World Transformation Movement Auckland
The World Transformation Movement Auckland Centre (originally the WTM NZ Centre) has been established for those who want to learn about Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith’s breakthrough explanation of the human condition, our species’ capacity for what has been termed ‘good’ and ‘evil’.
The World Transformation Movement (WTM) is a globally supported, not-for-profit organisation that was established in Sydney, Australia, in 1983. It is dedicated to transforming the individual, the human race and thus our world through psychologically relieving, biological understanding of the human condition.
The human condition and the transformation
The human condition arises from the existence of so-called ‘good and evil’ in human behaviour. Why are we the way we are, competitive and aggressive, rather than cooperative and loving? And beneath that, the deeper question of, what is the origin of all this psychological frustration and pain inside of us humans? This agonising predicament, that we have never before been able to explain and thus understand, has been our human condition.
And since this all-important issue — the underlying issue in all human affairs — is biological in nature, its resolution has been the most important task assigned to biologists. As the renowned Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson has said, “There is no grail more elusive or precious in the life of the mind than the key to understanding the human condition.”
Australian biologist and author Jeremy Griffith has dedicated his life to addressing and solving the human condition and it is his breakthrough insights that the World Transformation Movement presents. His understandings provide the psychologically rehabilitating explanation of our ‘good and evil’-afflicted human condition that E.O. Wilson recognised is the holy “grail” of the whole journey of human thought and enquiry.
Understanding and absorbing this redeeming and thus transforming explanation ends all the bewilderment, confusion and uncertainty — all the insecurity — about human behaviour. It unravels the whole mess we humans have been living in and by doing so makes possible the rehabilitation of the human race. Learn more about Jeremy Griffith's breakthrough biological synthesis of the human condition here.
A 4-Minute Video About The Human Condition
This is an excellent short introduction to what the human condition is and to Jeremy Griffith’s breakthrough explanation of our condition.
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!
WTM 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.
News from WTM AUCKLAND
I have a great deal of respect for world renowned mountaineer and Patron of the World Transformation Movement, Tim Macartney-Snape. On his website, timmacartneysnape.com, a comment from an interviewer succinctly articulates: ‘What does it tell you about a man who has a go at climbing Mt Everest without oxygen, without the normal guides and along a new routed, even though Ed Hillary, the first to summit Mt Everest recommended against it?’
Recently Tim posted an excerpt of his personal writing in the WTM Facebook Community group, and it’s such a wonderful post about the incredible age of understanding we’re in that it’s well worth a share:
“I’m looking forward to going back into the mountains soon and wanted to share this that I wrote a couple of years ago:
“A good companion to have when exploring the outer world. This book ‘Freedom’, transcends “the cliffs of fall Frightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed” of the mountains of the mind so powerfully alluded to by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
As I was reading this our Nepali expedition staff were busy building a temporary shrine for their ‘puja’ ceremony to reaffirm their devotion to the teachings of Buddha. As my friend Jeremy Griffith explains, all the worlds great religions have their origins in the thoughts and pronouncements of prophets;
“In pre-scientific times religions were founded around unresigned, denial-free, truthful and effective thinking prophets. During this time, prophets legitimately put themselves forward as sources of soundness for people to associate themselves — to be ‘born-again’ through — when they became overly corrupted. However, with the development of science, the role of prophets is the very opposite to that of creating a religion. Their task now is to bring understanding and amelioration to the human condition and by so doing make the need for deferment of self to a faith obsolete.” (WTM FAQ 6.4 What is your definition of a prophet?)
The age of religions, sustaining as they were, has passed. It is now the age of understanding, marking the end of the human condition and real beginning of enlightenment!”
For more information about Tim visit www.humancondition.com/tms-extended-profile/. Also, Tim narrates all of the WTM’s audio books and essays which are free to download from www.HumanCondition.com or can be accessed via our WTM App (just search World Transformation Movement in the App Store or on Google Play on your device), or on Spotify .
