The following is a chronological documentation of the main events
that have occurred in the life of the WORLD TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT.
2013 has become an indescribably special year for the WTM, and, in fact, for the whole world. We’ve completed the design of our wonderful website, we’ve launched our social media and now Jeremy has finished writing his forthcoming book, Is it to be Terminal Alienation or Transformation for The Human Race?, that we all think is his greatest ever masterpiece! This book has developed into the most magnificent presentation of these world-saving insights into the human condition, and, as well, is an enthralling documentation of humanity’s journey leading up to this point in time where the future of the human race and the planet is in the balance.
To mark the significance of this year, and in celebration of the fabulous future for humanity that is now possible, Jeremy created this monumental sun from shells that he has collected over a six month period from one small beach in Sydney. While cockle shells are found on sandy sheltered beaches throughout the world, Jeremy has never seen these pure gold-coloured ones on any other beach. Yellowish cockle shells are usually a rusty brownish-yellow colour, but on this particular beach some are a pure gold colour. Jeremy found the large white scallop on the same beach, and he’s never seen a large white one like this before or since. The white star limpet shells can be found on pretty well any beach. WTM Founding Members Tony Gowing and James West built and gilded the frame. If you look closely you can see the WTM initials made from shells at the top of the frame. The whole picture is positively bursting with excitement!
In 2013 we launched the World Transformation Movement on Social Media with an incredible response. The WTM Facebook page received phenomenal support with over 10,000 Likes in its first 3 months. Our YouTube channel had a facelift and is very popular with hundreds of subscribers and thousands of videos being watched. Our Pinterest page is a vibrant and fascinating collection of photographs, drawings, quotes and videos all representing important aspects of this human-condition-solving and therefore world-saving information. And our Twitter feed is regularly tweeting interesting links to articles, drawings and videos, as well as quotes from the great thinkers of our time including Laurens van der Post, Søren Kierkegaard, Olive Schreiner and of course Jeremy Griffith.
With statistics showing that nearly one in four people worldwide will use social networks in 2013, this is a marvellous platform to get these understandings to a wider audience, and so is another significant step toward a human-condition-free world.
In January 2013, the results of a major overhaul of our website were uploaded, including a fresh design for our homepage and new site search facility. Also FREEDOM was split into Book 1: The Biology, and Book 2: The Transformation, with further additions by Jeremy Griffith, and edits by Fiona Cullen-Ward, added throughout both books. We feel that these changes finally present these world-saving understandings of the human condition and their transforming effects in the accessible way we have always wanted, so this is a very great milestone for this project!
December 2012 saw the launch of the WTM Blog, which is the place to go to stay updated on the progress of the all-important work of the WTM, as well as to share the everyday application of this information. With the human condition now solved, a whole new world of understanding and appreciation for the human journey can, and, in fact, is already starting to emerge, and the WTM Blog provides the forum to talk about it!
In August 2012 FREEDOM was extensively added to and edited. Substantial additional explanation by Jeremy Griffith of the love-indoctrination process was included in Part 8:4. Also, a 90-page, complete demolition by Jeremy Griffith of all the denial-based, mechanistic/reductionist biological theories of Social Darwinism, Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psychology, Multilevel Selection and Eusociality was added to Part 4:12. There have been many other additions, as well as substantial editing of the text by Fiona Cullen-Ward. In short, there is a feast of new human-race-liberating understanding!!
Jeremy Griffith’s writing and the work of the World Transformation Movement have generated enthusiastic endorsements from readers and viewers throughout the world and our new Online Endorsements page shows a selection of these.
December 2011 saw the launch of our stunning new publication:
The Book of Real Answers to Everything! “Such is the explosion
of insight that occurs when understanding of the human condition
is found that all the books in all the libraries in all the world
couldn’t deliver the definitive explanations contained in Jeremy
Griffith’s latest book, on the great issues such as: Human condition
What is science?–What is love?–Soul–Conscience–Good vs Evil
What is the meaning of life?–Is there a God?–Our ego and egocentric
lives–How can we save the world?–Consciousness–Human nature
Why do people lie?” Tim Macartney-Snape AM OAM
The most exciting day for our whole project of saving the world: finally, after successfully completing the first stage of laying the foundations of the WORLD TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT by defending these all-precious understandings of the human condition against the inevitable initial onslaught of resistance to having the issue of the human condition addressed, our movement is able to be launched to the whole world. New Introductory Videos and a very exciting Membership Video are produced and launched on our website.
