InPresence 29Consciousness and Sociology

jeffrey mishlove

new-thinking-allowed

InPresence host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). For many years he served as president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people were supported and encouraged in developing inner intuitive abilities.

Here he points out that, traditionally, sociologists maintain that human consciousness is conditioned by large, powerful social institutions. He argues for another perspective, one that acknowledges the reality of interior experience independent of external social pressures. He reviews the contributions of the great sociologist, Pitirim A. Sorokin. He maintains that the antidote to the crisis of modernity is the creation of a lasting culture based on balance between inner and outer realities.

(Recorded on March 16, 2018)

Published on March 16, 2018

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