Peter B. Todd, MAPS, a psychotherapist with a Jungian orientation, is author of The Individuation of God: Integrating Science and Religion. He experienced clinical death, during cardiac surgery, in 2005, and was subsequently revived. He was also a gold medalist at the 1982 Gay Games in San Francisco.
Here he lists a number of anthropogenic threats to human survival on this planet, particularly nuclear war and global warming. He describes the situation in his home city of Sydney, Australia, concerning fires that have already cost the lives of half a billion animals and are enveloping the city in smoke. He argues that these problems can only be addressed by a resacralization of the world and a global process of individuation. We must be willing to confront the shadow side of humanity.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.
(Recorded on January 31, 2020)
Published on February 4, 2020