It’s been 30 years since I first came across the explanation of the human condition as presented by Jeremy Griffith. My appreciation for the information and how Jeremy has been able to get to the heart of the matter - the human condition, deepens every year. I’m a proud WTM member and couldn’t be happier and more excited for the future of humankind.
At the end of each year, the WTM often holds gatherings or meetings to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and milestones for the year. I’ve attended many, and like any new idea, the beginning has a small and slow start, and so over the years I have seen these gatherings grow and grow and grow. The December 2021 gathering (Global WTM Centre Gathering) was no exception! This information brings everyone together. It was so exciting to see and hear people from around the world discuss their experiences with their own human condition and how having understanding of it has given them an incredible amount of psychological relief and freedom. It was a very inspiring meeting and wanted it to be WTM Auckland’s first news post for 2022.
Here’s another great post from the Facebook group by WTM founding member Anthony Cummins:
I love this simple little diagram and I’m sure it will go down as the most important picture in human history because the Adam Stork analogy so simply explains how the human condition emerged. The dilemma that so obviously occurred when a conscious mind developed in a species that already had a fully instinctive orientation, as our ape ancestors once did, underlies the human condition and manifests itself in all the problems we see in the world today.
It’s a great read so check out Chapter 3.4 “The Story of Adam Stork” in FREEDOM if you haven’t looked at it in a while.
While reading FREEDOM recently it came to my mind how fortunate I was to have had parents that were (to the best of their ability) able to give me a loving and guiding upbringing.
It is my personal belief that the majority of parents in history, particularly recent history, have under the human condition affected world, also done their level best to do the same.
There is no doubt that nurturing has had a huge influence on human development and has not only given us the ability to be conscious beings but also our amazing capacity for empathy for other humans and all lifeforms and of course our moral conscience.
I would like to quote from Chapter 6: 3 of FREEDOM, paragraph 483.
“While we had to live in denial of it, we all intuitively know that a mother’s love is crucial to the creation of a well-adjusted human and that we are all born with an instinctive expectation of receiving unconditionally selfless love from our mother.
And it’s also obvious that such powerful instincts to nurture with love and be nurtured with love can’t have come from nowhere.
To be so strong in us they must have played a significant role in our species development. So yes, if we weren’t living in denial of the importance nurturing in human life, it wouldn’t be hard to work out that unconditionally selfless moral instincts were borne out of the mother-infant relationship”.
I believe that understanding the importance of this will have a huge bearing on the Transformation of Humanity in the Human Condition Free world to come.
In a world today of deceit, corruption, lies, selfishness and greed it is tremendously important to have the amazingly refreshing book FREEDOM that is full from cover to cover with TRUTHFUL understanding.
To quote paragraph 1191 of FREEDOM : The End of the Human Condition.
"Yes, all that matters now is the truth is kept alive and that it is disseminated to the worlds population, because it alone can heal the human race and save the world. All everyone should do now is support the TRUTH about the human condition and it will achieve everything everyone has ever dreamed of. If we look after this information, it in turn, will look after each of us and the world. That is the mantra of the New World that understanding of the Human Condition brings about."
Many thanks and much love, Pete
I thought it would it be great to recognise Jeremy’s massive devotion to saving Humanity and continuous devotion to bringing our true story to the world.
And I'd like to include the link to Jeremy Griffith in conversation with one of Australia’s most admired journalists, Caroline Jones, which I have always loved so much.
I have been thinking quite a bit lately how amazing the New Transformed World will look; I know it probably won’t be in my lifetime — not that that matters, although it would truly amazing to experience.
But for now I think I will just concentrate on the process. Therefore for the March news I thought it would be good to quote part of Paragraph 1161 from FREEDOM.
“...we can immediately know that we are all fundamentally good not bad, and this knowledge puts each of us in a very powerful position, because it means can legitimately decide not to think about and live in accordance with the upset within us. We can reason that,'Yes i do have all these angry, egocentric and alienated feelings and thoughts, and I know that without undergoing a great deal of psychological therapy I can hope to heal all the underlying upset that is producing these feelings and thoughts. But I also know that way of feeling and thinking is now obsolete, so I’m simply going to leave that way of feeling behind me and adopt the new way of feeling and thinking that is now available where I can live in support of a reconciled, non- aggressive, non-competitive, truth- based new world for humans!'”
The attached cave photo taken on the West Coast of the South Island reminds me of FREEDOM paragraphs 99 and 100 concerning Plato’s Dark cave of denial and that we no longer have to live there and we can now move into the light with real enlightenment through the work of Plato, and of course Jeremy. As Jeremy writes: “So the great hope, indeed expectation, with FREEDOM is that by complementing the carefully argued and constructed presentation of the instinct vs intellect explanation of the human condition (and all the other insights that flow from it) with deaf-effect-eroding introductory videos and the opportunity to participate in interactive online discussions, support for this world-saving information and the fabulous life outside of Plato’s dark cave of denial it makes possible, will finally begin in earnest!”
Regular zoom meetings with the other New Zealand centres have been great for all involved. The meetings focus on how the information from Jeremy has impacted our lives and reinforce the superficiality of our current world, and that once you know the true story there is only one direction to go. We are also in the process of working out the best ways we can as a group get the information out there to others.
On a personal note, I enjoy reading FREEDOM in my garden because it reminds me of the meaning of life and the development of the order of matter on earth that Jeremy outlines in Chapter 4. Every chapter in FREEDOM is my favourite but another I really like is Chapter 5 in which the love-indoctrination process is explained and evidenced.
The following is a photo from my garden where I can enjoy a morning coffee and a great read.
The beauty of nature is clear in this photo of FREEDOM taken as the sun was setting and moon was rising on Waiheke Island. It almost looks like a great work of art!
Freedom Essay 44 - Art makes the invisible visible is a wonderful explanation of the role art has played in cutting through to the truth of our human condition as well as allowing us soul-dead humans to access some of the beauty in our world.
As Jeremy Griffith writes: “Great art ‘can make the invisible visible’; it can cut a window into our alienated, effectively dead state and bring back into view some of the beauty that our soul has access to. After years of developing his skills, Vincent van Gogh was able to bring out so much beauty that resigned humans looking at his paintings find themselves seeing light and colour as it really exists for possibly the first time in their life”
Read Freedom Essay 44 - Art makes the invisible visible or paragraph 829-836 of FREEDOM, which are freely available on the World Transformation Movement’s website.
Seeing some wonderful photos and videos of bonobos on social media recently has been a a great reminder of the amazing observations included in Transform Your Life and Save the World (TYL) by Jeremy Griffith. He writes ‘…primatological studies of bonobos (the variety of chimpanzee living south of the Congo river) reveal a great deal about how cooperative, selfless and loving our distant primate ancestors likely were.’
Here are a couple of the insightful descriptions:
‘Adult bonobos demonstrate tremendous compassion for each other…For example, Kitty, the eldest female, is completely blind and hard of hearing. Sometimes she gets lost and confused. They’ll just pick her up and take her to where she needs to go’. (Barbara Bell, bonobo keeper)
‘Bonobo love is like a laser beam. They stop. They stare at you as though they have been waiting their whole lives for you to walk into their jungle. And then they love you with such helpless abandon that you love them back. You have to love them back’. (Vanessa Woods, bonobo researcher)
‘Bonobo life is centered around the offspring. Unlike what happens among chimpanzees, all members of the bonobo social group help with infant care and share food with infants. If you are a bonobo infant, you can do no wrong…Bonobo females and their infants form the core of the group’. (Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, America’s leading ape-language researcher)
We also love this footage of bonobos referred to in FREEDOM https://youtu.be/zs71s6oGxpQ
TYL is an excellent introduction to the explanation of the human condition. The short book freely available on the World Transformation Movement’s website - HumanCondition.com. So get a copy and check it out for yourself!
