The World Transformation Movement (WTM) Cape Town Centre is here to support you in your journey of understanding Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith’s breakthrough explanation of the human condition. His reconciling and redeeming ‘instinct vs. intellect’ explanation finally solves the riddle of our ‘good and evil’ conflicted human condition, and ultimately transforms the human race.
With every day bringing more alarming evidence of the turmoil of the human situation, it is unarguable that this psychologically relieving understanding of the reason for our destructive behaviour is the ONLY way we can halt the slide to total chaos and devastation. The World Transformation Movement, which is a non-profit organisation, was established in Australia in 1983 to ensure the world-saving importance of this explanation is disseminated across the planet.
The most prominent members of the WTM Cape Town Centre are James Moffett and John Mulder; they are the most well versed in these transforming understandings of the human condition at their centre, and therefore the best placed to help people in their region develop their interest in Jeremy Griffith’s work.
James is a world-renowned organic farmer and organic milling and products innovator who founded the WTM Cape Town Centre in 2017.
John, who had a successful career in accounting and is now the co-owner of Hermitage Food and Medicine Nursery, has been developing his interest in the work of the WTM since 2019.
“These clear-daylight-truths have resulted in a paradigm shift in my life – life has never been this good for me.”John Mulder
Learn more about John here
(And you can hear more of John’s enthusiasm for this understanding of the human condition here)
THE Interview That Solves The Human Condition And Saves The World!
The transcript of THE Interview of Jeremy Griffith by Craig Conway that solves the human condition and saves the world provides the ideal, very short, introductory summary of the contents of FREEDOM.
MUST, MUST WATCH: Craig Conway, the acclaimed British actor, writer, producer and broadcaster — and the founder of WTM North East England Centre — has brought all his skills to bear to produce the ideal introduction to Jeremy Griffith’s explanation of the human condition in this absolutely astonishing, world-changing and world-saving interview with Jeremy. It’s called ‘THE’ Interview because in it Jeremy gives such a concise and accessible summary of his world-saving explanation of the human condition that it’s nothing less than the most important interview of all time!
FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition
FREEDOM is the definitive presentation of the biological explanation of the human condition needed for the complete understanding of human behaviour and the ultimate amelioration of all the underlying psychosis in human life.
Read FREEDOM synopsis with chapter summaries in Afrikaans or English.
The WTM Cape Town Centre hosts regular and relaxed get-togethers to discuss biologist Jeremy Griffith’s reconciling understanding of the human condition. His transformative insights open up so many topics for discussion, from the meaning of our existence, the origin of our moral instincts, and the relationship between men and women, to the significance of our changing psychology as we progress through infancy, childhood, and adolescence to adulthood. It’s just so exciting to finally be able to understand all aspects of life, and to know that this project will bring about the rehabilitation of our species and our world, so we’d love for you to join us!
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The World Transformation Movement Global Network
Alongside the original WTM Centre in Sydney, Australia, World Transformation Movement Centres are being established around the world to help bring to everyone the now desperately needed all-relieving and all-explaining biological understanding of the underlying issue in all of human life of our troubled human condition.
Visit the WTM’s Transformation page to learn more about the formation of these Centres. You can access the following examples of WTM Centre websites by clicking on their images below.
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In response to an invitation by a Swellendam intentional healing group to participate in inspirational book reviews, I (John Mulder) submitted the following review of FREEDOM The End of the Human Condition:
“FREEDOM The End of the Human Condition by Jeremy Griffith. It’s a massive and confronting read but on the HumanCondition.com website there is a great introductory video of an interview that sets the tone about biologist Jeremy’s 40 odd years of research on the human condition. All his research and books are freely available on the website because of the importance of his work. Printed copies available through Amazon.com at a price to recover printing costs. Free download from HumanCondition.com.
On a personal and healing level his work has answered a lifelong question: ‘…despite our species’ magnificent mental capabilities and undeniable capacity for immense sensitivity and love, behind each wondrous scientific achievement and every sensitive artistic expression and compassionate act lies the shadow of humanity’s darker side—an unspeakable history of greed, hatred, rape, torture, murder and war; a propensity for shocking deeds of violence, depravity, indifference and cruelty.’
