Indigenous EcoPsychology, Part Two: The Voice of the Fire, with Glenn Aparicio Parry

source: New Thinking Allowed    2015年11月26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 an epiphany associated with his participation tending the sacred fire during a Navajo ceremony. This experience awakened in him a deeper understanding of the depth of our connectedness with nature. He maintains that the human subconscious, itself, can be thought of as nature working through us. He notes that in the Blackfoot language there is no word for “I” or “ego”. He discusses the role of prayer as a component of indigenous ecopsychology, emphasizing “our reconnection with what has always been there, with what has always been the source of our consciousness.” He describes how this sense of connection has become lost in our modern educational system with its emphasis on specialization.

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). His master’s degree is in criminology. 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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