Undreaming Wetiko: Breaking the Spell of the Nightmare Mind-Virus Audiobook, by Paul Levy Play Audiobook Sample

Undreaming Wetiko: Breaking the Spell of the Nightmare Mind-Virus Audiobook

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Read By: Michael Ellick Publisher: Simon & Schuster/ Inner Traditions Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781797163024

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69:53 minutes

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16 seconds

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33:01 minutes

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• Learn how ancestral trauma is at the root of wetiko and how the wounded healer/shaman archetype can help bring both individual and collective healing

• Meet the inner guide--a daemon/angel that lives within us as an ally in our encounters with the daemonic energy of wetiko

• Cultivate “symbolic awareness” as a path to creating meaning and transmute the poison of wetiko into medicine for healing

The profound and radical Native American idea of “wetiko,” a virus of the mind, underlies the collective insanity and evil that is destructively playing out around the world. Yet, as Paul Levy reveals in depth, encoded within wetiko itself lies the very medicine needed to combat the mindvirus and heal both ourselves and our world.

Levy begins by investigating how the process of becoming triggered, wounded, or falling into suffering can help us better understand the workings of wetiko in a way that transforms our struggles into opportunities for awakening. He reveals the source of wetiko: unhealed multigenerational ancestral trauma, which is acted out and propagated through the family. He highlights one of the primary archetypes currently activated in the collective unconscious of humanity—the wounded healer/shaman—and shows how recognizing this archetype can help us as we navigate a collective descent into the underworld of the unconscious, a true bardo realm between our past and future worlds.

Drawing on the work of C. G. Jung, Rudolf Steiner, Henry Corbin, Wilhelm Reich, and Nicolas Berdyaev, the author introduces the inner guide—a daemon/angel that lives within us as an ally in our encounters with the daemonic energy of wetiko. He explores how to cultivate “symbolic awareness” (interpreting events in our lives symbolically—like a dream) as a path to creating meaning, which alchemically transmutes the poison of wetiko into medicine for healing the psyche.

Ultimately, the author reveals that the best protection and medicine for wetiko is to connect with the light of our true nature by becoming who we truly are.

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Acknowledgments PREFACE Unmasking Ourselves INTRODUCTIONA Thumbnail Sketch of Wetiko PART ISpells, Curses, and Shamans 1 Human Family Curse2 Wetiko in Relationships 3 Wilhelm Reich’s Murder of Christ 4 Shamans to the Rescue PART II Angels, Demons, and Rebirth 5 The Battle for Our Angel6 Rudolf Steiner on the Greatest Spiritual Event of Our Time7 Nicolas Berdyaev’s Epoch of Creativeness 8 Rebirth of the Self 9 Reflecting on Jung’s Answer to Job PART IIIThe Quantum Synchronistic Field10 Quantum Physics and Wetiko 11 Catching the Bug of Synchronicity PART IVThe Self as Revelation 12 The Disease of Not Seeing 13 The Art of Seeing 14 Wetiko as Revelation 15 The Self as Mirror EPILOGUE All You Have to Do to See Is Open Your Eyes and Look POSTSCRIPT Dreaming Ourselves AwakeGlossary of Acronyms AFTERWORD Paul Levy’s Conversion of First Nations Cannibalism to Global Sociopathy by Richard GrossingerNotesBibliographyAbout the Author Index



  • Undreaming Wetiko is a prophetic treatise that calls us to open our eyes to the cunning, potentially fatal forces at work in the world. Unpacking wetiko, Levy demonstrates how this mercurial power contains an evolutionary function—to awaken us to the vast creative power that we each possess. This is a must-read for any person who wonders about the future of our species and wants to harness their own unique powers to serve the collective alchemy of this critical era.”

  • Provides a fascinating exploration of how to find the light that is hidden within the dark side of our human experience. Paul Levy offers one of the finest riffs on understanding the complexity of which we are composed and how to understand and work with it, thus lending new meaning and strategy to the evolutionary agenda.”

  • Levy continues to explore and unmask the wetiko mind-virus of greed and hubris that threatens the human enterprise but also, with unique force, opens up for us ways of ‘undreaming’ its power so we can live free from its contamination. This is an indispensable manual for all serious seekers.”

  • Paul Levy is one of our clearest visionaries about things that truly matter.”

  • Undreaming Wetiko is infused with Paul’s insights and personal experiences spanning over decades, weaving together quantum physics, Jungian shadow work, shamanism, trauma work, and drawing from various spiritual and esoteric traditions. Paul gives us a comprehensive understanding of why the world is the way it is, while he also brilliantly shows us the way out and what needs to be done before we destroy ourselves.”

  • Paul Levy emerges from that ancient prophetic tradition of gnostics with the uncanny ability to transmute the poison of our experience into medicine for the soul. This book is an unflinching look at the underworld all around us, with all of the peril and the promise that implies. It leaves the reader not just with the possibility that enlightenment might exist in and through the ocean of darkness that surrounds and assails us; it offers us a bridge, a boat, and a ship to the other side.”

  • This book serves as an essential guidepost to help us reclaim our creative power from the insidious grip of the wetiko mind-virus. With this book, Paul Levy seals his role as a master alchemist, serving as the lead spokesperson of an emerging consciousness that not only identifies the root of our collective shadow but also gives us the courage to overcome it. There is no way ‘out’ but in, and creative imagination is the key to ‘undreaming wetiko.’ Read this book and you will never be the same!”

  • Undreaming Wetiko is urgently needed medicine in these perilous times. Paul Levy provides a powerful beacon by which we can recognize the dreamlike nature of our existence and lucidly embody our role as co-creators. His revelations help us to understand the trance of delusion and suffering that pervades the human world and empowers us to transmute this darkness into the light of liberation and knowledge of our intrinsic nature.”

  • When we look upon wetiko with the light of love, we see the illusion, but it only vanishes when our heart demands justice of our mind. Thanks to Paul Levy, Undreaming Wetiko has inspired me to live from my heart so that wetiko has no use for my mind.”

  • Through his wide-ranging, comprehensive research, deep and fearless inquiry, and the direct lived experience of his subject, wetiko, Levy has written a book of such power and conviction that just by reading it I was changed. As if giving a transmission, this book went straight into my heart, ignited the spirit, and imparted in me a grounded sense of responsibility but also of agency. Isn’t this the very thing that we all need to experience right now? That even though we are in a precarious condition, we also have everything within us that we need to turn the tide.”

  • Levy’s teachings offer unique, multidimensional medicine for our personal and planetary ills. Reading this book will unquestionably alter your perceptions of what it means to be human and how to navigate these times by reconciling the inner world with the outer world, the personal with the collective, the wound with the healing, the unconscious with the conscious, and the shadow with the light.”

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About Paul Levy

Keith O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, a former reporter for the Boston Globe, a regular contributor to National Public Radio and Politico, and a critically acclaimed author of books about dreams, Americana, and where the two meet. He has written for the New York Times Magazine and reported stories for This American Life. He was a 2017 finalist for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing.