Understanding and Conquering The Mind Parasite (Wetiko)

“I call this peculiar form of self-hypnosis Narcissus narcosis, a syndrome whereby man remains as unaware of the psychic and social effects of his new technology as a fish of the water it swims in. As a result, precisely at the point where a new media-induced environment becomes all pervasive and transmogrifies our sensory balance, it also becomes invisible. This problem is doubly acute today because man must, as a simple survival strategy, become aware of what is happening to him, despite the attendant pain of such comprehension.” – Marshall McLuhan, Playboy Interview, 1969

Wetiko is not only highly communicable but also self-replicating.  It persists, clandestine in our psyches.  Generally, human hosts, when confronted with questions about symptoms being expressed as behavioral abnormalities, vehemently deny that they are infected/possessed.   Some who have studied this psychic pandemic describe wetiko as a form of cannibalism, but not in the common flesh-eating form. This ubiquitous form consumes others’ spiritual energy as a means of securing elevated personal status, wealth and supremacy.

At bottom, wetiko is a disease of the “I.” The “I” thought is a precursor to “full-blown” Wetiko. Without the I thought — attributing I to identification with thought and the world of appearances — Wetiko would not be possible. See:  Who Am I? https://www.amazon.com/Who-Am-Sri-Ramana-Maharshi/dp/1537599216  Ramana Maharshi teaches to get to the root. In other words, the absence of self-reflection leads to a pretentious sense of I (me, my, mine), which attributes an illusion of ownership to thought, therefore, the host perceives everything as “a thing,” an object to be possessed. 

Wetiko is an Algonquin-Cree word for a cannibalistic/parasitic spirit that is driven by greed, excess, and selfish consumption (in Ojibwa it is windigo, wintiko in Powhatan).  Cree is one of the major Algonquian-speaking tribes who inhabited the area from the Hudson and James bays to as far west and Great Slave Lake in what is now called Canada.

Wetiko deludes its host into believing that cannibalizing the life-force of others commands the host to consume far more than it needs in a blind, murderous daze of self-aggrandizement. Spirit energy is kidnapped and consumed by the parasite.  This may explain the recent obsession with electro-magnetic field (EMF) research into frequency manipulation, behavioral manipulation and other forms of environmental influences. A full range of electromagnetic radiation is being incorporated into a widening spectrum of nanotechnology to increase the speed moving further away from nature toward a greater dependence on machine.  Mind, body, soul; some invisible (to us) form of lethal, alien force seems determined to use a full spectrum approach, including most recently nanoparticle applications enslave and control man like a child operates drone aircraft, or a remote-controlled toy car or other robotic toy.  My question today:  Is the operator human, AI, a hybrid, or something completely unknown to us?

Wetiko causes a blindness that hijacks the individual’s ability to see itself as an integrated/ interdependent element of a delicately balanced universe.  This idea of separateness elevates the ego to grand, new heights, which creates a false, but convincing, illusion of separation of self from nature, which is expressed as greed, excess, and selfish consumption.

PAR’ASITE, noun [Latin parasita; Gr. by, and corn.]

1. In ancient Greece, a priest or minister of the gods whose office was to gather of the husbandman the corn allotted for public sacrifices. The parasites also superintended the sacrifices.

2. In modern usage, a trencher friend; one that frequents the tables of the rich and earns his welcome by flattery; a hanger on; a fawning flatterer.

3. In botany, a plant growing on the stem or branch of another plant and receiving its nourishment from it, as the mistletoe.

Many spiritual traditions, including Buddhism, Sufism (the mystical branch of Islam), Taoism, Gnosticism, as well as many Indigenous cultures, have long understood the mind-based nature of creation. These worldviews have at their core a recognition of the power of thought-forms to determine the course of physical events.

Various First Nation traditions of North America have specific and long established lore relating to cannibalism and a term for the thought-form that causes it: wetiko. We believe understanding this idea offers a powerful way of understanding the deepest roots of our current global polycrisis.

Wetiko can describe both the infection and the body infected; a person can be infected by wetiko or, in cases where the infection is very advanced, they can personify the disease: ‘a wetiko.’ This holds true for cultures and systems; all can be described as being wetiko if they routinely manifest these traits.

In his now class Their minds rustle with million dollar bills
You say Silver burns a hole in your pocket
And Gold burns a hole in your soul
Well, uranium burns a hole in forever
It just gets out of control.
– Buffy Sainte-Marie, “The Priests of the Golden Bull”

What we can say is that the fingerprints of wetiko-like beliefs can be traced at least as far back as the Neolithic revolution, when humans in the Fertile Crescent first learned to dominate their environment by what author Daniel Quinn calls “totalitarian agriculture” — i.e., settled agricultural practices that produce more food than is strictly needed for the population, and that see the destruction of any living entity that gets in the way of that (over-)production — be it other humans, ‘pests’ or the natural environment — as not only legitimate but moral.

