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This is Freedom Essay 9


“This is the real liberation of women”


A man with handful of barbed-wire and a woman weeping with a bunch flowers approach each other by cartoonist Michael Leunig

Men and Women, War and Peace, by Michael Leunig



This explanation brings about the true liberation of women and the reconciliation of the sexes, which is truly extraordinary.


In the following video, scientist Dr Anna Fitzgerald describes how Jeremy Griffith’s explanation of the human condition brings desperately needed reconciling understanding to the relationship between men and womenan issue that has been a source of great trauma and suffering for humankind.

The actual explanation of how this wonderful reconciliation is achieved is presented in F. Essay 26 & 27.


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(This video was filmed in January 2017)


I came across these explanations 15 years ago whilst I was in the middle of finishing my PhD in biological sciences in New ZealandI’m now a Science Program Strategist, I coordinate large government-funded molecular science collaborations in Australia.

When I heard this explanation of our human behaviour all those years ago, its power to explain the world was just SO totally accountable, it captivated meso I moved to Australia to help promote these critically important understandings.

As a woman, this explanation was both very arresting and confronting, because it’s fearlessly honest about humans’ contradictory nature. It makes sense of what it means to be a womanour nurturing instincts and compassion, as well as our neuroses and vanity and emotionalityit goes so far as to make sense of why we have developed our feminist streak, to counter the baffling and oppressive egocentricity of men. But what’s really astonishing is that we can now understand why this egocentricity in men was actually necessary.

Until we could explain the human condition we couldn’t acknowledge the differences between men and women because it only led to prejudices, so all we could ask for, or in fact even demand, was equality. But because Griffith’s work establishes the equal worth or goodness of all humans we can now understand the different roles that men and women have traditionally played in the human journey and this is actually the unlocking point, this is what brings about deep empathy for each other, it heals the divide. As a scientist, I find the evolutionary biology underpinning the explanation of these roles absolutely fascinating.

There’s a powerful quote about women’s plight in Griffith’s book FREEDOM [see par. 798] from the South African writer Olive Schreiner and this encapsulates every woman’s hope and that is ‘to be born a woman’ ‘in the future’ is ‘not to be born branded’, but to be valued, loved for their real selfand that’s essentially what can happen now that the human condition has been explained. This explanation brings about the true liberation of women and the reconciliation of the sexes, which is truly extraordinary.

I really implore everyone, especially women to look into this because to be able to understand why men and women have behaved the way they have behaved was nothing short of life-changing for me.


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How men and women are reconciled by the understanding of the human condition is explained in F. Essay 26 and F. Essay 27, and in chapter 8:11B of FREEDOM.

Also, watch Jeremy Griffith present the breakthrough redeeming explanation of the human condition in Video/​F. Essay 3, or read chapter 1 of FREEDOM.


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  • Janey on January 27, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    It blows my mind to have such a huge and difficult issue spoken about with such clarity and security, all the pain just dissolves with understanding… and ALL women can have that now! I love that Schreiner quote and this whole video. Thank you Dr Anna!!!

    • Truth Is on April 2, 2019 at 1:50 am

      Feminism has destroyed many relationships between men and women unfortunately.

  • Lydia on January 27, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    The human condition and the complex relationship between men & women starts with the ancestral ingrained celular memory which needs healing, (good specialist therapists exist). We carry that emotional/mental imprint into every incarnation until we learn to break the pattern. Our cultural & educational conditioning. at home, at school, in Work, socially, etc. Hence homosexuality & the eternal: who Am I? Spiritually we are axesual: I do believe that a profound & active conscious spirituality practiced in our daily lives will heal, resolve our past ‘baggage’, bring understanding, thus harmony & empathy which are components of Love, between male-female relationships. It may take a lifetime.We are spirit in a physical body, we are One from the same Original Divine Source & that is our ultimate highest destiny.

  • Sally on January 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    What a truly incredible, powerful and moving account from Anna of the veracity of Jeremy Griffith’s explanation of the human condition, and how it finally brings the peace we’ve all been seeking to the divide between men and women, and extrapolating beyond that how it heals all the pain and suffering humans experience in all facets of their lives across the world – the human condition really is THE underlying issue in all human affairs, as Jeremy says. As Professor Harry Prosen, former President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, says on the front cover of Jeremy’s wonderful book ‘Freedom: The End Of The Human Condition’: ‘THIS IS THE BOOK THAT SAVES THE WORLD’!

  • AliceW on January 31, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Very impacting video. I’ve sent the link to my friends. It is just extraordinary that men’s egocentricity turns out to be justified! What woman would have thought that could be true, but it is. It has taken some soul searching to come to grips with this new understanding of our condition, in particular that of men and women, but once I did I could see its power to transform our world.