Containing the understandings upon which the WORLD TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT is based, FREEDOM is the definitive presentation of Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith’s breakthrough treatise on the origins and amelioration of the human condition.
The expanded transcripts of our two Introductory Video Series, and of our Membership Videos are included in Freedom Books 1 & 2, and are the recommended introductory texts to the WTM.
Watch and/or read Video Series 1: The Biological Explanation of the Human Condition.
Watch and/or read Video Series 2: The Resulting Transformation of the Human Race.
Watch and/or read Membership Videos.
(Persecution of the WTM for Exposing the Human Condition provides the best overview of our stunning victory over persecution after a 16-year struggle.)
On 7 October 2010, at the culmination of the biggest defamation case in Australia’s history, the NSW Court of Appeal unanimously overturned an earlier Supreme Court finding concerning a defamatory 1995 Four Corners program about the WORLD TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT. In a momentous judgment for our project, for science and for the future of the human race, the Court of Appeal recognised the unorthodox nature of Jeremy Griffith’s explanation of the origins and amelioration of the human condition, finding that the lower Court did ‘not adequately consider’ ‘the nature and scale of its subject matter’, in particular ‘that the work was a grand narrative explanation from a holistic approach, involving teleological elements’. See our full-page advertisement in The Australian newspaper containing Tim Macartney-Snape’s commentary on this momentous ruling.
‘This Expanded Transcript is the best condensation of the breakthrough biological explanation of the human condition–and how it transforms humans–that I have read; so I strongly recommend it to all first time visitors.’ Professor Harry Prosen
Note: In 2011 this Expanded Transcript of the Introductory Video was incorporated as the Main Introduction in our book FREEDOM, which is available online to be read or printed.
Filming of Introductory Videos
Expanded Transcript of the Introductory Video published
Tim Macartney-Snape was a guest speaker at a special Everest event at the Royal Geographic Society, London, on Wednesday 17 November 2010, titled ‘First on Everest- Celebrating the World’s Highest Mountain’. The event celebrated significant events on the World’s Highest Mountain and gathered the greatest ever assembly of Everest pioneers to tell of their adventures and mountaineering firsts. Tim spoke for an hour about his North Face and Sea To Summit climbs. It was on this Sea To Summit climb that Tim took the WTM’s flag to the summit of Everest.
Tim was also honoured to be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of The Alpine Club–the first ever guest speaker from Australia. Founded in 1857, the Alpine Club is the world’s oldest mountaineering club, with membership limited to experienced mountaineers.
On 6 June 2009, the Herald published the following apology to the FHA:
This apology was a great milestone in the FHA’s efforts to defy and defeat a 20-year campaign of persecution that has been waged against the critically important understanding of the human condition that the FHA was established to promote and defend.
See the two-page Victory For A New World Of Understanding For Humanity report for more details on this milestone victory.
The new book FREEDOM is a compilation of all Jeremy Griffith’s earlier books and writings plus significant new material. Read or print the exciting opening summary of FREEDOM.
The WORLD TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT (WTM) has developed from the Foundation for Humanity’s Adulthood (FHA).
The WTM launched an online Introductory Video about the breakthrough biological understanding of the human condition and the TRANSFORMED life for humans that it makes possible. People can register questions and participate via Skype and in time a library of videos about all aspects of the human condition and its amelioration will be created and made available.
On 1 August 2008, the NSW Supreme Court handed down a comprehensive defamation judgment against the ABC and Reverend David Millikan for their production of the 1995 Four Corners program, The Prophet of Oz. As a result, Tim Macartney-Snape received a payout of more than $700,000 in damages and interest. With costs, the total payout was expected to exceed $1 million.
A Case Overview & History of the court case is also available.
In March 2007, a trial began in the Supreme Court of New South Wales to determine defences and damages following the jury’s 2003 finding that the ABC defamed Jeremy Griffith and Tim Macartney-Snape in the 1995 Four Corners program. An initial four and half weeks in Court in March and April was followed by a further two weeks in early July and a day of oral submissions in early December.
Jeremy Griffith was invited, among other scientists and thinkers, to submit an essay to be included in a book about ways to live a meaningful life. This is the essay Jeremy submitted, which was published in Living a Life of Value in America in mid-2006.
With a foreword by Professor Harry Prosen, former President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Jeremy Griffith’s fourth book The Great Exodus contains both an expansion of the biology of the human condition that is presented in The Human Condition Documentary Proposal and an expansion of The Great Exodus essay.
Genevieve Salter & James Press
Annabel Armstrong working on ideas
In September 2005, a NSW Supreme Court jury found that the FHA (now WTM) was defamed in a 1995 article published in The Sydney Morning Herald.
See the Persecution of the WTM section for more information.
On 20 September 2005, Jeremy Griffith appeared on World Talk Radio, which is broadcast from California and is the world’s largest internet talk station.
A Species In Denial became a bestseller in Australia and New Zealand where sales continue to grow. Following on from this success A Species In Denial was launched in the United Kingdom on 18 October 2004.
In 2004, WTM Publishing & Communications began sending out a proposal for the making of an impasse-breaking documentary series about the biology of the human condition to leading scientists, philosophers, psychiatrists and documentary makers around the world. To date, the proposal has received commendations from over 100 of the world’s leading scientists and thinkers including physicist Stephen Hawking and Nobel Laureate Charles Townes. It is planned for the proposal to be followed up by an international lecture tour.
In May 2003, a Supreme Court jury found Jeremy Griffith was defamed by the national broadcast’s portrayal of him as having no support from the scientific community. The jury also found that Tim Macartney-Snape was defamed by the Four Corners program’s depiction of him as being deceitful and misusing his influence. Read the ‘ABC loses defamation case’ article that appeared in The Australian online newspaper.
With a foreword by Professor Charles Birch, A Species In Denial was Jeremy Griffith’s most definitive work to date on the subject of the human condition. Professor John Morton described it as ‘a superb book’. Tim Macartney-Snape officially launched the book at the Australian Museum on 5 June 2003 and the launch was followed by an Australia-wide tour by Jeremy and Tim to promote the new book, including lectures at universities. The book was also launched in New Zealand at the same time.
‘Challenging Humanity...talking about the big stuff’
Published in June 2003, this full-page article by Kate Wilkie profiles Jeremy Griffith and the FHA/WTM. It also documents the NSW Supreme Court ruling that Jeremy Griffith and Tim Macartney-Snape were defamed in an ABC-TV Four Corners program in 1995, and discusses Jeremy’s third book, A Species in Denial.
In April 2001, after several years preparing for the litigation, two sets of proceedings were commenced in the Supreme Court of New South Wales seeking redress–one against the ABC and another against John Fairfax Publications, publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald.
James West, Rachel O’Brien, Damon Isherwood
Sally Edgar outlining the
Tim Macartney-Snape was invited by the City of Melbourne to contribute a ‘millennium message’ for the year 2000 celebrations in Melbourne. In May 2000 the City of Melbourne released a book, Melbourne Millennium Messages 2000, containing a selection of 50 of the messages received from ‘over 500 leaders’ who responded. Tim’s message, which follows, was one of the 50 chosen:
‘Ours is an ancient land but we are young at heart. Let’s use our youthful strength to champion free thinking and through that bring liberating understanding to the human condition. Only then can there truly be a better life for all.’ Tim Macartney-Snape, Adventurer
Jeremy Griffith and Tim Macartney-Snape were invited to Parliament House, Canberra, to attend the launch of PR company Jackson Wells Morris by Australian Prime Minister John Howard on 3 April 2000. After Mr Howard’s speech, Jeremy and Tim met the Prime Minister and discussed the difficulties a right-wing government faces in a left-wing media climate.
Richard Biggs & Anthony Landahl discussing the human condition
The June 1999 edition of Inside Sport magazine published a six-page profile on Tim Macartney-Snape. This article documents Tim’s legendary stature as one of the most talented and accomplished mountaineers the world has seen. Mountaineering requires the highest levels of courage, perseverance and endurance and this article documents how Tim’s defence of the WTM has demanded all the proven qualities of his character.
As further testament to Tim Macartney-Snape’s stature, on 28 August 1999, The Australian newspaper recognised Tim as one of this century’s greatest Australians. In a special colour magazine titled ‘This Living Century’, Tim was listed with nine other Australian Adventurers–including Douglas Mawson and Charles Kingsford Smith–as ‘People who shaped our Nation’.
‘Macartney-Snape once wrote that adventure, as one form of the search to understand the truth, should be vigorously defended.’
The University of Denial-Free Studies will offer courses for people to study the understanding of the human condition that is now available, and learn how those understandings ameliorate the human condition.
Will Salter leading a discussion at the
Jeremy Griffith at the University of Denial-Free Studies
In April 1998, The Bulletin (a national weekly magazine in Australia incorporating Newsweek) ran a two-page feature story by Lenore Nicklin about Jeremy Griffith and the FHA.
In July 1998, The Australian newspaper’s weekend magazine featured a seven-page feature article by Jill Rowbotham about Tim Macartney-Snape, his involvement with the FHA and the ABA’s ruling.
In July 1998, the ABA took the unprecedented step of advising the ABC it would be appropriate to apologise to the FHA in light of the ABA ruling. Despite not exercising its right to challenge the ruling, the ABC refused to apologise. As a result the FHA was left with no option other than to consider taking defamation action against the ABC and Fairfax.
World leading biologist Professor Charles Birch, a winner of the Templeton Prize who has been described as ‘Australia’s leading thinker on the issue of science and God’, launched the FHA’s website at the Australian Museum in Sydney in October 1998 (now known as the WTM website). Professor Birch opened his address saying, ‘The FHA has had a positive and creative influence on many.’
|Prof. Charles Birch launches the FHA’s
website at the Australian Museum in Sydney
The speakers at the website launch: Sam Belfield, John
Professor Birch wrote to the ABA saying, ‘I consider it would be the only right thing for the ABC to admit the bias of the Four Corners program and to apologise for its mistake.’
In February 1998, the ABA handed down a ruling which found Four Corners ‘inaccurate, unbalanced and partial’. The ‘ABA concluded that the program was not balanced in its presentation of the experience of parents of Foundation members. The ABA also concluded that the program was inaccurate in its representation of Mr Griffith and inaccurate and lacked balance in its representation of Mr Tim Macartney-Snape.’
The ABA ruling received publicity in The Australian newspaper (reproduced below) and feature articles on the FHA appeared in both The Bulletin magazine (21 April 1998) and The Weekend Australian (9 May 1998).
THE AUSTRALIAN Friday March 6 1998 — 4
In May 1996, the FHA complained to the ABC’s Independent Complaints Review Panel. The ICRP accepted the complaint, but the FHA decided to withdraw it due to the ICRP’s condition that the FHA relinquish its legal rights to take subsequent action against the ABC.
The FHA’s intermittent rugby team, the Ned Kelly’s XV,
Annabelle West managing the FHA’s
In August 1996, the FHA submitted a 900-page complaint concerning the ABC-TV Four Corners program to the ABA–Australia’s media watchdog.
Susan Armstrong giving an introductory talk on the
Tim Macartney-Snape, James West, Prue
In April 1995, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) broadcast the defamatory Four Corners program ‘Prophet of Oz’ concerning the FHA, Jeremy Griffith and Tim Macartney-Snape. The program was produced by Reverend Dr David Millikan of the Uniting Church, who also wrote a full-page article about the FHA in the Sydney Morning Herald titled ‘Prophet of the Posh’.
The FHA became aware of the defamatory nature of the program prior to it going to air and sent more than a dozen substantial letters of complaint and appeal to the ABC prior to the broadcast including a half-page press advertisement ‘open letter’ in The Australian newspaper to ABC managing director, Mr Brian Johns. Parents of university students who were interested in the FHA’s ideas also sent a joint letter of complaint to Brian Johns.
Following Four Corners, the FHA made numerous complaints, appeals and protests to the ABC–all to no avail. Having been dismissed by the ABC, the FHA distributed thousands of publications and held open days and public lectures to try and overcome the negative effects of the program.
John Biggs introduces Jeremy Griffith’s public talk on ‘Evolutionary Psychology, and its limitation,
Following the launch of Beyond in 1991 and the subsequent media attention, reviews and commendations, interest in Jeremy Griffith’s work grew in academic and scientific circles. The FHA also attracted a new body of interest and support from a diverse range of people including university students from campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and country New South Wales.
Jeremy Griffith, Tim Macartney-Snape and other FHA members were invited to speak about the FHA’s ideas in Universities and other intellectual and philosophical forums across Australia. Workshops, discussion forums and outdoor camps were also held to foster interest in and discussion of the ‘human condition’.
Sam Belfield addressing the audience at an FHA Open Day at the University of New England
Group discussion on an
Susan Armstrong giving a presentation on the human condition
|Jeremy Griffith & Tim Macartney-Snape with the late Sir Laurens van der Post|
In April 1993, Jeremy Griffith and Tim Macartney-Snape met with pre-eminent author and philosopher Sir Laurens van der Post and his wife Ingaret Giffard at their home in London, prior to Tim’s address to the Royal Geographical Society. Sir Laurens is one of the great inspirations for Jeremy’s work and after their time together Sir Laurens wrote to Jeremy saying, ‘Ingaret and I were very moved by your letter of 2nd May, the thought of us which you carried to Australia and gratitude for the visit for which the two of you took time off in a very busy schedule in England...I would hope you will always know how we value the examples you set and the work you are doing in Australia.’
Emeritus Professor of Biology Charles Birch addressed a large gathering of FHA members, interested parties, parents and friends at the FHA’s Open Day in Sydney. Professor Birch said that there were ‘two huge themes’ in Jeremy Griffith’s books: the first being ‘the nature of the world’, and the second being ‘the nature of human nature’. He went on to explain that ‘science can’t deal with subjectivity’, and that subjectivity ‘is something that is very difficult to get your teeth into and yet it is the most important thing in the world’. See Birch’s commendation.
Emeritus Professor of Zoology and theologian John Morton launched Beyond on 10 June 1992 at Auckland University. See Morton’s commendation.
Beyond was launched at the National Museum of Kenya in the Louis Leakey auditorium on 29 Sept 1992. Jeremy Griffith was invited to visit a number of primate field studies in Kenya and Burundi.
Jeremy Griffith & Tim Macartney-Snape at the launch of Beyond with Ron & Ann Reynolds of Millennium Books, the book’s distributors.
Launched at the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney in November 1991, Jeremy Griffith’s second book Beyond the Human Condition elaborates on the biology presented in his first book Free, and examines subjects such as science and religion, politics and psychiatry.
‘Introducing a biological idea as revolutionary and potentially controversial as Charles Darwin’s…’
Commendations for Beyond were given from arguably the five most eminent scientists in the world working in opening up the holistic scientific paradigm (including two winners of the prestigious Templeton Prize).
|Tim Macartney-Snape holds the FHA’s (as the WTM was then known) flag aloft on the summit of Mount Everest|
In May 1990, Tim Macartney-Snape completed his second successful ascent of Mount Everest solo and without oxygen in his famous ‘Sea to Summit’ expedition, carrying with him the FHA’s key aloft flag. Starting at sea level from the Bay of Bengal, Tim became the first person to climb the entire 8874 metres of the world’s highest mountain. See Tim’s biography.
In early 1990 the CFHA changed its name to the Foundation for Humanity’s Adulthood (FHA).
At the initiative of a number of Sydney lawyers the FHA–now called the WTM–was incorporated in May 1990 as a company limited by guarantee in order to better develop and promote understanding of the human condition, and in particular the work of Jeremy Griffith. Significantly, three of the FHA/WTM’s founding directors, Jeremy, Tim Macartney-Snape and Chris Stephen, together with Jeremy’s brother Simon Griffith (appointed as a director in 1992), all attended
|Jeremy Griffith 1988|
Geelong Grammar School. The incorporation of the FHA/WTM paved the way for it to acquire an Authority to Fundraise for Charitable Purposes in 1991 (see Structure of the WTM).
Jeremy Griffith’s first book presents in detail the first-principle-based biology underpinning his explanation of the human condition.
Media release ‘This book will attract a great deal of interest and controversy.’
The WTM was originally founded in 1983 as the Centre For Humanity’s Adulthood (CFHA) by Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith to develop and promote understanding of the human condition (see Structure of the WTM). Jeremy’s writing on the human condition, which began in 1967 during his six-year search for the Thylacine or ‘Tasmanian Tiger’, grew from his desire to reconcile ideality and reality. See Jeremy’s biography.
In 1983, Jeremy Griffith travelled to London to personally submit to the Editors of Nature and New Scientist journals a ‘Summary’ of a book that in 1988 was published as Free: The End of The Human Condition.