Indigenous EcoPsychology, Part One: On Being Human, with Glenn Aparicio Parry

source: New Thinking Allowed    2015年11月23日
Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD, is author of Original Thinking: A Radical Revisioning of Time, Humanity, and Nature. He is the founder and director of the Circle for Original Thinking, a think tank based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Here he describes his participation, for over a decade, in a series of dialogues between native American elders, academic linguists, and theoretical physicists. These meetings caused him to question very basic notions such as the nature of time. Native Americans tend to see time as circular rather than linear. He also notes that, in modern western culture, humans believe themselves to be separate from nature, whereas native Americans see themselves as part of nature. He points out that native American languages emphasize process. They have many verbs and few nouns. This was in accord with the thinking of the physicists. He discusses the role of dreams in shaping our view of reality. He challenges the notion that we can “conquer” nature.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He serves as dean of transformational psychology at the University of Philosophical Research. He teaches parapsychology for ministers in training with the Centers for Spiritual Living through the Holmes Institute. He has served as vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and is the recipient of its Pathfinder Award for outstanding contributions to the field of human consciousness. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities. His American Indian name, chosen at age eight, is Soaring Eagle.
(Recorded on November 14, 2015)

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