Under Control of Evil

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

In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Ferdinand, in desperation at the terrible plight of ship and crew, cries out, “Hell is empty and all the devils are here!”

And looking around at our situation today, it wouldn’t be difficult to reach the same conclusion. Except that our modern materialistic science doesn’t allow for that conclusion. Oh, we might utter the words, but I doubt most of us would use words like “hell” and “devils” in anything more than an illustrative sense. We almost certainly wouldn’t mean them literally.

But there is a very modern science emerging here in Brazil that does consider the power of spiritual influence to inspire the human being – both for good or for evil. And yes, I do mean a science. And what the scientist responsible for this view, Dr. Norberto Keppe, maintains is that the evil is winning as long as we don’t have more consciousness of it. That means, reuniting theology and philosophy again with exact science, as used to be the case. So we can really understand our situation.

Under Control of Evil, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Healing Terrorism

I’m Richard Lloyd Jones and this is Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head. I moved to Brazil from New York in 2001, 2 1/2 months before 9/11.

Talk about timing.

But if it was timing, it was not anything conscious. My desire was to learn more about the work of an extraordinary scientist I’d become aware of a short time before moving here.

That scientist was Dr. Norberto Keppe. What Keppe proposes in his far-reaching science is, quite simply, a solution to the fundamental human problem, which is that we act in contradiction to our essence and, therefore, we act against life. This goes to the root of the issue. This Inversion is the cause of all our conflicts and crises today, so it’s not a matter simply of protecting this or that species or saving this or that ecosystem or cutting our greenhouse gasses or resolving geo-political scheming. We’re going to have to change virtually everything if we are to attain the well-being that we have a right to enjoy. The transformation must be basic. It must be total.

Today, we’ll try to transform and transcend the mounting terrorism crisis on our planet.

Healing Terrorism, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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The Sanity of Interiorizing our Lives

Welcome to Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head. Carl Gustav Jung proposed that everything that irritates us about others can lead us to understand ourselves. For him, others were a giant mirror into our own psyches. The great German writer, Hermann Hesse, suggested that disliking something in another is disliking something that we have, too.

Freud, Kraepelin, Schopenhauer, those Germans opened the door to our psychological lies. And it was a shock at the time. Jung joked to Freud on their maiden journey to America that they were bringing the plague to American. And if you subscribe to the idea that hell comes from the others, as Sartre proposed, it is a little depressing to have to let go of that and point the finger back inside for the real source of our problems.

The consequences, however, of maintaining that outward blame are severe. From nuking plants with toxic chemicals to ethnic cleansing to executing the “evil” ones, we pay a big price for our naive exteriorization. 

Let’s go the other way. The Sanity of Interiorizing our Lives, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Freedom and Leadership

Take a look around at the critical situations facing we human beings, and it’s sobering. Maybe that’s why most of us don’t like looking too closely. It becomes overwhelming. “Can’t you talk about something else,” is how my mother often phrases this sense of overwhelm. The implication being that not talking about it makes it disappear.

An absurd rationale, of course, but one that’s rather common in our addicted-to-positivity society. In the science of psycho-socio-pathology elaborated at the International Society of Analytical Trilogy where our program originates, this is called an Inversion.

Seeing problems is a negative. You have to make lemonade with that mountain of lemons, after all. Problem? what problem? What we’ve got here is a heaven-sent opportunity, not a problem at all. That’s the common parlance.

But to really solve the problem, we have to forget about the inverted dictums of the motivational literature. There it is written that we need to forget the past and look to the future – exactly the polar opposite of what we should be doing. Real leaders, in truth, need to look very hard at the reasons we’re in the mess we’re in.

Freedom and Leadership, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Correcting Metaphysics and Society

I remember the day it fully dawned on me that the path society was on was a dead end. I was on the train from Rhinebeck, NY to Toronto – a beautiful but tedious journey with only vestiges of the former romance of train travel to keep me company. I was settled in with snacks and bottled water and ample reading material to fill the long 10 hours or so ahead of me.

My book of choice at that time was Norberto Keppe‘s Liberation of the People: The Pathology of Power, and I felt myself changing as I read.

Or maybe it wasn’t a change as much as a recognition. T.S. Eliot spoke about how at the end of all our exploring we would arrive at where we started and know the place for the first time – and that perhaps comes closer to how I felt. It was like a recognition in Keppe’s writing of something I also knew to be true but had forgotten.

Keppe’s great book does that – reawakens our idealism and gives us a glimpse of the new society that’s possible. And all this can happen because Keppe helps disinvert us and get us back on track.

Correcting Metaphysics and Society, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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The Wrong Vibration Between Power and People – Highlight Version

Our latest Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head program explores a crucial question: in order for society to improve, does the individual need to change first, or does the political structure – the pathology of power – need to shift? Norberto Keppe‘s science of psycho-socio pathology helps us understand this crucial question, and brings a deep wisdom to the consideration that few people are discussing.

We hope to contribute to changing that.

Here’s an excerpt from our latest Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head program, The Wrong Vibration Between Power and People. If you like it and want more, the full program’s available at www.healingthroughconsciousness.com, through iTunes, or here.

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The Wrong Vibration Between Power and People

There is, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, a massive movement around the world of the people struggling to free themselves from the shackles of oppression. The latest initiative – the “I won’t pay” movements surging in Greece and a few other countries in Europe, specifically targeting Metro ticket turnstiles.

 

And, of course, the surging up of indignation causes conniption fits in those in power – from extreme, like the violent crackdowns in Syria and even in #Occupy locations in North America, to more hidden, like the reports leaking out from the Bilderbergers and Trilateral Commission that subtly suggest that all this is a thread to global stability.

 

This is, of course, a huge crock of horse hooey, since it’s the stability of the elite’s iron hold on power that’s really being threatened. And from the people’s point of view, how could that ever be bad. But we the people play into these Machiavellian tactics when we follow unthinking into that dark night. And it’s this we’d like to consider today.

 

The Wrong Vibration Between Power and People, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

 

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