    • Aman me too on April 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Egocentrices of men? Common to the liberated perspective of the futuristic feminine gender of present society. I am convinced increased freedoms require greater responsibility and the premise of the human condition evolving into male egocentricies is ludicrous. Both sexes are equally egocentric. Explaining or understanding the human condition is simple and sure. Establish truth,protect the truth and practice truth! Adifficult proposition for a world popalated with so many “egocentric” people, especially leaders. Just one man’s opinion

  • Bill on April 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    It is wonderful for me to hear such clarity and concise understanding in such a short talk. There is another aspect to this topic that has barely, if at all, been mentioned anywhere, not just in these forums, and that is the “plight” of men who know they have had such a part of the male egocentric world but in very different ways to the traditional power models we all know so well- the recent “Trump effect”” being one of the more visible examples people are talking about. I am referring to the almost invisible and bewildering trauma of men who have a highly sensitive feminine nature and understanding but who find themselves psychologically dominating and controlling their wives/ partners without being able to understand why, and who feel massive guilt and confusion as a result, but are unable to avoid doing so. Becoming egocentric is a very poor but inevitable coping mechanism which only compounds the whole issue. Knowing how much this has been apparent in my life was a source of great torment and depression, as it it left me with nowhere to go but always adrift. Only now, with the understanding of why this has been a major negative driving force for so long have I been able to start a healing process, which while slow and uncertain at first, is becoming easier and is showing increasing glimpses of being a new state of normality. If there are any men reading this, or women who can see this dynamic in their lives, and for both it gives an understanding of how the Human Condition has produced such depressed confusion, I would offer the sincere hope that you can start to find as I have a pathway to peace. No matter how long the suffering, because it is as Jeremy Griffith says, a psychological condition, it can change. My firm belief is that these understandings can be life changing for most of us, as they already have been for me, although I do agree with the caution that changing lifelong habits can be confronting, but with help from the wonderful WTM people it can be managed adequately. So thank you to Jeremy for helping to save me. It is not too much to hope that the rest of the world will find the immense truth and reconciliation sorely needed.

  • Tommy on April 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    What a wonderful comment Bill, I was really moved by it and how beautifully you describe your ‘pathway to peace’ with this information. I agree with your comment that ‘Becoming egocentric is a very poor but inevitable coping mechanism’. It is just amazing to me, and so deeply relieving, that we can finally understand and make sense of that, and all of our upset, using this biological understanding. Born without understanding we took on all sorts of strategies to help us survive and while yes, we are all variously upset but we are absolutely 100% defended now, even the heroes of life on Earth. Our old ways can be confronting but it really is all so looked after by the umbrella of humanity’s amazing story, how else could we be but torn and tattered after such a long journey! And just as you quote Jeremy, it doesn’t matter how long the suffering of our condition has gone on or how deep it goes, we can change because it is a psychological condition. ALL humans have a pathway to peace now as you beautifully put it!! What I have discovered is that using this new solution-based framework to defend me, rather than my defensive strategy, I can be free of the effects of the human condition, of my particular victimised lot in life. I have gone from being a victim ‘in the deep, dark cave’ to a manager of my life. To quote the most recent video on the WTM’s website by James M, ‘it gives you your brain back’! So yes ‘life changing’ for sure, it’s so incredibly exciting and empowering! I completely love my journey on this planet as upset as it’s made me, and I love that I’m free of that now, and even more so that the whole human race is free now, the future is so bright and glorious for everyone!

    I also wanted to say how touched I was when you talked of the ‘plight of men’. It reminded me of the quote in Freedom, para 773, ‘One of the reasons that men have been so quiet for the past two decades, as the feminist movement has blossomed, is that we do not have the vocabulary or the concept to defend ourselves as men. We do not know how to define the virtues of being male, but virtues there are’ (Asa Baber, Playboy, Jul. 1983). Thank God men are finally understood on this planet. Along with some of the transformed testimonials, I also was reminded of this blog from last year on the WTM website which I have recently read. I thought you might enjoy it:

    Anyway thank you for your comment Bill, it really inspired me!

  • Willow on April 20, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Wow, what powerful comments Bill and Tommy, thank you for sharing, and of course to everyone else who has commented in response to this incredible video. I’m a middle-aged woman who, like most of us I’m sure, has spent most of my life confused and frustrated by not being able to understand the world, in particular why men oppress women, to the point of anger, which just further compounded my confusion and frustration and left me feeling completely overwhelmed with guilt that I could behave like that, so to that point Bill I relate to your words ‘Knowing how much this has been apparent in my life was a source of great torment and depression, as it it left me with nowhere to go but always adrift.’ So you can imagine what a thrill it has been for me, as it seems it has been for you, to come across Jeremy Griffith’s work and to be able to finally understand the world and how the human condition is the source of all the pain, suffering, confusion and frustration that everyone experiences, including me. And more than that, what an incredible relief it has been to finally be able to understand men and that there was a very good reason why they had to oppress women and that they are in fact the heroes of the human story not the villains that I had always thought they were – when I think about the ‘plight’ of men that you explain so well Bill and what they have had to endure, I am in awe at their courage for so bravely continuing to search for the knowledge that all humans have so desperately needed and wanted and now as a result of that courage we have available to us. And I’ve seen in the men in my life just how horrible it has been for them to live out their egocentricity and then recoil at the impact that’s had on their loved ones – as you’ve so beautifully articulated above, ‘I am referring to the almost invisible and bewildering trauma of men who have a highly sensitive feminine nature and understanding but who find themselves psychologically dominating and controlling their wives/ partners without being able to understand why, and who feel massive guilt and confusion as a result, but are unable to avoid doing so.’ I love your quote from Freedom Tommy about the virtues of men – not far after this, at paragraph 798 is chapter 8:11B, titled ‘Men and women’s relationship after the emergence of the human condition’, which, like everything Jeremy Griffith writes, is so illuminating of an issue that I never thought could ever be explained and resolved. In this paragraph, Jeremy writes: ‘Thank goodness with the battle to defeat the ignorance of our instinctive moral soul now won, the horror of both men’s and women’s existence can end, and this dreamed-of ‘new time’ where society will be neither matriarchal or patriarchal but gender neutral and peace can begin.’ How wonderful is that, and that we can experience that peace right here, right now and that in doing so, but living in support of this biological explanation of the human condition, children in the future will grow up free of the human condition.

  • Liam on April 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I first watched this presentation of Dr Fitzgerald a while ago. As a male in mid-life I was deeply moved and it has taken me some time to collect my thoughts. I have now watched it a few times since and so much is communicated in this short 3 minute video clip. As a man, it is staggering to hear a woman, in this day and age talk about “understanding why egocentricity in men was necessary”, realising a “deep empathy” for men and “women being valued for their real self”. Here is a clearly highly intelligent, articulate and capable women speaking with sincerity and emotion, and her point of view cannot be conveniently pigeon-holed in some stereotyped category. This is something new and unique. She is working in a new landscape of comprehending the human situation using WTM information.

    When you happen upon the WTM website some big claims are made. When you start to engage the content and watch a presentation like this it is where the rubber meets the road as they say. It is the paradigm shift in progress in real time before your eyes. It is mind bending to see how (this) information, explanation and knowledge can produce such a fundamental and tangible change in the human mind and our outlook.

    Hi Bill, I had the same thought when reading your comments above. Your head-on candour about living with the Human Condition, your spot-on statement about “becoming egocentric is a very poor but inevitable coping mechanism”, and the resulting peace and meaning that is growing with digestion of WTM information. This is the recipe at work of how all humans will come to realise the human condition is solved. These are big cogs that are being moved in each one of us by Jeremy Griffith’s explanation of the Human Condition.

    Seeing this process in action is why I keep coming back to this website. It is such a beacon of hope in an otherwise desolate outlook. An oasis in a barren desert of human thought. There is so much that is true, of value and meaning flowing to the surface here.

  • Aman me too on April 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for allowing me to express myself. Is a decent video’d perspestive of an intellectually gifted woman. I have hope that the forum you’ve established be a blessing to your subscribers

  • Theraphim Hebraeroum on October 20, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    It is very interesting to note that in the beginning the emphasis here asserts that male “egocentrism” has been identified and fixed upon as the sole province of men yet women are described as having “vanity”, the implication being this is a differently derived, lesser evil and being the sole province of females.

    I totally refute this simple premise. What an incredibly sexist generalisation and in fact inaccuracy! A Feminist perspective being given as “gospel” by a scientist….well, it must be true then! Sounds like the old male disparaging nursery ryhme “Sticks and snails and puppy dogs tails…that’s what little boys are made of!”

    Vanity is in fact derived from the Ego and itself arises from egocentricity. The self being both the originator and subject of one’s admiration. Traits displayed by both males and females in equal measure that we can evidence around us by the behaviour of others on a daily basis. There is no real distinction, as our language has already established….
    “Vanity -definition
    Excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements.
    “it flattered his vanity to think I was in love with him”
    synonyms: conceit, conceitedness, self-conceit, narcissism, self-love, self-admiration, self-regard, self-absorption, self-obsession, self-centredness, egotism, egoism, egocentrism, egomania; More”
    (Source: Cambridge Dictionary online accessed 20/10/17).

    I really hope that women try to empathise with men more, to understand them and love them but even this article still puts undue weight on men’s so called negative traits with a Feminist/Female positive bias. We are all who we are and where we are in evolutionary terms because what we did as a binary species “worked” and got us here through the struggles of millenia, not because of a Maleist conscious conspiracy to “oppress” women.

    • Debbie Ayton on May 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      And however Theraphim they have oppressed women throughout the ages and still do. So really we must acknowledge that your “worked” theory through necessity has to encompass that truth. And until we do people like you will still focus on division and blame rather than embracing our similarities and overcoming the negativities.

  • Anna on October 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Theraphim, the beauty of this explanation is that it brings empathetic understanding to what has historically been a war between the sexes. The point being, understanding of the human condition ends the underlying insecurity of BOTH women and men in all their various forms, bringing reconciling understanding to not only men and women personally, but to the relationship between men and women.
    This is not at all another attack on men, for the first time the behaviour of both sexes is fundamentally defended. Men have been incredibly heroic in the battle to champion the conscious mind and women, necessarily being more ‘soul sympathetic’, have not been appreciative/could not relate to the ramifications on the male psyche of that battle – hence the gender divide.
    I really recommend you read Freedom Essay 26 and maybe chapter 8.11B of Freedom.

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  • Andrew R LaLiberte on June 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

    FALL 2018
    At times during the Fall, the wind dances with the leaves on the ground in remembrance of the moments shared. Life is not over, but the beginning of an end. We will not be judged one by one, but what we all have learned collectively together through time. On that day Nature will judge us for what we have learned. What will happen next, only Nature knows, and we should not worry about this outcome. The Universe works together, as we humans should learn to do. Because the Universe has agreed to the Laws we are placed in. The rest of life on Earth has not argued with these Universal Laws, but humans want to be in control. Why?

    • Susy on June 2, 2018 at 11:48 am

      I think the question you are really asking Andrew is why do humans act in such an un-ideal way? Why can’t we be in unison with nature? Why are we so selfish and destructive? Why do we argue and feel depressed and why is their inequality and suffering? As the WTM would say, these are the questions any child would naiively ask and they are the questions that ultimately must be answered. As stated in their FAQ section “The agony of being unable to truthfully answer this fundamental question of why we are the way we are — divisively instead of cooperatively behaved — has been the particular burden of human life. It has been our species’ particular affliction or condition — our ‘human condition’.” So it’s our human condition that must be understood and solved. Unbelievably this fundamental issue has been answered by biologist Jeremy Griffith, the human condition has actually been solved! You can read about his explanation here, The ramifications of this extraordinary breakthrough are enormous to say the least. This understanding of the human condition brings about lasting peace, happiness, and togetherness — real freedom – for all humans. This will explain why we supposedly got so off course from the fundamental laws of nature, what those fundamental laws are in the first place, and will actually bring us back to them, in perfect harmony. Honestly this is the holy grail of insight that we’ve been yearning for millions of years!!

  • Nigel on June 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Dr Fitzgerald thank you I never thought just how different a man sees the world and a woman sees the same world . You are brilliant

  • Erick Dreyer on June 21, 2018 at 1:18 am

    This work is late! Was required a long time ago. Well done !

    • Sparrow80 on July 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      I agree Erick. Time is ticking on healing the divison

  • Mike Lewis on June 25, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I’ve got the book. It’s a difficult read. Lots of long paragraphs, small text and in my view lacking in simple common sense language. I’m watching these videos on the hope that I might get a better ‘feel’ for the depth and essence of the topic. The videos don’t actually contain anything at all. Lots of phrases and quotes about generalities. I get the feeling I’m in an Emperor’s new clothes story and I’m the only one willing to speak my truth!

