Cate Montana, MA, is author of Unearthing Venus: My Search for the Woman Within and is coauthor of The Heart of the Matter and Underground Physics. Her most recent book is The E-Word: Ego, Enlightenment and Other Essentials.
Here she addresses the fundamental distinction made by all humans between self and other. She notes that this distinction breaks down in mystical states in which the self or ego dissolve. She also points out that “otherness” in sociology is often associated with fear and, therefore, the need to control. The issue of otherness is pronounced with regard to matters of gender. She relates how this has affected her personally, growing up female in a male-dominated world.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is a former 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.
(Recorded on August 29, 2019)
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Published on August 31, 2019