Toxic Socialization (Sosteric, 2016a) is a socialization process that damages the Physical Unit, undermines human potential, and disables the body's ability to Connect and contain higher levels of Consciousness. Toxic socialization is characterized by Violence and Abuse, Neglect of needs, Chaos in the home environment, Destruction of attachments (including Parental Displacement) and Indoctrination.
Toxic socialization damages the Physical Unit. It causes
- PSST - Psychosocialspiritual trauma
- Fractured Attachments
- Physical Illness
- Lower IQ
- Lower CQ
- Premature aging
Most important, toxic socialization disconnects. "The most important obstacle to that kind of openness is a history of traumatic experiences that lead to emotional and physical blockages, a kind of Reichian armoring that separates us from the rest of the world." (Lazslo, Groff, Russell, 1999: 98). The question is, how to "free ourselves" from the blockages. How to open up. To do so we must Heal and reConnect.
Toxic socialization is required by The System, important for System Maintainence, actuated through indoctrination of an Old Energy Creation Template, and supported by Intergenerational Toxicity (a.k.a. toxic "traditions")
As this working paper indicates, the deleterious effects of violence and neglect in childhood are well established.
"Spare the rod and spoil the child" is an admonishment to expose children to violence, an admonishment to Toxic Socialization.
John Lennon wrote Working Class Hero which is a discussion of Toxic Socialization in the context of social class exploitation.
The song wage slaves is about breaking the shackles that hold workers down in a system that depends on the diminishment of people through manipulation and constant demeaning, to service the greed of by people in powerful positions. (VJB).
The toxic quality of western cultures is recognized by others. A Samoan chief, for examples writes that in Samoan culture, "grey hair comes very slowly, not in youth, as it comes to the white man.
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- Mead, Margaret. Coming of Age in Samoa (Perennial Classics) (p. 46). William Morrow. Kindle Edition. "