by Sub-Meditator Marcos
“Be the change AND use it to kick some arse” - Mahatma Guevara
Wisdom traditions and bodymind practices such as yoga, embodied approaches to leadership and meditation have been co-opted in service of the ruling corporate class. A radical alternative is now needed to what has become a Spiritual Industrial Complex (SIC). This article is a battle cry for guerrilla teachers in the awareness industry who no longer wish to prostitute themselves to the 1%.
The functions of the Spiritual Industrial Complex (SIC)
Warped wisdom traditions and body awareness practices are now serving a number of harmful functions. This may be hard reading if like me you’ve dedicated much of your life to this field, please stick with it, the second half of the article is about how we can become spiritual warriors in a meaningful way. In brief, the SIC can and often does: