Social Activism and Solutions

What do do when we’re faced with so many obvious problems in society? Some resort to drugs and alcohol to block it out. Others become depressed and even suicidal. Some turn on the TV or spend more time at the gym. Many of us just throw up our hands in despair.

But a few are looking for – and finding – solutions.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, Social Activism and Solutions.

This is, in a way, a follow-up to last week’s program with Dr. Claudia Pacheco. She was talking there about society being on a dead-end street and how we have now reached some final conclusions about why that is – and how we can begin to treat this source problem. Dr. Norberto Keppe‘s work gives us the knowledge and tools to do just that. His science of psycho-socio-pathology helps us see why we are polluting and destroying and making so much war. Most activists focus on stopping those things – and that’s, of course, necessary. But if we don’t address the why we do that – which is in the human psyche – we’ll be like the alcoholic who stops the alcohol, but replaces it with cocaine or sex or fanaticism.

Here in Brazil at Keppe’s International Society of Analytical Trilogy, we’re training people with the consciousness and psycho-socio tools to make a difference in their communities. To become psycho-socio-therapists. Imagine a journalist with the sufficient understanding of psycho-socio-pathology to be able to analyze world or local events through this combined scientific, philosophical, theological perspective that is tied to a universal reality of right, and justice, and goodness, and beauty and things like that. He or she would report on events in a completely different way than we see currently. Today, media, out of its fanatic adherence to a relativistic so-called “journalistic integrity”just throws all points of view together in one show or column and leaves you to pick up the pieces.

With an understanding of Keppe’s work, the psycho-socio-journalist would understand a basic starting point – there is a universal reality of beauty, truth and goodness, and any deviation from that could be seen and analyzed by him or her much more clearly.

And that’s just one area of action for psycho-socio-therapists! We’ll be getting together July 4 – 6, 2008 here in Brazil to look at this science of psycho-socio-pathology, and this will be an excellent opportunity for you to start your training. Write me for more information: rich@richjonesvoice.com

Today, I’ll talk with Per-Erik Persson, a human ecologist from Sweden who works with the Jak Members Bank – a no-interest loan bank in Sweden. Per-Erik has written a book about social activism amongst ceramics workers in Argentina.

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Therapy to Heal Society

Look all around you and you’ll see the rapidly mounting evidence of a society in deep trouble. Lurking environmental disaster, a pending recession, skyrocketing depression and suicide rates. Human society as its currently organized is at a dead-end. Time to admit it … if we continue like this, we’re done for. Now … what do we do about it?

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, Therapy to Heal Society.

For any of you, and I know there are many, who look around you and wonder, “What has gone so terribly wrong?”, this program will come as a great relief. There are some practical tools that can be used to treat the inverted and even perverse social and psychological conditions in the world today. Thanks to the work of psychoanalyst and social scientist, Norberto Keppe, we can now say definitively that the source of our problems is clear. Human beings, out of their enormous envy, have inverted their values and elaborated an inverted society as a result. And then, on top of that, we censor perception of our envy and inversion and pretend that we are the masters of our own destiny and that we can solve all problems ourselves given enough time and money. But it will never work.

In his extraordinary book about disinverting economics, Work and Capital, Keppe says, “The human being becomes ill as a result of his anger toward light, toward consciousness. He prefers to live in darkness, far removed from any perception. This is what causes his illnesses and all of the problems that beset humanity. At the same time that his intention is to know, he opposes knowledge entirely – and in the struggle leaves strewn along the way the ruins of a life spent battling against the truth.”

Se we are missing something fundamental. Human beings, in an incomplete, materialistic way, keep looking for superficial solutions – introduce this legislation, save that species, speak out about globalization and the corruption world trading agreements cause to the democratic process. And while all these may be necessary, they must be done in tandem with addressing our deep metaphysical crisis – we are turned against God … and even our own existence.

We are addressing this consistently in these radio programs, and have plans to expand this. We want to create a new community of Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head listeners to consider these problems in society and what we might do about them. The BrainFood Community is what we’re calling it (and thanks to listener Ludmilla Ducaneaux from Holland for the inspiration), so make sure you are on the advisory list for that so I can let you know more about it. rich@richjonesvoice.com

You know, we are receiving a lot of interest from around the world for people to come here to our International Society of Analytical Trilogy to study and learn how Keppe’s scientific discoveries can be applied to helping in all areas of society. That’s our topic today.