Loving the new World Transformation Movement App! Thanks very much to the crew in Sydney for developing this!
You can listen to the Freedom Essays which cover all the main subjects in FREEDOM, either in the audios of Jeremy Griffith’s videos, or narrated by Tim Macartney-Snape. You can also access eBooks and the main WTM video collection, with more features coming soon.
It’s an easy way to get a daily fix of human condition-dissolving truth and understanding when you are on the go – WTM New Zealand reckons sitting at the bus stop or being stuck in traffic has never been so pleasurable or illuminating!
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FREEDOM IS HERE
Over two million years humanity has caused many tears
But as it turns out there was a good reason
A battle broke out between instinct and thought
Causing humankind to become quite upset
And take it out on the innocent
It was love that gave us our ability to think
And it is love of ourselves that we must rethink
So there is nothing to fear as Jeremy [Griffith] is here
With his book called FREEDOM he tells it all
With fact and good reason
It brings us great news as it is full of great truths
Over many years of soul searching and thought
It is the real answer that Jeremy has brought
He is not after fame he is not after glory
He just wants us to know our true story
So let us all move forward to a Happy New World
Full of Love and Compassion and REAL Understanding.
By Pete Sadler
Sitting on a boat always gives you time to think – while traveling past the beautiful Rangitoto Island recently I delved into my favourite chapter of FREEDOM – Chapter 5: The Origin of Humans’ Unconditionally Selfless, Altruistic, Moral Instinctive Self or Soul.
This is my favourite chapter as it answers the most baffling of questions, ‘how did humans develop truly altruistic behaviour?’ with the simple answer of ‘through nurturing’.
As Jeremy Griffith writes in the chapter summary “Our moral instinctive self or soul, the ‘voice’ or expression of which is our conscience, is a truly amazing phenomenon, for it provided the cooperative, unconditionally selfless love that created humanity. But as amazing as our moral soul most certainly is, its very existence is also a cause for wonder because it raises the baffling question of how on earth did humans acquire such an ‘awe’-inspiring, ‘distinct’-from-other-animals moral sense? For biologists especially, the great outstanding mystery has been how could the cold, selfish, competitive, gene-based natural selection process have possibly created such warm, unconditionally selfless, cooperative, loving instincts in us humans?...this chapter contains nothing less than the truth about what it really means to be human.”
I relate to this given my career in the mechanistic and highly reductionist world of molecular science. It’s worth a read if you want to understand where humanity truly came from.
World Transformation Movement (WTM) Auckland loved hearing John Mulder, from WTM Cape Town, talking at a recent online meeting of international WTM members about what being able to understand the human condition has meant for him. John has tapped into "the profundity of this explanation”, finding it answers all the questions he thought about while growing up, including the question we all think about: “what is it that drives us as human beings?”
The hope for the future that understanding of the human condition now allows was evident throughout the whole discussion, which John summarised perfectly, saying "there are great things to come for the human race”.
Watch John in the short video below.
Read Pete's answer to the question What is the World Transformation Movement? below, where he describes how the work of Jeremy Griffith that the World Transformation Movement promotes "has brought great hope to me personally for the future of all life on this amazing world we inhabit."
New Zealand features strongly in the WTM’s Instagram hashtag #whereareyoureadingfreedom, which now has hundreds of stunning, and sometimes humorous, posts of Jeremy Griffith’s book FREEDOM from readers living and travelling around the world. Here are a few local posts!
Pete Sadler and Anna Fitzgerald, co-founders of the WTM New Zealand Centre, caught up with WTM Sydney founding members Εrіc Cοοke, Prue Watson and Damon Isherwood, in Auckland, New Zealand recently.
With the honesty and compassion that understanding the human condition now allows, the conversation was wide ranging and throughly entertaining! As you can imagine, ‘pub’ discussions reach beyond the usual superfical banter when they are underpinned by Jeremy Griffith's biological explanation of the human condition.