MENTAL HEALTH, TRAUMA & THE “WETIKO” MIND VIRUS – FROM BREAKDOWN TO BREAKTHROUGH WITH PAUL LEVY
Over 40 years ago, PAUL LEVY had a life-transforming spiritual awakening that was misdiagnosed as a psychotic break. Repeatedly hospitalized and told he was mentally ill, the abuse he subsequently received from psychiatry destroyed his family and almost killed him. However, over time, he extricated himself from psychiatry and continued to unfold and integrate his awakening, and, paradoxically, he now has psychiatrists consulting him!
A noted pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence and a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner, teacher, healer and artist, Paul Levy is founder of the Awakening in the Dream Community in Portland, Oregon.
He also is the author of several mind-blowing books that explore the nature of madness, evil, psychological and emotional abuse, the projection of the shadow self, and the existence of Wetiko – a mind virus that is at the root of every crisis we and the world are facing today, but which, once recognized, can help humanity wake up and bring sanity back to our society.
Paul Levy’s book titles include: Awakened by Darkness – When Evil Becomes Your Father, Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality, and Wetiko – Healing the Mind-Virus that Plagues our World.
Healing the Mind Virus That Plagues our World
For almost twenty years Paul Levy been writing about an invisible, contagious, death-creating virus that no one is immune to that has been insidiously spreading and replicating itself throughout the human species. This deadly disease is a virus of the mind—the Native Americans call it “wetiko”—which literally cultivates and feeds on fear and separation. This mind-virus acts itself out through our blind-spots in such a way so as to hide itself from being seen – keeping us in the dark, so to speak.
Moreover, Wetiko is at the very root of every crisis we face—climate change (including our lack of response, our confusion around the topic and the hidden agendas attached to it), the threat of nuclear war, social injustice, political malfeasance, financial corruption, endless war. etc.
Called by many different names throughout history, the spirit of wetiko renders every other issue secondary, for wetiko is the over-arching umbrella that contains, subsumes, informs and underlies every form of self-and-other destruction that our species is acting out seemingly uncontrollably in our world today on every scale.
The less wetiko is recognized, however, the more seemingly powerful, and dangerous it becomes. And if we don’t come to terms with what wetiko is revealing to us, nothing else will matter as there will be no more human species.
Learn more about Wetiko and read a sample HERE