In this video, Gary Rosenthal, author of Re-Visioning Narcissism, reflects two commonly suffered forms of “developmental arrest” that have been with us for a very long time — an egocentric narcissism and an ethnocentric tribalism. What’s distinctive about our current epoch is that these two forms of stunted development now threaten not only the world’s democracies, but the fate of our species. Never before has there been such an urgent imperative to evolve further, to become wiser, less polarized, more objective — and fast. For our planet’s ecological clock ticks ever closer to a deadly midnight. And already, the dying has begun…

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Gary Rosenthal

Gary Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist with master’s degrees in clinical psychology and transpersonal counseling.