WTM FAQ 1.14  Why aren’t these ideas mainstream? / If these ideas are so true and important then why haven’t I heard of them?


These ideas are not mainstream because, firstly, in daring to look at the real psychological nature of the human condition, Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith’s work has been treated as heretical by the psychosis-denying, mechanistic science establishment, as an anathema to be dismissed (read why in FAQ 1.10, Freedom Essay 40 and in chapter 2:4 of FREEDOM) and even persecuted (see Freedom Essay 56).

Secondly, because Jeremy’s books present the profound analysis of the human condition, some people can find what is being said hard to take in (a difficulty that is referred to as the ‘deaf effect’, which is introduced in Video/​Freedom Essay 1 and more fully explained in Video/​Freedom Essay 11 and Video/​Freedom Essay 13: The WTM Deaf Effect Course), while others find what is being discussed unbearably confronting, and become hostile to it, a response that is also described in Freedom Essay 40.

Thirdly, for someone to be able to explain, and, through that explanation, bring reconciling and ameliorating understanding to our deeply troubled, human-condition-afflicted lives, they obviously had to be thinking from a position outside the conventional whole-view-of-the-human-condition-avoiding, mechanistic framework. As Einstein said, ‘We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them’! These understandings are necessarily not mainstream.


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For further description of the persecution that Jeremy and the World Transformation Movement have faced, and the reasons for it, read chapter 6:12 of Jeremy’s book FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition. The persecution is also documented in the essay Persecution of the WTM.

And for an explanation of why the answer to the human condition had to come from outside the mainstream, read the Introduction to FREEDOM by a former President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Professor Harry Prosen.