Towards a Universal Mentality

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

In light of the Paris attacks in November of 2015, it’s difficult to know the best thing to do. The French government, seemingly wanting to show off those decisive decision-making muscles so vaunted in our no nonsense, zero tolerance, “let’s show ’em who’s boss” business model of a society, wasted no time in declaring war.

Most of our western world commiserated concernedly and gave their approval.

Donald Trump said the French need more guns.

It’s oh-so-easy to react in kind in this world. Far too simple to hit back when we’ve been violated, to see red and demand hard justice. That response we know well. From Travis Bickle’s “You talkin’ to me”, to Dirty Harry’s “Go ahead. Make my day” snarl, the world’s full of these modern archetypes. Guys who don’t back down, men and women who make sure they get even.

But is this the best response if we want to resolve this? Will this “brutality to match brutality” move us forward? Seems to me we need a different response. Something we can find in Norberto Keppe‘s science of Analytical Trilogy.

Towards a Universal Mentality, 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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Humanity’s Core Problem Explained

Some say it comes from our social inequality. Others that greed and the lust for power are behind it. Still others say it’s just our nature. We’re too soon out of the jungle.

But these are unsatisfactory to those working to solve the question, “Why is human society in such terrible shape?” Now, here in Brazil, one scientist has managed some final answers.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, Humanity’s Core Problem Explained.

Norberto Keppe‘s science is called psycho-socio-pathology, and it’s the result of more than 50 years of clinical research into what makes the human being tick. I’m pretty impressed with it because it provides some definitive conclusions about what’s going on in the human psyche, and how those murky bits are manifesting in the collective society as well.

We’ll be providing a great look at Keppe’s science at our 19th International Congress of Analytical Trilogy, July 4 – 6, 2008 here in Brazil. A State of the Union address, if you will, on the definitive conclusions about the human psyche and how we can treat it and the inverted social structures that are born out of it. Just write me for more information on that …

You know, after the initial discoveries of Freud, Klein, Jung and others, the science of psychology lost its way in the behaviorism of Skinner (which saw human beings as nothing more than pigeons who needed a good behavioral re-programming), and the more social therapies of Rogers and Karen Horney.

We could consider that, before Keppe, the study of the human psyche had come to a dead-end. After a promising start by Freud and the early Germans, psychology got distracted by a number of more superficial treatments like behaviorism and the various humanistic talk therapies so popular in the U.S. today. Or got lost in the Siberia of psychotropic drugs that is modern psychiatry.

Most of the world lives under the illusion that the human psyche, like the human genome, is still being mapped. This is not true. Norberto Keppe has completed the study of the human psyche in a substantial way. That’s what we´re going to talk about today, with Dr. Claudia Pacheco, vice-president of Keppe’s International Society of Analytical Trilogy.

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Returning to Paradise

Its tantalizing memory of a lost golden age of uninterrupted peace and happiness infuses the oral and written traditions of all peoples on Earth. Poets, mystics and monks have labored to keep the spark alive inside the human soul. When we think with these heads, the idea that we’re evolving becomes patently ridiculous.

In fact, we were born into, but rejected, paradise. Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, we’ll look at an intriguing concept that’s been much considered in human historical thought, but completely ridiculed and discounted in our strictly materialistic modern view: the idea that we’ve fallen from a paradisal state. In this view, we’re not evolving from the cosmic mud but spinning away from beauty and perfection.

You know, most of us have no idea about how the thoughts of historical figures affect our way of seeing the world today. Most of us are under the impression that our thought has evolved rather naturally and that our philosophies of life and perceptions of the world are more or less arrived at through experience and natural development.

This is very naive. Thought has always been influenced. For example, back in the 4th and 5th centuries, St. Augustine was enormously influential. He followed Plato’s philosophy of the world of universal ideas and infused knowledge. Human beings were born with something for Augustine – not empty vessels who are filled by experience and interaction with society.

In the 13th century, Thomas Aquinas began to lead the thinking away from Plato’s universalism by reintroducing Aristotle’s orientation: we are products of our experience, of our senses. The impact of this change in thinking was immense. Science began to orient itself more to materialistic evidence than to theological, universal concepts. We experienced a continuing erosion of the influence of theological and even philosophical wisdom in our worldview. To the point where we can say quite unequivocally that we have no philosophers anymore. Now we favor only what we can see or measure. In this modern world, all is relative. The universal questions – good and evil, from where do we come, what is the purpose of life – are seldom considered. Today, you go to university to get trained for a job – not to think about how to develop the human spirit.

Well, all of this is the reason I named this Podcast, Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head. Because I wanted to explore the way we saw the world and how this always came from other people’s heads. And if those heads made fundamental mistakes, then structuring a world view based on their ideas would be fraught with inconsistencies at best, and downright lunacy at worst.

Norberto Keppe‘s work gives us a road map to follow based on solid principles of goodness, truth and beauty. Universal reality.

