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The Human Capacity for Greatness Is Immense

Carl Jung was one who saw our collective possibilities. He considered that growth was an innate principle, both of the individual and the universal. He considered the development of individuality as a microcosm of human evolution. He called this immutable process individuation. It’s the big picture. We don’t look forward and imagine it. We don’t look back and long for it. The growth of individuality, with all its stresses and strains, is the process and substance of the lives we… Read more

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The Shifting Morass of Morals

It is interesting to follow the current polarisation in society around moral issues. During political campaigns, moral issues are often revived as leverage for garnering votes. Gay marriage seems to come up lately as a wedge to define who is really “Christian.” It’s quite a spectacle. When I train students in legal and ethical issues, I first talk about morals so people don’t get confused about where they’re overstepping the mark. It is none of our business what other people… Read more

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An Esoteric View of the 1960s and ’70s

Firstly, I want to make the claim that the evolution of consciousness is central to humanity’s task, which, by the way, is the development of freedom — refer to our creation myth with its starting point of eating from “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” and being denied eternal life and turned from the face of God. We were cut off, as it were, but not needlessly. The journey is long and it’s slow and it’s often… Read more