Based 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 related to a sense of separation, resulting in a lack of empathy and a desire for power.
He suggests that connection is fundamental to human beings, and that our sense of separation is superficial and aberrational. As his 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.
“This may be the most important book you read this year. Documenting how increasingly sophisticated disinformation campaigns are fueling the rise of pathocracy – literally rule by the disordered – De. Taylor explains why malignant narcissists are taking over the world in the 21st Century.”
– John Gartner, PhD, Founder, Duty To Warn
Books by Steve Taylor
contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’ Since 2012, he has appeared annually in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. He is a senior lecturer and researcher in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. For a full list of his publications, including DisConnected: The Roots of Human Cruelty and How Connection Can Heal the World. (Iff Books 2023) see his website: