In recent days, I've communicated some with the World Transformation Movement.....
So far, I understand the essential message of World Transformation Movement to be:
1. The human condition is a state of general psychosis which is at the root of all social disorders.
2. The cause of the psychosis is an unconscious conflict between the instinct and intellect in every individual.
3. There is a block which prevents people from facing this internal conflict, called the deaf effect.
4. The cure or solution is to gain an understanding of the conflict and transcend it.
Can you help me fill in and correct this summary?
Your summary is a great start but misses some key information such as what the resulting behaviour of this conflict between our instinct and intellect was (we became angry, egocentric and alienated; in a word ‘upset’), and that being able to understand the cause of our upset makes these defiant behaviours obsolete, brings them to an end, they can now subside and heal, because the upsetting battle to find understanding of ourselves has been won. We don’t transform from or transcend the internal conflict, but due to that conflict between our instinct and intellect being resolved with understanding, we can now transcend the resulting behaviour which was our upset state.
I think you will find our FAQ section very helpful, in particular FAQ 1.3, What is biologist Jeremy Griffith’s ‘instinct vs intellect’ explanation of the human condition?, 1.4 How can everyone’s lives be immediately transformed? It also covers how this differs from deferring to a religion, 1.6 Why does understanding of the human condition solve everything? and 6.5 How this differs from new age movements. There is also this Q&A in the Media section that may be useful.
I read all text from the links provided, and it was quite helpful to gain a summary understanding of the WTM message.
I think being able to have dialog with others when your technical issues are resolved will deepen my understanding and allow me to contribute to the whole.
The conflict between gene-based instincts and nerve-based intellect seems to correlate with automatic and unconscious behaviors being transcended to conscious thoughts, feelings and actions. I like to explore this from a quantum perspective as well, and consider myself to be a 'practical mystic.'
I question whether an intellectual understanding of the instinct-intellect conflict is sufficient to resolve the issues which create the human condition.
For example, I have an intellectual understanding that my empathic partner sometimes gets overwhelmed by external stimuli and is then vulnerable to the emotional pain of past traumas, which can downspin her into a place of non-feeling, including towards me and our relationship ~ and that I can only help her by giving her space, open-heart energy, and patient understanding towards her process of restoring herself as a feeling being.
But, that overall understanding has not helped me avoid being reactive (which definitely does not help) when something she says through her pain triggers me. I can't imagine that my thinking, 'Well, this is just my conflict between gene-based instincts and nerve-based intellect' would make the needed difference.
I CAN imagine that over time, my practice of the Qigong set I created will support the changes I want to see in myself. Fundamentally, the WTM approach seems incomplete in that it addresses only the intellect/thinking of the brain/nervous system and does not involve the heart and feeling.
Heart, feeling, and the quantum perspective are brought into 'the Present Moment Movements', and I feel that combination contributes to a more complete approach than intellectual understanding alone. Physical and mental movement in the Qigong set ground the experience and help embody the changes, which have been palpable in me, if slow. But then, the WTM approach requires faith that it will be effective in the mainstream after some generations. I have felt changes within eight months. To me, it seems worthwhile to explore a pairing of both approaches, for greater effectiveness.