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This is Freedom Essay 16

 

WTM Centres are opening around the world!

 

The dark night sky of our human-condition-stricken world is lighting up with joy and excitement as new WTM Centres open around the world! Read all the news about the expansion of the WTM’s global network in this essay.

 

World map showing location of WTM Centres

 

Since 2017 14 WTM Centres have opened across the world, joining the original WTM Centre here in Sydney, to ensure people everywhere have the wonderful opportunity to become transformed and free of the agony of the human conditionand share in all the excitement and fellowship of this fabulous new world community!

The following is a timeline of the network’s expansion; click on the links below to access each WTM Centre website.

 

In February 2017 the first 3 WTM Centres were launched outside of Sydney:

 

In November 2017 the network expanded to include Centres in:

 

In mid-2018 the following 3 Centres came on board:

 

In early 2019 came the opening of the first WTM Centre in Canada:

 

And most recently, in mid-2019, WTM Centres have opened in:

 

To learn more about these Centres and the people behind them, watch their presentations and read the transcripts below.

 

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Austria, Zambia & Melbourne Centres

 

The creation of the WTM’s global network began in February 2017 when the inaugural WTM global conference was held in Sydney and the first three Centres to be formed outside of the original WTM Centre here in Sydney were launched in Austria, Zambia and Melbourne (Australia).

 

Jeremy Griffith has solved the human condition and by doing so we are now in a position to SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM ON EARTH.

Stefan Rössler, co-founder of two successful IT businesses, university lecturer,
and founder of the Austrian WTM Centre

 

 

This understanding of the human condition will end all prejudices, like racism, forever.

Franklin Mukakanga, former advertising director, radio host,
and founder of the Zambian WTM Centre

 

 

This is a triumph for science and for the whole of humanity.

Sam Akritidis, structural engineer, and co-founder of
the Melbourne WTM Centre (Australia)

 

Hear Stefan, Franklin and Sam talk about their inspiration to establish WTM Centres below:

 

 

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Make and see comments here

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Stefan’s presentation along with a brief profile.

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Franklin’s presentation along with a brief profile.

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Sam’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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United Kingdom WTM Centre

 

This has changed the way I see people…​I can’t stress enough the importance of this…​It’s the truth, and this book [FREEDOM] has all the proof.

Roz Bachl, aviation professional, film festival director,
and founder of the United Kingdom WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Roz’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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New Zealand WTM Centre

 

I was completely blown away by the undeniable truths Jeremy Griffith has given us all.

Pete Sadler, optometric technician, gardening business owner,
and founder of the New Zealand WTM Centre

 

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Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Pete’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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South African WTM Centre

 

Every person on this planet has got this extraordinary potential to do this, to get this information, to take it in and change the way we are; it’s extraordinary, it’s bloody mind-blowing.

James Moffett, world-renowned organic farmer and milling innovator,
founder of The Organic Milling Company, and founder of the South African WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of James’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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Sweden WTM Centre

 

This book actually ends the basic conflict that’s been oppressing human life and leaves us with an optimistic and free future where we can understand our place in the world to go forward with.

Olof Österman, accountant, financial controller,
and founder of the Swedish WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Olof’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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Brisbane WTM Centre (Australia)

 

As outrageous as it sounds, Jeremy Griffith has put together the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of trying to understand human nature, and he has cracked it!...​I just encourage you with all my heart to investigate this information for yourself.

Aggie Seiler, mental health nurse
and founder of the Brisbane WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Aggie’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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USA East Coast WTM Centre

 

I am absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to open up this Centre, to share this amazing information that I’ve discovered, that has changed my life, and I am convinced is the holy grail for the transformation of the human race on this planet.

Gerry St Onge, management consultant, executive recruiter,
local government representative, and founder of the USA East Coast WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Gerry’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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Canada West Coast WTM Centre

 

The clarity for me was so profound. It is the biological explanation of the human condition that removes the fear, takes it awaywe don’t have to live there anymore!

Annette Williamsen, community health professional, nurse, author,
and founder of the Canada West Coast WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Annette’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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North Queensland WTM Centre

 

You get the support, but then another stage is being there to give it, give it fully back as much as you can, because that’s what’s more important even than the support that you get; the support that you can give is more important because that’s how the world starts being saved through all the support that we can give.

Joseph Ahie, hospitality and tourism professional
and founder of the North Queensland WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Joseph’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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Canada Central WTM Centre

 

After we read this book it feels like a veil has been lifted... Life went from feeling bewildering and confusing to something that was clearly transparentit’s immeasurably exhilarating, redeeming, empowering and transforming.

Dr Karen Riley, BScPhm, PharmD, clinical assistant professor,
practicing clinical pharmacist, and founder of the Canada Central WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Karen’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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Netherlands WTM Centre

 

The information presented in FREEDOM is true, and will end all the pain and suffering, and bring peace to Earth…we could not keep it to ourselves, and so felt we had to start a Netherlands WTM Centre.

Annemieke Akker, M.Sc, biologist, editor and translator,
and Hendrik Riksen, application development manager in engineering plastics,
and co-founders of the Netherlands WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Annemieke and Hendrik’s presentation along with brief profiles.

 

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Ballarat WTM Centre

 

I am so glad that I am alive today to witness this monumental moment in our Earth’s history, where everyone in the world will soon begin to understand the dignifying and redeeming biological truth about us humans!

Angela Ryan, lawyer and founder of the Ballarat WTM Centre

 

For podcast, print & download options, see top of this essay

 

Click here to scroll down to the transcript of Angela’s presentation along with a brief profile.

 

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Read the transcripts of all these launch
presentations here.

 

Firstly, the Introduction by Genevieve Salter from the Sydney WTM Centre to the launch of the Austrian, Zambian and Melbourne Centres

 

Genevieve Salter speaking at the 2017 WTM Global Conference

 

Welcome everyone to the first global conference of the World Transformation Movement. My name is Genevieve Salter.

The exciting and wonderful purpose of this inaugural conference is to launch the first three WTM Centres outside of our original Centre here in Sydney, Australia.

So this is nothing less than the beginning of the beginning of a whole new transformed world for the human race. And what makes this new transformed world for humans possible is that humanity’s great, heroic journey of accumulating knowledge has finally led to the finding of the biological explanation of the human condition. This fabulous, dreamed-of, psychologically relieving and transforming explanation is presented in Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith’s 2016 book FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition.

As well as those here today, we have attending online Professor Harry Prosen from his home in Wisconsin in the US, Jeremy’s brother Simon Griffith (who’s presently travelling overseas), and other WTM members including members of the three new World Transformation Centres in Africa, Europe and Melbourne. So this is a wonderful gathering.

I might say that all that is required to start a WTM Centre is for someone who has gained an appreciation of this incredible liberating understanding of the human condition to begin sharing his or her interestand excitementwith their friends, and from there invite others to join their meetings [see WTM FAQ 3.6].

We will now hear from the representatives of these first three WTM Centres to be formed outside Sydney. They are Stefan Rössler from the recently formed WTM Centre in Austria in Europe; Franklin Mukakanga from the new WTM Centre in Zambia, Africa; and Sam Akritidis from the new WTM Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Just before I introduce Stefan I want to show you the cover of The Australian newspaper today, which shows some of the biggest floods we’ve experienced in Northern Australia. Well isn’t that so appropriate for the great tsunami of love that these understandings are going to produce on planet Earththe spring rains anticipated in the Bible that would one day come to water the Earth.

 

King George Twin Falls in Western Australia’s Kimberley region in full flood

 

Stefan Rössler from the Austrian WTM Centre

 

Genevieve’s introduction to Stefan:

So now I’d like to introduce Stefan Rössler, who is from Austria in Europe. Stefan has a Bachelor of Arts and Design degree, majoring in Usability and User Interface Design. As well as teaching in several universities in Austria in these subjects, Stefan is the co-founder of two businesses, one for consulting, and one in online services. So we can see that he is an extremely talented and accomplished young man.

 

Stefan Rossler speaking at the 2017 WTM Global Conference

 

Stefan’s speech:

Hi, my name is Stefan Rössler, I’m 31 years old and I’m from Austria. About seven months ago I did a Google search for “Human Conditioning” because I just couldn’t stop thinking about it ever since I’ve read this term in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. And that’s how I came across the information Jeremy and the World Transformation Movement are promoting.

And honestly, when I first read Professor Prosen’s statement about FREEDOM and that it’s the book that saves the world, and when I saw an old man (Jeremy) standing on a cliff, I refused to even start playing the video that was on the homepage back then, because I decided that this is certainly not worth my time.

About two weeks later, while I was still searching the internet for answers, I found this article. I can’t really remember what exactly it was about, but when I was done reading it, I was completely blown away by its explaining power. I thought to myself, who the hell was writing this text, and when I noticed that I had landed on www.humancondition.com again, I realised that it must have been this old guy who was standing on the cliff. I kept reading more and more articles on this page and I started to understand that all these supposed articles were really parts of FREEDOMthe book that saves the world.

I was as sceptical as anyone could be, but everything I read just made so much sense. So I kept on reading and after about two more weeks, I had finished FREEDOM and watched many of the supporting videos on the homepage. I couldn’t believe itI had finally found what I was looking for all of my life. That is, an explanation for why everything in this world is so fucked up. But not just thatit was an explanation that defends us humans, which was so critical to me because I always knew that no one who has ever lived on this planet was really bad. And as it turns out, the reason for our seemingly bad behaviour was a psychological one. We’re not bad, but man, we’re all completely mad and we’re getting crazier and crazier by the minute. But now, with Jeremy’s explanation, we can finally understand why this wasand still ishappening to us. And best of all, we can stop it right now!

I didn’t understand all of this right away, but as soon as I had finished reading FREEDOM, I knew that I would one day fly to Sydney to visit Jeremy and the rest of the WTM. But at the same time I knew that this was more likely to be one of these childish fantasies which I sometimes have but usually don’t pursue. So what I did instead was to sign up on the website and become a member. Then I got an email from Tony Miallone of the WTM membersletting me know that I can always contact him if I have any questions. And as you can probably imagine, my head was full of questions and so I decided to get in contact and ask about how I could support all of this. Tony invited me to have a video call and said that we can talk about it if I wanted to. I was excited like a young boy and I couldn’t wait to get engaged in all of this. And as it turned out, I needed the next few months to apply the information to my personal situation and use its explaining power to finally make sense of my own life.

What I found was that while both of my parents really love me, they were having a constant battle because of memy mother always had to defend my idealistic “naive” view of the world over my father’s pragmatic, ‘wanting me to take over the farm’ view. I always knew that I was different and either everyone else was lying and odd or I was just completely crazy. I’d get called naive and people always told me that I’m a dreamer and that it’s about time for me to finally adjust to reality. But I refused to do that and instead I just decided to become a likeable and seemingly well-adjusted person. Then I decided to become very operational, which was pretty easy for me because I knew it wasn’t realit was just a game. It was a case of “faking it to make it”. But underneath the surface I was getting more and more desperate for answers and I needed to find a meaning in life. I tried one New Age philosophy after the other, and while it would sustain me for a short while, each and every solution was obviously flawed, and I always had to find the next one to keep me going for a little longer. I had reached desperation point and my search became really intense when I finally stumbled upon Jeremy’s explanation and the WTM.

Having said all of this, I want to let you know that I can empathise with everyone who starts understanding this information. Being able to finally make sense of yourself and the world around you is so overwhelming that you’re very likely to get paralysed and not know what to do with it. At least that’s what happened to meespecially after I had understood that really every one of us is living under the duress of the human condition. But it was exactly this time when I asked Monicaanother WTM member who helped me through this initial and sometimes confronting digestion phasethat I want to get more involved and help them with what they’re doing.

About two days later she shared an email with me from a 41-year old guy from Zambia called Franklin. Franklin had just finished reading FREEDOM himself and he wanted to get involved too. I can still remember Jeremy’s response to his email. He suggested Franklin comes to the Sydney WTM Centre and see for himself the work that the WTM is doing. When I read this, I knew that it was on! This was my call to action and I immediately wrote an email to Tony and Monica to let them know that I will come to Sydney too. I was overwhelmed by their response when they told me that it was okay to come and I couldn’t believe that all of this was actually happening. I was talking about all of this, the book and the WTM, with Gerald, my best friend at home, and I also talked about it with my girlfriend, my mum and many other people and everyone was totally supportive of me and my seemingly childish dream to fly to Sydney. Nothing could stop me now and so I did my best to coordinate everything at work and all the other things and now I’m here.

It hasn’t even been a week yet, but I can tell you that this is the most wonderful experience I have ever had in my life. Seeing the amazing transforming effects this understanding of the human condition has on people when they digest its significancehow it leads to an integrated, secure state, both within a person and between peopleis the ultimate proof that this new world Jeremy has been talking about for more than 40 years is really possible! And it’s the most precious experience someone like me could have ever hoped for.

For all of my life I refused to take pride in anything I did and so it’s for the first time ever that I can say that I’m proud of what I’m doing. What am I doing? I’m starting a WTM Centre in Austria with my best friend Gerald and our childhood friends and everyone else who wants to join usbecause we’ve all been excitedly talking about and digesting these understandings of the human condition amongst ourselves, and I am really just their representative in our group’s desire to set up a WTM Centre in Austria. And while this sounds like a big thing, all I’m really doing is talking about Jeremy’s explanations with my friends and family, because I LOVE THEM and for the first time in my life it’s possible for me to show them my love, because that’s how empowering and relieving this understanding of the human condition really is.

I never dared to even think about something like this, and I can totally understand everyone who thinks this is crazy, but I’m finally able to tell you with 100% clarity that this explanation of human nature is true. Jeremy Griffith has solved the human condition and by doing so we are now in a position to SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM ON EARTH. And not only can I know this with my heart, I can know it with my mind, because what Jeremy has to offer is an explanation and not an idea, or a theory or even a religion. No, this is true and I can feel it with all of my mind AND heart and I cannot wait to fly back home and share this feeling with everyone I know.

It’s on now. We can finally be free and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else or do anything other than be a part of this most wonderful thing in the worldthe World Transformation Movement. We can finally leave this cave forever and get out of our prison and ride along with each other on our HIGHWAY TO SUNSHINE!

And if that’s okay, I would like to play a song for you that I’ve written. I have called it Highway to Sunshine.

 

Highway To Sunshine

 

All I really want to do now, is leave this cave forever / I want you to come with me now, we’re gonna leave together / All I really wanna do now, is leave this cave forever / You can show me how to do it, let’s get away together / Then we get into my car, refuel it it’ll take us far / Don’t look back on yesterday, ahead of us…

 

Chorus:

A Highway to Sunshine / Sweepin’ clouds away / A Highway to Sunshine / Now we hear what you say

 

All we need is break our chains now, and get out of our prison / We can finally take a chance now, for we do know the reason / All we need is break our chains now, and get out of our prison / No one’s free until we all are, we only need to reason / Now we get into my car, refuel it it’ll take us far / Don’t look back on yesterday, ahead of us…

 

Chorus repeated twice

 

Yeh now we know what has taken us so long / All our life we were waiting all alone / Deep inside, a dark place we don’t like / Leavin’ now, to finally take the high…

 

Final Chorus:

A Highway to Sunshine / Sweepin’ clouds away / A Highway to Sunshine / Now we hear what you say / A Highway to Sunshine / Sweepin’ clouds away / A Highway to Sunshine / Now we’re here to stay

 

Franklin Mukakanga from the Zambian WTM Centre

 

Genevieve’s introduction to Franklin:

As I mentioned in my Introduction, Franklin Mukakanga is from Zambia in Africa. As you can see from the cover of this 1920 book titled The Ila-Speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia (which is now called Zambia), the Ila-speaking people are among the most prominent in the southern region of Zambiaand from amongst the Ila-speaking people, Franklin’s tribe is from the very heart of that region. And I think it’s of some interest that Franklin is actually part of the royal family in the line of succession to the chiefdom of his tribe. He is an Ila prince, and I think once you hear him speak you will realise he is a man of such extraordinary gifts that it’s no wonder he is in line to become chief of his people. Franklin is also the copy creative director of the Zambian branch of the biggest advertising firm in the world, Ogilvy and Mather. He’s had his own radio program in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. He’s a classical pianist, a psychological therapist and was reading college-level English books at the age of 6! A very talented man indeed to be establishing our first WTM Centre in Africaand he has the right coloured T-shirt on, that’s for sure!

 

Franklin Mukakanga speaking at the 2017 WTM Global Conference

 

Franklin’s speech:

My name is Franklin Mukakanga of the Ila Tribe of Southwest Zambia. I represent the WTM Centre in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka.

In October 2016 (which is about 3 months ago now), I downloaded FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition from the WTM’s website after coming across an online advertisement offering a free copy. As it turns out, FREEDOM is biologist Jeremy Griffith’s definitive work on the human condition.

Anyway, within 5 weeks I had devoured the book from ‘cover’ to ‘cover’, as well as a lot of his earlier writing, and found his explanation of the human condition not only answered so many questions about us as a species but also explained me as an individual in ways that nothing else had done beforeand it did this so thoroughly that it completely rewired my understanding of the world and immediately began stilling my mind and healing my soul.

FREEDOM deals with subjects as diverse as why we as a species are so divisive and destructive; how and why we adopt the way of living that inevitably leads us to being egotistical and hungry for fame and glory; why the sexes are at war; why the different ‘races’ or people groups of the world are so different and interact the way they do; the origin, nature, purposes and roles of religion and science and how they fit into the human journey; the path to reconciliation of ourselves with ourselves and the wider world. This seminal work inspired such a regeneration within me and sparked such hope for humanity’s future that I could not sit on the sidelines and watch humanity hurtle towards self-destruction anymore.

Finally I had the answer to my own, and the world’s, troubled situation. The answer that, though challenging and potentially confronting, as all truth must be, was, at the same time, transforming. I started sharing what I’d learned with my friends, my colleagues, even my children. The lights I saw coming on in their eyes as they grasped the understandings and the deep changes taking place within them and myself as a result of coming into contact with this information inspired me to open a World Transformation Movement Centre in Lusaka. If everyone could get this reconciling understanding, we could restore humanity’s alienated soul and save the human race from destroying itself. I had to do my part!

In working as part of the WTM I am helping to bring true healing and transformation to the world, most especially to Africa, where I live, and which I will talk more about, where the ravages of poverty, HIV and inequality make life a living hell for the vast majority of people; and where the struggle to make sense of our lot leads to such despondency and dysfunction. Knowledge is power. And no knowledge is more powerful than self-knowledge.

With the self-knowledge open to us all through the solution of the human condition, as presented in the work of Jeremy Griffith and the WTM, humanity can stand empowered. Through it there are no more excuses. There is no more blame. There is true understanding. There is release. There is a true awareness of what we all, as diverse members of the human race, bring to the party of life; there is a letting go of emulation and the strife to become what we’re not. There is true, organic growth of the human family because now humanity has a new baseline. In the WTM we call it the Transformed Lifeforce State. It’s not rocket science. It’s just our description for the transformation that this information makes possible. It’s empowering. It allows for authentic, soul-nourishing living.

A soul renaissance is upon us, both in Africa and the rest of the world, and I am excited to be a part it. Join us as we live to save the world.

Just to explain a bit about myself. All my life I was driven by a sense of purpose; to find answers to the riddle of life, both for myself and others, and to help as many people as I could to understand life’s meaning so they could free themselves from the effects of what I now know to be the human condition: depression, addictions, apathy, stagnation and lack of motivation.

I always lived an optimistic, hopeful, bright and joyous life and wanted to infect the world with what I had: a passion for living and discovery and wondrous, ongoing personal growth. Wasn’t this the only way to get through what I saw to be the otherwise drab, dull and dysfunctional thing we called life?

I learned many techniques, psychological tools, technologies and strategies to help bring relief to people, working, over many years, as a life coach and therapist, as well as presenting a radio program that focused on personal development and self-empowermentall with a view to bringing relief and healing to people everywhere. I wanted every person I came in contact with to recapture the magic of living!

I quickly learned, however, that the arsenal of the techniques, tools, technologies and coping strategies I was employing just weren’t able to go deep enough to truly heal and change people’s circuitry, because they didn’t answer the fundamental questions at the heart of the issue of being human: Why am I at war with myself? Am I a mistake? Why are we as a species such a contradictionon one hand unbelievably loving and on the other greedily destructive? Am I evil?

I reached a point where I realised that all I was doing was offering Band-Aids where people needed life-saving surgery. In my frustration, after having tried and tried and tried to effect meaningful, lasting change in the best ways I had learned how, I was burned out, so I just quit, telling myself that I would return to it when I found a new way to achieve my goals, not realizing that by quitting then I was simultaneously quitting on myself and nearly giving up the struggle to hold onto my soulful nature.

I got off radio, stopped life-coaching and gave up on offering therapy. While I knew there was still a lot of work to be done as people remained broken and in need of answers, I could not go on offering them things that I knew all ended the same way: things that were powerless to truly effect lasting, transformative change.

During the next two-and-a-half years, looking for something that would make sense of it all, I read many, many books and felt nothing; not challenged, not inspired, not, that was, until I found Jeremy’s work online.

What a relief it was to find such a seminal work by someone who had crossed all the barriers that had prevented so many before him from providing the master key for people-helpers and lovers of humanity everywhere; a key replete with answers that had eluded me (and many more qualified and better educated than myself) all these years!

Finally, when I read FREEDOM, I knew I had found the missing piece that would not only restore me but also enable me to get back in the saddle so that I could get back to doing what I had set out to do all those years ago: to bring true healing through reconciling understanding to the hearts and souls of my fellow human beings, especially back home in Africa, where, as I said, the ravages of poverty, HIV and inequality make life a living hell for the vast majority of people.

What truly amazed me about the answers provided in Jeremy’s work was just how deep they went for me on a very, very personal level.

As a Bantu, or African, man born and living in a country once colonised by the British, like so many, I had no love for the Caucasian race.

Based on stories I had heard, things I had read; the historical accounts kept alive by so-called ‘Black consciousness’ or ‘Black empowerment’ movements; my own observations of the eroding indigenous culture and death of African languages on the heels of colonialism and the West’s ongoing exploitation of African resources, I had no kind thoughts for ‘bakuwa’ as white people are called in my mother tongue.

I did not hate them. I just hated what they had done and continue to do to my people in the process of bringing us ‘civilisation’.

This led to a deep resentment and to my treating Caucasians with a cool, guarded ambivalence. I was happy if they stayed out of my way and I stayed out of theirs; I never took the initiative to make Caucasian friends and totally lacked that desire or drive that many Africans have to visit Western lands.

I also considered it my sacred duty as an African man to remember and teach others to remember how the bakuwa had screwed us over and how ‘we’ couldn’t and shouldn’t ever trust ‘them.’ Sure, I got to know a few Caucasians who slipped under the radar over the years, but by and large I was not interested in making them my friends.

It was incredible then to read Jeremy’s compassionate, first-principle based explanation of the differences between the races. I learnt that these differences exist because each race has had a different level of exposure to humanity’s psychologically upsetting, but heroic search for self-understanding. And it’s these different degrees of exposure that have directed the ways in which different races behave, both amongst themselves and towards others. Well, when I learnt this, all the negative feelings I had harboured for many, many years about the more ‘upset’ races from more advanced civilisations (such as the Caucasians) immediately melted away.

Jeremy had so fully and accountably explained our racial differences that it healed my inner resentment of ‘colonising Brits’ and by extension, of the Caucasian race and others, cutting like a hot knife through butter. It even made me aware of my own race’s oppression of other races such as the !Kung Bushmen. [F. Essay 28 explains how understanding the human condition ends all prejudices like racism forever.]

From my own experience I can thus say with absolute certainty that, as the word gets out, FREEDOM will provide the key to healing poor or strained ‘race relations’ throughout the world. Basically, this understanding of the human condition will end all prejudices, like racism, forever. It is so exciting to think about what the world is going to be like when this understanding becomes widely known and understood because it is going to bring about a world that is harmonious, healed and transformed, which is the glorious home our species deserves at the end of its journey to self-understanding.

FREEDOM is a phenomenal, far-reaching work whose value, especially at this point in Earth’s history, cannot be overstated, and I am excited about being a part of the WTM’s momentous project and setting up Africa’s first centre to help bring freedom and transformation to the whole world. So, as I say, join us as we live to save the world!

 

Sam Akritidis from the Melbourne WTM Centre

 

Genevieve’s introduction to Sam:

So, I’d now like to introduce Sam Akritidis. Sam was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is of Greek origin. He’s a Structural Engineer with an Honours degree from Monash University. He’s also represented Australia in the sport of Lacrosse. Sam is a long-time WTM member and also a long-time friend of us all here at the Sydney WTM Centre.

 

Sam Akritidis speaking at the 2017 WTM Global Conference

 

Sam’s speech:

As Genevieve mentioned, my name is Sam Akritidis, and I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.

I just can’t believe this time has come, and that I am here on Earth right now to witness these ideas take hold and culminate into a massive tsunami of love across the world to end all the suffering.

I first became aware of Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith’s thesis on the human condition in 2005, after reading his best-selling book A Species In Denial. From that time on, there has not been a day that I haven’t feasted on all the incredible life-changing explanations captured in Jeremy’s work. It simply, rationally and logically gets to the bottom of every aspect of our behaviour, and provides an unbelievably exciting transforming potential for all of human kind.

Understanding the human condition changes everything. Over the last 12 years I have spent countless hours reading, absorbing and discussing these insights and have thoroughly enjoyed witnessing the relief and transforming positive effects that it has on people’s lives. But now it’s time to make it really happen.

Until recently, I have been working in NSW and now that I have come back to my hometown of Melbourne, where I have many old friends, some of whom are also greatly appreciative of this workespecially Frank Balamatsias who is sitting here beside mewe have decided we just have to establish a WTM Centre in Melbourne. I can’t think of anything more fulfilling to do than to encourage others to explore and understand these insights, and assist them in any way I can to access the relief that they bring to every individual.

I know from experience that the human condition is an incredibly difficult and confronting subject and has been completely off-limits since time immemorial, but there really is nothing to be scared of. The more you work your way into Jeremy’s explanations, the more you see how relieving, redeeming and uplifting understanding the human condition is.

Dismantling the traditional fear and anxiety associated with the subject, by providing a place to openly talk about and discuss the paradigm is something I think is absolutely exciting. There is no subject in the world that is more deserving of a forum and Centre than this compassionate understanding of ourselves.

What an incredible scientific breakthrough Jeremy Griffith has presented. For me his latest book FREEDOM is the bedrock on which humanity’s now optimistic, exciting and free future will be based. Being here today, and being able to contribute in my small way is more significant than anything else I can think of. In my opinion, nothing provides greater benefit to an individual more than this biological understanding of the causes of oppression, pain and upset, and more importantly, nothing else resolves the psychosis-inducing conflict that has been crippling humans for an extremely long time.

For those that live in Melbourne or anywhere in Victoria, please know that Frank and I would love nothing more than to offer our time and support to you in any way we can. The biological work being presented by the WTM on its website at www.humancondition.com is a triumph for science and for the whole of humanity, and it’s bloody exciting.

 

Roz Bachl from the United Kingdom WTM Centre

 

About Roz:

Born in Hertfordshire, England, in 1961, Roz has two sons that are now in their 30s, and one grandson. She has worked in the aviation industry, as a director of a film festival, and as a holiday consultant in Southern Spain.

 

Roz Bachl from the UK holding a copy of ‘FREEDOM’ and talking about opening the UK WTM Centre

 

Roz’s speech:

Hi, my name’s Roz Bachl and I’m here to tell you some things about WTM and why you should be investigating this further. My story: I’m 56 years old [in 2017], I’ve had two children, I’m on my second marriage and ever since I was about 7 I always thought that the world was kind of off. It was like I was on another planet and people weren’t behaving as they should. I always knew from a kind of primal, here [touching her heart] point of view that people were really good but why were they behaving like they were? Why were there wars and why was there famine? And why were people nasty to each other? I really couldn’t understand this. I went through lots of different things looking for the answers until one day I stumbled across, literally stumbled, on the internet, I was looking at things like ‘human condition’, ‘human behaviour’ and I stumbled across this [holding up Jeremy Griffith’s book FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition]. This is Jeremy Griffith who’s an Australian biologist and he’s written this book. He’s collated all the scientific works giving me and you the answer to why the people are like they are, thus solving the problems of the world.

Now, you can tell how much I read it because look at all the little yellow things [Post-It Notes]. I’m, I think gobsmacked is probably the best word to describe it. This has changed the way I see people. I now understand why they are like it. It’s transformed my second marriage, I understand how he ticks and how men tick and why, so that’s a really important one as well. It’s also given me a much better relationship with my children who are now in their 30s.

I can’t stress enough the importance of this. I am so delighted to be able to tell more people about this. For me it’s the truth and this book, FREEDOM, has all the proof.

 

Pete Sadler from the New Zealand WTM Centre

 

About Pete:

Pete emigrated from England to New Zealand while in his teens; for many years he worked as an optometric technician, and recently established his own gardening business. Pete is married with two children, has a lifelong interest in anthropology, is an artist, and is a respected figure in the NZ bush regeneration community.

 

Pete Sadler from New Zealand talking about opening the WTM New Zealand Centre

 

Pete’s speech:

Hi, my name is Pete Sadler and I’m very excited to be opening a new centre for the World Transformation Movement in New Zealand. I’ve been a WTM member for many years having first heard about Jeremy and his work in 1992 when Jeremy came to New Zealand for the launch of his earlier book Beyond The Human Condition. I read an article in the New Zealand Herald and thought, ‘I’ve gotta read this book’, so I went to the local book shop and ordered a copy. I was extremely excited when it arrived and set about reading it. Once I started reading I just couldn’t put it down, it all rang so true to me. I also had the great pleasure of meeting Jeremy when he came to Auckland in 1995, and my wife Mary and I took Jeremy for a bit of a tour around some of New Zealand’s more natural sights. I have a folder given to me at that time by another WTM supporter from New Zealand (who is actually a former All Black rugby player) that is packed full of information on Jeremy’s early life and thinking and I have treasured it ever since. When I read FREEDOM, although I expected, having read many of Jeremy’s previous books, to be presented with lots of honesty and understanding, I was completely blown away by the undeniable truths Jeremy has given us all. It absolutely fills me with overwhelming hope for us and everything that lives on this awesome planet. I cannot express strongly enough how extremely grateful I am to Jeremy and all at the WTM. I strongly urge everyone to visit the WTM website at www.humancondition.com and learn more about these amazing insights, or you can contact me at www.wtmnewzealand.com.

 

James Moffett from the South African WTM Centre

 

About James

James is a world-renowned organic farmer and organic milling and products innovator. He is the founder of The Organic Milling Company, and a former Managing Director of the Organic Agricultural Association of South Africa and Chairperson of Spier Group, South Africa’s premier winery and hospitality organisation. James has travelled widely in Africa teaching the benefits of organic farming, and speaks English, Afrikaans and Sesotho.

 

James Moffett on the mountain above his farm in South Africa at dawn, talking about understanding the human condition and commending Jeremy Griffith’s work

 

James’s speech:

Well that’s the sunrise this morning over Lesotho, and my name is James Moffett. I’m on top of the mountain early this morning looking at the beauty surrounding us, it’s absolutely fantastic. And with the sun coming up behind me, usually I’m looking at it watching it come up, it’s heralding in another beautiful, fantastic day. As I said, I’m James Moffett, I grew up on this farm which I’m on top of the mountain of.

Now that’s the thing about this whole world of ourswe’re all relying on some sort of drug or pursuit, or something like that, to keep away that dark side of ourselves. And what is extraordinary is we are now at the pinnacle of our knowledge on what or who we are. This information is now here, it’s scientific, deep, logical truth. And can you believe it, that just understanding these concepts about ourselves, and particularly in my case where I’ve been searching for all my life, since I can remember, for an answer to the question ‘Why?’ Why are we like this? Why are we so full of love? Why at times I can be a phenomenal person and I can see I’m making people happy, and other times I can be a real downright bad ass. Well, it’s something that’s been troubling us a long time, but this book FREEDOM by Jeremy Griffith, who is an extraordinary biologist with such clear, clear thinking, has at last brought together all the work that us humans have been doing, the past and the present, in finding out who we are and what we are and why we are here. And my questions have all been answered. Thank, thank God!

There is an extraordinary way I’m feeling now about the world now that I understand us humans and why we all do things the way we do things, and get you to try to see what I’m seeing, and actually not even try, you’re going to do it, it’s an evolving [gathering support] concept.

Something which is interesting which I find out here is I’ve been trying to figure out the answers to the questions, and trying to find them outside of myself, and, sure, within myself, but it wasn’t about meditating or going on solitary retreats. Those are temporary reliefs. Even being re-born as a Christian was a temporary relief. Why this is extraordinary is because it answers the questions, it’s like it slots into all the missing parts in my brain and in my heart. It just connects the two and makes everything sensible. It’s not just something that I have to have faith in. It actually bloody well works and this is what’s extraordinary about it and what makes me excited all the time now, and seeing that every one of us has that potential. Every person on this planet has got this extraordinary potential to do this, to get this information, to take it in and change the way we are, it’s extraordinary, it’s bloody mind-blowing.

This is the beauty of the farm that I live on. I’m now lower down on the mountain. And I’ve been running along with it a bit to show you this absolute beauty that we have around us and now I know is reflected inside us and permanently, it’s a part of our fixture now. I just had to get rid of that blockage in my mind [our resistance to reading about the human condition], and that blockage is relatively easily overcome but it takes perseverance. You just got to keep at it. And that is the nature of us, if you consider us humans, we’re an extraordinary phenomenally magnificent species on this planet that can do extraordinary beautifully magnificent things. And what we’re doing at the moment is extraordinary, but at the same time in this pursuit of knowledge we are creating havoc in our wake. These are farm cells which farmers work as they are off dealing with the same crisis of the human condition, of wanting to control it, they can’t control their own urges so we will at least control nature, and at the same time we’re really blasting it apart around the world.

And that’s what drove me for the last 25 odd years was to try to heal this place. But for this country of ours the healing has got to happen in our heads. We’ve got to recognise who we are, got to recognise that we’ve got this diverse character, our instinctive, natural, mothering, loving side. And then we have got our intellectual, striving, hard, got-to-find answers side too. Once you reconcile those two, and you understand it, there’s no need for conflict anymore. Then extraordinary things can happen, we can all turn our minds to fixing up this planet and just having an absolute bloody ball.

 

Olof Österman from the Sweden WTM Centre

 

About Olof:

Olof is an accountant/financial controller. He is currently completing a Master’s degree of science in business and economics from Umeå University.

 

Olof Osterman launching the WTM Sweden Centre

 

Olof’s speech:

Hi! My name is Olof, I’m 27 years old [in 2018] and I work as an accountant in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m very excited to be starting the Swedish World Transformation Movement Centre.

This Centre is based around the book, FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition, by Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith which explains and solves the human condition. The explanation is based on there being a conflict between our instincts and our intellect, and answers the question positively of our goodness or meaningfulness as a species.

I came into contact with this information after typing into Google the words ‘freedom and the human condition’ because I was so desperate to be free of it and to understand what was going on in the world. While I didn’t think much of life’s deep questions during my late teenage years, shortly thereafter, at 21, I found myself re-engaging those questions I had when I was younger and felt that I couldn’t give up on finding answers to them. The main question for me was always ‘why were people acting so strange’ and at 21 that question had come to involve myself too.

But when I found the explanation in Jeremy’s book I knew immediately that everything was solved and the world was saved. It saved my life and now after living with it for some three years, I feel very happy to be starting a WTM Centre here in Sweden where we can live with these understandings to help everyone around here.

The conflict between the instincts and the intellect only arose because we didn’t have the understanding we needed, but now that we do, the conflict is put to an end and the world is saved. This book actually ends the basic conflict that’s been oppressing human life and leaves us with an optimistic and free future where we can understand our place in the world to go forward with.

So I encourage anyone and everyone to get involved with the information or simply just check it out. You’ve got the main website, www.humancondition.com, where you can find the book free to download and other introductory media, which is a good place to visit to get acquainted with the information.

 

Aggie Seiler from the Brisbane WTM Centre

 

About Aggie:

Aggie is a clinical nurse working in child and youth mental health services. She is married with two children.

 

Aggie Seiler launching the Brisbane WTM Centre

 

Aggie’s speech:

Hello, my name is Aggie Seiler. I live in Queensland, about four hours north-west of Brisbane, on my husband’s family’s cattle farm. I’m the mother of two small children; prior to motherhood I had a career in nursing, and I am a long-standing supporter and World Transformation Movement member.

Since I was 18 years old I have had a copy of one of Jeremy Griffith’s publications with me always. This started with Beyond The Human Condition which travelled through the stock camp in the Gulf of Carpentaria; Free: The End Of The Human Condition which I had with me during my university days in Brisbane where I was studying science; A Species In Denial came with me up to the Northern Territory when I worked on a cattle station and was studying nursing externally. I finished nursing and this [A Species In Denial] came overseas with me in my Europe travels; and Jeremy’s most recent publication and definitive work FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition, which was launched in 2016 which is where I picked up this copy at the London Royal Geographical Society when Jeremy was there with Sir Bob Geldof launching this publication.

As outrageous as it sounds, Jeremy Griffith has put together the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of trying to understand human nature, and he has cracked it! He’s come up with the biological explanation of the human condition. His work does, as I’ve said, put the pieces of all the jigsaw puzzles of all the efforts of human enquiry together, and provides the big picture for why we are the way we are.

These ideas put forward by Jeremy Griffith are self-confronting, but as the famous psychoanalyst Carl Jung said, ‘wholeness for humans begins in owning our own shadow’. And while it is self-confronting, it does finally allow us to own our shadow, and understand human behaviour in a way that we’ve really never ever been able to understand before.

So the World Transformation Movement has pioneered a very, very clear path of how we apply this understanding to our life and how we transform our lives. We do this to end the human suffering on the planet; we do this to heal this planet and the devastation that our psychological position, our behaviour, has inflicted on the natural world around us.

This understanding gives us a hope and an excitement that really has, until now, never really truly felt possible.

I guess you’ve got the picture now that after 20 years of carrying these books around with me, living out my 20s and early 30s, all sorts of adventures, and reading lots of thingslooking into all sorts of books and ideas about human nature and how to live a better life, I keep coming back to this idea, and I keep coming back to what Jeremy has put forward. I just encourage you with all my heart to investigate this information for yourself.

So, investigating the information put forward by Jeremy Griffith is as simple as just exploring the websites that we have now, exploring the main World Transformation Movement website (there is an incredible amount of free publications, videos, discussions that you are able to access now), exploring this concept, understanding the human condition, what that really means, and how that applies to yourself, and ultimately how it applies to your role in making the world a better place.

So I urge you to join us in this movement, this World Transformation Movement. Thank you.

 

Gerry St Onge from the USA East Coast WTM Centre

 

About Gerry:

Gerry had a career spanning over 30 years in the technology, management consulting, and executive recruiting industries. Gerry served in local government in New Jersey, and on county committees focused on community sustainability and responsibility.

 

Gerry St Onge launches the US East Coast WTM Centre

 

Gerry’s speech:

Welcome to the USA East Coast Centre for the World Transformation Movement. I am absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to open up this Centre, to share this amazing information that I’ve discovered, that has changed my life, and I am convinced is the holy grail for the transformation of the human race on this planetto share this win, finally, in the race between our self-destruction and self-understanding.

My name is Gerry St Onge and I live in the Delaware River Valley, which is in the eastern part of the United States. It’s a beautiful, rural river community on the Delaware River, which borders Hunterdon County, New Jersey and the river community of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

My personal journey has been that after a career in corporate America and raising two children, a daughter and a son now 19 and 18, I found myself increasingly aware and concerned about what was happening in the world; that we seem to be careening out of control, the crises seem to be getting worse and worse. Something is terribly wrong and deep down inside I had this knowing that this is not a reflection of who we really are as human beings.

So, I launched on a self-directed exploration into the questions of: What’s going on? Who are we? Who am I? And what can we do, what can I do? How can I find the handle, such that I can make the most massive contribution I can possibly muster to us turning this thing around. And on that journey I sought out individuals and groups of individuals past and present, who had answered these questions; who had dedicated their lives to examining and investigating these questions and had come up with some answers. And in those answers, I found some amazing pockets of wisdom. But no one was able to put the whole thing together until I discovered the work of Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith and his notion of the human condition [see Video/​F. Essay 3 for Jeremy’s explanation]. And really it wasn’t the first time this notion has surfaced: the great philosopher Plato, hundreds of years before Christ, had come up with this notion, articulated beautifully in his allegory of the cave which is very much worth looking at because it really does describe exactly what we’re going through as human beings today [see Video/​F. Essay 11]. But Jeremy, 40 years ago, uncovered this idea of the human condition and brought a biological, scientific explanation to why we are creating this crazywhat I call a crazy, stupid, upside-down, ‘bizarro’world.

Basically, Jeremy has identified that some two million years ago when we had our first conscious thought as human beings (evolving from a pure, instinctual, genetic-based physiological mechanism), this first conscious thought (which is a nervous system-based physiological process), was focused on understanding (conscious thinking is understanding through looking at cause and effect and so forth), which was in contrast to instinctual ‘thinking’ (which is very rudimentary, we do it the way we’ve always done it across generations, with very little adjustment generationally). And that first conscious thought was so different that there was an inherent conflict with our instinctual ‘thinking’. It was the nervous system vs. the genetic system. The conscious mind was, by its nature, trying to understand things, but it couldn’t make any sense out of this conflict caused by the resistance of the instinctual pull to this conscious idea of wonder and wanting to explore. And so I invite you to look at the website and this incredible book, FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition, where Jeremy describes a story called Adam Stork that explains the whole thing.

But for me, understanding that from this moment of our first conscious thought we’ve had this conflict that we’ve never resolved is critical. It’s created this upset because the conscious mind couldn’t understand why it was getting this flak from our instincts, our instinctual self; and not being able to reconcile it in our psyche, we repressed and denied, deep, deep, deep-down into our psyche, the very question about a conflict. And because of that inner conflict, we then created these personas, these masks, and these behaviours to defend ourselves from the instinctual criticism; and in that defiance there is some anger; we felt alienation; and we created this very egocentric behaviour. And from that core inner conflict, all this dysfunctional behaviour coming out of a species-wide psychosis basically projects into the behaviours that create this crazy, stupid, upside-down, ‘bizarro’ world, as I called it.

Now I’m not sure if I did justice to that explanation but I guarantee you, on the website www.humancondition.com, and in this book FREEDOM that Jeremy has written, is the most complete, thorough examination of human nature, human behaviour and a full explanation of why we created this crazy world, based on this very simple ideait’s a radical but simple idea! And in it, there is nothing really to fix, there is nothing to oppose. If you’re concerned about all the craziness in the world, it’s not about opposing anything out there: it is very simply (radically simple!) that we need to understand the human condition in our own psyche, each one of us individually. That is our primary responsibility. And I can tell you, that if you examine the information on the website and get through this bookit’s not thin but I devoured it and I carry it with me and I’ve marked it up and every time I look at it I find something newyou will understand the human condition. Jeremy takes us through this process of examining and understanding the human condition and it is a liberating process.

A fundamental concept here that Jeremy provides the biological scientific explanation of, is what is our true nature. Our whole society and our whole culture is based on this idea around Social Darwinism. This idea that we operate as animalistic, competitive beings, it’s about survival of the fittest. It’s a dog-eat-dog world and apparently that is our natureour nature is apparently competitive. And what Jeremy uncovers and provides the proofsbiologically, physiologically, psychologicallyis that that is not true. Our true nature is loving, nurturing, collaborative, cooperative, contributive and compassionate. So it’s the opposite of what basic science and current normal thought assumes is our nature. So when that understanding takes root in each one of us individually, which it now can with the human condition explained and our psychologically upset angry, egocentric and alienated state at last defended, everything changes. So that’s how beautifully simple, radical, simple this understanding of the human condition is. And it is that you can feel the transformative leverage in that understanding. There’s so much more; I won’t be able to go through it all and I don’t need to because no one does it better than Jeremy.

So I invite you to dive into this website. There are plenty of videos, there are essays, there are testimonials, and inhale this book. The book is available free online, on the website or you can buy it on Amazon, it’s not expensive. This isn’t a profiteering initiative, it’s a non-profit enterprise with the focusthe primary, dedicated focused objectiveto share this information with the world, to change the world, to transform human beings on this planet and create a new world that is reflective of our true essence.

So, welcome to the World Transformation Movement. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. There is plenty of information on the WTM’s website as I said. The book is there. There are other books as well, but FREEDOM is a great place to dive into and I guarantee you, if you get through that book, it will change your life. And welcome to this community of people who are standing on very solid ground, dedicated to transforming the human race and this planet. And again, it’s not a complicated thing; although I can tell you that when you go on this journey it will rock your inner world because that’s where the work is done. Once we resolve this inner conflict, finallyand I’m in the process of doing thiseverything changes. It has changed my life; I am experiencing more calm and more peace and more clarity than I ever have. And while I’ve lived a life of learning how to master setting goals and building strategies and tactical plans and then executing them, I’ve realised now that linear approach is a very fear-based approach. That all I have to do, and all I am doing, is understanding this information, and in that I stand up now on solid ground in this really amazing, solid community of members of this movement around the world. And now there is plenty to do but it comes out of love and inspiration. And we can do it with ease, grace, joy and a whole lot of fun. So welcome to this movement and welcome to the New World!

 

Annette Williamsen from the Canada West Coast WTM Centre

 

About Annette:

Annette is a community health professional, nurse, writer and mother.

 

Annette Williamson, founder of the Canada West Coast WTM Centre

 

Annette’s speech:

Welcome to the Canada World Transformation Movement West Coast Centre! My name is Annette Williamsen and I look forward to meeting you. I’m so pleased to be founding the first of what I’m sure will be a number of WTM Centres in Canada. In November 2018 I embarked on a powerful and illuminating journey of understanding when I read Jeremy Griffith’s books FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition, A Species in Denial, Transform Your Life And Save The World and Beyond The Human Conditionand I started watching the Introductory Videos on the WTM website. They all presented me with such profound clarity that I was eager to engage with others who were discovering Jeremy’s insights. I contacted the WTM to ask if there was a group of supporters in my area and from there began the process of founding the Canada West Coast Centre.

I grew up in the wilderness along British Columbia’s coast along the inside passage. We were self-sustaining, living off the land close to nature. I was brought up with a religious background but was seeking for deeper truths. I was home-schooled and felt very blessed. But as I got older I needed to understand life beyond what faith could offer and so I embarked on a quest for truth. I studied Greek and Hebrew, trying desperately to unravel the metaphors and stories. Clinging to values and morals, yet never satisfied. I read history books and scientific literature in search of answers but none of them could complete the picture. Until I read Jeremy’s book FREEDOM!

It was in reading FREEDOM that for me, with its biological explanation that provided the missing link, it just connected all the dots. The clarity for me was so profound. It is the biological explanation of the human condition that removes the fear, takes it awaywe don’t have to live there anymore. So please read the literature, watch the videos, see what this man has to say. I guarantee you it will not be a waste of your time. It has been a truly relieving, refreshing, immense, and all-encompassing journey for me! One that I’ve shared with my beautiful 14-year-old daughter as she listens to the information and asks me questions that I can now answer, and with my partner who shares my thirst for understanding. It has enriched our relationships immeasurably.

Becoming a member of the WTM has given me a great sense of global community and global family. It’s like becoming a part of this wonderful group of people who are all focussed on this one thing, which is humanity and human goodness, even though we’re half-way around the world, we can reach out and have open and honest discussions. And to feel safe in asking any question; I think that’s the beauty of the WTMthe openness and willingness, and I want to come alongside you and help; help humankind; help mankind be kinder and gentler and recognize that we are all intrinsically good people. We don’t need to live in fear anymore.

So it’s with tremendous enthusiasm that I’m starting the WTM Centre here on the West Coast to share this transforming knowledge in our part of the world as we dance out of Plato’s Cave together. So my fellow Canadians, I cannot encourage you more to take a look at this amazing information on the WTM’s website at www.humancondition.comand please get in touch with me if you have any questions, or just to say hello. I especially encourage you to watch the introductory videos and read the most astonishing book on the planet, FREEDOM, as I can assure you ignorance is not bliss but FREEDOM isso Let’s GO!

 

Joseph Ahie from the North Queensland (Australia) WTM Centre

 

About Joseph:

Joseph emigrated from New Zealand to Australia while in his teens. He has since travelled extensively in Australia and currently works in the Queensland hospitality and tourism industry.

 

Joseph Ahie, founder of the the North Queensland WTM Centre

 

Joseph’s speech:

Hi, my name is Joseph Ahie and I’m very proud to open the World Transformation Movement North Queensland Centre.

I was born in New Zealand and moved to Sydney, Australia, when I was 18 and lived there for eight years doing ‘life stuff’ and then I married, got divorced and moved up to Cairns. I travelled around Australia in a double decker bus, and after a few things like that, I came up to Cairns, where I’ve been for 22 or 23 years now. I came across the World Transformation Movement and the book FREEDOM in March 2017.

All my life I’ve been searching for stuff to try and understand what’s going on in the world and then I found the [WTM] website, and just from the moment that I found that I started to understand, things started to become a lot clearer and I could see the truths that Jeremy was bringing to the plate and I just devoured the FREEDOM book on the internet actually. I read it all on my laptop and I could just understand a lot of it straight away and then over time it just got better and better and got a lot clearer and clearer, and throughout the whole book there’s all these ‘triggers’ that release you from your captive state under the duress of the human condition; and then in the [WTM] meetings, the triggers are just like boom, boom, boom; that’s why the meetings [with the other WTM global members] are so good because we’re all part of it and have that understanding.

I was reading that part [Chapter 8] in FREEDOM that I’m up to now again, and there’s quite a lot of confrontational stuff in that part, but seriously every sentence you can get something from. It’s funny how people always say it just waffles on, waffles on. But if that’s what they think they’re fully under the effect of the Deaf Effect [see Video/​F. Essay 11], because what I’ve found now after reading it for the third time is that in every bloomin’ sentence there’s a triggerthere’s something to help you. There’s not one word, Jeremy hasn’t written one word in there for bullshit, one word in there just to fill up space, there’s no word in there that’s just filling up space. Every word is there for a reasonto help us. That’s mad [amazing] when you get that, when you start to really think that and you find out that and you realise that. He hasn’t put one bloody word in there just to fill up space [laughter]. It’s like every word is there for a specific reason, to save the world. Man!

You just feel clearer; I feel clearer. That’s what it is. It was definitely always a fog before, and then in actual fact you would increase that fog by continuing on with your day, and what you find out is being alienated from yourself just holds that fog in place. But what the truth does, it just starts clearing that fog and all of a sudden it becomes clearer, you feel clearer, you feel clarity and what it’s all about now, and what I’m all about, why I’m here, why I’m on this planet, why we’re all on this planet. That’s one of the big things that changesI think that’s one of the big thing that changes for sure. It’s that fog disappearing and understanding why all of us are here, the whole species, which is amazing. That truly is amazing, when you really start getting that sitting down on top of you, that you’re part of this whole species’ movement that’s been going on for eons. Jeremy talks about it, it’s like millions of years [see, for example, Chapter 8 of FREEDOM]. So you’ve got to get that concept into your head too as well, that it’s not just your life, it’s millions of years it’s [the human condition’s] been going on, and then once you realise that, then you think ‘Wow, things start to make more sense’, because when you put it into that macro level, it brings more clarity to yourself and to your life.

That’s what that is [referring to Jeremy’s book FREEDOM], that’s what freedom is isn’t it, it’s being free from that loop, that loop of the human condition. And that’s that feeling, is that freedom that you get from the understandings within it. That’s the amazing thing about that; that’s what the whole Transformation Movement is! It is that, it’s that release and freedom from any criticism. And that’s how I feel anyway. Nothing’s ever asked of you, it’s only what you’re asking from yourself really, and you can become free, you become more freer. That’s that clarity, that’s that clarity that you get, you just become more free from that [internal criticism]. That’s what I’ve felt, and it gets better every day. Every day it gets better. Every day, every moment it gets better and you just continue, that’s what I’ve found, by reading the book, reading all the information, the essays that are there in the website, which is all the support.

Yeah, like I was saying before, there’s triggers in all of that and what it triggers is this relief, this freedom that you can get from any criticism or what is called the ‘upset state’. If you’re free in yourself, slowly you get more and more freedom from that [criticism]. And that’s what you can get from it. That’s what I’m getting from it and I know everyone can get that from it because I can get it. I’m just an ordinary person doing a lot of ordinary things, and done some foolish things in the past, but that’s all sort of behind me now. And really you see that none of that really matters anymore because it’s just the future that you can see, and it’s all good, and that’s because of the truth that I’ve read in these books.

The reason that I want to start a WTM centre here in North Queensland is because it’s the right thing to do. I’ve learned just over the time that I’ve been looking at all this, and it’s only been a couple of years, that there’s not much else to do but look after this information and help support it and help everybody support itit’s doing that. I believe you’ll realise that as well too once you look into it. You start to realise that this is what it says that it’s going to doit will save the world, it will save us all from going the wrong way.

It’s just continuous. There’s so much in the book, in the book FREEDOM, the confusion just starts to peel away. I’m finding now, because this is my third time I’m starting to read it, go through it and taking more in, but there’s triggers in that book on every page, every chapter, and in every paragraph and in every sentence; eventually you start realising that there’s a trigger in every sentence and that awakens you to more truth and more understanding of yourself and of the world around you. But it truly is amazing. So good, so good. I can’t recommend it any higher I suppose.

Because you just couldn’t understand [previously], you can’t understand what’s going on in your own life and really around you. I would escape from that life, through different means. I don’t know, what’s the word, just try to make yourself feel ‘good’ about everything, and in a way from the outside make out that everything was alright, everything was ‘all good’. That was one of my favourite sayings that ‘everything’s all good’, it’s just ‘all good’. Deep down, deep, deep down you were easily able to cover it up, that things weren’t right. And it’s funny when I came across the information, that’s why I think it was one of the reasons why I could see it [didn’t suffer from the ‘Deaf Effect’], because automatically things were just, ‘Woah okay, that makes more sense than anything else I’ve ever heard before in my life.’ There were lots of things, I got into a lot of things in the past, going through the ’90s, and what I find out now [from this information], is that they’re pseudo idealistic movements and stuff like that. You get into all of that but nothing really sort of sets solid in you until we found this information and the truth in it and they just sit solid; you can’t deny it once you’ve heard it, once you read it. You might have found one thing that’s sort of like ‘okay’, and you just keep searching through it, searching through it, but it doesn’t really settle anything, doesn’t settle your mind, settle the confusion about your past, about why things happened to you, and why things are happening to everybody else. But the answers that Jeremy is giving you are just sort of ‘Okay, wow, well that’s right’you can’t deny it. You can actually see things more now with this information. You can see things better about actually how things are going on in the world and stuff like that. And you can see also how it can actually be healed where those other temporary relief things [pseudo idealism] didn’t work, there was no real answer, there was no real answer to how it actually could stop. Where this here, even though it’s going to take time and generations before it [the human condition] can be completely gone and taken, but you can just still see how that is actually going to work. Especially when everybody starts doing it within themselves [adopting the Transformed State] and that’s what this movement’s about I suppose is to get that momentum going to where every single person can actually get that understanding about that little bit that’s in themselves [that core insecurity] and deal with that. And then once that’s dealt with in themselves, then that’s one person, then the next person, then the next person, and that’s the momentum we’re trying to achieve with these Centres.

The thing is it’s hard to get away, take it away from yourself, because that’s really what you’ve got to do, is take it away from yourself and realise that because we’ve been living so long with this lack of self-worth that we nearly automatically make it about ourselves, when it actually is not about that. I know what the movement is about: the movement’s about helping others, like really doing that, so people can get their clarity that I’ve been able to getthat we’ve all been able to getbecause that’s what you want. You want people just to be able to move past that [the insecurity caused by the human condition and our associated need to prove ourselves] and the denial, that thing that’s happened and we’ve taken on board and heroically so, as Jeremy says in the book. But it’s now time to be able to [move past it], because the answers are here now and we’re able to let that go. And that process of letting go is a little bit confronting at timesit is confrontingbut it’s also relieving as well. And that cross-over from the confrontation to the relief is the process that we’re all going through right now. And I see, I understand, how getting the Centres together is a part of that movement which is what it is, a Transformation Movementthat part of that is to just get it moving, get it moving so it washes over everybody and everybody can become clearer and truer to themselves, truer to each other. And it’s gonna be good.

We walk away with that relief and feeling better and it’s a good, it’s a real thing, it’s not that fake goodness [pseudo idealism] that you’re just placing on top of yourself, it [the explanation of the human condition] actually goes in real deep and that’s why it does feel good. It is good because it is good. It feels so good.

What you get with this is once you’ve been able to see all that, see your own egocentricity and your own upset state, because that’s the first stepif you can’t see it, which is the whole alienation thing and being in denial of it, then you’re not going to deal with it if you can’t see it. But eventually because you can start to see it, a layer comes off, a layer comes off … that’s the little bit of confrontation in there. But you get that relief because you can start seeing it, you can start working with it, and then you go through the stages and then what I’ve found now, and I understand it, is the next stage is the support that you give as well as the support you’ve got. You get the support, but then another stage is being there to give it, give it fully back as much as you can, because that’s what’s more important even than the support that you get; the support that you can give is more important because that’s how the world starts being saved through all the support that we can give.

This is the good reason, now you have this understanding it just gives you the real reason for being alive. The real reason for working towards something. There was nothing else really in my head that was worthwhile. I never had any goals or anything like that and that’s why I know this is the thing and that’s how come I know that what I’m doing towards it is, no matter what, it’s the right thing to dono matter what, it’s the right thing to do, because you know now, finally you know now the real reason for being here, for actually doing something.

For our future’s sake, my and your role is to understand this book.

 

Dr Karen Riley, BScPhm, PharmD, from the Canada Central WTM Centre

 

About Karen:

Karen is a clinical assistant professor in the US and a practicing clinical pharmacist in Canada with over 36 years’ experience in hospital, community and consulting pharmacy practice.

 

Karen Riley, founder of the WTM Canada Central Centre

 

Karen’s speech:

Hi, my name is Karen Riley and I’m from Canada and I’m here to share a little bit about myself, about how I came across the World Transformation Movement and why I believe Jeremy Griffith’s book FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition is important to save the world.

So, currently I own my own business as a consultant pharmacist providing medication therapy management services, primarily to elderly and vulnerable patient populations, such as patients with mental health issues. I’ve also continued with my love of learning by becoming a university professor and I actually teach pharmacy and I’ve done so for the last 15 years in addition to my practice of caring for patients. [Karen holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s Doctorate of Pharmacy program.]

I was born in Quebec Canada, and if you know anything about Canada that’s one of the eastern provinces, but I’ve grown up and lived most of my life in south-western Ontario, about three hours away from Toronto, which is the capital of our province.

I have been primarily a science-focused individual since early high schoolI was always looking for the truth in life based on science, and I think finally I decided to become a pharmacist because not only could I continue my role learning about medicine and science and pharmacy but I was going to be able to help people as well. And although I was taught that science was the study of the body, and religion was the study of the mind, I knew that the truth had to be able to reconcile science with religion and spirituality.

So a few years back I was getting ready to go on a bike and barge trip in the Netherlands and I was really excited about being outside and exercising, but I knew that I’d have some spare time at night to read. And it was interesting because a few weeks before the trip I was doing some internet searching and I came across Jeremy Griffith’s book FREEDOM because I had come across Professor Prosen, who was a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and in something I read Professor Prosen made a statement about this book FREEDOM being the greatest book of all time! And although I didn’t have time to read it at the time, before I went on my trip I went back and found Jeremy’s book and I thought ‘This is great, I'm going to be able to take something with me that’s portable to read at night’, and so I downloaded it on my laptop. (I should mention that when I was finding FREEDOM I also found another of Jeremy’s books, Transform Your Life And Save The World [TYL is a condensation of FREEDOM, which is Jeremy’s definitive presentation], and so I set out to read both of those for night time reading while I was on my trip.)

Since then I think I’ve gone back to both of those books several times, looking at different components and areas and facts that really resounded with me, and I came to the conclusion that probably the most amazing information was contained in that book and that because of its profound biological understanding of our species’ psychologically troubled human condition it will help save the world.

So I think FREEDOM is best described as a manual to life which really sits well for me because it’s the ultimate brain food for humans; it’s something we’ve been searching for for such a long, long time, and it makes everything and everyone around us so biologically understandableafter we read this book it feels like a veil has been lifted, at least for me. Life went from feeling bewildering and confusing to something that was clearly transparentit’s immeasurably exhilarating, redeeming, empowering and transforming.

I think life has become even more exciting for me as I use the information from the book and look at life around me. Walking around in my day to day life I’m able to understand and see through all behavior around me and in front of me; I see the human condition is driving all of our behavior whether it be individual behavior or cultural, country, civilizations, religion, politics, men and womenabsolutely everything.

I found one of the most interesting and simplest perspectives on the profundity of this information was delivered by Tony Gowing, who is one of the founding members of the World Transformation Movement. In Video/​F. Essay 5 he describes a scenarioand I know in health care one of the most important things that I can do for patients sometimes is to tell a storyand Tony’s story kind of goes something like this: ‘Imagine you’re on a bus and it’s a crowded bus, everyone’s trying to get home and you’re standing there and you’re thinking the person next to me has really bad breath and you’re just exhausted and tired and frustrated and the only thing you can think about is ‘I want to get home, I want to get home now’. And then all of a sudden somewhere from behind you, you feel something whacking your leg, and it goes on and on, and with each whack you can feel the anger well up inside you; and, in fact, after a while you are so furious that you want to turn around and you actually just want to punch this person, who is hitting you in the leg, in the face. However, when you turn around you realize it’s an old blind woman and she’s knocking the back of your leg with her cane by mistake because she’s only trying to get her bearings and figure out where she is in the bus. As Tony explains, that that feeling, that discovery, so instantly and completely changes the way you feel. Finally you’re able to understand the situation; your anger goes away and nothing but relief and calmness goes over you. You don’t feel like a victim anymore; the whole situation has turned around by being able to understand it. And being able to understand the human condition is much, much, much bigger! And so this little story can really only kind of give you a small feeling and sense of what you’re going to feel like in this Transformed State.

The passion that swells up inside me when I actually just stop and think about this, yeah, it is truly life changing and that’s why I really wanted to try to be genuine and really let you know how I felt. So I hope this presentation really inspires other peoplepeople really need this information!

I think seeing Jeremy’s honest passion for his work, the research, and how he’s not given up; seeing what he’s done and what he’s trying to do for the world and how relentless he is in just keeping going is truly probably one of the most inspiring things for me.

I love this picture with the river and the Sunshine Highway crossing that deep chasm [referring to Jeremy’s Abyss of Depression and the Sunshine Highway to Freedom drawing]. Sometimes I think of the river/chasm and I think of how it looks like it’s such an insurmountable journey to get over it, but that is countered by knowing that once you’re on the other side and in that Transformed State you are out of the dark and into the sunlight; being out of a cave and being free. And so the sun really is something that I place a huge amount of joy in, being able to see the light. The Transformed State means just being free and having that feeling that there isn’t any of that internal psychosis, that we can change our way of thinking and feeling and we can be free.

FREEDOM also contains some extremely valuable information that describes the journey from going from a child to an adult. Because [this whole journey has been a mystery] as many of us went through resignation and we had to accept the way we were told the world was and why that was [Resignation to living in denial of the human condition, an experience that most people go through in adolescence when they couldn’t explain our horribly flawed condition, is explained in F. Essay 30]. But understanding the human condition allows us to immediately know that fundamentally we’re good and not bad; and we can legitimately decide not to think about and live in accordance with the upset within us. We can simply leave that way of feeling and thinking behind and adopt a simple and new way of thinking and feeling that’s in support of a reconciled, non-aggressive, non-competitive and truth-based world for humans. Living for the New World enables a full healing for us to occur, hopefully now, and over generations.

Well it’s really because of the exemplary power of FREEDOM and Jeremy’s other publications that I’ve been so inspired to open up a World Transformation Centre here in central Canada, which will be the second Canadian Centre. And I hope this really encourages you to also read this amazing book FREEDOM and I hope you let us know how you feel about this because reading Jeremy’s book will make you wish you’d read this book years and years ago. And so if you’d like to contact me, please do so through the website. Again, I really encourage you to consider this information, and hopefully if you feel the way I do, you’ll actually want to be involved in the World Transformation Centre and the transformation of your heart and mind and what it brings to you!

So yours in freedom!

 

Annemieke Akker, M.Sc, and Hendrik Riksen from the Netherlands WTM Centre

 

About Annemieke & Hendrik:

Annemieke is a biologist with a degree from the renowned Free University Amsterdam and a Master’s degree (‘Doctoraal’) in Biological Sciences from the even more prestigious Wageningen University & Research. She has also worked as editor and translator of scientific papers and books, and later on metaphysical work with her husband, Hendrik, who has worked as an application development manager in engineering plastics.

 

Annemieke Akker and Hendrik Riksen, founders of the WTM Netherlands Centre

 

Annemieke and Hendrik’s speech:

Hendrik Riksen: By reading Jeremy’s work I experience freedom, and that’s not just a word ‘freedom’no, it’s really an experience. The freedom that Jeremy is talking about brings an enormous amount of opportunities, which is so liberating! It’s great, and I need to share that. I cannot keep that for myself. We really have to go for it and create the Centre here in Holland because I could sit down here and read FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition and say, ‘I’m free! I’m free!’ but I would be in conflict with my inner self if I just sat down and did nothing. So that’s the reason why we want to open this Centre.

