The Lightning Path
The Lightning Path is a sophisticated and modern Human Development Framework. The Lightning Path sees pure and persistent Connection as the primary endpoint of human evolution and development and, because of Toxic Socialization, Healing as a necessary step towards reConnection.
Elements of The Lightning Path
Related LP Terms
Non-LP Related Terms
The Lightning Path is a pedagogical experiment, a response to a call to action to create authentically transformative academic level content but delivered in a grounded and accessible package. The LP is a response to the call for "technology" to facilitate a "Consciousness Revolution". It is a "Radical intervention" designed to "accelerate a rapid social transformation to avoid the dire outcomes currently forecast" The LP provides a "paradigm shift," not just towards climate justice as an organizing paradigm but to one that fundamentally shifts our ideas about human potential, human spirituality, and what it means to be human.
The goal of the LP is global transformation. Lightning Path curriculum is focused on Healing trauma and preparing the Bodily Ego so that it can achieve strong and permanent Connection with its own Spiritual Ego.
The LP is a response to Maslow's call for "mass techniques" of helping. Noting that most people can't avail themselves of expensive psychoanalysis, Abraham Maslow suggested that "...we must turn our attention more and more to mass techniques of helping the person to discover this precious human nature deep within himself-this, nature that he is afraid of expressing." The Lightning Path is designed to be such a "mass technique."
The LP is still in development.
Related LP Courses
- LP 100 - Orientation to the Lightning Path Discusses the theoretical, ethical, and empirical foundations of the LP.
- Thierry, Aaron, Laura Horn, Pauline von Hellermann, and Charlie J. Gardner. “‘No Research on a Dead Planet’: Preserving the Socio-Ecological Conditions for Academia.” Frontiers in Education 8 (2023). https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2023.1237076.
- Laszlo, Ervin, Stanislav Grof, and Peter Russell. The Consciousness Revolution. Las Vegas: Elf Rock Productions, 1999
- Thierry, Aaron, Laura Horn, Pauline von Hellermann, and Charlie J. Gardner. “‘No Research on a Dead Planet’: Preserving the Socio-Ecological Conditions for Academia.” Frontiers in Education 8 (2023). https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2023.1237076 para. 23.
- Kinol, Alaina, Elijah Miller, Hannah Axtell, Ilana Hirschfeld, Sophie Leggett, Yutong Si, and Jennie C. Stephens. “Climate Justice in Higher Education: A Proposed Paradigm Shift towards a Transformative Role for Colleges and Universities.” Climatic Change 176, no. 2 (February 9, 2023): 15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-023-03486-4.
- Maslow, Abraham. “Eupsychia—The Good Society.” Journal of Humanistic Psychology 1, no. 2 (1961): p. 7.