“WETIKO”: Are you infected? I am.

As we begin to pull back from our own strong, polarized, reactions to the recent and historically unprecedented election; as we work to embrace in our open, broken hearts the native wisdom keepers and veterans at Standing Rock as well as their “opponents” — heavily militarized police from seven states and mercenaries there to “protect” the DAPL pipeline; as we notice, over and over again, just how we unconsciously project into the outer world interpersonal dramas that are actually taking place within ourselves — nursing the still bleeding wounds of childhood traumas — let us remember and learn to continuously call out and contain the mutating, shapeshifting virus that Native Americans call “wetiko” and Buddhist, Jungian scholar Paul Levy labels “malignant egophrenia.”

The Greatest Epidemic Sickness Known to Humanity

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