If you reached this page by mistake, please make the effort to start again from the previous page not to spoil your good intention. Postponing often results in not returning for a much longer time than initially anticipated.
If you changed your mind mid-process, I would really appreciate if you could leave me a few words as to your reasons, so I can alleviate doubts or technical difficulties (at least for others, if not for yourself):
As decisions about money are usually taken on an emotional basis, often to a disproportionate extent of clinging and anxiety, I'll supplement my request with some factual information.
Why a range of donations from £ 4 to £ 85?
Thanks to the internet, my teachings have reached a very diverse population, in terms of cultures, gene pools, social and economic conditions, etc. When asking for support however, this challenges the natural parity between what a teacher may receive from a local community and the cost of life within the same community.
A possible comparison of economic circumstances between my followers relies on “private consumption per person,” (or “household final consumption expenditure per capita”). It measures the on-going cost of “ordinary life”. The table shows a few national values (in nominal terms since a donation would be in nominal terms, independent of local “purchasing power” consideration).
Although useful, such a comparison does not reflect the diversity (or ‘inequality’) of income within each country, captured e.g. by the GINI coefficient.
A worldwide audience with diverse local distributions of income makes it virtually impossible to propose subscriptions amounts suitable for everyone. A range from £ 4 to £ 85 hopefully is adequate for the vast majority of my followers. The possibility to freely pick the amount for one-off dontations should allow extreme cases of poverty and of wealth to contribute appropriately.
Please give responsibly
The best practice is to provide regular support. Please select a suitable amount (based on what you can afford, no more but no less):
For those who cannot afford recurring donations (maybe due to extremely low income, or simply very irregular income), any one-off donation would still be wholesome and much appreciated: