Darryl Robert Schoon is a financial analyst famous for having predicted the 2008 market crash. His website is www.drschoon.com. He is author of Light in a Dark Place: The Prison Years. He has also written a novel titled You Can’t Always Get What You Want. He is a minister with the Temple of Universality in Tucson, Arizona.
Here he employs Plato’s allegory of the cave as pointing toward the idea that we are all the prisoners of our own misperceptions. Going a step further, he invokes Carlos Castaneda’s Teachings of Don Juan Matus to suggest that something akin to a parasitic infection prevents humans from functioning in a full, open-hearted manner. This is a vision held in common by many in the shamanic and gnostic communities. He ascribes many conspiracy theories to what he calls “ego dissociative syndrome” (EDS) and points out many of the hazards of accepting conspiracy beliefs. He also describes a number of conspiracy theories about which he suggests he has personal information.
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 October 31, 2019)
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Published on November 6, 2019