Dispelling Wetiko

Author: Paul Levy
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583945483
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Looks at a virulent psychospiritual disease that the author calls "Wetiko" that causes people to act against their own interests, and counsels readers to recognize this force within themselves in order to begin to heal themselves and society.

Dispelling Wetiko

Author: Paul Levy
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583945667
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

There is a contagious psychospiritual disease of the soul, a parasite of the mind, that is currently being acted out en masse on the world stage via a collective psychosis of titanic proportions. This mind-virus—which Native Americans have called "wetiko"—covertly operates through the unconscious blind spots in the human psyche, rendering people oblivious to their own madness and compelling them to act against their own best interests. Drawing on insights from Jungian psychology, shamanism, alchemy, spiritual wisdom traditions, and personal experience, author Paul Levy shows us that hidden within the venom of wetiko is its own antidote, which once recognized can help us wake up and bring sanity back to our society.

Dispelling Wetiko

Author: Paul Levy
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 1525243756
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

There is a contagious psychospiritual disease of the soul, a parasite of the mind, that is currently being acted out en masse on the world stage via a collective psychosis of titanic proportions. This mind-virus-which Native Americans have called ''''''''wetiko''''''''-covertly operates through the unconscious blind spots in the human psyche, rendering people oblivious to their own madness and compelling them to act against their own best interests. Drawing on insights from Jungian psychology, shamanism, alchemy, spiritual wisdom traditions, and personal experience, author Paul Levy shows us that hidden within the venom of wetiko is its own antidote, which once recognized can help us wake up and bring sanity back to our society.

Columbus and Other Cannibals

Author: Jack D. Forbes
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583229828
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Political Science

Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes’s Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America’s most influential activists for decades. Frighteningly, his radical critique of the modern "civilized" lifestyle is more relevant now than ever before. Identifying the Western compulsion to consume the earth as a sickness, Forbes writes: "Brutality knows no boundaries. Greed knows no limits. Perversion knows no borders. . . . These characteristics all push towards an extreme, always moving forward once the initial infection sets in. . . . This is the disease of the consuming of other creatures’ lives and possessions. I call it cannibalism." This updated edition includes a new chapter by the author.

Not in His Image

Author: John Lash
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781931498920
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Basing much of Not in His Image on the Nag Hammadi and other Gnostic writings, John Lamb Lash explains how a little-known messianic sect propelled itself into a dominant world power, systematically wiping out the great Gnostic spiritual teachers, the Druid priests, and the shamanistic healers of Europe and North Africa. They burned libraries and destroyed temples in an attempt to silence the ancient truth-tellers and keep their own secrets. But as Lash reveals, when the truth is the planet Earth it cannot be hidden or destroyed. Not in His Image delves deeply into the shadows of ancient Gnostic writings to reconstruct the story early Christians tried to scrub from the pages of history, exploring the richness of the ancient European Pagan spirituality--the Pagan Mysteries, the Great Goddess, Gnosis, the myths of Sophia and Gaia--and chronicles the annihilation of this Pagan European culture at the hands of Christianity. Long before the birth of Christianity, monotheism was an anomaly; Europe and the Near East flourished under the divine guidance of Sophia, the ancient goddess of wisdom. The Earth was the embodiment of Sophia and thus sacred to the people who sought fulfillment in her presence. This ancient philosophy was threatening to the emerging salvation-based creed of Christianity that was based on patriarchal dominion over the Earth and lauded personal suffering as a path to the afterlife. As Derrick Jensen points out in the afterword, in Lash's hands Jesus Christ emerges as the agent provocateur of the ruling classes.

The Quantum Revelation

Author: Paul Levy
Publisher: Select Books (NY)
ISBN: 1590794486
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"The Quantum Revelation is mind-blowing." --Sting To say that quantum physics is the greatest scientific discovery of all time is not an exaggeration. In their discovery of the quantum realm, the physics community stumbled upon a genuine multifaceted revelation which can be likened to a profound spiritual treasure--a heretofore undreamed of creative power--hidden within our own mind. Quantum physics unequivocally points out that the study of the universe and the study of consciousness are inseparably linked, which is to say that ultimate progress in the one will be impossible without progress in the other. Einstein declared that what it reveals is so immensely important that "it should be everyone's concern." Yet few of us in the general public truly understand how the game-changing discoveries of the past century not only relate to our day-to-day lives, but also give us insights into the nature of reality and our place within it. Written for readers with no physics background, Paul Levy's latest book, The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality is for those who have heard that quantum physics is a fascinating subject but don't quite understand how or why. Levy contemplates the deeper philosophical underpinnings of quantum physics, exploring the fundamental questions it provokes: What does it mean that quantum theory has discovered that there is no such thing as "objective reality?" How are we participating--via our consciousness--in creating our experience of a reality that quantum theory itself describes as "dreamlike?" What are the implications for us in our day-to-day lives that--as quantum theory reveals--what we call reality is more like a dream that we had previously imagined? The Quantum Revelation is unique in how it synthesizes science and spirituality so as to reveal and explore the dreamlike nature of reality. It is a book not just for people interested in quantum theory, but for anyone who is interested in waking up and dreaming lucidly, be it in our night dreams or our waking life.

