Jonas di Gregorio
Track: Inner Ecology, Collective Psyche and Social Transformation
Inequality, Collective Psyche and a New Paradigm for Social Transformation
Inequality is creating a great divide in our society: in spite of the technological progress, social and economical inequality in the last 2 decades in growing. Many people live in a situation of poor education opportunities, unemployment, lack of healthcare services.
If we want to achieve social transformation, we need to create the conditions for a more equal society.
In an age of breaking-through technological innovation and automatization, how can the majority of population find the means to sustain and heal themselves?
What kind of change in our collective psyche we need to pursue in order to achieve a new paradigm where wealth is shared among citizens in a more wise and compassionate way?
How can generosity, as a natural aspect of our nature, be reframed in the 21st century, to address the challenges of inequality?
During this presentation I will address these questions.
As Einstein said: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them". But once we reach a new way of thinking, we need also a "new way of acting".
In which ways we can act, in terms of shared responsibility for the ever increasing divide between wealthy people and poor people, is not easy to understand. Nevertheless, eminent thinkers have proposed ideas and approaches but they requires a radical revision of our believe systems.
Is Basic Income a possibility for our society? How the new generations will be able to afford the cost of their education?
There are many valuable ideas and proposals but most of the obstacles are on a moral and ethical level: we perceive ourselves as separate from the others, we believe we own what we have and we think that everybody has to "deserve" in order to receive.
Transpersonal psychology can play an important role in healing and shifting our collective psyche, helping us to envision and co-create a future beyond materialism, based on compassion, generosity and simplicity.
Track: Mystical Spirituality as a Link between World Religions
Workshop: Music, Silence and the Quest for Sacredness
Music is an universal way to convey sacredness.
In the fist part of the workshop there will be music (mostly classical music and devotional music), silence and some suggestions for how to listen to music and the silence in which it is contained.
Listening and playing music is of of the most universal tools to express our devotional essence, our aspiration to connect with the highest self.
In the second part of the workshop I will invite the participants to sit in front of each other, look at each other eyes and listen to the music without speaking.
At the end of the music, I will invited them to share with each other what they felt and what they experienced.
I will conclude giving thanks to all cultures and world traditions for the music heritage that they transmit to the next generations. May music continue to be the universal language that connect us in our quest for sacredness and aspiration towards beauty and truth.
Jonas Di Gregorio graduated in Philosophy at La Sapienza University, Rome, studying world religions, philosophy of science, theology and ethics. He wrote a thesis entitled: "The Perennial Philosophy".
In 2015 he founded the Cognitive Freedom Alliance, a no-profit organization envisioning a post-prohibition world where psychedelics are safely integrated in our culture.
He works in Italy as director and lecturer with the Cognitive Freedom Alliance and as facilitator and musician, in collaboration with olotropic breathwork pratictioners and with psycho-therapists leading amazonian plant medicine retreats.