Zombie and other ghoulish movies and television series abound in our present culture. Part of the reason why I hate these kinds of films besides the terror feel is that they trigger memories of sexual abuse that I choose to avoid.
Zombies are everywhere.
Zombies are us.
Definition of Zombie in The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
1a : a will-less and speechless human (as in voodoo belief and in fictional stories) held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated
b : the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body
2a : a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead; especially :automaton
b : a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior
Have you ever seen someone watching (and mesmerized) by television? Zombie. Or someone lost at a mega store – like Costco? In a world where we are constantly being bombarded by stimuli it’s no wonder that we are all entering a variety of degrees of dissociative states that are in modern nomenclatures – zombie behaviors.
Being present is the aim / goal of every spiritual discipline – an expanded awareness of the present moment. All of us are encouraged into the Maya or illusion of sleep. Our egos are too busy naming this or that and entrenched in illusion to notice we as a civilization are increasingly zombie-like.