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Self Centeredness – A One-Way Street Going the Wrong Way

What is the relationship between looking out for yourself and looking out for others? How do you keep the balance? Or … and this may be controversial, is there any balance to keep? There are many opinions about the merit of self-interest, but we could turn to one great example for his thoughts. Benjamin Franklin cautioned us to deny self for self’s sake.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, Self-Centeredness – A One-Way Street Going the Wrong Way.

I first wanted to make another quick announcement here while I have your attention about a new program we’ll be launching soon for you to learn more about the concepts that form the basis of our work on this program. The great and important work of Norberto Keppe and his studies in psycho-socio-pathology. This will be a monthly program of articles and teleclasses where you can participate directly and learn more about yourself and how to apply this to helping others in your families, workplaces, communities, schools, etc. I’ll be sending out something more specific to those of you who are interested, so make sure I have your email if you are. Write me at rich@richjonesvoice.com

A couple of weeks ago, Claudia Pacheco and I had a look at narcissism, one of the hot topics down here in Brazil in our scientific meetings about psycho-socio-pathology. And very popular as a download on iTunes as well. And I wanted to approach the subject again – one because it’s something of a way of being that I see creating havoc, not only in my life, but in the lives of many of my friends and family members. And second, because it is such a key that opens a door to understanding many of the problems we face in our society.

You see self-interest blatantly expressed in huge corporations driven by greedy shareholders who don’t give 2 cents for the company except as a vehicle to make them money.

You see it in financial advice books like the one by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki which cautions that the world’s economy is going down the toilet and the best way to protect yourself is to make as much money as you can. Incredible! Contribute to the destruction of the world (and the economy as a consequence) by focusing on making money only (a prime reason we are destroying the planet now) so that when the economy and everything else is completely destroyed by actions like yours, you can move to some paradise and leave everyone else holding the bag.

You see self-interest in the desperate drive to look out for number 1 first while millions starve.

Norbert Keppe writes and speaks about this constantly in his books and TV shows.

Today, I’m going to take a look at self-centeredness with psychiatric nurse and psychoanalyst here at Keppe’s International Society of Analytical Trilogy, Kerstin Arviddson.

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Troubled Science

Although scientists today are generally against any idea of a transcendental reality, it wasn’t always like that.

Pasteur said, “The more I study nature, the more I’m amazed at the work of the Creator.” And for centuries, the greatest geniuses considered the ultimate creative force of God fundamental to any understanding of reality.

And then, it all changed.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, Troubled Science.

Before we dive into our admittedly heated subject today, let me just say Happy New Year to you, and send you my best wishes for a successful and conscious 2008. And consciousness we will need more of to begin to address our looming environmental crises particularly, but our other social difficulties as well.

I, like many individuals in all countries on the globe, have been personally interested in that for years, but it wasn’t until discovering the work of Brazilian/Austrian psychoanalyst, Norberto Keppe, that I began to understand the source of all the problems. Keppe’s work outlines very precisely the psychological distortions that has led human society away from its true purposes, and caused us to erect social structures that actually make it impossible to live to our human potential.

I started this radio program to begin to talk about these foundational discoveries because … well, this is my medium. But there are other ways to find out more. Write me at rich@richjonesvoice.com and I’ll steer you in the right direction.

My dear friend, Susan Berkley, and I will be starting a special online and teleclass program very shortly based on Keppe’s work, so stay tuned for more on that.

Well, today, my colleague, Cesar Soos, and I are going to jump into the heat of the fire again. Seems whenever we try to offer a critique of modern-day science, our arguments hit up against a formidable wall of skepticism and unrepentant commitment to the current dogma that unfortunately characterizes the scientific world view today.

But something changed in science. For centuries, scientists and philosophers were pretty much united in their consideration of God in their scientific understandings. Even Descartes, who was instrumental in the so-called Scientific Revolution that sought to free the human being from what it saw as the repressive superstition of organized religion, was a devout believer to the end of his days.

But the scientific proposals that burst forth from that period of history influence us even today – and not necessarily for the better.

Keep your mind open and join us for a very important discussion.

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