Everywhere I look in the world today I see people talking about the many and varied issues that humanity is currently faced with... political issues, economic issues, cultural issues, environmental issues, health issues, spiritual issues, psychological issues. You name it, we seem to have an issue about it... the list is practically endless.
That said, I also see a lot of people who are desperately searching for answers and solutions to these problems that we are all facing, both on the individual and collective levels. But most of all, I see a great number of people who are tired, hurt, angry, frustrated, confused, vulnerable, and in many cases, teetering on the brink of an ever-present and often overwhelming sense of hopelessness/helplessness/unhappiness.
What if I was to tell you that the root cause of a lot of these problems/thoughts/emotions is a known one, that it has been hiding in plain sight for thousands of years, that it is not only something that we have the ability to control/influence, but that it may also provide us with the key/s to our own dis-enslavement and ultimate re-empowerment?
Well then, folks, without further adieu, please allow me to introduce you to... WETIKO.
To get the ball rolling on this thread, and to formally introduce the guest of honour, I thought I might start with a nice little quote from Paul Levy, who at this point in time is probably the foremost expert on wetiko in the world today:
Now, I realise that some of you here may already have come across wetiko in the past. Perhaps you glanced at some obscure thread about it on this or another forum, or heard it being discussed in an interview somewhere that you can barely recall now... whatever. If you have encountered wetiko before but simply blew it off at the time and moved onto something else without really taking time to consider the importance and implications that it represents for humanity and our struggle to realise our true nature/full potential... THEN YOU NEED TO STOP AND TAKE SOME TIME TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION THAT WILL BE COMING IN THIS THREAD!!Paul Levy
There is a contagious psycho-spiritual 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. An inner cancer of the soul, wetiko flavours and manages our perceptions by stealth and subterfuge so as to act itself out through us while simultaneously hiding itself from being seen. Not constrained by the conventional laws of third-dimensional space and time, this ‘bug’ in the system deceives us by working with the intrinsic projective tendencies of our mind so as to appear external to and other than ourselves, utilising the seemingly outside world as the canvas for its full-bodied revelation of itself. Wetiko non-locally informs, gives shape to, and configures events in the world so as to synchronistically express itself, which is to say that just like in a dream, events in the outer world are symbolically reflecting a condition deep within the psyche of humanity.
Hidden within the venom of wetiko is a revelation as well as its own antidote, which once recognised can help us wake up and bring sanity back to our society. How wetiko manifests─will it destroy our species, or will it catalyse a deeper process of global awakening?─depends upon recognising what it is revealing to us about ourselves.
Okay, that’s probably enough from me for now, but I’ll be back with more at a later date.
In the meantime, here's a short radio interview that Paul did a few months back in which he discusses the basic, underlying concepts of 'wetiko' in some detail: