From Separateness to Oneness: The Roots of Human Cruelty and How Connection Can Heal the World

Thursday, June 15, 7:00 p.m. CT

From Separateness to Oneness with Steve Taylor 6 15 23Based on his new book DisConnected, Steve Taylor explains how human goodness, including qualities like compassion, altruism and justice, is related to connection. Conversely, what we think of as “evil” is actually related to a sense of separation, resulting in a lack of empathy and a desire for power.

Psychologist and spiritual teacher Steve Taylor, Ph.D., suggests that connection is fundamental to human beings. Our sense of separation is superficial and aberrational. As Steve’s philosophy of panspiritism  suggests,  human consciousness is a manifestation of a more fundamental universal consciousness. When we experience our interconnection, we feel empathy and compassion, which leads to altruism. The main goal of spiritual practices and paths is to transcend separateness and attune to our fundamental oneness. In this way, spiritual development is intimately linked to altruism and social justice. Steve will include meditations and poems to illustrate the reality and the power of connection.

steve taylorSteve Taylor, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. His books include Waking From Sleep, The Fall, Out of the Darkness, The Calm Center, The Leap, Spiritual Science, and Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation. His latest book is DisConnected: The Roots of Human Cruelty and How Connection Can Heal the World. He writes blog articles for Scientific American and Psychology Today. Eckhart Tolle has described his work as “an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.” Steve lives in Manchester, England, with his wife and three children. For more visit

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