I see Carl Jung as an important beginning to a conversation on symbol, self and the psyche that is still desperately needed. So long as we misunderstand the psyche, we misunderstand one another, and as long as we do that, atrocity is inevitable.
revolution in decision-making that citizen deliberative councils offer us is of
comparable magnitude to the revolution in decision-making created centuries ago
by the idea of majority vote. It can be applied virtually anywhere, and it could
make all the difference in the world.
It is exceedingly strange that we have empowered faceless
bureaucratic authorities to send armed agents to break into our homes, throw us
into prison and deprive us of our income and reputation simply because we wish
to explore our own consciousness. Yet without sovereignty over our own consciousness,
we cannot in any meaningful sense be sovereign over anything else either.
The scientific method and its atomizing focus on the external world has its drawbacks when coupled with an industrial, corporate mythology. The resulting culture neither engenders nor supports spiritual or psychological insight.
Britons are not alone in facing the kind of ‘kettling' practices
deployed during the G-20 Summit. Here in the States it's also been in use
for some time.
A recent U.K. poll selected Albert Hofmann as the world's number one living genius.
This is a selection of my better published material from 2003 to present day (you'll have to do your own work to find the drek)