Friday, November 24, 2006

Some truth about human intentions

When Sigmund Freud postulated that no mortal could keep a secret, that the betrayal of our real intentions oozes out of our every pore, it was a new vision of human behavior. Suddenly, you weren’t just doing something good or bad. With Freud, it was now possible to say, “You think you’re doing something good. But you’re not.” Because much, if not most, of human activity is being driven by something down deep that we don’t have much understanding of.

Until now.

Today on Thinking With Somebody Else’s Head, we’ll explore the latest research into the psychological roots of disease with Dr. Claudia Pacheco, psychoanalyst at the International Society of Analytical Trilogy and founder of the STOP the Destruction of the World Association.

Dr. Pacheco will offer us an incisive look into the latest discoveries in the science of psychopathology being put forward by the extraordinary psychoanalyst and social scientist, Norberto Keppe, with whom Dr. Pacheco has worked closely for the past 30 years.

The inescapable fact arising out of their research and clinical analysis is that, shockingly, human intentions are not good. This, of course, flies in the face of much of what we’ve learned from numerous big brains throughout history, but that doesn’t take away its validity. And it certainly explains why, in the middle of the largest media explosion in human history where more information is available about our destructive ways and the need to change them than ever before, we are continuing to destroy the planet at a skyrocketing pace.

Let’s learn a little more.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Some truth about love

Love. How much do we really know about it? We've got love shops, love food, love travel. Love inspires us. Some say it even destroys us. Love is blind. Love can keep us together. Love is like an itching in my heart.

You see, we're surrounded by the word, but I wonder if we know the first thing about it. Today on Thinking With Somebody Else's Head, some truth about love.

Maybe there's no subject that's been as much written about, thought about, sung about, and cried over than today's topic. But all of that only gives us the illusion that we know about it. You say the word enough times, you hear it enough, and you can think you know it. But how many of us have ever actually taken a hard look at love?

We'll do that today on Thinking With Somebody Else's Head.

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Behind AIDS - virus or voracity?

As we explored in our last program about AIDS, the common beliefs about its causes are turning out to be myths. Omni-present, to be sure. Dogma even. But omni-present dogma does not scientific certainty make. There are a lot of very highly qualified people ascribing quite different causes of AIDS. We're going to hear about some of those thoughts today.

This is a more psychological perspective, perhaps, which we'll be exploring more. This will be a start.

My guest will be Swedish journalist, Helena Mellander, who has been researching psychosomatic medicine for the past three years and writing extensively about her findings both in Sweden and here in Brazil. Let's see if we can think with a different head about something that deserves to be re-thought.

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Monday, November 06, 2006

What we never hear about AIDS

It's common knowledge that HIV is the cause of AIDS, that it's sexually transmitted and that there's no known cure. Arguing against that can cost you dearly if you're a scientist (not to mention cause people to give you a very wide berth at parties). When world renowned virologist, Peter Duesberg, had the gall to question the efficacy of the virus testing process of the first supposed isolators of HIV, he was widely ex-communicated from the scientific community and denied future grant money to continue his research.

That kind of stuff should really make us sit up and take notice. Any fact that is incontrovertible can certainly withstand the scrutiny, can't it? But the complete ostracization of the would be scrutinizers is surely proof that there is more going on here than we are being led to believe. At the very least, we should take a closer, objective look. We'll do that today on Thinking With Somebody Else's Head.

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