Friday, June 29, 2007

STOP the Destruction of the World

In 1992, at an old chateau a few kilometres outside Paris, a small group gathered to form yet another organization trying to stop our destruction of the world.

There was only one difference: this group wanted to highlight the root cause of the problems.

That Association is still going strong, and its core purpose has never been more necessary.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, I'd like to introduce you to the STOP the Destruction of the World Association - a non-profit agency closely linked to Norberto Keppe's science of Analytical Trilogy.

I haven't mentioned it for a couple of weeks, but I still have copies of Norberto Keppe's seminal book on the pathology of power - Liberation of the People - available for free. I've given away quite a few of these provocative books already, and it's wonderful to see Keppe's very important work getting out to more people.

Keppe publishes these books himself since no publisher will touch him with a barge-pole - more shame to them - which gives you an idea how important his work must be. When he lived in New York City in the '80s, a friend of mine who worked for one of the big networks at the time said a memo circulated around the radio and TV stations saying that no one was to give any air time to Keppe's books or activities - which were substantial - and that no effort should be expended in covering anything to do with his work.

You see, Keppe challenges the power structures at their roots. He doesn't just offer social critique, but unmasks the pathology behind all human actions - especially the pathology driving those in power. Just write me for your copy of this landmark book,

Claudia Pacheco has worked closely with Keppe for over 25 years. She is the vice-president of his International Society of Analytical Trilogy, a much in demand psychoanalyst, and the president of the STOP the Destruction of the World Association. I sat down with her recently to talk about the problems in society and how her association could possibly help a world seemingly hell-bent on destruction.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Seeing Yourself Through Other's Eyes

It was Jung who stated that everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Herman Hesse suggested that in disliking another, we dislike something in him that we have, too.

This is an aspect of human psychological life that's still kind of murky. We're going to clarify it significantly today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

We're going to continue the discussion we began in our last Podcast about the interior life of the human being. What's going on inside us when we react to external stimula?

I get very excited about this subject because I see how extremely helpful it is to people in giving them the understanding they need to comprehend and deal with their jobs, relationships - even their health.

Before Claudia Pacheco and I continue our conversation about Norberto Keppe's psycho-therapeutic process called Interiorization, let me let you know that I'm working to make Pacheco's book, Revealing the Power of Consciousness: The Handbook to Analytical Trilogy, available as a downloadable pdf book. This is a really great primer about Keppe's science of Analytical Trilogy or Integral Psychoanalysis that will help you to understand his profound work a little more clearly. Let me know if you'd be interested in having this book downloadable.

Now, Interiorization. The word doesn't even exist in English. But it does denote a remarkable psychological understanding. Briefly stated, this is the process of returning to, and comprehending, our vast inner universe. And by the way, if you like what you hear in Claudia Pacheco's analysis of a number of common problems facing all of us today, psychoanalysis at Norberto Keppe's clinic is available by telephone. Integral Psychoanalysis works extremely well in this way. In fact, there are many European and North American clients who take advantage of this every week.

Let's find out more about Interiorization.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

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 Psychoanalysis ... interiorization. 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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Friday, June 08, 2007

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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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Fear, Panic and Phobias

It hits you out of nowhere. For no apparent reason. Its effects are paralyzing. Fear. Of elevators. Of leaving the home. Of fear itself. In the middle of it, you feel like you'll never climb out. In those moments, it's exactly as Goethe so eloquently put it ... "even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt us."

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, we'll penetrate the mysterious world of fear, panic and phobias. If you're a sufferer, or know someone who is, you'll find some real clarity today. These conditions are not as murky or impenetrable as you might think.

By the way, my book offer is still open. Free copies of Norberto Keppe's Liberation of the People: The Pathology of Power are available. You might think this has no connection to today's topic, but Keppe's books are therapeutic in the deepest sense of that word. His studies into psychopathology are unmatched in the history of psychological, philosophical and even theological thought, and I know any introduction to his work will open your eyes to a deeper understanding of all aspects of the human condition. Just write me at if you'd like a copy.

Like most of us, I've had friends who've suffered from the debilitating effects of fear and panic. From the outside, it can seem so ridiculous. How can you be afraid of that, we say in disbelief. But to the sufferer it's all too real. I had a friend years ago who couldn't walk out on the roof of the old office building we worked in together because he had a fear he'd jump off. When I came to Brazil 6 years ago, and I began to study Keppe's work, I began to understand many neurotic conditions like this one. I began to see that all of our outside difficulties have personal, psychological connections inside us. Our reaction to outside events is more a question of the outside thing mirroring something to us about what's going on inside us. That's what we'll look at today.

Oh and by the way, I think my friend's fear of jumping was consciousness to him of how self-destructive he was in his life, but didn't want to see. On the roof, he had consciousness of this, but thought this feeling was unique to being on the roof.

Let's, if you'll pardon the pun, dive in and see if we can de-mystify this area.

Leo Lima is a psychoanalyst at Norberto Keppe's Integral Psychoanalysis clinic here in São Paulo. He attends clients in person and by phone from North America and Europe. Let's find out what he has to say from his extensive clinical experience.

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