Friday, 6 August 2010
Tony Wright presentation at Sunrise Off-Grid
Virtually all cultures preserve myths with an almost identical theme; that from a past golden age humanity has suffered a progressive degeneration. Is this near universal tradition based on real events? The answer appears to be 'yes'. Recent scientific evidence supports the idea that we suffer from an inherited hormonal condition that has damaged part of our brain. In an unexpected twist, it is the damaged part that is not only driven to play the major role in telling us who we are but also dominates our basic biological functions. Such a scenario explains some extraordinary anomalies that have emerged from research into how our brains function. It provides an underlying reason for the present crises in health, from the dysfunction of the immune system to the declining age of puberty. It also makes sense of the diverse mystic and religious practices that are said to lead to enlightened states or 'oneness with God'.
If our common experience of near constant low-level fear and anxiety is actually a consequence of a neurological disorder, there may be a fundamental solution to the problem. We all know that fear, distrust and a lack of connection lead to conflict and ultimately war. Such a solution therefore could be of crucial importance to our global future.
Despite the staggering implications the basic proposal is already attracting emotive endorsement and support from sceptical mainstream academics and scholars in many disciplines to spiritually inclined philosophers, environmental activists and pretty much everyone who has read and understood the basic proposal as outlined in the book.
“A stunningly innovative and challenging theory” Dr Dennis McKenna (Heffter Research Institute)
“This is a startling book that makes us rethink the most fundamental issues of religion, psychology, and philosophy.”
Richard Heinberg (Post Carbon Institute)
“Left in the Dark offers a provocative and original answer to the most important question of our time.”
Linda Buzzell-Saltzman (IAE)
“ It will be, it must be, taken very seriously in any discussion of human origins.” Prof. Colin Groves (ANU)