“Omega: In your book The Unfoldment you say that your path began with “puzzlement as to why most people’s lives follow a single fated formula—work, rest, eat, sleep, repeat.” Where has the puzzlement led you?
Neil: It led me to identify a thing I call empire: a control ethos that compels humans to either embrace their sovereign nature or else live in gloomy servitude. From an ultra zoomed-out perspective, it is a game of will. Nevertheless, for the time being, the consequences are very serious. Most people fail. They relinquish their power through choosing sleepy obedience. I was fortunate enough to receive instruction from wise elders who taught me to cultivate strength, lucidity, and fierce individualism. Once I got the hang of it, I smashed the old repetitive formula and created something actually worth doing for myself…
Omega: You’ve said that mainstream culture is not a representation of human culture. Can you talk more about this disparity?
Neil: Mainstream culture is a contrivance of empire. It is designed to contain human consciousness to a lower state through repetition, decadence, and disconnection. Natural human culture does the opposite, it raises people, is singular, connecting, and evolutionary. Mainstream culture is synthetically manufactured on a mass scale, human culture is typically hand-made on a small scale. It’s good to know which you are consuming.”