 

Annemieke Akker: I like it very much that FREEDOM has nothing to do with belief but is proven; it’s a scientific work. For me that was very important because I did not want to spend any more of my life studying any idea unless it was based on solid biological ground.

 

Hendrik: After reading FREEDOM I found out that all of my knowledge was very superficial. From thinking I knew a lot, I realised I knew nothing about the deeper issues of life. It was like looking at the ocean and only seeing the surface not what is actually in the waterand what is in the water is 99.9999% of the oceanI had a very limited view of the reality. Also, Jeremy has written this in English and we, Annemieke and I, are translating it at the moment into Dutch, and that’s a process which is very fantastic. It’s really great. It’s a great experience.

 

Annemieke: Something very, very profound has changed in both of us since coming across FREEDOM, without my noticing it. You tend to only notice the outcome and not the process, and with Hendrik I see that he has changed quite a bit and for the better. I liked him before [Hendrik laughing] but he’s much more authentic and honest now. And he has noticed a change in me: he said last week to me, ‘You’ve become so much stronger within yourself, you hold your ground, you stand upright and powerful’, which I’m not intending to do but it just happens as a result of digesting the explanation of the human condition.

 

Hendrik: When I first met, via Annemieke, the content of Jeremy’s books and so on, I was really touched by a flash of lightning‘This is the truth! This is truth!’and it really hit me somewhere here in the heart. But that’s not enough, because I have to understand, I have to use my intellect. And so I started reading, and from the first sentence the ‘deaf effect’ was very present and I had to overcome that [note, as soon as discussion of the human condition begins, our minds become subconsciously alert to the fact they are being taken into a historically off-limits realm and start blocking out what is being saidwe suffer from a ‘deaf effect’. See Video/​Freedom Essay 11 on the WTM’s website for further explanation of the ‘deaf effect’]. But knowing deep inside myself that this is the truth encouraged me to, let’s say, persist, and go on to understand what Jeremy had written.

 

Annemieke: When you encounter a truth something happens in your body, you can feel there is something there that is true. You can think about it and want to push it aside, but it’s there; it’s simply true. So for my intellect, I needed to be very sure that there were no mistakes in Jeremy’s studies, in his proof that this is actually true. So that is why I was in a terrible hurry to get through the whole book to see whether there were any little things that nagged me, or whether I needed to study it a little more to see whether he was right, whether the information was right, and I must say that I never found anything wrong with it. For me, I am totally convinced that FREEDOM actually explains what has happened to humanity, and what is happening to humanity, and this is the solution to get out of this whole predicament of the human condition.

At first, with the ‘deaf effect’ of course, we were having trouble with this cascade of words and concepts and quotes and everythinghow the book is writtenbut in the process of translating it and going through it again and again, I started to see the brilliance of it. For starters, something I haven’t seen before, is that Jeremy is working with numbered paragraphs which makes the cross-referencing very easy. I really appreciate it as it works very easily and it’s a very original and practical way to write books in which you want to refer to specific passages, and quotes from lots of people. The second thing is that I started to see that in any one sentence, which can be quite long, there might perhaps be eight different layers but I realised that the sentences could not be shorter. It is exactly as they are supposed to be because almost every word is conveying information and if you make the sentences shorter or use other words it wouldn’t have the same effect, and the more I read it, the more I started to appreciate this. Another thing is that the quotes are in another typeset so they stand out, which means you can skip them, or you can read them; you can read all the quotes without reading the text, or you can leave them out and read the sentence. Also, the sources of the quotes are provided at the end of the quotes so you don’t have to go to the back of the book to find out who said it. It’s very practical and effective, and very quickly you get used to this brilliant way of presenting the text.

What I noticed was whenever I had a question, Jeremy had answered it in FREEDOM. Every question that came up in my mind was covered in the book. If you want to know an answer to a question, read the book and you will find the answer: he’s covered it all! It’s incredible! He has thought of everything that was in my mind; of course, there are 7 billion people who may think otherwise. I had lots of questions and FREEDOM needed to answer them because I couldn’t continue with the project if it was not 100% sound. For my mind it must be sound, otherwise I couldn’t have committed myself to the project.

 

Hendrik: There’s no choice other than to share the information, it’s all I can do. I am in the personal process of transformation of course on one side, but experiencing the enormous effects of the words of JeremyI cannot keep that for myself. So I had to find a way to express that, and it’s very nice that there is a beautiful organisation over there, ‘down under’ in Australia, which has already set up an infrastructure which makes it possible to do that work. It’s my motivation to at least spread the word to people who are interested because we are the lucky ones who have recognised the truth in a flashbut there are a lot of other people who are not as lucky as we are. So we would like at least to give them the opportunity to get the same feeling of liberation that we are having now.

 

Annemieke: I would like to talk with other people about this information, as equals in groups and discuss ‘What do you think?’ and ‘What do you think?’ and ‘Is your life being changed, and in what way?’ Just sharing experiences and sharing the information. And of course it’s very helpful to have a central point in the Netherlands where people can make contact and talk with us in their own languagethat and making the material available in Dutch are my main objectives.

I think the best thing actually is that Jeremy makes it totally clear that we can decide here and now to spend the rest of our lives being cooperative and loving [because understanding the human condition ends the need for the artificial reinforcements of power and glory]. We were talking last week about how before we came across FREEDOM we were in a very bad way, due to a lot of health problems, and we were in a state of waiting to die actually. You know when old people say, ‘We only have another twenty years to go’, they don’t know what to do, there is no incentive to do anything. We were talking about this last week, that before we came across this material we were in such a state that we were thinking, ‘Oh my God, how long is this going to last?!’, sort of not physically dead, but mentally or emotionally dead, flat.

 

Hendrik: No perspective any more.

 

Annemieke: No perspective; this has changed our lives completely, because it’s very important for people to have a purpose in life, but I did not want to do what I had been doing in other [metaphysical] programs. I did not want to get into an organisation based on belief. For me, supporting Jeremy’s work is something that really needs to be done, because it’s true and because it is of such enormous help. I am very happy that we are the ones that have the time to do this in our country and I am very grateful that this project has emerged, that this information has emerged, because there is nothing else. This is the end of the line in humanity’s search for the information it needed. This is what needs to be done.

 

Hendrik: Yep. I agree. [Both laugh.]

 

Angela Ryan from the Ballarat WTM Centre

 

About Angela:

Angela is a lawyer living in Ballarat in Victoria, Australia, with her husband and two children. Born in the US, Angela earned a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University before moving to Australia in 2001. In 2018 Angela earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New England (Australia), and is currently completing a Master of Legal Practice degree from the Australian National University. Angela works for Victoria’s Department of Justice where her duties include developing court of law reforms for greater access to justice and legal policy.

 

Angela Ryan, founder of the WTM Ballarat Centre

 

Angela’s speech:

Hi, I’m Angela and I am from Ballarat, Victoria [Australia]. I’m originally from the United States, and grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Australia in 2001. I went to university at Penn State University, a great universitythey’re a very big, good research university. It was there that I got a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS), and in that degree I was able to take courses in psychology, anthropology and rehabilitation science. It was a really good degree to have and I used that to work with people who are disadvantaged, or working with children was one of my favourite jobs, and working with troubled youth in the United States, and I just learned so much from those roles.

I really connected with wanting to seek knowledge and truth, but it wasn’t until just recently, having finished my law degree, that I stopped studying and needed to seek a different type of job that I found Jeremy Griffith’s book FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition. I was going for a drive with my husband and there was a bookstore that I really love and it was there on the shelf, and I thought, “I need to read this book. FREEDOM, it’s got a great nameit’s the book that saves the world!” I had to read it.

The biggest explanation in the book that resonates with me is the fact that we all are coming from loving instincts and not savage instincts. That for me almost solved immediately the turmoil I was feeling in myself because what I innately knew as a person, as a human, that we’re all loving and we are actually good, became proven and apparent in the book that Jeremy had written. So that changed my life; that changed me almost immediatelythat knowledge that I don’t come from savage instincts was such a relief. And from there I just want to read as much as I can, and understand as much as I can, because it’s just the best information in the world.

I just can’t believe my luck to be honest. Everybody that I’ve met in the WTM are so amazing and so patient and compassionate and we’re all able to talk to each other. It’s just so great to be yourself. I feel like when you talk to anybody from the WTM who understands the information you just feel like we can talk, that it’s fine to be yourself. There’s no fakeness, there’s no you know dramas, it’s not competitive, aggressive, or anything like that. It’s just a great group and I’m amazed at how well they pursued this beautiful information and just getting it out into the world.

The purpose of me opening up a centre in Ballarat is because I feel like I understood the information. It’s not really well known yet, but I believe it will become very well known in a short amount of time, and I just want to be there for anyone in this area who reads the book and wants someone to talk to about it. As this information gets out and people start reading and start understanding it, they’ll obviously have questions and it’s really good to have someone, somewhere close to them to talk about this information with. I’m really lucky because we’re really close to Melbourne, and the Melbourne WTM team is fantastic, but it’s also good to have regional Victoria involved so there’s another centre for people to connect with.

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See all the latest news about the expansion of the WTM’s global network, including links to each of the Centre’s websites, on the WTM’s Transformation Page. And to learn how to establish a WTM Centre, see WTM FAQ 3.6.

 

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

 

Discussion or comment on this essay is welcomedsee below.

 

 

 

These essays were created in 2017-2019 by Jeremy Griffith, Damon Isherwood, Fiona
Cullen-Ward, Brony FitzGerald & Lee Jones of the Sydney WTM Centre. All filming and
editing of the videos was carried out by Sydney WTM members James Press & Tess Watson
during 2017-2019. Other members of the Sydney WTM Centre are responsible for the
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