Back in 1998, after I did the original interviews with the folks who became the Party of 12, I’m quite sure I had no idea just how intentional their plan was. Granted, it was a wacky idea to begin with, that there were 12 famous dead people working together in Afterlife for world peace who wanted to talk to me. But the more I allowed myself to follow their path, the more magical and miraculous stuff began to happen to me.
At the time, speaking to Hitler “from beyond the grave” could have been a notoriously unstable notion. It turned out to be a thoroughly fascinating read into the mind of one of the world’s most famous evildoers. Through the years, it has provided more insight than I knew I needed.
After writing several pieces on this idea of mass formation, it occurred to me recently that the Party’s own Sigmund Freud was very much a part of the original creation of propaganda. Freud was one of the original Party members and one of the troika with Einstein and Hitler who were alive during those terrible years in Germany, when mass formation took hold and allowed the holocaust to take place.
Today their insight is needed more than ever to help us stand strong in love and compassion as the world around us faces similar challenges. If we ever wish to learn from history, now is the time. In an increasingly changing world, I hope this reading brings you hope and vision, and inspires you to set your intentions on compassion and love.
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I recently came across an interview with Belgian psychologist and statistician Dr. Mattias Desmet. His appearance on Aubrey Marcus’ podcast was an eye opener, on so many levels. He referenced a condition known as “mass formation,” a form of mass hysteria that can be created when four psychological conditions concurrently exist in society. When these conditions are present and certain messages are introduced into culture, the result can be a dysfunction of human thinking. People start to act in irrational and often dangerous ways. Desmet postulates that these actions aren’t necessarily done from an evil intent, but are more a psychological process used to survive these conditions that is 95% subconscious:
1 Lack of socialbond According to a national survey in the American Sociological Review, 25% of people said they don’t have a single close friend. 75 million adults aged 18 to 27 comprising the millennials and Generation Z were lonelier than any other US demographic. It’s a psychological social media paradox: people are interacting together online with their avatars, but they aren’t their true selves. They don’t create the intimacy or vulnerability that comes from shared experience, thereby suffering from a crisis of lack of community.
2 People experience life as meaningless or senseless In David Graeber’s book, Bullshit Jobs, when he asked whether people think their job is meaningful, 50% answered “not at all.” A Gallup poll from 2012 done with people in 142 countries revealed that 63% of respondents admitted to being so disengaged at work that they were sleepwalking through their day, putting time but not passion into their work.
3 Free-floating anxiety Anxiety is generally connected to a tangible mental image, like being chased by a polar bear. But if people feel socially isolated and that their life has no meaning, their anxiety isn’t connected to a mental representation. This free-floating anxiety is creating a deep psychological discontent. In Belgium alone, 300 million doses of anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and sleeping pills are used each year in a population of 11 million. A study from the World Health Organization says that one in five people—over 300 million—actually have anxiety disorders.
4 Free-floating frustration and aggression People feel frustrated and aggressive without really knowing the cause of their annoyance and anger.
When these four conditions are fulfilled, if a narrative is distributed through the mass media identifying an object of the anxiety and providing a strategy to deal with that object, mass formation can thrive. All the free-floating anxiety and anger, now turning into panic, becomes attached to the object. Sudden connection through this heroic struggle together against the object creates a new solidarity, a social bond that has been lacking, which in turn, creates meaning. People then feel that they can control their psychological discontent by participating in the strategy, even if it’s utterly absurd.
Participation in the strategy has nothing to do with facts; it’s to preserve this new social bond created by fighting together to defeat the object of the collective anxiety. By obeying the strategy, people can go from a negative, isolated state to a state of maximum connectedness. That creates a kind of mental intoxication that makes people willing to go along with anything, even if it is utterly wrong and illogical.
Listening to Dr. Desmet, suddenly my own mind cleared. The world has certainly been tense in the past several years, but COVID seems to have brought a kind of depravity that I have not seen before. Desmet’s information brought a shift in my own thinking, from, “Has everyone gone insane?” to understanding, with compassion, that we are all under this spell.
In the end, Dr. Desmet suggests several steps that will break the bonds of mass formation and bring us back into compassion. All of our work with Einstein addresses this situation. The deep, often traumatized emotions that are embedded within our systems so often marry themselves to the intellectual narrative programmed into us by culture, our parents, teachers, etc that direct us to blame someone outside us for our conflicts. To make the unconscious conscious has always been our goal, in order for us to gain control over our own domain, where all our power lies.