In my humble view the human condition per Griffith is the underlying cause of the mess our world has become and through understanding that underlying cause and the good reason why, we and our world can truly heal. If we (humanity) do not change, the world we live in won’t heal. In fact, I think we are screwed if we don’t.”
The quote I used in the book review is from FREEDOM, Chapter 1:2 What exactly is the human condition? and I’d just like to include some more from this chapter to further encapsulate the importance of this book.
‘Clearly, it is of incalculable importance to finally be able to answer this question of questions of the origin of the human condition. In fact, the great hope, faith and trust of the human race has been that one day the redeeming and psychologically rehabilitating understanding of our ‘good and evil’-afflicted human condition would be found. And since this all-important issue of the human condition — the underlying issue in all human affairs — is biological in nature, its resolution has been the most important task assigned to biologists; indeed, it has been described as the ‘holy grail’ of biology. AND, as incredible as it may seem, it is this breakthrough of breakthroughs — this all-important, world-saving, psychosis-addressing-and-relieving, real biological explanation of the human condition — that is presented in this book! As stated earlier, the effect of finally knowing and understanding and living with this explanation is that it transforms humans from their psychologically insecure, human-condition-afflicted existence to a psychologically secure and mature, human-condition-free state. This is the explanation that lifts the so-called burden of guilt from the shoulders of the human race. This is the explanation that ends the condemnation that we humans have had to endure for so long. And the reason you will know this is the real, true explanation is because, unlike earlier excuses, it will prove so accountable it will make all of our egocentric, arrogant, inspired, depressed, deluded, etc, psychologically distressed behaviour transparent. Understanding and absorbing this explanation will end all the bewilderment, confusion and uncertainty — all the insecurity — about human behaviour. It will unravel the whole mess we humans have been living in...’
I also mention THE Interview which can be accessed for free at HumanCondition.com.
A recent post in the World Transformation Movement Facebook group by Lachlan Colquhoun was a wonderful tribute to South African, Jan Smuts and it’s worth sharing on the WTM Cape Town Centre news:
‘I recently came across this article published in 1972 titled Smuts: Prophet of the New Empire. Jeremy Griffith also identifies Jan Smuts as a denial-free thinker or prophet. He writes:,
“So the theme of existence, the overall direction or destiny of change, or, from a conscious observer’s point of view, the overall purpose or meaning of existence, is the ordering or integration or complexification of matter. ‘Teleology’, ‘the belief that purpose and design are a part of nature’ (Macquarie Dictionary, 3rd edn, 1998), and ‘holism’, which the dictionary defines as ‘the tendency in nature to form wholes’ (Concise Oxford Dictionary, 5th edn, 1964), are terms that recognise this integrative ‘tendency’. The concept ‘holism’ was first introduced by the South African denial-free thinker or prophet, the statesman, philosopher and scientist Jan Smuts in his 1926 book Holism and Evolution. Smuts conceived ‘holism’ as ‘the ultimate organising, regulative activity in the universe that accounts for all the structural groupings and syntheses in it, from the atom, and the physico-chemical structures, through the cell and organisms, through Mind in animals, to Personality in Man’ (p.341 of 380).” (FREEDOM 'Chapter 4:2, The obvious truth of the development of order of matter on Earth', para 318.)
Whilst the article, Smuts: Prophet of the New Empire doesn't specifically define what is meant by 'New Empire', it does allude to Smuts’ ability to think at a profound level about human existence, stating ‘…he had a breadth of vision that carried him far beyond ‘the hills of my beginnings’, and, ‘Slim in body, and, for the Afrikaners "slim" in character too: "Slim Jannie" they called him for in Afrikaans "slim" is a quality of mind rather than body.’
Another who has acknowledged Smuts outstanding ability, Lord Todd, the Master of Christ's College Cambridge, said in 1970 that ‘in 500 years of the College's history, of all its members, past and present, three had been truly outstanding: John Milton, Charles Darwin and Jan Smuts.’ (Memoirs of the Boer War (1994) Introduction, p.19).
I can’t help but think the ‘New Empire’ Smuts envisioned is the world free of the human condition that is now possible thanks to the work of Jeremy Griffith.’
Jeremy Griffith's “shattering, hard-hitting, no-holds-barred” latest book, Death by Dogma, The biological reason why the Left is leading us to extinction, and the solution, is a brilliant, first-principle-science based exposé of the dire situation facing humanity now.
Translating Jeremy’s books and other information is a vital part of spreading the news of his breakthrough biological explanation of our human condition to all four corners of the world, because it leads humanity out of dystopia to a world free of dystopia, free from the human condition.
The professional translation of Death by Dogma from English into Afrikaans by Hazel Pedrig is being meticulously proof-read by WTM Cape Town Center co-founder, John Mulder and his wife, Yvette (Yvette is a brilliant, green-finger herbalist) with the aim of presenting a complete, comprehensive understanding of Critical Theory which wasn't taking hold in society when FREEDOM was published in 2016.
The massive paradigm shift which occurs with understanding Jeremy’s breakthrough biological explanation of our human condition is confrontingly real, so translating Jeremy’s words and meaning is most important and can be challenging, thus the need to "do a good job" which Hazel, John and Yvette are so wonderfully and courageously doing.
So, shortly, the Afrikaans translation of Death by Dogma (Dood aan Dogma) will be available for Afrikaans speaking people to read and with understanding, realise the critical importance of this world-saving information to themselves and to fundamentally transforming the dystopia to utopia.
The paradoxical behaviour of people who can be altruistically loving towards their fellow man and capable of aggression, venom and even atrocities in almost the same breath, is a topic that has been close to my heart since childhood. I believe I am not the only one and will not be the last person to question this apparent “flaw” in our psychological composition as humans. After going through quite a few twists and turns over the years to solve this 'mystery', I came across the research of an Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith. Please people, this article is not an attempt to hawk any modern belief or thought, but only my own experience and associated paradigm shift. Jeremy shares a non-abstract, non-mystical, completely rational, and therefore understandable, scientific, biological explanation of mankind.
These are deep things and many times confrontational. For the purposes of this article, I would like to use the following quotes from a transcript of a radio interview with Biologist Jeremy Griffith on the Human Condition (Human Good and Evil Behaviour Pattern) as a starting point to a generally accepted but erroneous animal instinct excuse for refuting our human behaviour:
“Surely this idea that we have savage competitive and aggressive, must-reproduce-our-genes instincts cannot be the real reason for our species’ competitive and aggressive behaviour because, after all, words used to describe our human behaviour such as egocentric, arrogant, inspired, depressed, deluded, pessimistic, optimistic, artificial, hateful, cynical, mean, sadistic, immoral, brilliant, guilt-ridden, evil, psychotic, neurotic and alienated, all recognise the involvement of OUR species’ fully conscious thinking mind. They demonstrate that there is a psychological dimension to our behaviour; that we don’t suffer from a genetic-opportunism-driven ‘animal condition’, but a conscious-mind-based, psychologically troubled HUMAN CONDITION.”
“Our ape ancestors can’t have been brutal, club-wielding, competitive and aggressive savages as we have been taught, rather they must have lived in a Garden of Eden-like state of cooperative, selfless and loving innocent gentleness—which, as I’d like to explain to you later in this interview Craig, is a state that the bonobo species of ape is currently living in, and which anthropological findings now evidence we did once live in. For instance, anthropologists like C. Owen Lovejoy are reporting that ‘our species-defining cooperative mutualism can now be seen to extend well beyond the deepest Pliocene [which is well beyond 5.3 million years ago]’.”
Important characteristics of their lifestyle include:
1. Wife is in charge: Matriarchal community. The dominant Bonobo is always female and should a male exceed his limits, all that is a lady stands together to put him in his place.
2. Our closest animal family: with 97.8% similar DNA.
3. They are not aggressive: Over time, they have become even less aggressive.
4. Mastery Conflict Control: A state of tension between Bonobos is quickly addressed by a hug or two (or even more...) In order to avoid a fight.
