History of the
World Transformation Movement
The World Transformation Movement (WTM) is dedicated to transforming the individual, the human race and thus our world through bringing redeeming and ameliorating or healing biological understanding to the underlying problem in all human affairs of the human condition. Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson recognised that finding understanding of the human condition was the all-important task for science when he said, ‘The human condition is the most important frontier of the natural sciences’ (Consilience, 1998, p.298 of 374).
The WTM is represented in cities and regions all around the world by not-for-profit organisations including the World Transformation Movement (Australia), the World Transformation Movement, Inc. (USA), and the WTM Centres founded by people who have developed a deep appreciation of the reconciling understanding of the human condition put forward by the WTM. See .
The WTM developed from the Foundation for Humanity’s Adulthood (FHA). Founded in Sydney in 1983 as the Centre for Humanity’s Adulthood, the FHA was incorporated in 1990 with the aims, as set out in its memorandum of association, of ‘understanding the human condition’ and ‘ameliorating the human condition’. The FHA’s work was founded on a long history of profound or ‘denial-free’ thinkers about the human condition dating back to Moses, Socrates, Plato and Christ, through to more contemporary profound, denial-free thinkers such as Charles Darwin, Teilhard de Chardin and Sir Laurens van der Post among others. In particular the FHA recognised the breakthrough biological synthesis of the human condition put forward by Australian biologist . The WTM maintains the same aims as the FHA.
To explain the earlier Foundation for Humanity’s Adulthood name and ‘key held aloft’ symbol: the crux problem on Earth has always been the human condition, the dilemma of our capacity for good and evil. This duality has troubled the human mind since we first became fully conscious, thinking beings: are humans essentially ‘good’ and, if so, what is the cause of our ‘evil’, destructive, insensitive and cruel side? Finding the biological understanding of what caused our contradictory natures is the key to ameliorating that condition; it matures humanity from insecure adolescence to secure adulthood.
Grappling with the question of the human condition, however, is an unbearably self-confronting exercise. Indeed, the issue of the human condition has been so depressing for virtually all humans that only a rare few individuals have been sound and secure enough in self to go anywhere near the subject. It is perhaps not surprising then that the human-condition-avoiding community has found the human-condition-confronting work of Jeremy Griffith deeply heretical, an anathema to be dismissed and even persecuted. In fact, that persecution was so extreme that in 1995 a vicious campaign was launched to try to shut down Jeremy’s work and bring the FHA into disrepute, which Jeremy, along with fellow FHA Patron, renowned mountaineer and twice-honoured Order of Australia recipient Tim Macartney-Snape and the other supporters of the FHA, determinedly resisted—the result of which was, at the time, the biggest defamation case in Australia’s history, against the two biggest, left-wing (dogmatic, pseudo-idealistic, ‘let’s pretend there’s no human condition and the world should just be ideal’, dishonest) media organisations in Australia, including our national public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Fairfax Media. This ferocious attack made Jeremy a pariah and completely marginalised the FHA. We endured this situation until, after 15 years of emotionally exhausting, and, for such a small group, financially taxing, defamation actions taken by us, we finally managed to right the extremely serious wrong. In 2010, three judges in the New South Wales Court of Appeal unanimously found that an earlier lower court ruling did ‘not adequately consider’ ‘the nature and scale of its subject matter’, in particular ‘that the work was a grand narrative explanation from a holistic approach, involving teleological elements’, and that other important submissions ‘were not adequately considered by the primary judge’, including that the work can make ‘those who take the trouble to grapple with it uncomfortable’ because it ‘involves reflections on subject-matter including the purpose of human existence which may, of its nature, cause an adverse reaction as it touches upon issues which some would regard as threatening to their ideals, values or even world views’! (For details of the persecution and court case, including this ruling, see the section).
It is important to note that when invading a hostile territory (and as the Court of Appeal intimated, and as will become clearer when reading the information on this website, the entrenched world of denial of our good-and-evil-afflicted human condition is extremely hostile towards any threat of exposure of the denial) it is first necessary to secure a bridgehead foothold in that hostile territory. And while it took 27 years from 1983 when the human condition was first explained and the FHA established, it was that initial, bridgehead-securing stage that the FHA successfully completed in 2010 with our stunning legal victory. A foundation base for the new human-condition-ameliorated, transformed life that understanding of the human condition makes possible for humans has been secured.
So with the first stage of ‘understanding the human condition’—laying the foundations for humanity’s adulthood—completed, the next stage of actually ‘ameliorating the human condition’—of moving out from the bridgehead and taking the new Liberated, Exhilarated and Empowered, Transformed Lifeforce State to the world—begins.
It followed then that a new title and symbol for this next stage became appropriate, which is the World Transformation Movement and its symbol of someone standing with their arms raised in a state of relieved and exhilarated transformed freedom in front of a rising sun that represents the arrival at last of the all-precious dignifying and thus liberating understanding of our human condition. Humanity now leaves its old, dark, cave-like life in denial of its human-condition-afflicted state and enters a human-condition-liberated world that is drenched in the warm, healing sunshine of enlightening self-knowledge.
History of the WTM founding members
To now briefly explain the origins of the WTM’s founding membership, the movement began in Australia in the late 1980s when interest in the understandings presented in Jeremy Griffith’s work on the human condition developed amongst friends and contacts based in Brisbane, Armidale and Sydney. By the mid-1990s this interest led to the establishment of the first WTM Centre in Sydney, an undertaking that saw some of the 50 members relocate from interstate and regional New South Wales. Throughout their involvement each person in the founding membership has stood firm in their support while courageously weathering a storm of vilification and misrepresentation that was outlined above. So while the WTM organisations now have many supporters, it is this original group of members—who continue to support and work for the WTM on a daily basis—that we now refer to as the founding members.
With interest in the understanding of the human condition that the WTM supports growing in Australia and around the world, especially as a result of the publication of Jeremy Griffith’s definitive treatise on the human condition in 2016, from 2017 onwards other WTM Centres began to appear around the world, which led to the incorporation of the World Transformation Movement, Inc charity in the USA in 2019 to support the global growth of the WTM.
This founding membership had consistently numbered around 50 individuals, the great majority long-standing. Fifty is about the limit of the number of people one individual can get to know and personally explain their ideas to, especially ideas that are as confronting as these explanations of the human condition are. (Socrates had only a small band of supporters when he was laying the foundations for Western civilisation with his teaching that ‘the only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance’, and of course Christianity was built from a very small foundation group of supporters, and the examples go on of instances of ‘Dunbar’s number’, the 50 or so individuals with whom a stable inter-personal relationship can be maintained.) What was always going to initially happen when understanding of the human condition was found was that those who had enough access to the explanation to be able to absorb and appreciate its accountability and truth would then find themselves in a ‘Mexican Standoff’ with the information. They would find themselves in a situation where they knew the explanation was true but would find it difficult accepting the obsolescence of their old, habituated egocentric, escapist and defensive strategies that they adopted before they encountered the reconciling and relieving explanation of the human condition—and this is what happened amongst the founding members who were pioneering support of the breakthrough understanding of the human condition. To overcome this Mexican Standoff and accept the obsolescence of their old false way of coping with the human condition and in its place adopt the new truthful, transformed life for humans, these pioneers especially benefited from the empathetic support and fellowship of the other founding members who shared their appreciation and love of the explanation of the human condition.
So, the WTM’s small band of 50 founding members has had to pioneer support of the understanding of the human condition on two fronts: on the external front they had to pioneer a base of support in a world of hostile resistance to the historically avoided subject of the human condition, and on the home front they had to pioneer the Transformed Lifeforce State. Wonderfully insightful accounts are given of both the struggles and the exhilarations involved in pioneering these two frontiers in the of the Transformed Lifeforce State that appear on the .
