Thema: Idries Shah, Nasruddin und human evolution Mo Jun 08, 2015 5:34 pm
Nasruddin was featured in Shah's television documentary Dreamwalkers, which aired on the BBC in 1970. Segments included Richard Williams being interviewed about his unfinished animated film about Nasruddin, and scientist John Kermisch discussing the use of Nasruddin stories at the Rand Corporation Think Tank. Other guests included the British psychiatrist William Sargant discussing the hampering effects of brainwashing and social conditioning on creativity and problem-solving, and the comedian Marty Feldman talking with Shah about the role of humour and ritual in human life. The program ended with Shah asserting that humanity could further its own evolution by "breaking psychological limitations" but that there was a "constant accretion of pessimism which effectively prevents evolution in this form from going ahead ... Man is asleep – must he die before he wakes up?"
Den Film habe ich noch nicht gesehen, ich lese grad den Wikipedia-Artikel über Idries Shah, seit gestern lese ich den.
Assoziationen: Timothy Leary und R.A. Wilson. Ich wunder mich, dass Wilson Shah (meines Wissens) nie erwähnt hat. Kannte er ihn nicht? Hätte ihm doch sehr gefallen, vermute ich. Hat Wilson Sufismus mal erwähnt? Weiß nicht.