Human Resonance with Evil

The nature of good and evil. That’s a nice light topic for your next Sunday afternoon bbq! If I had a dollar for every time a friend wanted to discuss the nature of good and evil with me over the years, I’d have a cool … $3.00 in my bank account. Not a topic that comes up that often.

We’ve been considered victims of good and evil for much of our history. From the Biblical Job to history’s billions of casualties of some malfeasance or other, to the Vatican exorcists trying to free the soul of one invaded by demons, we’ve all had to suck it up in the face of circumstances we feel no control over.

A remarkable Brazilian philosopher, however, is trying to deepen our understanding of this. Norberto Keppe has proposed that evil exists, yes, but not as a natural occurrence. Rather, it is a choice. An unconscious one to be sure, and influenced by spiritual forces you have almost no knowledge of.

I know … still sounds like we’re victims, doesn’t it? Well, let’s talk.

Human Resonance with Evil, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Liberating Ourselves From our Free Will

Philosopher David Hume called it the most contentious issue in metaphysics. Actually, nearly every major figure in the history of philosophy has weighed in on the topic somewhere in their work.

Free will … the capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action from among various alternatives. Is the issue really that complicated?

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, Liberating ourselves from our free will.

Well, Hume was right. The issue of the free will is contentious. And I’ll be diving into the controversy, too, in a moment. A fascinating subject.

But first, a number of you have been writing to ask that I let you know about the new call-in radio show I’m launching with world-renowned author and psychoanalyst, Dr. Claudia Pacheco. I’m not surprised there’s so much interest. You who’ve been listening to this Podcast over the past year and a half must’ve come to appreciate the clarity and wisdom of the science behind this show.

It’s called Analytical Trilogy, and it’s not an easy science to encapsulate in a sentence or two. Analytical Trilogy is essentially a union of theology, philosophy and science that gives us a comprehensive view of the psychology of the human being and the reflections of this human psychology on the greater social structures we live within. Our political structures, our wars, our education systems of lack thereof, our environmental challenges … all have their birthplace inside the human psyche. And no one in history has clarified that better than the man behind Analytical Trilogy, Dr. Norberto Keppe.

Whether it be something every psychologist or human potential workshop leader has weighed in on – like depression or self-esteem or self-sabotage – or something no one talks about – like the psychology behind the pathology of power – when we turn the Trilogical lens on the topic, you hear a perspective you’ve never heard before. And it lands. It feels right. It just “makes sense,” as many of you writing to me have confirmed.

And we’ll be doing that kind of analysis, live, with Dr. Pacheco and I taking your calls and emails and answering your concerns personally. Can you imagine how impactful that will be? So, I’d like to keep you informed about that. We’re projecting our first show to be on Mar. 10 at 10 a.m. ET (NY time) on BBS Radio –

But do get on my mailing list to stay informed: Looking forward to hearing from you.

Now, today, liberty and our free will. You know, we in the western world have this idea that we’re really free, and that we’re also really quite socially evolved. We have recycling programs in place, we’re advanced in our social programs. And we also think that we’re super tolerant and welcoming of all other points of view and cultural traiditons. Well, certainly we have that idea in Canada. We pride ourselves on our open-mindedness. But underneath our politically correct external persona, there is a high degree of censorship and intransigence. And all that means we’re not really so accepting after all of ideas and philosophies that stray from what we perceive as our superior beliefs and ways of doing things. Go against that, and you’ll find you’re not really free to give that opinion.

Sofie Bergqvist is a Swedish educator and lecturer and translator of a number of Norberto Keppe’s books, and she joins me today.

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Healing the Soul – and Society

Everywhere we look today we see devastation. War is still far too common. Races, religions, classes and cultures are lined up against each other. The ice is melting, the species are disappearing …

It can leave you feeling … well, devastated.

And it all causes a deep wound in the human soul.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, Healing the Soul and Society.

Well, this is a topic that is daunting to approach, because to begin to treat it means to go deeply into the causes of why society and human beings have gotten so far from the truth of human existence. And this challenges us. Those who hold to evolutionary ideas insist this is just the natural progression from the jungle to civilization. Those who are more socially active point to the transgressions of corporations or the inadequacy of control mechanisms and laws. Most of us are just trying to get by from one day to the next and don’t give it much thought.

But from the point of view of the science of psycho-socio-pathology developed by psychoanalyst Norberto Keppe, we are very far from our true existence, what we were created for. In other words, we are not living as we should. And this is because of our human psychopathology, which is then reflected out into the society we’ve elaborated. This means we are acting against life, against our natural good, beautiful and true essence. And this causes a deep angst in the human soul.

We explore the essence of this theme in all our programs, of course, and I would like to let you know of a couple of other events we’ll be conducting soon to explore it more. We’re holding an International Psycho-Somatic Conference from Mar. 20 – 23, 2008 here in Brazil to explore the latest in Trilogical psycho-energetic medicine. Very provocative, this area, and revolutionary.

And our 19th International Congress of Analytical Trilogy entitled Psycho-Socio Therapy: A New Science for a New World will be conducted from July 4 – 6, 2008, also here in Brazil. A number of psycho-socio therapists will analyze areas like economics, health, education, media, ecology, science, arts and show how they’ve all gone wrong and how to fix them. Ambitious, to be sure, but not over-stated. Keppe’s science is truly remarkable. And unique in its ability to explain the complex interactions between human being and nature. Email me at if you’d like more information on either or both of those events.

Today, an expansive conversation with Dr. Claudia Pacheco, vice-president of Keppe’s International Society of Analytical Trilogy.

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Tags: health and wellness, psychopathology, Norberto Keppe, Analytical Trilogy