In this episode Sienna talks with Christopher Loren, author of Permission to be Human. His interests lie in the subjective area of human experience as a natural phenomenon, and argues against the definitions handed down through esoteric traditions. Christopher asserts that childhood suppression is at the seat of religious and spiritual delusion which becomes the arena for the retrieval of a shamed imagination. He offers a new vision for body-based wisdom and understanding through removing the delusion of the spiritual self and its story.
Christopher writes, “The spiritual story was once an answer to the anxieties of the natural world, but now has become a colorful cage in which humans are trapped. It is an insidious trance that has perpetuated needless suffering for our species up to the modern day. We have been led to look in the wrong direction. We have been bamboozled, beguiled, betrayed. We have been cheated for far too long. We have been led to believe our enemy lies ‘out there.’ We have been led to ‘believe.’ Our plight lies in the emotional investment of our identification with the image. I predict an awakening on this planet of epic proportions, where the realization of this conspiracy will spring to life. I see the long hardened road of religious and spiritual delusion coming to an abrupt end, like a domino effect, cascading across the globe. Our species is angry on a deep level. We know something has been wrong for a long time. We are tired of being thrown the scraps. This is primal, guttural; the scream of an exhausted humanity who will not take no for an answer. Who refuse to be duped any longer. It is the voice of reason and the shout of change!”