    • RJ on June 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      The 1st and 11th essays would be a good read for you Mike, and also you Jo, as they cover our historic fear of the human condition and it’s so true, the whole of humanity has lived in incredible fear of it. I commented similarly on essay 11, that as it says, the philosopher Plato predicted we need to be patient becoming accustomed to the ‘light’. The deaf effect is very real, and it was for me, and to be honest I think your comments are clear examples of that. As this helpful FAQ points out not knowing why we can’t initially ‘hear’ this and absorb it we naturally blame the presentation. The other post I really enjoyed is on the 3rd essay by someone called Ari, and although it’s very long, I think it’s so helpful on this topic that I’ve copied the whole thing below again. Given time to absorb the information more, you’ll laugh back at your comments they will be so transparent to you and you’ll see the Emperor’s new clothes analogy in a very different way Mike! (See para 1249 of Freedom). I hope you both do continue, it’s really marvelous this new paradigm of knowledge! I might add too Jo that from my experiencce, the unresigned, such as children and early teens can access these simple ideas very easily as they are not already in denial. It’s us adults that have taken up a life of denial of the human condition that have huge trouble initially hearing this.
      Reading some of the posts below is really interesting and to be honest, completely understandable both for and against, given our habitual tendency to not want to challenge our ‘conditioned’ beliefs, whether they are religious or not. When I was first introduced to this information over 10 years ago, I read ‘A Species in Denial’ and concluded it was a poorly written book that made no sense. I couldn’t understand a word of what it was trying to say, so I put it down and left the topic alone for a whole year. When I read it for a 2nd time, well OMG! it was like I was blind the first time and now I could see. It was clear, easy to read and made amazing sense. I’m sharing this experience because I think most adults will struggle with this topic the first time round so my advice. Put it down take a break and try again. If you’re like me, you will almost be offended at the explanation of why we are the way. I.e. I was saying stuff like ‘I’m not like that. I’m not upset. I never resigned. I don’t have an ego. I havent been bad. I believe in God and I don’t like the thought of any other alternative, leave me alone etc. etc.’ But when I fought through the barrier of fear and uncertainty (in my case I trusted my brother who had already gone through that journey and made it through unscathed and absolutely joyously to the other side), I started to make sense of the information, one topic at a time. I assure those of you who are sceptical, it’s OK. You wouldn’t be normal if you weren’t sceptical. We all suffer from the same condition in various degrees. Just keep reading and talking about it. Ask questions, seek answers, take your time. It’s amazing. It’s incredible. All the answers to every question you have ever asked (or havent yet asked but will in future) are here. We are explained. We are defended. everyone (even those that commit not so good acts) is brave. We are all hero’s. I It’s not about being man or woman, white or black, rich or poor, Christian or Muslim or aethiest. This is for all of humanity. We are all equal human beings. We are one species. All brothers and sisters. We have the opportunity to change and save the world one person at a time. Shirley, Leslie and others well done for making it this far. You’re in the final straight of a 2 million year marathon. Let’s all make it to the finish line together.

    • Jo Wilkie on March 12, 2019 at 7:24 am

      I agree. I am finding the reading difficult, it is like a long disorganised ramble although I agree with a lot of what is being said I think the presentation of your ideas is messy and can be confusing and therefore frustrating. I find myself wanting to edit and organise like I do when I am teaching. I could argue that most song lyrics are about resilience or love. Also not interested in hearing Bono’s ‘sweet lines’ as he reminds me of the puedo intellectualism that you oppose. ;-)

      I think there are a lot of old ideas here and as you say we have been singing and writing about them since the 50s when you could argue adolescence was first allowed to exist, have an identity and a sub culture of rebellion.

      SO what I see is that the era of resilience is on the horizon which means humanity has to break through adolescence and grow. I don’t believe in utopia and this will be another phase, more feminised and more Bonobo I hope, but it too will have it’ adversities.

      But yes, a bit of organisation of the ideas, and packaging things better. I wanted to share with my 14 year old and he took one look at the text layout and yawned. YOu need to reach the teenagers and right now in this format you are still a bit lost in eccentric academia, as interesting as it is.

      YOu really need to talk to the resilience people, we are on the same page but we have a different way of talking about things.

  • Bobette Stanbridge on July 1, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Not all of your suppositions I find true. Being liberal doesn’t mean we’ve quit searching for the just means we understand that we are all one..expressions of our creator and connected. Each has value and we must treat all with respect even if we differ in opinion. Being liberal means we care for others as we care for ourselves. Personally I have uncovered some truths about our reality that are quite disturbing. My awareness of the ugly underbelly of a group on this planet has not changed my liberal views. Once you get that we are all connected…you are coming from the correct place. This study is flawed.

    • Tommy on July 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Being able to understand politics and the left and right wing so clearly using this information has been astonishing for me. I very much sympathised with the left wing Bobette before reading Jeremy Griffith’s work, and it wasn’t easy for me to initially hear what exactly is wrong with it as it is seemingly so idealistic and ‘good’. Nor why the right wing were actually the more idealistic, to quote Jeremy in Freedom essay34, ‘paradoxically, it was the right-wing in politics that actually held the moral high ground’. Paradoxically indeed! The human condition is not what it appears and I see it all so clearly now that I have taken the time to absorb the information fully. Jeremy does explain that at it’s core the left-wing or pseudo idealism does very much advocate giving up the search for knowledge and this argument is evidenced very thoroughly in Freedom essays 34 and also 35 and 36. And I understand further than that now as Jeremy points out in those essays the dogma of the left wing is actually extremely dangerous for humanity now. Those essays are very important reads and I can’t recommend them highly enough. This understanding is not a condemnation of either side or any individual or race, rather it defends humanity to it’s core and opens up a whole new free and transformed paradigm for us all, but it does necessarily have to get the hard truths up first otherwise we can’t move on from them! I hope you continue to absorb Jeremy’s ideas Bobette, far from flawed they are a logical and rational feast ready to transform and heal our mind, heart and soul, it just takes time to break through our fierce denial of the whole subject.
      This paragraph at the end of Freedom essay 34 is a fabulous summary of the left and right wings and the end-of-politics ‘know-wing’ era we now move on to:
      ‘As summarised in paragraph 1136 of FREEDOM, the final irony of the saga of humanity’s great journey from ignorance to enlightenment is that the ideal world that the left-wing was dogmatically demanding is actually brought about by the right-wing winning its reality-defending, freedom-from-idealism, corrupting-search-for-knowledge battle against the freedom-oppressing pseudo idealistic dogma of the left-wing. Yes, with the freedom-from-dogma right-wing’s search for understanding of the human condition completed, the justification for the egocentric power-fame-fortune-and-glory-seeking way of life espoused by the right-wing ends, replaced by the ideal-behaviour-obeying attitude that the left-wing sought. In this sense, when the right-wing wins we all become left-wing; through the success of the philosophy of the right-wing, we all adopt the philosophy of the left-wing — but, most significantly, this time we are not abandoning an ongoing battle, we are leaving it won.’

  • pixie on July 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    You give feminism a good name Anna. I see so many women supposedly flying the flag of feminism but they are just embittered and they are not only doing us women a disservice, but their position of despising men isn’t helping men either. Yes what was needed was this real reconciliation that you have identified, which depends on recognizing that men aren’t monsters. We have spent so many centuries fighting for equality, and now it is really here. I am speechless and share your emotion Anna. What a wonderful, wonderful day for women, and all of humanity. Keep up all your good work.

  • Mercia Coetzee on August 29, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I am in a mensworld and i see a huge cap in south africa for transfirmation

    • Susy on August 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Without understanding we have all been lost in all sorts of confusion and pain and struggle Mercia and no more so than currently in South Africa. It must all feel very overwhelming and I don’t want to sound insensitive but I really think as you absorb this information more I’m sure that view will start to shift in a huge way. Understanding the world of men was a huge topic for me too. As I progressed with the information – especially absorbing the key revelation that all our astonishingly selfish and brutal behaviour, especially on the part of men, has been an unavoidable consequence of humans’ necessary search for self-knowledge (see essay 3) – everything began to click into place. While Jeremy explains all humans are heroic, the role of actually searching for liberating self-understanding fell to men which is why they are so extremely corrupt, destructive and egocentric now. It was an absolute revelation to me, and I think will be for all women, that men have been doing the most valuable, most heroic job ever performed on Earth, and on behalf of us all, including all of nature. It’s a lot to get your head around and I highly recommend Jeremy’s two essays on men and women, essays 26 and 27 (links below) for further help. I hope you continue your interest Mercia, because you start to see how this really does free everyone and everything, and how exciting a time we are all actually living in now biological understanding of ourselves has been found. It really will bring lasting peace and freedom and transformation for all of humanity and the whole planet.

  • Osea Malamalanitabua on October 18, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Dr.Anna Fitzgerald thank you and well done for your very well balanced views.I like what I heard and men’s attitudes towards women need to change rapidly as of NOW.The Story of Adam and Eve in the Bible…down grading and blaming it all to Eve coloured our Human Behaviour.There are other Stories in the Holy Bible…always put blame on Women.Duality..Woman/Man are similar that both have SOUL within the MIND BODY SPIRIT…LOVE Binds Them to travel to Eternity.Globally we need life changing attitudes to reconcile both sexes.

  • Nan Webb on October 23, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Great explanation we need to heal this planet

  • LINDA STONE on November 11, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR RESEARCH AND INFORMATION. I will be looking into all articles relating to Freedom as I am a humanitarian and my sole purpose is to find the truth and strive for understanding, knowledge and PEACE. Please keep me informed! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK!
    Linda Stone Canadian Age 67

    My Grandparent’s were Ukranian who immigrated to Canada in around 1907. I just found out about the Internment Camps they had for Ukranians in Canada during that time. My grandparents never mentioned it nor did my father. It has been a secret until just recently. Canada said …It Never Happened but there is a movie and book about this event and now the TRUTH has finally been documented. Do you have any information regarding this?

  • Anna Fitzgerald on November 12, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Hi Linda: Thank you for your interest in the WTM. Jeremy’s biological explanation brings understanding to our deeply psychologically troubled human condition. It finally brings an answer to the fundamental question of why we are divisively instead of cooperatively behaved, why for instance there is war and why there is racial prejudice in the first place. Bringing understanding and knowledge to these important questions does indeed bring us the lasting peace you and we all have sought after so it is a phenomenal breakthrough indeed.
    In his book ‘FREEDOM’ Jeremy does dedicate Chapter 8 to the journey humanity has been on over millions of years right up to the present day which you will see can now be understood as an incredibly heroic one. Chapter 8:16E “The difference in alienation between ‘races’ (ethnic groups) of humans” may be of particular interest as with Freedom Essays 28, ‘The End of Racism’ and 29, ‘Can human conflict ever be brought to an end?’. While the Ukranians in Canada are not referred to, Jeremy does refer to many examples of ‘horrific-beyond-description’ racial prejudice that have existed under the duress of the human condition. It is certainly relief beyond words Linda, to say the least, that through this understanding all this pain and suffering can all come to an end now. Our whole species can legitimately be reconciled and liberated and move on to a whole new free existence together.

  • Pearl kruger/ney on March 7, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Something ivebeen trying to work out all or mist of my life! Especially now that im getting on in life? The difference between men and women? No thinking is alike! How on earth did marriage between male and female start? Why?

    • abi on March 8, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Pearl, these are exactly the sorts of questions I used to ask before coming across this website. I really think you need to have a look at Essays 26 and 27 because they are all about men and women and inequality and sex and beauty and marriage and anything else you could possibly think of.

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  • yvonne on May 30, 2019 at 2:47 am

    The greatest threat to humankind is overpopulation ! This cannot be blamed on mothers – NO Mother or woman would want babies she can neither feed nor care for;
    So what do males say/do about this problem ?
    Their solution (on the whole – generally speaking- ) seems to be/ looks like ‘war’ or killing.
    Work that out you clever clogs !

    • RJ on May 30, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      There’s absolutely no blame being placed on anyone Yvonne, just compassionate understanding being brought to the terrible situation the world is in, and thank God for it. As Anna says above, it unlocks the whole thing, brings empathy, establishes the equal worth or goodness of all humans, heals the divide, women will be valued and loved – how absolutely wonderful!

  • Rickard Anderholm on August 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Fore me its a little hard to write.
    Wye ?
    Because One can read a word in so many ways.
    I haven read the book, i do feel that there is harmony
    and no conflicts in the small parts i seen on video this morning.
    It touched my heart💙

  • Brenda Johnstone on August 14, 2019 at 11:13 am

    As a life long learner..and educator…I value highly this content….hopefully…to be shared with
    people all around our planet ….to support more understanding about others.

  • Hameed on September 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    A very interesting, simple but convincing scientific explanation of the role of the sexes. The full understanding of the human condition provided the answers to the-up-to-now unintelligible and confused role of men and women. Thanks to this great work by Jeremy Griffith.

  • Linda Carroll on December 6, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Loved this video. Julia Kristeva’s argument about ‘child bearing’ brought her into conflict with other existentialist feminists. Kristeva accused Simone de Beauvoir of attaching a ‘guilt complex to the maternal function’. She, Kristeva, considered the role of child bearing to be a transgressive act against the symbolic LAW of the patriarchal establishment.
    It is SO liberating to value, with immense gratitude, the nurturing role of motherhood.
    Mothers cannot be left to manage without the appropriate supports that infuse their role with deep importance for the future of their children and society as large.
    Motherhood is so undervalued.

    • Lizzy on December 9, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      I agree Linda that it is so liberating to be able to value and support the crucial act of nurturing now that we have understanding of ourselves but more than anything, it’s so relieving and liberating to understand why we haven’t been able to nurture at all while we suffered under the horror of the human condition, and it has been a horror! As the WTM points out so well, there are all these wrongs in the world like that our infants are unloved or that prejudice exists or that women are oppressed by men, but the question screaming to be answered is WHY???!!!! Why haven’t we been able to nurture our infants like our instincts expect?? It’s been a horribly confronting area, and like one of the quotes in the Freedom book says i’d prefer to be called an axe murderer than accept I’m a bad parent! Bringing love and compassionate understanding and defence to the human species is crucial and that’s what Freedom brings to this planet. I’ve taken a while to really see it but my deaf effect and fear of the hc is eroding now and it’s becoming so clear to me. This info is so incredibly needed!!

