Grieve and Revolt to” playlist I’ve put together in the footer widget, which you can open on your Spotify.

Thanks for stopping by,

George

You can also follow me on Twitter @99blackbaloons

enquiries: george.gpt@gmail.com

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16 thoughts on “About

  1. George, your thoughts put in writing are beautifuly written. They bring tears of lost humaness and reverance to this experience we call life. We have become alienated from our real self. Thanks for saying it so well. Love Rick

  2. It seems that I get closer to the real meaning of life every time again! The moment I read one of your articles I thought: this is it, again ….
    Thanks!

  3. George you are my newest favourite writer – soooo digging your spot-on alchemist mix of intelligent, insightful, consciously brilliant wordsmithing. Thank you for shining your lil light out there. You are seen and loved!

  4. Hi George
    My sister Trish Kaiser is heavily into climate change and has made me aware of the dire straits we are in. Because of her I have stumbled on to you. I love your posts and think you are spot on with what you say. Thanks for saying things gently and nicely while giving us the truth.

  5. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and have bookmarked your site. Are you aware of professor Ajit Varki’s theory on denial? I believe climate change is a symptom of human overshoot and that denial is at the core of this predicament. The link below is a review of Varki’s book.

    https://un-denial.com/denial-2/book/

      1. Yes he put forward terror management theory. Although I’m certainly no expert my understanding is that Varki’s mind over reality theory (MORT) is an advancement on this idea.

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