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Is Civilization Going Under? 7 Things You Must Do to Survive

Is Civilization Going Under? 7 Things You Must Do to Survive

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Published by Jed Diamond
In 1993 I joined 20 other men in a Sweat Lodge Ceremony at a men’s gathering in Indiana. In the lodge I had a vision about the end of civilization. Since that time I have continued to deepen my understanding of what this means. I offer this section from my new book on Energy Medicine. For more information you can contact me at www.MenAlive.com
In 1993 I joined 20 other men in a Sweat Lodge Ceremony at a men’s gathering in Indiana. In the lodge I had a vision about the end of civilization. Since that time I have continued to deepen my understanding of what this means. I offer this section from my new book on Energy Medicine. For more information you can contact me at www.MenAlive.com

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Is Civilization Going Under?7 Things You Must Do to Survive
Jed Diamond, Ph.D. has been a health-care professional for the last 45 years.He is the author of 9 books, including
Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places,Male Menopause,The Irritable Male Syndrome, 
. He offers counseling to men,women, and couples in his office in California or by phone with people throughoutthe U.S. and around the world. To receive a Free E-book on Men’s Health and afree subscription to Jed’s e-newsletter go tohttp://facebook.com/menalivenow. If you enjoy my articles, please subscribe. I write to everyone who joins my Scribdteam. My new book, my 10
th
,
Tapping Power:
 
A Man’s Guide to Eliminating Pain, Stress, Anger, Depression and Other Ills Using the Revolutionary Tools of Energy Psychology 
, is due for publication in the fall, 2011 or spring2012.
The Men’s Movement Collides with the Sinking Ship of CivilizationIn 1993 I attended the 4
th
Annual Men’s Leaders’ Conference in Indianapolis, Indianasponsored by
Wingspan Magazine.
It started off as a similar kind of gathering to many Ihad attended. We shared stories, read poetry, talked about our children, our wives,lovers, friends, and neighbors. We caught up with old friends and heard about what wasgoing on with men and their relationships in other parts of the country.When it was announced that there would be a sweat lodge ceremony on Saturdayafternoon I was ambivalent about doing it. I’ve had asthma since I was a kid and the fewtimes I had been in a sweat lodge, I had trouble breathing. On the other hand, this is anancient tradition for purifying body, mind, and spirit and I definitely wanted some of that.I decided to do it, even though it was a wet day and I wasn’t looking forward to sloggingdown to the sweat-lodge site.
 
The Sweat Lodge was a small structure made of a frame of saplings, covered withanimal skins and blankets. A depression is dug in the center into which hot rocks arepositioned. Water is thrown on the rocks to create steam and a small flap opening is usedto regulate the temperature.As we touched the earth and made a prayer for “all our relations,” we crawled nakedthrough the doorway and took our positions around the stone pit. We were told therewould be three “rounds” where we would chant and pray. In between rounds the flapwould be open to allow us to cool down. With each round the lodge became hotter asmore stones were added and the experience became more intense. As it turned out, I wasat the back of the lodge where it was the hottest. In the third round it became so hot thatmany of the people crawled out. I was one of the few people left inside, but I didn’t feelthe heat. I was somehow transported to another time and another place. Here’s what Iexperienced:
We are all on a huge ocean liner. It is the Ship of Civilization. Everything that weknow and have ever known is on the ship. People are born and die. Goods and servicesare created, wars are fought, and elections are held. Species come into being and faceextinction. The Ship steams on and on and there is no doubt that it will continue on itspresent course forever.There were many decks on the ship starting way down in the boiler room where thepoorest and grimiest toiled to keep the ship going. As you ascend the decks things get lighter and easier. The people who run the ship have suites on the very top deck. Their job, as they see it, is to keep the ship going and keep those on the lower decks in their proper places. Since they are at the top they are sure that they deserve to acquire more

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Friends, conference went well and work was well received. As we travel on and have experienced delays and cancellations at Washington DC airports, this seems a microcosm of how fragile our transportation system is to disruption from weather, mechanical failure, pilot fatigue, etc. Living local seems more and more inviting. This may be my last trip.
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Friends, this is from my new book on Energy Medicine for Men which will be out later this year. I'll be presenting June 2, 2011 at International Conference On Energy Psychology (ACEP) and then going on to Europe. I'll post more when I return in July.
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Insightful and elegant metaphor for the challenges we face. Recommended reading for everyone on planet Earth. Looking forward to the new book, Jed.
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