Twelve Healing Stars: Dissolving humanity’s spiritual walls in Pisces

I love this article and Tim brings in the common social psych behaviors and how these impact groups. Lots of food for thought.

Intersections

Twelve Healing Stars is a yearlong project in cooperation with the Temple of Witchcraft that explores social justice through the lessons of the 12 Zodiac Signs. This is part six.

Basic social psychology suggests that religion can be a very dangerous thing. Open any introductory textbook to the chapter on social psych, and you’ll be hit with a flurry of concepts that build upon each other to show us how tribal, exclusionary, and potentially violent religion – any religion – can become.

  • The Out Group Homogeneity Effect tells of our tendency to see all people that are not part of our group as “all the same.”
  • In Group Bias is our ability to tolerate differences within our own groups, even as we don’t see them in other groups.
  • The Fundamental Attribution Error leads us to blame another person’s character for mistakes they make and any behavior they do while ignoring…

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One thought on “Twelve Healing Stars: Dissolving humanity’s spiritual walls in Pisces

  1. Very interesting idea! Thanks for sharing. Personally I find a balance in the breadth of UUism with the specificity and cultural focus of European polytheisms.

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