Myths that Pass for Truth
- How the Media Creates Your World
- Length: 51 mins
- Release date: 06-09-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Himalayan Institute
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Deborah Willoughby, founder of Yoga International and president of the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania, gives listeners a wonderfully insightful lecture on media, information, and myth. In a modest, conversational style, Willoughby digs into the consequences of the fact that Americans get much of their information from television. Advocating more direct, community-based methods for finding out what's going on in the world, Willoughby uses personal anecdotes to illustrate the joys of being awake, conscious, and open to living in the present moment without media interference.
Our actions are shaped by how we perceive the world, and these days our perception of reality is relentlessly shaped by the media. Television has become the primary source of the information most of us rely on to make sense of the world around us. Some observations on the myths behind that information, and a peek at what the world will look like when we discard them, are covered in this session.More than 30 world-renowned speakers joined the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, for the Sacred Link Freedom From Fear conference. Topics ranging from personal growth to world affairs to sustainable ecology were presented and recorded live. This lecture is among those being offered.Deborah Willoughby is president of the Himalayan Institute and the founding editor of Yoga International magazine. She served as a consultant to various federal agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency.
©2004 Himalayan Institute; (P)2004 Himalayan Institute