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Posted On August 16, 2016By Steve McDonaldIn blog

Global paradigm shift

Globally there’s a major paradigm shift in progress that will eventually unseat the modern paradigm which has dominated the world since the scientific and industrial revolutions. The current shift is driven by the increasing complexity of life, arising from a rapid increase in our connectedness and speed of communication. It’s already clear that our dominant political and economic systems are failing us. From a human values perspective, people are beginning to search for alternative values and ways of solving our most pressing problems. It’s normal during a paradigm shift forRead More

Posted On May 24, 2016By Steve McDonaldIn blog

The Rise of Authoritarianism

  We are living in the space between two paradigms right now. The old paradigm systems are obviously failing (eg economic, political, industrial) and the next paradigm systems aren’t quite ready yet. It’s a very frustrating time for many. Historically what usually happens at this point is, people are so frustrated that their search for an answer looks backwards to the previous paradigm. In our case that means back to Authoritarianism which was dominant in the Middle Ages. Funnily enough this backward step actually speeds up the change process becauseRead More

Posted On November 9, 2015By Steve McDonaldIn blog

Interview on ABC Radio National

ABC Radio National’s program The Drawing Room recently interviewed Steve McDonald and David Woods about MDMA-therapy to treat posttraumatic stress disorder in war veterans. David Woods and his colleague Jon Haynes, directors of the theatre company Ridiculusmus, have created a stage play about MDMA and PTSD, called Give Me Your Love. Click here to listen to the interviewRead More