5. Good Samaritans: Caring for others without hesitation, even more than people. Among other things, Bonobos prefers to share food with strangers.
6. A child can do nothing wrong: What more can one say now...
To read more about these remarkable animals and their habits please visit www.bonobos.org
The important and obvious question, then, is: What has gone wrong in the evolutionary process of the human species from a seemingly peaceful way of life to the present day?
Jeremy has already published six books on the human condition, including the Australian bestseller A Species in Denial (2003), and his definitive dissertation, FREEDOM: The End of The Human Condition (2016).
His work has attracted the support of leading scientists such as the former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Professor Harry Prosen, the winner of Australia's Templeton Prize Biologist Professor Charles Birch, the former president of the Primate Society of Great Britain Dr David Chivers, winner of the Nobel Prize physicist Stephen Hawking, as well as other excellent thinkers such as our own Sir Laurens van der Post and are available to view and free of charge at www.humancondition.com/#commendations.
The transcript of an interview Griffith recently conducted with a British broadcaster, Craig Conway, is available in Afrikaans and can be downloaded above. THE Interview is also a handy starting point if you would like to find out more about Jeremy's work.
THE Interview’s Afrikaans translation, DIE Onderhoud, has been updated to match the English version with the help of translator Hazel Pendrig and WTM Cape Town members, John Mulder and James Moffett.
A trial print of both versions was successful and 20 copies of each were printed in Cape Town and delivered to James for sale and distribution.
If you are interested in a hard copy of THE Interview or DIE Onderhoud, please contact either James or John using the contact form on this website.
THE Interview continues to “make headlines” around the world as word of it spreads and people read this incredible interview and realise its significance and human race-saving content.
DIE Afrikaanse vertaling van THE Interview, DIE Onderhoud, is opgedateer om by die Engelse weergawe aan te pas met die hulp van vertaler Hazel Pendrig en WTM Kaapstad lede, John Mulder en James Moffett.
'n Proefdruk van albei weergawes was suksesvol en 20 eksemplare daarvan is in Kaapstad gedruk en aan James gelewer vir verkoop en verspreiding.
As u belangstel in 'n harde-eksemplaar van THE Interview of DIE Onderhoud, kontak James of John met behulp van die kontakvorm op hierdie webwerf.
DIE onderhoudmaak steeds 'opslae' regoor die wêreld namate die nuus daarvan versprei en mense hierdie ongelooflike onderhoud lees en ook besef hoe belangrik dit is ten einde die mensdom te red.
South African Author Alan Paton
Alan Paton was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1903 and studied at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, taking a Bachelor of Science degree and a Higher Diploma in Education between 1919 and 1924. He is most famous as the author of Cry, the Beloved Country, written in 1946. This was followed by poetry, two more novels (Too late the Phalarope and Ah, but your land is beautiful), short stories ('Debbie go home' or 'ales from a troubled land'), two biographies (Hofmeyr and Apartheid and the Archbishop) and his autobiographies (Towards the mountain and Journey continued), University of Kwazulu-Natal, Alan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives.
Jeremy Griffith quotes Alan Paton in FREEDOM Chapter 9 The ‘dawn…of our emancipation'.
“When TIME magazine invited the author Alan Paton to contribute an essay on apartheid in South Africa they instead received, and published in its place, a deeply reflective article on Paton’s favourite pieces of literature. In what proved to be the renowned writer’s last work, Paton wrote: ‘I would like to have written one of the greatest poems in the English language—William Blake’s “Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright”, with that verse that asks in the simplest words the question which has troubled the mind of man—both believing and non believing man—for centuries: “When the stars threw down their spears / And watered heaven with their tears / Did he smile his work to see? / Did he who made the lamb make thee?”’ (25 Apr. 1988). The opening lines of Blake’s poem, ‘Tiger, Tiger, burning bright / In the forests of the night’, refer to humans’ great fear and resulting denial of the issue of our less-than-ideal, seemingly imperfect, ‘fallen’ or corrupted state or condition—a subject humans have consciously repressed and yet one that ‘burn[s]’ ‘bright’ in the ‘forests of the night’ of our deepest awareness. The very heart of the issue lies in the line, ‘Did he who made the lamb make thee?’— a rhetorical question disturbing in its insinuation that we are wholly unrelated to ‘the lamb’, to the world of innocence. The poem raises the fundamental question involved in being human: how could the mean, cruel, indifferent, selfish and aggressive ‘dark side’ of human nature—represented by the ‘Tiger’ — be both reconcilable with and derivative of the same force that created ‘the lamb’ in all its innocence? As Paton identified, despite humans’ denial of it, the great, fundamental, underlying question that ‘has troubled the mind of man’ has always been, are humans part of God’s ‘work’, part of ‘his’ purpose and design, or aren’t we? In other words—as was dealt with in chapter 4—why don’t humans live in accordance with the cooperative, loving integrative meaning of existence? Interestingly, the final words of Paton’s acclaimed book about apartheid, Cry, the Beloved Country, allude to humanity’s dream of one day finding this answer, and, through doing so, freeing itself from the terrible ‘bondage of fear’ of our condition: ‘But when that dawn will come, of our emancipation, from the fear of bondage and the bondage of fear, why, that is a secret’ (1948). Humanity’s hope and faith has always been that one day we would be able to explain the paradox of the human condition, and, as a result of doing so, liberate ourselves from ‘the bondage’ of our species’ immensely psychologically upsetting sense of unworthiness or guilt”.
This excerpt from a local Swellendam social media group says it all:
“Overberg 07:00 Swellendam Bredasdorp road closed. Stormsvlei Bonnievale road closed. N2 closed twice during the night with multiple rescues and assists but now OPEN. One person missing at Stormsvlei. People trapped in houses and unconfirmed on vehicle at Stormsvlei. EMS and Fire attending. SAPS dive unit activated. One person still trapped in vehicle at Riviersonderend but fine. Fire on scene. Damage to secondary roads in RSE area. Multiple secondary roads in Ruens area closed Roads dept. attending to it.”
Western Cape winter rains are with us. The Majestic Langeberg mountain range is covered with cloud and warnings from emergency services about possible flooding. Nature never ceases to astound and we live in beautiful part of our country, however, as South Africans this is also a time when the plight of the homeless and marginalized in our communities become even more challenging. With an unemployment rate remaining at around 30% this is truly worrying. Am I my brother’s keeper? Reality mostly suggests otherwise but there is light at the end of the tunnel made posssible with the incredible understanding Jeremy Griffith has given us through the information presented in FREEDOM. At last the fog and mist can lift from our minds and we can move on from the human condition.
A few years ago I came across the work of Biologist Jeremy Griffith on our contradictory capacity for so-called ‘good’ and ‘evil’ (Human Condition) as humans and its origins some two million years ago, when we became ‘conscious’ as a species. Consciousness defined as our ability to understand ‘cause and effect’ which sets us apart from the animal realm.
The reason I am sharing this with you is that Jeremy presents a non-abstract, non-mystical, completely rational and thus understandable, scientific, biological explanation of us humans which is freely available at www.humancondition.com including several books, loads and loads of interesting material and his all-explaining synthesis FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition. At first I found all of this overwhelming and confronting but believe me, the more you read, the better it gets. Forty plus years of research available for free and so worth taking note of.
With the most incredible tool of consciousness our quest as humans has been to understand our world and surely, ultimately to understand ourselves. In my view that is what Griffith has achieved and brilliantly summarised in a recent interview with British broadcaster Craig Conway.
As South Africans we are aware of the challenges facing our country and it’s not a pretty sight. The advantage of having reached ‘Madala’ status in life is that with time one becomes acutely aware of the snake oil type solutions put forward by those who often mean well. In my humble view lasting change to human behaviour is not possible because of laws and prescribed rules, feel good solutions or doctrine. It is only understanding of ourselves and our behaviour that will result in a lasting new dawn for all of humanity.
James Moffett was invited to join Paul Teasdale, founder of Soshing with Suntwe, a discussion forum on Facebook, investigating what drives ordinary people to do the extraordinary. Suntwe, Paul’s nickname, means “hyena” in Shona (one of the two languages spoken in Zimbabwe) and “shoshing” means to talk or discuss.
The discussion delved into the human condition in agriculture and why James farmed the way he did, particularly when most farming practices are in some way, environmentally destructive. This conundrum in his actions led to discussing what our mindset is as humans and where did this mindset originate; how it evolved and developed from childhood and growing up, as a personal journey and humanity’s journey of evolution and development.
You can watch James' interview on Facebook.
The following article written by WTM Cape Town member John Mulder, was published in the South African Overberg district local news paper, Zuid Courant, on 3 November 2020.
Artikel vir Zuid Courant – Overberg distrik.
Vandag (3 November) kom die Amerikaanse presidensiële verkiesing tot n punt. ‘n Veldtog wat gekenmerk was deur ‘n bitter en venynige stryd tussen partye en persoonlikhede. Eintlik is die dinamika om ‘n hoogs sigbare gebeurtenis soos wat ons hier ervaar net ‘n spieëlbeeld van ons lewensondervinding as mens. Woede, ongenaakbaarheid, haat en eie belang ongeag van die koste daaraan verbonde. Ons ‘goed-en-kwaad’ geteisterde menslike toestand. Aan die een kant die mens se vermoë vir uitnemende dade van liefde en omgee vir andere, opgeweeg teen ons paradoksale gedrag van onbeskryflik gru dade teenoor mense en ons omgewing.
Ek het onlangs op die volgende omskrywing afgekom van woede in mense: “Woede is eerstens ŉ biologiese verskynsel wat in die oerbrein ontstaan en tweedens ŉ emosionele verskynsel. Dit is dus ’n normale, menslike reaksie.” Meeste mense aanvaar dat die oerbrein waarna hier verwys word die onderliggende rede is waarom ons amper ‘onwillikeurig’ onderhewig is aan ‘goed’en’kwaad’ spanning daagliks.
Die volgende aanhalings wat die aanname egter weerspreek dat ons woede ‘instinktief’ is, kom uit die navorsing van Australiese Bioloog, Jeremy Griffith. Ek is van mening dat Griffith daarin slaag om, met deernis, die ware Sielkundige verklaring van die Menslike Toestand met ‘n versoenbare biologiese oplossing staaf van hierdie uiters belangrike vraag waarom die mensdom, brutaal-mededingend, selfsugtig en aggressief is. Die voortbestaan van ons planeet en die mensdom is in gedrang. Derhalwe is hierdie verklaring van kardinale belang.
“Hierdie idee dat ons wrede mededingende en aggressiewe, ons-moet-ons-genereproduseer-instinkte het, kan tog seker nie die werklike rede vir ons spesie se mededingende en aggressiewe gedrag wees nie. Want die woorde wat gebruik word om ons mensegedrag te beskryf – soos egosentries, arrogant, besiel, terneergedruk, bedrieglik, pessimisties, optimisties, vals, haatdraend, sinies, lelik, sadisties, immoreel, briljant, skuldige, boos, psigoties, neuroties en vervreemdend – is almal woorde wat die betrokkenheid van ONS spesie se ten volle bewuste denkende verstand erken. Hulle toon dat daar ’n sielkundige dimensie aan ons gedrag is; dat ons nie aan ’n geneties-opportunisties-gedrewe ‘dierlike toestand’ ly nie, maar eerder ’n bewusteverstandsgebaseerde, sielkundig-versteurde MENSLIKE TOESTAND.
Bowendien het mense samewerkende, onselfsugtige en liefdevolle morele instinkte – en dit kom tot uitdrukking in wat ons ons morele bewussyn of gewete noem – en dit is die presiese teenoorgestelde van ons mededingende, selfsugtige en aggressiewe instinkte.”
Om meer hieroor te lees, is die skakel na ‘n insiggewende Onderhoud wat Jeremy onlangs met n Britse radio omroeper gevoer het. Die Onderhoud transkripsie is ook nou beskikbaar in Afrikaans en kan gratis afgelaai word vanaf ons web tuiste.
Visit to Sir Laurens Van der Post’s home town and Memorial.
Thanks to FREEDOM and Jeremy, I have wanted to visit Sir Lauren’s memorial and Philippolis, his original home-town, since 2017, so it was a very special “walkabout-with-purpose” occasion for me to head north on the (African) Sunshine Highway for a visit.
I keep Jeremy’s words “we are all hero’s”, alongside all humans on this final leg of our collective journey to our freedom and Sir Lauren’s wisdom: “The truth is no one or no thing in essence dies! We and all things are eternal and everlasting in the sense that their meaningfulness is eternal and everlasting, irrespective of what happens to our universe. Sir Laurens van der Post described how humans carry on in an even greater way after their physical death when he wrote: ‘We make a great mistake when we think that people whose lives have been intimately woven into our own, cease to influence us when they die… The dead become part of the dynamics of our spirit, of the basic symbolism of our minds. They join the infinite ranks of the past, as vast as the hosts of the future, and so much greater than our own little huddle of people in the present’ (The Face Beside the Fire, 1953, p.63 of 311)”.
The caretaker of Sir Lauren’s memorial, Elsa Lombard, was wonderful and totally in awe of Sir Laurens, and very happily accepting a copy of FREEDOM to place on Sir Laurens’s desk (sent out from London by his daughter, Lucia, including many of his books) which is in the Memorial Centre.
FREEDOM amongst our new veg and herb seedlings in our Hermitage Valley nursery, Swellendam. FREEDOM from the Human Condition is a book about renewal and takes us on a journey from discovering the truth about our upset human condition state to a psychosis free transformed state where life has a glorious new meaning. A redeeming new mindset and the ability to see yesterdays ‘normal’ for what it was. Decades of a mostly superficial existence that normalized greed, egocentricity, self-obsession, indifference, depression, hate, anger, guilt and more. FREEDOM heralds in the biblical revelation of a new heaven and a new earth, all rationally explained with scientific understanding. Christ explained to the Pharisees that the Kingdom of Heaven was in them, a renewed state of being. From his parable of the sower we can also conclude that the new earth is the fertile minds of men where the integrated meaning of life has taken root. The same earth covered in the beginning with darkness and where a new day was created to bring the light of truthful understanding.
THE ROAD HOME
The ‘Road Home’ is our view on our early morning walks in Wolvengat, near Cape Agulhas, through beautiful and sweet-smelling indigenous Fynbos and certainly reflects our family's progress to understanding our human condition: in the correct direction to the sun or light. The sun or fire has been a metaphor of humanity’s for knowledge and truth since the time of Greek philosopher Plato.
FREEDOM follows us everywhere: the most useful resource for tackling any job on the farm, which requires some out-of-the-box thinking like a tractor issue, initially unsolveable frustrating, becomes a walk in the park, solvable problem with a calm, open mind after referring to FREEDOM.
Our weekly zoom meetings with John Mulder, Melody Donovan, Reginald Khotshobe and the Moffett family continue, which is a perfect way to help each other on the Freedom Road to understanding the information in FREEDOM, the essays and many other books and papers by Jeremy Griffith and the WTM.
John Mulder speaking at a WTM global online meeting, describing the excitement of finally being able to understand the human condition.
James and Vanessa Moffett caught up with Wendy Crawford to discuss FREEDOM’s insights. Wendy is an experienced teacher of organics, permaculture and agriculture, so our conversation involved a lovely mix of nutrition for our bodies and ‘manna’ for our minds! We also touched on how the human condition impacts upon sustainable agricultural practice.
After seeing a special sight in his neighbourhood recently, WTM Cape Town member John Mulder commented "Life is beautiful when observed through the eyes of a child — a time of innocence, a time of truth, no blemishes of lies and guilt and fear.” As Jeremy quotes Plato 360BC in para 180 of FREEDOM: ‘our state of innocence, before we had any experience of evils to come, when we were… simple and calm and happy… pure ourselves and not yet enshrined in that living tomb which we carry about, now that we are imprisoned’
Read a sample of James' and John's answers to the question What is the World Transformation Movement? below.
