“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. We copy emotional reactions from our parents… Society is our extended mind and body”
“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside of you as fate.”
Many of you may find this video, a lecture by Michael Tsarion, to be of interest. The lecture covers a wide range of topics, focusing primarily on the nature of consciousness, alternative history and the work of people like Carl Jung and Alan Watts.
Tsarion describes the following quote as the theme for this presentation:
“The gigantic catastrophes that threaten us today are not elemental happenings of a physical or biological order, but psychic events. To a quite terrifying degree we are threatened by wars and revolutions which are nothing more than psychic epidemics. Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, and inundations, modern man is battered by forces of his own psyche. As with all dangers, we can only guard against the risk of psychic infection when we know what is attacking us, and how, when, and where the attack will come.”