Conditioning: The Deep Undercurrent

We’ve discussed how unmet human needs can block success in political negotiations, and how cult behaviour can fuel extremism. We’d also like to point out another critical dimension that can …

Joining the Cosmic Struggle

In a previous post entitled ‘Human Needs and the Lure of Extremism,’ we asserted that the appeal of militant groups (like ISIS) stems from their ability to provide for the unmet …

The Conciliators guild the emotional brain

The Emotional Brain

Part of the difficult task of trying to resolve conflicts is getting past the perceptual barriers that stand in the way of seeing conflicts for what they really are. Longstanding …

The Conciliators guild we are better than them

We Are Better Than Them

We usually reserve the word “cult” for groups that commit mass suicide by drinking poison-laced purple cool-aid. There is a view however that cult phenomena are much more pervasive in our …

The Conciliators guild human needs and the lure of extremism

Human Needs and the Lure of Extremism

For years, academics in the social sciences looked to socio-economics in their attempt to find an explanation for the powerful appeal of political and religious extremist groups in the Middle …

The Conciliators guild the Middle East Problem

The Middle East: The Problem

For years, efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine problem, as well as other issues in the Middle East, have floundered outright or only managed to scratch the surface of issues whose …