  • Lyn Harrod. on January 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you for your 3 wonderful videos I have just watched. Each of you are specialists in your own unique and enlightening message.
    Having lived in South Africa during the Vorster years and also having much to do with the Africans, and also the varied cultures within all the complexities of humans during my experience there.I was very fortunate to gain a deep personal understanding of the many, and varied examples (Grey areas.). When we first Immigrated to Johannesburg we had never seen an African in our small New Zealand world in 1974.Not many people from varied cultures either during our child hood . It was also wonderful to spend 3 days in Mauritius on route. I had never seen anyone with leprosy, and while venturing into a very basic village, I was both shocked and fascinated by the very differences to NZ and the cultural shock of the harsh realities. It was advantageous in preparation for those many differences we were to face in our new life as Immigrants in a totally foreign country with such diversity.I can understand those factors in anyone who settles in another country not similar to their own. The world, and my personal experiences, over that time , to the present, 2020, has of course, typically presented many more learning environments. I have been very fortunate to have lived through such interesting,and also very varied, changes which obviously occur to everyone. …That is life…Much like our seasons. Of course we are all learning until we cease to exist as an individual. Which reminds me of a saying,’None of us get out of life alive.’ That is always said in jest, and yet it is obviously the truth, and during our experiences here as a human, we all experience our individual connections with the world we each call call ‘our lives’. This brings me to another story I was once told. That on a tomb stone we read the individuals name, the duration of that individuals living years. This is from the year they were born to the year they passed away obviously. The most interesting thing is, that little bar in the middle of those two facts.( The little bar in the middle doesn’t seem very significant to the onlooker.) It merely says From, bar, To….. When we think a little deeper, we can conclude that the insignificant, little, joining bar, is their whole life . I often wonder what that individual did during their life. Of course, no two are ever the same, much like our finger prints and DNA. So it must be concluded that we would all view the world, and everything associated in it, based on our experiences.They are also as complex. This brings me to the point of empathy for each individual as best we can, as there are no 2 the same.Even identical twins have unique Finger prints and DNA.

  • John mays on January 24, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks , I will keep reading until I understand how a person transformed .

  • Gérard Lefrançois on February 9, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    The real correction of the mand kind is here in A Course in Miracles, A Course in Corrections. ACIM.ORG.

  • Lesley Davies on February 10, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I can now see why A Course in Miracles didn’t work for me. I completed the 365 day course three years running to try and heal myself from deep depression and anxiety. After reading essay 15 and studying Freedom it becomes clear that without the explanation of WHY we are so upset ACIM can only act as a sticky plaster with the ’scream’ still going on underneath.

  • Deepak Bhatt on May 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Nature created “MOTHER” to take care of their children. But over the period male dominant society had thrown female in dark. after Darkness, Light arise is the law of NATURE. Female leads in many area than men because of Education & Advancement through Paradigm Shift. Education & Awareness has provide Females to “FREEDOM”. Thanks to Dr. Anna Fitzgerald, Jeremy Griffith & WTM Team.

  • David Burstein on June 19, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    What is extraordinary for me 1) Cholesterol building material of cell walls is modified to a sodium concentrate by absorption in kidneys ( aldosterone) but modified itself into all the hormones ( Progesterone/oestrogen, testosterone) & cortisone in a single body on the front tip ( Adrenals ) 2) How the brain ( pituitary body) triggers of example seasonal change of light & local food availability to time weaning & variability of pregnancy. 3) That the interplay of pregnancy hormones makes for uterine & extra hormones make for mating , birth, nursing possible in its variable forms. The pattern found in primates gives a strong incite of what we must expect from Homo Sapiens .Unfortunately this goes with size, the animal ct of mating, chasing females. ego, dominance. Summary acting against the tide of fact of the animal who we are, we do need an unnatural change in male/female, family society , leaders….. Maybe this pandemic will move us in the right direction.

  • Nora o connor on November 27, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Reading. Freedom at present, a lot of it resonates with me, parts im having to take time to digest, overall i recognise the truth within the pages,. le gra, nora, ireland,

    • Annie on November 28, 2020 at 11:53 am

      Thank you Nora for your warm and thoughtful comment. It is wonderful you are reading FREEDOM and it’s natural to need to take time to digest all the truth it contains. As Jeremy explains the human condition has historically been such a fearful, off-limits topic and the mind simply needs time to ride out the initial shock of having it broached and all manner of mystery unlocked. But, as you seem to be discovering, once you break into the human condition a veritable avalanche of answers is unleashed, and with so many new insights to absorb it is a journey that requires patience and some perseverance. We recommend (if you haven’t already looked at it) THE Interview which provides the ideal summary of all that is in FREEDOM and you will see at this link ecstatic responses expressing the relief and wonder of finally being able to access this great landscape of understanding. Also we have many WTM Centres around the world including in Ireland! (see FAQ 3.3). We send you all our encouragement and please contact us if we can help in any way as you continue the most fascinating and exciting journey imaginable with this all reconciling and liberating knowledge.