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‘FREEDOM’—Chapter 3  The Real Explanation of The Human Condition

Chapter 3:10 ‘Free at last!’

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The end of the political process as we know it is just one example of the great change that can now come to the human racethis is the ultimate ‘future shock’, massive paradigm shift, for humansBUT, as will be explained in some detail in chapter 9, since this shift is an immensely positive change, the transformation will not only be easy but fabulously exciting. Indeed, so great is both the amount of change we now face (the ‘future shock’) and the self-confronting exposure (the ‘judgment day’ effect mentioned earlier) that I and others established the World Transformation Movement to introduce and help manage the truly wonderful way we are able to manage these huge transitions. It is called the World Transformation Movement because the most fabulous effect of having understanding of the human condition is that all our psychologically upset angry, egocentric and alienated behaviour can now, immediately, be put aside, and eventually completely disappear, thus bringing about the complete rehabilitation and transformation of the human race and thus of our planet.

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So this is the end of the world as we know it and the beginning of the world we always hoped for! Indeed, while the ‘Socialist’, ‘Temperance’, ‘Age of Aquarius’, ‘Peace’, ‘New Age’, ‘Feminist’, ‘Green’, ‘Politically Correct’, ‘Postmodernist’, ‘Multicultural’, ‘Anti-Capitalist’ movements (and these are only the more recent of the litany of deluded, false starts to an ideal world for humans that we have witnessed) have all severely discreditedand inhibitedthe prospect of a truly human-condition-resolved, psychologically ameliorated, completely transformed new world for humans, one of the founders of the 1980s New Age Movement, the author Marilyn Ferguson, did offer this accurate description of the now-realised hope of its arrival: ‘Maybe [the Jesuit priest, scientist and philosopher] Teilhard de Chardin was right; maybe we are moving toward an omega point [a final genuine unification/​individuation of our split selves]…Maybe…we can finally resolve the planet’s inner conflict between its neurotic self (which we’ve created and which is unreal) and its real self. Our [original all-sensitive and loving instinctive] real self knows how to commune, how to create…​From everything I’ve seen people really urgently want the kind of new beginning…​[that I am] talking about [where humans will live in]…​cooperation instead of competition’ (New Age mag. Aug. 1982; see <www.wtmsources.com/174>).

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Yes, from being selfish, aggressive and competitive, humans can now return to being selfless, loving and cooperative. Our round of departure has ended. T.S. Eliot wonderfully articulated our species’ journey from an original, innocent yet ignorant state, to a psychologically upset, ‘fallen’, corrupted state, and back to an uncorrupted but this time enlightened state when he wrote, ‘We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time’ (Little Gidding, 1942). This journey humanity has been on from soundness and happiness to a weird, soul-disconnected, alienated existence, and then back to a state of soundness, but now a fully conscious, awake soundness, was also recognised by the fourth century BC Chinese sage Kwang-Tze when he said that ‘By and by comes the great awakening, and then we shall know that it has all been a great dream’ (Richard Heinberg, Memories & Visions of Paradise, 1985, p.33 of 51).

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I have drawn the following picture to summarise this horrendously agonising but awesomely heroic journey that our species has taken from ignorance to enlightenment. From its innocent, happy, cooperatively orientated, selfless and loving infancy and childhood, humanity progressed to the horror of an insecure, upset adolescence where humans had to search for our identityspecifically for understanding of why we lost our innocence and became selfish, aggressive and competitive. But with understanding of the human condition now found, humanity can, at long last, enter the happy, ameliorated, secure and mature state of adulthood. (Again, all these stages that the human race has progressed through will be explained and described in some detail in chapter 8.) Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘dream’ has finally come true; we can now ‘allow freedom to ring…from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city’ because ‘all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics’ can ‘join hands and sing’, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ (‘I Have A Dream’ speech, 28 Aug. 1963).

 

Humanity's Journey From Ignorance To Enlightenment

 

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Yes, the human race can now, at last, ultimately, finally leave Plato’s horrid ‘living tomb’ ‘cave’ of truth-avoiding, alienated, psychotic and neurotic darkness and stand in the warm, healing sunshine of understanding. And to celebrate the completion of the first draft of this book that ‘let[s] the sunshine in’, I have made, from golden sea shells I found on a beach in Sydney, this exciting picture that depicts that all-fabulous liberating and healing sun, which also represents a mandala of the arrival of harmony and happiness.

 

Artwork by Jeremy Griffith using golden cockle shells

Composed of golden cockle shells, white star limpets and a large scallop shell from a
Sydney beach, this collage was made by the author in 2013 to celebrate this time that
the human race has dreamed of, and which has now arrived, when we can finally leave
Plato’s dark cave of denial and ‘let the sunshine in’. To help fund the world-saving work
of the World Transformation Movement, this artwork is for sale for $US 5 million.

 

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Having now established the fundamental goodness of humans it finally becomes both possible and psychologically safe to present the fully accountable and thus true scientific explanations for the meaning of existence; for how humans acquired our moral instincts; and for how we became conscious when other animals haven’t. These answers, as well as a rebuttal of the false accounts that have been put forward to supposedly explain the origins of our moral instincts, are presented in the next four chapters of this book. Chapter 6, which contains the rebuttal of the false theories that have been put forward for our moral nature, also provides an account of the ill-treatment, even persecution, these human-race-saving answers have received for 30 years from the mechanistic paradigmfor while our species’ journey to enlightenment is complete, this explanation’s journey to acceptance is still a work in progress. Since the conscious mind must surely be nature’s greatest invention, its failure to fulfil its great potential by not recognising the psychosis-addressing-and-explaining real explanation of the human condition that has now arrived would represent a failure of the whole story of life on Earth! This resistance, especially by the scientific establishment, to recognise this understanding of the human condition is an extremely serious matter. The survival of humanity is hanging in the balance, and that balance simply must tip the right way.

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The final chapters of this book, chapters 8 and 9 (respectively), present a description of humanity’s journey from ignorance to enlightenment, and a description of how the human race is now able to be transformed.

 

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(A more complete description of this fully accountable, human-race-transforming, true biological explanation of the human condition can be found in my freely available, online book Freedom Expanded at <www.humancondition.com/freedom-expanded>.)