The Unfoldment

Author: Neil Kramer
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781601636010
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Unfoldment presents a body of sacred wisdom and an elegant system of spiritual practice that puts real power and real magic into the hands of those who seek a path of awakening. Neil Kramer draws on a lifetime of spiritual encounters and experiential gnosis to formulate a unique synthesis of metaphysics, mysticism, and esoteric knowledge--genuine, hands-on tools and teachings for transformation and enlightenment in the 21st century. The Unfoldment is a natural human process; a journey of growth, realization, and ascendance. For the first time, Neil Kramer's insights, techniques and, ideas are brought together in one inspirational work that has the power to change lives. The Unfoldment fuses profound spiritual philosophy and dynamic practical application, specifically designed to help you: Claim your power--create a life of authenticity, resonance, and fulfillment Dissolve illusions and re-pattern old wiring--liberate the mind from systems of control Master emotional alchemy--transform pain and embrace flow Unveil the secret teachings and hidden histories of our ancient ancestors Understand the intimate relationship between light and shadow, male and female, creation and destruction

Dark Gold

Author: Carolyn Baker
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781532037641
Release Date: 2017-12-26
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the Global Crisis endeavors to educate, challenge, and most importantly, inspire the reader to engage with the personal and collective shadow as a necessary first step in both individual and planetary healing. It emphasizes and elaborates on the abundant emotional and spiritual treasures that invariably issue from shadow exploration and transformation. Dark Gold challenges us to become courageous enough to be accountable and compassionate enough to love ourselves and the Earth community fiercely, even when we feel it will make no difference.

Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness

Author: Daniel Pinchbeck
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583944882
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Features essays originally published in the online magazine Reality Sandwich on a range of topics that explore psychic and paranormal phenomena including lucid dreaming, synchronistic encounters, out-of-body experiences, meditation, demons and plant medicines. Original.

I Am in My Right Mind

Author: Shireen Violett
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452551642
Release Date: 2012-07-20
Genre: Poetry

This book is for all Spiritual Minded Beings who know and feel that there is something more on this great spiritual journey that is life. It is written for anyone who has a zest for the unknown powers that we possess as a Collective Group of Divine Beings or as Individuals on this physical plane when we choose Love as our daily affirmation. When we choose Love over Fear, we are empowered to create a world that is free from judgment of others to a place where we are compassionate with all that is created and we see only the beauty in our differences. We know in our Hearts that all things are interconnected and one action causes a reaction in our daily lives. More importantly, this book is about Transformation and the Sacredness that we each carry within our being. Its message is Inspirational, Spiritual and Empowering for those who are open to positive awareness and Change. And finally, it is for those who realize that we co-create our reality everyday and were the only ones who can change it from within through Prayer, Meditation and Self Realization of who we are.

The Spiritual Gift of Madness

Author: Seth Farber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594777035
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Psychology

A bold call for the “insane” to reclaim their rightful role as prophets of spiritual and cultural transformation • Explains how many of those diagnosed as schizophrenic, bipolar, and other forms of “madness” are not ill but experiencing a spiritual awakening • Explores the rise of Mad Pride and the mental patients’ liberation movement • Reveals how those seen as “mad” must embrace their spiritual gifts to help the coming global spiritual transition Many of the great prophets of the past experienced madness--a breakdown followed by a breakthrough, spiritual death followed by rebirth. With the advent of modern psychiatry, the budding prophets of today are captured and transformed into chronic mental patients before they can flower into the visionaries and mystics they were intended to become. As we approach the tipping point between extinction and global spiritual awakening, there is a deep need for these prophets to embrace their spiritual gifts. To make this happen, we must learn to respect the sanctity of madness. We need to cultivate Mad Pride. Exploring the rise of Mad Pride and the mental patients’ liberation movement as well as building upon psychiatrist R. D. Laing’s revolutionary theories, Seth Farber, Ph.D., explains that diagnosing people as mad has more to do with social control than therapy. Many of those labeled as schizophrenic, bipolar, and other kinds of “mad” are not ill but simply experiencing different forms of spiritual awakening: they are seeing and feeling what is wrong with society and what needs to be done to change it. Farber shares his interviews with former schizophrenics who now lead successful and inspiring lives. He shows that it is impossible for society to change as long as the mad are suppressed because they are our catalysts of social change. By reclaiming their rightful role as prophets of spiritual and cultural revitalization, the mad--by seeding new visions for our future--can help humanity overcome the spiritual crisis that endangers our survival and lead us to a higher and long-awaited stage of spiritual development.

The Mind Parasites

Author: Colin Wilson
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing
ISBN: 9781939681089
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Genre: Fiction

Wilson has blended H.P. Lovecraft's dark vision with his own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative powers to produce a stunning, high-tension story of vaulting imagination. A professor makes a horrifying discovery while excavating a sinister archaeological site. For over 200 years, mind parasites have been lurking in the deepest layers of human consciousness, feeding on human life force and steadily gaining a foothold on the planet. Now they threaten humanity's extinction. They can be fought with one weapon only: the mind, pushed to--and beyond--its limits. Pushed so far that humans can read each other's thoughts, that the moon can be shifted from its orbit by thought alone. Pushed so that man can at last join battle with the loathsome parasites on equal terms.

Radical Wholeness

Author: Philip Shepherd
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781623171773
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Philosophical anthropology

This new book by the author of New Self, New Worldshows that the primary deficiency inflicted on us by our culture is the inability to feel wholeness-in the self, the body, and the world around us. Because we have been systematically trained to numb ourselves to wholeness and to confine our attention to the boundary of the self, we live in our heads, disconnected from the body and at odds with the world. We accept that it's normal to feel fragmented, reactionary, and stale. This book is a call to action to recover wholeness and to experience a new way of being. Philip Shepherd draws from neuroscience, anthropology, physics, art, and myth-as well as his extensive work as an international embodiment expert-to explain how our culture's limitations live in the body, and to help readers transcend them. Shepherd explains that the elusive qualities that we all yearn to experience-peace, simplicity, passion, grace, connection, and clarity-arise from an experience of wholeness. He highlights how, though everything is in relationship with everything else and wholeness surrounds us, blindness to it continues to manifest in our culture and our bodies. He suggests original exercises to help us reclaim the birthright of our wholeness and to experience a new way of being. He leaves readers with a fresh, renewed way of understanding their personal lives and the problems that we face as a culture, as well as a clear sense of the way forward.

Eros and Magic in the Renaissance

Author: Ioan P. Culianu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226123162
Release Date: 1987-11-15
Genre: History

It is a widespread prejudice of modern, scientific society that "magic" is merely a ludicrous amalgam of recipes and methods derived from primitive and erroneous notions about nature. Eros and Magic in the Renaissance challenges this view, providing an in-depth scholarly explanation of the workings of magic and showing that magic continues to exist in an altered form even today. Renaissance magic, according to Ioan Couliano, was a scientifically plausible attempt to manipulate individuals and groups based on a knowledge of motivations, particularly erotic motivations. Its key principle was that everyone (and in a sense everything) could be influenced by appeal to sexual desire. In addition, the magician relied on a profound knowledge of the art of memory to manipulate the imaginations of his subjects. In these respects, Couliano suggests, magic is the precursor of the modern psychological and sociological sciences, and the magician is the distant ancestor of the psychoanalyst and the advertising and publicity agent. In the course of his study, Couliano examines in detail the ideas of such writers as Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, and Pico della Mirandola and illuminates many aspects of Renaissance culture, including heresy, medicine, astrology, alchemy, courtly love, the influence of classical mythology, and even the role of fashion in clothing. Just as science gives the present age its ruling myth, so magic gave a ruling myth to the Renaissance. Because magic relied upon the use of images, and images were repressed and banned in the Reformation and subsequent history, magic was replaced by exact science and modern technology and eventually forgotten. Couliano's remarkable scholarship helps us to recover much of its original significance and will interest a wide audience in the humanities and social sciences.