“””The Rising Sun”””
The WTM founding membership and friends
behind Norman and Jill Griffith’s Memorial Tree, Sydney, 13 December 2008
Norman Griffith (who died in 1971) and Jill Griffith (who died on 4 September 2008) were the parents of WTM members, Jeremy and Simon. Norman and Jill’s memorial tree in the foreground of the photo is a pink West Australian Flowering Gum, chosen because Norman and Jill and two others founded the now renowned Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Australian native plants. Under the tree is a brass plaque that reads: “Jill loved trees, planting them everywhere she went, and this is such a lush and vibrant little tree that it is ongoing living energy to represent all the flowering beauty that is to come from this, the very centre of the world that, against all the falseness, Jill’s incomparable core strength protected into being. This plaque was dedicated by Jeremy, Simon, Annie and the WTM in September 2008.”
The 2011 Launch of the
World Transformation Movement
Once the initial firestorm of resistance to the arrival of understanding of the human condition had been overcome, and the Transformed Lifeforce State had been pioneered, the transformation of the world could begin. Hence the name change to the World Transformation Movement in 2009, and the new name’s launch in 2011.
THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD could begin! What greatly facilitated the dissemination of the breakthrough understanding of the human condition and the transformed life for humans that it makes possible is the internet and its capacity for anyone, anywhere in the world to access the explanation of the human condition and its incredible ability to liberate all humans from the agony of the human condition. As Tim Macartney-Snape, one of the founding directors and now a Patron of the WTM, says: ‘This is the ultimate information, arriving via the ultimate information communication technology of the internet at the ultimate, desperately needed, eleventh-hour time in human history’!
The 2017 launch of WTM Centres around the world
On 18 February 2017, the Inaugural WTM Global Conference was held in Sydney to celebrate the launch of the first three WTM Centres to be formed outside of Sydney.
After learning about the WTM through the internet, Stefan Rössler and Franklin Mukakanga opened WTM Centres in Austria and Zambia respectively. Sam Akritidis, a long-time WTM member, also opened a WTM Centre in Melbourne.
In late 2017 another three WTM Centres were established: in the United Kingdom by Roz Bachl; in New Zealand by Pete Sadler; and in South Africa by James Moffett. In mid-2018 this network expanded to include Centres in Sweden by Olof Österman, Brisbane by Aggie Seiler and on the East Coast of the United States of America by Gerry St Onge. Since 2017, the number of new WTM Centres established each year has been growing almost exponentially.
So this is nothing less than the beginning of the beginning of a whole new transformed world for the human race!
Inaugural WTM Global Conference Attendees
The WTM very much welcomes your . Through this interactive online facility people can register questions and even participate via Skype in conferences about the explanation of the human condition and the Transformed Lifeforce State that it makes possible. The video in the WTM Video Library illustrates just how helpful your enquiries are. Indeed, we now have a library of and their answers for everyone to benefit from. We have also established a to help people overcome the initial difficulty of reading about the historically forbidden subject of the human condition.
With the understanding of the human condition finally found, the horizons that now open up for the human race are boundless and immensely exciting—so ask questions, find out what others are thinking and doing, become involved and help bring about the now urgently needed transformation of the world.
It is planned that in time growing interest will lead to the making of series for broadcast on mainstream television, and beyond that our own TV station that will be dedicated to explaining the human condition and its amelioration.
Of course to have the explanation of the human condition and the descriptions of the Transformed Lifeforce State fully articulated and set out in a book is a critically important accompaniment to the WTM’s video presentations, hence the importance of , which is the definitive presentation of Jeremy’s breakthrough biological explanation of the human condition, and , which presents the comprehensive account of his insights. In addition, provides the ideal, very short, introductory summary of the contents of FREEDOM, provides a short, powerful condensation of FREEDOM, and the provide an easy way to read FREEDOM in wonderfully illustrated bite-sized portions.