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Ed Jewett
07-18-2011, 07:45 PM
ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF AN
IMPORTANT NEW BOOK BY PAUL LEVY


Wetiko: The Greatest Epidemic Sickness Known to Humanity


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"... I introduce the idea that from the dawn of human history our species has fallen prey to a collective psychosis which I call malignant egophrenia. Speaking about this very same psychic epidemic, Forbes writes, “For several thousands of years human beings have suffered from a plague, a disease worse than leprosy, a sickness worse than malaria, a malady much more terrible than smallpox.” Indigenous people have been tracking the same ‘psychic’ virus that I call malignant egophrenia for many centuries and calling it ‘wetiko,’ a Cree term which refers to a diabolically wicked person or spirit who terrorizes others. Professor Forbes, who was one of the founders of the Native American movement during the early sixties, says, “Tragically, the history of the world for the past 2,000 years is, in great part, the story of the epidemiology of the wetiko disease.” Wetiko/malignant egophrenia is a ‘psychosis’ in the true sense of the word as being a ‘sickness of the soul or spirit.’ Though calling it by different names, Forbes and I are both pointing at the same illness of the psyche, soul and spirit that has been at the root of humanity’s inhumanity to itself. Read more...

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