Compassion is the answer
Desmet suggests, in his own way, that this is a time of the evolution of human consciousness. We must learn to rise above the trauma and find compassion for the human race. We must create safe spaces for independent thinking, where people can express opinions that vary from the narrative.
Ask yourself: Am I one of the 30% who follow along lock step, one of the 40% who go along to get along, or am I one who will dare to challenge the narrative and step into compassion, even if those around me aren’t?
Start to take care of your free-floating anxiety in more natural ways. Strive to understand your impact. Reconnect with people in person.
Don’t live in fear. Find meaningful work and do beneficial acts. Rebuild your community. Get outside. Feel and breathe. Slow down. Eat well. Sleep.
Question authority, starting with your own.
We are the ones to be the change. Thank god we’ve been specially trained.
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Please join us for our Annual End of the Year channel. I’ll be joined by astrologer Robin Cordova, presenting an overview of this very special day, Winter Solstice 2020, and hear words of wisdom, hope and inspiration from the Party for 2021.
Here’s wishing you all a very merry and safe holiday season!
As a part of St. John’s UCC Madeline Island’s September Series “Faces of Faith, Tales of Transformation” I did a talk about my mother. Lorna died in April 2018, but her life and death are the epitome of faith, perseverance, and self-transformation. I hope her story inspires you to remember that sometimes, when things appear to be the worst, they could be on their way to being the best.
Since we began the Transcendence series in January, the world has undergone an unfathomable transformation. Throughout those changes, our exploration of transcendence has taken us into pragmatic, creative, inspiring, sacred, physical and emotional landscapes in search of how to live in the world but not of it. I speak for many of you, I am sure, when I say, I am not the same person I was when we started. If anything, I feel I am more myself than I’ve ever been before.
As the old structures of government and society unravel at an unprecedented pace, so are individuals and their relationship to themselves. Everything feels to be coming apart at the seams, including our mental, spiritual and emotional health. But these failing internal structures are giving us a chance to build new, self-loving, sustainable, community-oriented selves to then mirror into the world.
Humans, without a perceivable future, are coming face to face with themselves on every level. The good, the bad, the ugly—all out in the open to be witnessed and transformed. Without being able to see a predictable future, it surely does feel like death, the moment when we have to let go of it all and go on to the next mysterious level of consciousness.
Join us Saturday as we explore how to commit to that mystery and gain a new sense of self, navigating together through this enormous change.
On this day in 1955, Bertrand Russell, et al held a press conference in London. They originally reserved the lower, smaller room at Caxton Hall, a local community center. But as people started to arrive, Russell moved upstairs to the much bigger room to accommodate the press who were coming from around the world.
The Russell Einstein Manifesto was Albert Einstein’s last great public message to the world. He signed it nine days before he died. These were his last burning questions that he took with him to the grave.
Another of the authors was Joseph Rotblat, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan project until asking to leave on the grounds of personal conscience. Rotblat believed that scientists should always be concerned with the ethical consequences of their work and became one of the most prominent critics of the nuclear arms race, dedicating his life to campaigning against nuclear weapons.
Although the Russell–Einstein Manifesto was launched in July 1955, this was the result of several months of discussion between those who became the signatories. These visionaries’ words about the dangers of weapons of mass destruction read today with even greater depth than when they were first voiced in 1955. All the while we have moved closer to deciding which way we will go.
What can us ordinary people do? Make choices as we are being advised: find creative solutions to our conflicts without fighting or war. Become that change that we want so badly for the world. Be an inner and outer peacemaker. Make decisions to work for the good of the whole. We must get to know ourselves and where we may inadvertently be contributing to the conflicts around us.
Then get to work in one of the many arenas that are bringing together concerned citizens to be the change. Below is some information on “presidential first use of nuclear weapons,” including a short video on topic of “Presidential First Use of Nuclear Weapons. Is it Legal? Is it Constitutional? Is it Just?” from a conference held November 4, 2017 at Harvard University.
The longer I work with my Imagined Einstein and this Party, the more I am convinced that they really have reached us from beyond the grave and are working with us for world peace, one person at a time, starting with ourselves. It is an honor to serve.