The point is that the epidemiology of wetiko has left clear indicators of its lineage. And although it cannot be pathologized along geographic or racial lines, the cultural strain we know today certainly has many of its deepest roots in Europe. It was, after all, European projects – from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution, to colonialism, imperialism, and slavery – that developed the technology that opened up the channels that facilitated the spread of wetiko culture all around the world. In this way, we are all heirs and inheritors of wetiko.

We are all host carriers of wetiko now.  Our disassociation from nature, and our true selves, is nearly complete.  The Great Simulation has you, by the ….. you know what. 

If you’ve wondered just what the actual “matrix” is, look no further than the legal system you are caught in like a fly in a spider’s web. But the source is not what you think! For you are the temple. You are the source. You are the spoon.  Wakey wakey, good people of this beautiful earth. 

Time to actually wake up!

Systemic change begins with the mutations at the periphery, and we are the mutations we’ve been waiting for! The necessary adaptation for survival has become the valuing of people over profits, relationships over stuff. Abandoning the current paradigm (with love), adopting an attitude of forgiveness (everyone is always doing the best they can with what they have in the moment, nobody is to blame, everyone is response-able) are good first steps, and the journey ahead is a long one. We are the variant the universe needs to achieve a higher level of human consciousness.

22 thoughts on “Understanding and Conquering The Mind Parasite (Wetiko)

    1. Steve,

      I only just now settled in to read and absorb your powerful essay. I concur with JoyceLeigh above, and, as always, I am grateful for your wisdom and profound discernment. This resonated deeply.


        1. Thanks, Stephers. Glad you and the ground are reconnecting in a good way after working through life’s challenges. Hope your horse is thriving, or headed in that direction at least. The ashes of dear “Aztec,” our recently deceased — 50 pounds worth — arrived yesterday. I’ve got a young western larch tree in a pot ready to go. Just waiting for Karie (her horse) to pick the right spot.

          I love this video linked above and Cliff’s simple but powerful message. I appreciate your sharing, and see he has other videos, which I will try to watch soon. Be well.


          1. Steve,

            Thank you for the encouraging sentiments. Our boy is recovered, following a few challenging weeks at his current barn; and, tomorrow, we transport him back “home” (a barn one minute away from us, where we previously boarded him for 5 years).

            From what you previously told me, it seems Aztec was very special to you and your family, and your memorial plans sound beautiful. I am sure Karie will pick the perfect spot.

            I am glad that Cliff’s message resonated.

            On my end – in terms of grounding and reconnecting – we are knee deep in harvesting peaches, and my hubby is avidly and enjoyably busy canning our succulent and abundant crop. Following a harsh month of Brood X cicadas, followed by a Japanese beetle incursion, we were unsure if the peach trees would even survive.

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  1. reread this essay and replace the word “wetiko” with “ego” , although sometimes wetiko is used as both a verb and a noun while ego is only a noun, and then one sees that all this is only old wine in an equally old wineskin.

    Beyond the basic truth of the ego being cannibalistic (and also Gods gift to man since our spiritually is interconnected with our ego (psychology) most of the points in this essay is just more weak minded new agey contradictory claptrap. And no, i will probably not bother sitting down and ripping the whole essay apart in detail to prove my criticisms


  2. That was harsh, Godfly. Words like “claptrap” are inappropriate. Try, if you will, sitting down and clarifying thoughts, trying to reason our way through this wacky place. It is not easy for any of us. Steve is on a journey, like all of us, bouncing off rocks as he makes his way along. I would expect a little more kindness and acceptance of different people in different places. Simmer down.


    1. you’re right…abit too harsh; I’m sorry. And if i do say such things i should at least clarify why i believe it to be so. I will give it a go tomorrow.


      1. That’s sad that you have to wait until”Tomorrow”, because you don’t have a clear understanding of what the man was trying to tell you “Today”
        …But you just “Fired Away” with no compassion and nothing to back up your argument other than to disagree with him. Why wait until tomorrow to come up with a summation; Why not just save it and I’ll apologize for you. Sorry Steve


      2. And by the way GODFLY, The reason why you “Probably” weren’t going to “BOTHER” to “Sit down” and Rip apart Steve’s essay in detail to “Prove your Criticisms” is because you weren’t “Standing up” in the first place, to even take the time to sit down and think about it…And that’s why you need to wait until “Tomorrow”… to give it another go.


        1. Rocks rubble, and Roubles…Brought me here to,understanding and conquering the mind parasite (Wetiko). The thread from 2021. “I was away for a while during that thread”, And I just couldn’t help but spank GODFLY’S ass on what he thinking “Then”; wondering if he may think different now.


  3. Interesting read; – I believe Heidegger, in his magnum opus, ‘Being & Time’, has articulated, in a philosophical way, ideas that parallel/correlate with the theory of ‘Wetiko.’ More specifically, Heidegger identified that all of the ills and wrongs of Western Civilization could be identified as emanating from Plato; whose definition of the verb ‘to be’ (wherein only ‘presence’ is considered; not ‘absence’) has led to a world wherein one only considers the visible, discrete, isolable, quantifiable, and divisible as ‘real.’ Thanks for your work on this topic.

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  4. Thanks, ROSSGO. Nietzsche’s “will-to-power” and declaration that “God is dead” also contributed. God, and religious tradition, the social norms of that day, were replaced with a new God. We can see where this lack of norms led, in Germany especially. Add Darwin to this mix, and new hierarchies and the new God emerged; the divine-demonic being Nietzsche called life.


    1. Nietzsche and other freemasons doing the Hidden Hand:

      The same site has also interesting left/right wing puppets lists —
      ‘Left Wing Church puppets: Fabian Society, Frankfurter school, Civil Rights Movement, Open Society, Greta Thurnberg, Extinction Rebellion, Black Lives Matter, the New Age movement, jesuit Joe Biden (American Center for Progress),..

      Right Wing Church puppets: Thule society, Mosley, Julius Evola, Aryan brotherhood, George Wallace, John Birch Society (Archibald Roosevelt, Fred Koch), William F Buckley Jr, World Anti-Communist League, Le Cercle, P2, Reagan, George HW Bush, neocons Wolfowitz, Matthew Mello, Liberty Lobby, Le Pen, Nigel Farage Ukip, the Bow Group, the Hoover Institution, The Heritage Foundation (jesuit Ed Feulner), Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (jesuit William Casey), Peter Thiel, Trump, Bannon, Infowars (Alex Jones), Bitchute, Gatestone Institute (Zionist Nina Rosenwald CFR, Zionist Geert Wilders)..’

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      1. Louis XVI did that handsign, too. And he was also a Freemason. Hence his compliant attitude towards the Revolution of 1789 (run by Masons).

        “King Louis XVI was a Freemason. For him and for his two brothers, the Count of Provence and the Count of Artois, on August 1, 1775, a lodge was founded, “in the east of the Court”, called “the Military of the Three United Brothers”. It was then the second year of the reign of this twenty-year-old king whose ministers were Turgot and Malesherbes, … whose promises were not kept. The philanthropic character of the institution, the attraction of mystery, the antiquity of traditions, the example and the exhortations of their cousin the Duke of Chartres, is undoubtedly what had brought the three august brothers to receive the initiation. They did not take long, probably, to cool down for an association whose progressive and reformist spirit could not escape them; but they did not go so far as to break with it. This is why Louis XVI, when he came to be reconciled with the Parisians three days after the storming of the Bastille, was received at the entrance of the Hôtel de Ville with the Masonic honors of a “steel vault”. And, after the death of Louis XVIII, a funeral ceremony was celebrated by the Grand Orient to honor the memory of this king, “protector of Freemasonry”.” – Une loge Maçonnique d’avant 1789 (1897), p. 96

        Click to access LHR-Bourbons_francs-macons.pdf

        While doing research on him, I found a coin dating from 1776 (what does that remind us, hmm?) that shows his side profile and a swarm of bees heading towards the sun. That is significant, since those two are very important symbols in the occult and in religion. When coupled with this king’s intimacy with Freemasonry, a fraternal order also obsessed with symbology, it all starts to make sense.

        Coincidence(s)? Not a chance!


          1. The bee is the symbol of royalty going way back to “ancient” Egyptian lore. It was also used by the so-called Phoenicians (Ca’ananites of the Bible stories). That means the Pharaohs never really died – they simply disappeared and reappeared as the royal mercantile elites of the Western world – including the family Louis XVI came from, the Bourbons. That also explains why France later imported one the antiquated phallic monuments from Egypt and erected it on the square of the Place de la Concorde, which once sported a bronze statue of Louis XV (Louis Quinze, Le Amite or “The Beloved”), the grandfather of Louis XVI. This monumental gesture not only pays homage to male fertility, but also to the Pharaonic ancestors of today’s ruling class.

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