John Grieve: Civilization & Alienation: A very short Introduction    
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27 Jul 2015 @ 10:38, by John Grieve

1) Alienation is separation, in the sense of dis-connection. We are separated from God, from nature, from ourselves, from men and from women.

2) When we are separated from something, it leads us to dominate or be dominated by it. This causes nearly everything to be out of balance. The Yin and Yang are out of balance in civilization, which is vastly over-Yang.

3) This alienation, separation and dis-connection leads to the evils of slavery and exploitation, sexism, homophobia, racism, abuse of the natural world and mental illness.

4)Civilization is based on this imbalance of Yin and Yang, this alienation and domination.

5)History is the process of humanity working through these forms of domination in a struggle for freedom, and an overcoming of all alienation. This will lead to what mystics call Cosmic Consciousness, or universal enlightenment.

6) The next stage in this process is a spiritual evolution/revolution in the realm of consciousness and will involve the media. Already civilization is in a phase of transition to what I call supercivilization, and the imbalance between Yin and Yang is visibly reducing.

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