EBTV with host Evita Ochel and returning guest Paul Levy in a dialogue about Wetiko, and the nature of evil in our world and how to overcome it, based on Paul’s book Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil.

Video outline and topics covered:

  1. Exploring the crisis of sanity of humanity and what is the source of the problem. (1:35)

    • the disease within the collective unconscious
    • understanding the nature of Wetiko
    • the consequential psychic blindness and madness
  2. How Wetiko has the power to induce a negative hallucination. (7:45)

  3. How trying to solve Wetiko we may actually be feeding it. (9:36)

    • the problem of projection
    • the impacts of reacting from the unconscious psyche
  4. The role of deception in Wetiko. (12:26)

    • how our mind can deceive us and create a negative feedback loop
    • how Wetiko feeds off of polarization
    • the role of compassion
  5. How compassion increases our lucidity within this dream-like reality. (15:26)

    • the components of true awakening: emptiness and compassion
    • the importance of cultivating compassion
  6. The symptoms of Wetiko: an insatiable void and spiritual emptiness. (18:20)

    • Wetiko as a psychic eating disorder
    • our craving for endless consumption
    • how encoded in the disease of Wetiko is the cure
  7. How our economy and personal and collective obsession for more is influenced by Wetiko. (22:57)

    • the illusion of the current economy
    • how Wetiko can only operate by not being seen
  8. How the unpleasant nature of Wetiko makes us want to turn away from it, which only feeds it further. (28:07)

    • the consequences of avoidance and ignorance
    • the importance of bringing awareness to the dark energy
  9. How our Ego (identity attachment) prevents us from seeing Wetiko and how our actions impact others. (30:57)

    • the importance of facing the Shadow
    • projection as a consequence of not being able to face our own shadow
  10. How it does not make sense to try to create peace via a war. (35:16)

    • the consequences of creating trauma
    • the role of creativity
    • the balance of creative vs destructive forces
    • Wetiko as part of the daemonic energy
    • daemon vs demon
  11. How inner (self) destruction leads to external destruction. (38:34)

    “Whatever the soul does to itself, it cannot help but do to others.”

    Paul Levy, Dispelling Wetiko

  12. The illusion that the problem or source of evil is outside of ourselves. (39:50)

    • self-deception of Wetiko
    • micro vs macrocosm reflections
    • the power of our mind to influence our reality
  13. How the cure for Wetiko is within us: we created Wetiko, and thus we can uncreate it. (43:19)

    • we have an untapped power for creative genius
    • the importance of seeing what Wetiko is showing us

    “Wetiko can literally destroy our species through wrenching poverty, endless war and catastrophic environmental destruction. Or, if confronted, named and understood, it can introduce us to the dreamlike nature of reality, which changes everything.”

    Paul Levy, Dispelling Wetiko

  14. The vital role of imagination for curing Wetiko. (47:00)

    • tapping into the potential of our mind’s creative power
    • the importance of conscious, not unconscious, imagination
    • the meaning of “as viewed, so appears”
    • the lack of objective reality
  15. The value of turning around our negative imagination. (52:25)

    • the danger of pessimism, despair, etc.
  16. The potential positive side of Wetiko. (55:02)

    • how it can serve our spiritual evolution
    • the symbolic nature of our dreams/dream-like reality
    • symbolic vs diabolic meanings
  17. How to support each other and collaborate with others on the awakening journey. (59:00)

    • the value of the 3 jewels: teacher, teaching, and community
  18. Paul’s closing words: 3 essentials for healing and liberation (1:00:52)

    • awareness of (1) the dream-like nature (2) non-local field and (3) illusion of separation

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