Beyond The Human Condition


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This book is a condensation of Jeremy Griffith’s main work,
Free: The End of The Human Condition,
which was published in Australia in 1988.


Jeremy Griffith, BSc. Born in Australia in 1945, Jeremy was raised on a sheep station in central New South Wales and educated at Geelong Grammar School in Victoria. After graduating from Sydney University with a degree in biology he undertook the most thorough investigation yet carried out into the plight of the now-believed-extinct Tasmanian Tiger. During the six years he spent in the wilds of Tasmania Jeremy’s search and findings received international scientific and popular media coverage.

It was during his time in Tasmania that Jeremy turned his attention to the plight of another specieshumanity. He says that his first book, published in January 1988 and titled Free: The End of The Human Condition, which he spent 13 years writing, ‘grew out of my desperate need to reconcile my extreme idealism with reality’.

After leaving Tasmania Jeremy established a successful furniture manufacturing business with one of his brothers. In 1991 he disposed of his interest in the company.

Jeremy has given many lectures on his conclusions and welcomes most opportunities to explain them.


Tim Macartney-Snape, AM, OAM, BSc. Born in Tanzania in 1956, Tim came to Australia at the age of 12. One of the world’s leading mountaineers, he was one of the first Australians to climb Mt Everest, for which he was awarded the Order of Australia medal (OAM). In 1990 he climbed Mt Everest a second time, again without supplementary oxygen but this time unassisted and unroped, and by first walking 1,000 kilometres from sea level to base camp. The film and book, Everest from Sea to Summit, about this remarkable journey were released in 1992.

Tim was educated at Geelong Grammar School and graduated in biological science from the Australian National University. He has written a book, Being Outside, to encourage others to venture into the natural world safely and responsibly, and he is a director of the outdoor equipment manufacturer, Sea to Summit.

Tim is in demand as a speaker about his mountaineering experiences and his source of motivation in this most demanding of human endeavours.

Tim is a Founding Director and Patron of the World Transformation Movement. He is also the chairman of the Nepal Eye Program Australia. In 1993 he was awarded another Order of Australia (AM).