Today, Dr. Claudia Pacheco joins me to look at an idea that’s existed as long as human beings have existed: that we are golden creatures that once inhabited a golden age, but fell from it.

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The Universe of the Spirits

I remember my college roommate couldn’t sleep for a week after watching The Exorcist. We all have friends who messed around with ouija boards, don’t we? My neighbour used to receive visits from recently departed loved ones in her dreams.

There is a wealth of theological knowledge on the presence and influence of spirits in our day-to-day lives. But sadly, it’s been eliminated. Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, we’ll begin to open the doors again to the universe of the spirits. This preceless knowledge has been totally excluded from our modern, so-called rational world.

Norberto Keppe, in exploring the deep psychopathology of human beings, saw very early on in his work that human difficulties were much more spiritual than organic, much more related to the questions of who we are, where we came from, and where we were going than they were to the out-of-whack chemicals in our brains.

But Keppe went a step further even by seeing that the finality of our envy and inversion would be our enormous rejection of reality and God. So he has always kept an ear tuned to the importance of theology in considering the human psyche. His recent book, The Universe of the Spirits, is currently being translated into English, and is a must read for a world totally cut off from this spiritual wisdom and desperately in need of connecting to it again.

I’ve invited my good friend, Cesar Soos, in again to consider this topic with me. Cesar has been researching the metaphysical and spiritual world for many years now, and has a fantastic perspective on Keppe’s wonderful book.

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The Power and Problems Within

Normally, when we look at social or individual problems, we see the source of them outside. Too much stress, too much work, it’s my genes or my upbringing.

We’re not so inclined to take a good look inside us for answers.

This is a big mistake, which I’d like to take some steps towards correcting today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

Today, we’ll go more deeply into one of the key distinguishing characteristics of Norberto Keppe’s Integral Psychoanalysisinteriorization. This is the process of seeing the relationship between our reactions to outside stimula and the correspoinding aspect inside us that’s being triggered. This is remarkable stuff. And, if accepted, this process can calm us immensely and help us solve longstanding physical, emotional or even societal issues.

Before we get into it, let me personally invite you to mark down these dates on your calendar. March 16 – 23, 2008. The dates are for our 19th International Congress on Analytical Trilogy here in Brazil. A chance for you to participate and learn more about Keppe’s discoveries in psychology, psycho-somatic health, education, scientific methodology and perspectives, arts, media, economics. And actual steps you can take to change all of these areas for the better.

Specifically, we’ll look at how human Inversion, Envy and Theomania are leading us to create an increasingly sick and destructive society. I’ll hopefully have a website up about it in the next week or so, but for now, plan to attend if you have any interest at all in exploring more Keppe’s work and it’s implications. In the meantime, write me if you’d like more information.

Today, Dr. Claudia Pacheco joins me again to begin our exploration of this expansive topic. In his book, From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl: Integral Psychoanalysis, Keppe’s thesis outlining his psychoanalytical view, he says, “Up to the present moment, all processes of psychotherapy have not been psychological. Psychoanalysis itself, whether orthodox or not, is rather than anything else, a biological, organic treatment.” This I think is a good place to start our discussions.

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Some Thoughts on Intelligence

Is it a product of your genes? Or your environment? Is it chemical, or something taught? Is yours just a point on a perfect bell curve determined by standardized testing? Or is there much more – and new – yet to be said about it?

I vote for the latter. Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, let’s take a Trilogical look at intelligence.

And I say Trilogical because of our focus in this Podcast on Norberto Keppe‘s Analytical Trilogy, which forms the basis of everything we do on this program. Keppe’s discoveries in psychopathology have given us a precise roadmap of the human psyche for the first time in our history. And this is no small feat. With Keppe’s outlining of Inversion, Theomania and Envy, we can understand the things we couldn’t before.

For example, we can see human envy in action in our collective refusal to provcide basic health care or food for our fellow citizens. Understanding the process of projection is very useful, because through this we can see that we fear the terrorists outside while we conduct economic and even military terrorism on a grand scale ourselves. We see the human desire to be like gods, what Keppe calls Theomania, in our very ill-advised explorations into genetic modification, which have unknown ramifications. And then we could mention the inversion and maliciousness involved in pushing alienating and debilitating drugs on children and adults in record amounts. We’re killing and harming people all the time with this strictly materialistic approach to everything when the psychological roots of our problems are well understood now.

That understanding comes from Keppe’s work, and this is something that’s not well understood yet because it’s been kept from us. This Podcast is one attempt to address that. We’re giving away copies of some of Keppe’s books, and I’ve started a Video Podcast now featuring clips from his shows. It’s called STOP the Destruction of the World, and it’s also available in iTunes.

And we’re going to be holding an International Congress from March 16 – 23, 2008 here in Brazil to explore the impolications of Keppe’s work in all areas of human endeavor. As always, you can write me at for any more information about any of those things.

Today on our program, I’ll talk again with Swedish journalist, Helena Mellander, about Keppe’s view of intelligence and the universals.

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