Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 2 “From the Fabians, thru MKULTRA, to Today.” - #230 w/Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link).
Today we cover their presentation from the beginning to roughly the 22-minute mark, where in a effort to trace the history and development of NVC, they discuss linguistics, the potentially dangerous therapeutic techniques of Milton Erickson (indirect technique and confusion technique), and neuro-linguistic programming. Then they analyze a paragraph Darrell wrote in a Facebook thread.
Description from Gnostic Media:
Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks in Laos, Cambodia, Nepal; Taoist practitioners in Indonesia, and Bonpo priests in Northwest Nepal, comparing practices as taught in the west with the original monasteries and traditions from which the teachings originated. Nine years ago, Bill was asked by a number of people to counsel them with mediation practices they were having difficulty with and not finding aid from their current teachers. From a sense of responsibility Bill then went through a process of questioning every aspect of meditative knowledge he had gained over those years, essentially applying critical thinking to spiritual practices. In short order the illusion of meditation, spiritual teachers, and philosophical frameworks dissolved and a concise, non-mystical view of mind, self and world emerged with simple clarity. Meditation and spiritual guru-ship is an ancient form of control, the residue of which we live with today.
Professional Protesters make their way into legitimate causes by providing organization and training to sincere people. Once installed into the cause they then high jack the activities - marginalize or radicalise the participants. NVC is a core subject in activist training.
"Judy Blue Eyes" CSNY
GNOSTIC MEDIA PODCAST - Bill Joslin interview – “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?”” – #229 - http://www.gnosticmedia.com/BillJoslin_NVC_vs_Trivium_Method
Bill Joslin's Slideshow - http://www.gnosticmedia.com/txtfiles/NVC-vs-TriviumMethod.pdf
Darrell's Site: Voluntary Visions - http://voluntaryvisions.com/
Darrell's Communication Glossary - http://schoolsucksproject.com/practical-definitions-voluntary-communication-by-darrell-becker/
Jan's Other Site: Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/
T&H Trivium Resources - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/
The Podcast Series Being Criticized: The Trivium Applied to Communication (2013-2014), with Darrell Becker - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/the-trivium-applied-to-communication/