Evil in the Modern World

I’m Richard Lloyd Jones, and this is Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

In the philosophy of religion, evil has always been a thorny issue. Is evil something inherent in the essence of man and nature? Or is it a willful act of ill-intentioned human beings?

And then there’s the whole confusion of natural disasters – the presence of which have even caused some thinkers to deny the existence of a perfectly good God. If hurricanes exist, this argument goes, perfect goodness doesn’t exist.

And I think it’s also safe to say that the theological concept of the existence of a being of evil as described in Judeo-Christian scripture is also controversial. A rebellion in heaven led by one of God’s brightest angels, Lucifer, is today treated mostly as allegorical or metaphorical – tales told to illustrate moral truth but not meant to be taken literally.

But in Norberto Keppe‘s deep science of Analytical Trilogy, spiritual influences in the myriad psycho-social crises we face today are considered. In fact, in Keppe’s experience, the spiritual component is more necessary.

Evil in the Modern World, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Women and the Dark Side

A few hundred years ago, the notions of heaven and hell, of God and Lucifer, were respected themes for composers, poets, and painters. Milton’s Paradise Lost contains the idea of Lucifer endeavoring to defeat Christ and regain his former position in paradise. Raphael captured the epic battle where the Archangel Michael vanquished Satan. Beethoven wrote of the desire of man to know God.

And then, somewhere along the way, the devil became largely erased as a factor in popular culture. Any modern educated person who considers the battle between the forces of dark and the forces of light as anything but a mythical allegory is considered … well, not modern today.

But of course, it still persists. The rumors of rock stars making the Faustian bargain still abound, the Rolling Stones had dire repercussions to Sympathy for the Devil at Altamont, and many modern pageants have demonic idolatry built right into their ceremonies.

So I think it’s still relevant. Women and the Dark Side, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Analytical Trilogy and #Occupy Wall St.

Fresh from the march in support of #Occupy Wall St. that occurred down here in São Paulo on Oct. 15, 2011, I have some things to add to the movement. There are protests happening in many cities in North America and Europe, and of course, the Arab Spring continues. Even totally censored China has activists plying the social networks to build support for their causes.

So, things are changing. And all this is welcome. We human beings that make up the 99%, and even some in the 1%, are waking up to the very disagreeable social situation and saying, “Hey wait a minute. This sucks!”

But I’m struck as I follow all this that now more than ever we need an orientation that goes beyond party politics and personal agendas and really gets us to the root causes of this mess. And then lays out a game plan for how to change things. Once and for all.

I have been living and broadcasting and teaching from the International Society of Analytical Trilogy for 10 years now, and become conscious every day of how the science Norberto Keppe has elaborated can help us in this struggle for our freedom. And I’d like to apply that science to the #Occupy Wall St. movement today on our program.

Analytical Trilogy and #Occupy Wall St., today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Sex, Lies and Real Deadly Sins

The feeding frenzy arising from the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn stimulate analysis. How we in the public rise up in collective indignation at suggestions of sexual impropriety while hardly looking up from our breakfast cereal at revelations of the lies that pushed us to war! Not to diminish the charges in any way, but there’s more going on here than first glance would tell us. Deeper explanations are needed … and fast.

Especially when we consider Strauss-Kahn’s prominent role in criticizing the global financial system while moving to reduce the importance of the dollar in IMF negotiations.

How to look at this terrible situation with consciousness, humility and even wisdom? We’ll conduct an Analytical Trilogy psycho-socio analysis of the DSK affair, and consider what real malfeasance goes on around us all the time unnoticed and even supported.

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The Science of Transcendence

What is the true nature of man? Is it good, beautiful and true? Or a mix of those elements with corruption and evil?
That question strikes deep to the issue philosophers have struggled to answer for centuries. Today, we are very fortunate to have some conclusions on the subject, originating from Norberto Keppe‘s school of Analytical Trilogy.
And the conclusions reached at Keppe’s scientific society allow us to look with new eyes on transcendence, psychic phenomena, death and human meaning. All of which we’ll do on our program today.

Truth and Reconciliation, Analytical Trilogy Style

Bin Laden’s death. A major victory by the good guys over the bad guys? Or an inverted celebration based on a false sense of unity? We make a strong argument for the latter this week on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head. You see, when the celebration fades away, the real problems will appear again. The economy, the growing gap between the poor and the extremely rich, the scandalous profits made by pharmaceutical companies that poison us with unnecessary medicines, the millions in drug cartel money laundered by the U.S. banking system … those are the real dangers facing America, not some obscure Al Qaeda terrorist network hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan.
And these real problems we’re not addressing. There are enormous dangers of using outside scapegoats to mask our deep societal problems, and we’ll explore all that on this week’s program with Claudia Bernhardt Pacheco.

Making Great Theatre: The Royals, Bin Laden and Pseudo Reality

Billions watching on TV. Carriages, choirs, cheering spectators. Followed by late night assassinations, mysterious burials at sea, celebrations like Super Bowl Victory parties.

We’ll bring some sense to the madness this week on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head. Bin Laden, the Royal Wedding, can there be any sanity to be found here? For sure, and along the way a healthy dose of reality.

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