The WTM Cape Town Centre hosts regular and relaxed get-togethers to discuss biologist Jeremy Griffith’s reconciling understanding of the human condition. His transformative insights open up so many topics for discussion, from the meaning of our existence, the origin of our moral instincts, and the relationship between men and women, to the significance of our changing psychology as we progress through infancy, childhood, and adolescence to adulthood. It’s just so exciting to finally be able to understand all aspects of life, and to know that this project will bring about the rehabilitation of our species and our world, so we’d love for you to join us! Submit a message via our Contact page and we'll go from there!
James and Ross Moffett motored to Hermanus (approximately 2 hour’s drive along the coast, east of Cape Town) from Wolvengat Village to meet Karen Riley, WTM Central Canada Centre founder, who was travelling through South Africa. They had a lively and lovely discussion about FREEDOM which covered many topics including the state of South Africa and the uptake of FREEDOM compared to Canada, their country’s economies and demographics, and how they and their families are dealing with all the FREEDOM information. After a way too short visit, James and Ross headed back home, after wishing Karen happy travelling to Cape Town on the final leg of her travels
James and Karen in front of the FREEDOM car
WTM Cape Town Centre supporters John and Yvette Mulder were asked by a Stellenbosch University student group to participate in a discussion about “intentional community living”, which is defined as living in alignment with your values and beliefs. It was a fantastic opportunity to introduce Jeremy Griffith’s explanation of the human condition to students and within that compassionate framework discuss how this explanation presents the only means to truly ameliorate the egocentric, selfish and competitive behaviour that undermines our relationships and attempts at sustainability.
As John said, “This request was prompted by young post-apartheid academics in an attempt to get to grips with cultural and social differences that they still encounter in our South African society. While Yvette and I took a conscious decision a number of years ago to opt for an off-the-grid, simple, and (as far as possible) self-sustaining lifestyle in an attempt to avoid the onslaught of materialism on our lives and the resultant pressures it brought to bear, I have known for many years that the ism’s of the old world that we live in do not have the answers and are in fact failing all the time. Capitalism (trickle-down economics), socialism or whatever pseudo quick fix ism’s put forward just won’t do it—as new world WTM members we now understand the paramount reason for these failing ism’s is simply the human condition.”
“The silver bullet they [students] are looking for is simply the unconditionally selfless behaviour that results from the truths encapsulated in FREEDOM. So, needless to say, our contribution was to present FREEDOM and the solutions it offers to ‘own our shadow’ (Carl Jung)—that is the ONLY approach and undoubtedly the ‘missing link’ in addressing these challenges in human interaction and for that matter the problems of humanity as a whole.”
Jeremy Griffith's book Transform Your Life goes walkabout along the coast! Visiting the Waenhuiskrans cave in the seaside village of Arniston/Waenhuiskrans.
WTM member John Mulder from the Hermitage Valley in Swellendam, Western Cape, with his wife Yvette and son Bryce (visiting from Johannesburg). The family had a wonderful catch-up, with beauty emanating both from their discussion of FREEDOM and the Langeberg Mountains in the background.
James was recently asked to write a review of FREEDOM for a local monthly newspaper, the Greyton Mail. The editor had approached James saying, ‘I read with great interest your posts about Jeremy Griffith and his human condition books. Please would you consider writing a review for the Greyton Mail August edition? I’m sure readers will be taken with your passion and insight as much as I was.’ This is the article as it appeared in the August 2019 edition.
James and Vanessa Moffett from WTM Cape Town recently went on a road trip through Namibia to the Etosha Game Park in the country’s north. They took the ‘roads less travelled’ in their vehicle, which was dressed with the FREEDOM banner and left WTM brochures and stickers with the local Damaras people and everyone they ran into along the way.
James with his copy of FREEDOM
Even the elephants got a taste!
The South African FREEDOM vehicle hits the road!