WETIKO by Paul Levy

by: Paul Levy

Wetiko is a Native American concept relating to an evil spirit taking over someone’s mind to encourage negative behaviour, both individually and collectively. This fascinating book - the author’s second on the subject - raises some fascinating issues, whether you take the concept of Wetiko metaphorically or literally. In talking about Wetiko we can defuse it because it doesn’t thrive if it’s genuinely held up to the light. The author looks at artists, writers and other visionary thinkers who have tackled the subject, like CG Jung, Colin Wilson and Philip K Dick, and again by reading what they have to say about it, we too can dispel this contagious virus. It’s easy to read and almost refreshing in the way that it gets straight to the point. There’s no doubt that there’s a kind of soul sickness in humanity and maybe it’s easier if we can call out evil for what it is.

336pp, 229 x 152 mm, Paperback, 2022, RRP £16.99

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