Psychiatry, Society, Industry, Economics, and Nonduality

Okay, we know how to celebrate nonduality for its diversity and wild freedom. Now we need to back up a little and focus on some of its niches, specifically nonduality and society, and nonduality and psychiatry. Because we can get lost in the celebration and forget that there are some untapped areas. 

We’ve got the arts, sciences, psychotherapy, religion, even humor, pretty well covered. Western philosophy, literature, yoga, sexuality, and maybe even sports have some momentum to them. Ecology, which has deep nondual roots, seems to have stalled in the nonduality arena.

Addiction recovery is getting excellent coverage and Gary Nixon leads this effort, running what is essentially a department of nondual psychology at the University of Lethbridge in Canada. 

Addiction is relevant to all of us, especially — as Rupert Spira notes in the foreword to Fred Davis’s new book — since “most of us are addicts to compulsive thinking.” (More on Fred’s book at a later time; I’m writing a review, as will many others.) Gary exemplifies how one person can establish nonduality within a traditional university located in a community with zero roots in nondual thought. I mean Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada isn’t exactly Marin County, if you know what I mean.

But mostly, in my view, the “economic, social, or industrial infrastructure (quote from Wikipedia under Society)” needs coverage, as does the field of psychiatry. I’ve been in touch with some people in these fields. Maybe there needs to be an international conference on Psychiatry, Society, Industry, Economics, and Nonduality. PSIEN. This is where the rubber meets the road. Enough celebrating.

2 thoughts on “Psychiatry, Society, Industry, Economics, and Nonduality

  1. Brent Robison

    Seems to me there’s still a long way to go in the mainstream entertainment world (movies, TV)…. And I’d love to see nonduality make deeper inroads in the arena I’m most involved in, which is fiction (a subset of the arts that is still rather untouched). Keep up the good work, Jerry!

  2. Jerry Post author

    Thanks, Brent. There is a long way to go with the perspectives you’ve mentioned. Yes, fiction really hasn’t been touched. You make an essential point with the implication that we can each best work in the field we know and for which we have a passion. Thank you.

    -Jerry

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