Friday, August 31, 2007

The Strength of the Weaker Sex

Millions were killed senselessly in the Middle Ages.

They couldn't vote for decades.

Their bodies sell everything from perfume to piston rings.

They're our mothers and sisters, bosses and colleagues. And maybe soon, presidents.

They've caused wars, and yet are the biggest champions of peace.

And talking about their pathology can get you in some trouble!

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, we'll explore the strengths of the weaker sex. Of course, calling them that reveals our inversion in considering only the external, considering strength only in the size and amount of muscles.

More in a minute. Just wanted to remind you of our International Congress of Analytical Trilogy coming up next March, 2008, here in Brazil. A perfect opportunity for you to learn more about the work of Norberto Keppe and how Analytical Trilogy can be applied to all areas of human endeavor. Through our Trilogical lens, we'll be investigating the areas of health and psychosomatics, education, media, psychotherapy, economics, arts, science and metaphysics, ufology, ecology, philosophy, sociopathology, spirituality. It will be a state of the union, so to speak, on where we are in humanity at understanding how the human being works. This goes deep to the root of all our problems, so any of you involved in social activism of any kind, you'll want to join us to get a handle on the key reasons why we've come so unstuck in so many areas all at the same time. And that's because we're seeing the impact now of the centuries of inverted human values. Make a note and start planning for the Easter week, Mar. 20 - 23, 2008. Write me if you're interested,

Our topic today is a hot one. But beautiful in how we can analyze it through Analytical Trilogy. Trilogy, by the way, stands for the union of philosophy, theology and science, or thought, feeling and action in the human being. And it's necessary to consider all three if we're to have a complete view of anything. Modern science has cut away the two pillars of philosophy and theology, and so wobbles incompletely on its own trying to make sense of the world and its phenomena, and failing. Without the upward view into the abstraction and consideration of being and spirituality, science condemns itself to a strictly material view, and its incomplete and inadequate conclusions suffer as a result.

Back in the 1990s, Dr. Claudia Pacheco wrote a courageous book called Women on the Couch: An Analysis of Women's Psychopathology. Some women were not happy. But I found it illuminating in highlighting the problems in relationships and lives of both men and women. And Dr. Pacheco has been developing her views since. Let's find out the latest, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

The role of free will in health

It's what makes us human, many say. Distinct from other forms of life. I think therefore I am. I want, therefore I have reason to want. It drives how we see ourselves and our relationship to reality in the most profound way. So deep, we don't even think about it.

Of course we're free to do whatever we want!

Well, not exactly.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, we'll look at the human will, this essential aspect of what we think it means to be human.

Those who've been listening regularly to Thinking with Somebody Else's Head will know that I base my Podcasts on the work of psychoanalyst and social scientist, Norberto Keppe. I've been living and studying with Keppe and Dr. Claudia Pacheco and many others here at Keppe's International Society of Analytical Trilogy in São Paulo, Brazil for just over 6 years now.

I first came because of my excitement about Keppe's application of his psychoanalytical discoveries to an analysis of society, and particularly the pathology of power - much of which is contained in Keppe's seminal book on the subject, Liberation of the People. I'm giving away copies of that book, just write me at

I came because of this, but I stayed because of the significance of Keppe's work in understanding the human psyche and its motivations - particularly Inversion. Since so much of our lives unfolds out of our desires that we've hidden from our view - that we've "inconscientized" in Keppe's language - I wanted to understand those motivations and drives better.

Where that other giant of human psychopathology, Freud, saw the human neurosis as the battle between our indecent desires - mostly sexual - and the mores of society, Keppe sees the anguish as a fight between our essential nature and our inverted desires. This shines the spotlight squarely on the human will, wich is not unblemished and pure. In fact, it's not the benign, infallible human capacity we've thought it to be.

Let's understand this better. Joining me today is engineer, Alexander Frascari, who has just returned from delivering a fascinating lecture on Keppe's New Physics to a very interested group of bio-physicists in Germany.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Humanity and God

Some see our most important issues as social ones. Hunger. Injustice. The gap between rich and poor.

Others see the lack of ethics in leadership as most pressing. While for many, our environmental crises supercede everything else.

Here in Brazil, we acknowledge it all as evidence of our inversion. And then ... we go a little deeper.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, we'll look at our relationship with the deepest part of ourselves and our connection with eternity, even God.

First of all, thanks for all your wonderful e-mails over the past few weeks. Great to hear from you as always.

We're doing a lot of things here that could be of interest to you. Our online course, Trilogy Online, is almost up and running. Keep listening for updates, or drop me a line and I'll let you know personally when it's officially online.

We're going to be holding a great event next year - 2008 - on the True American Dream. What were those Founding Fathers dreaming about anyway? And was it just a dream? I don't think so. Norberto Keppe, the inspiration for all we do on this Podcast, has fond feelings for the true American values to this day.

We're going to marry the American dream to the dreams of South America, too - kind of a Pan-American dream maybe - and talk about how all of these greatest dreams of humanity are possible. And there are substantial means to get there present in Keppe's work. Particularly in understanding the root causes of our massive difficulties - our topic today in a way - and providing some specific tools to get there, like new business and residence structures.

That'll all be occurring next July 4, 5, and 6, 2008. Make a note.

You know, Keppe's work is different from others in this fundamental way: where many psychological, scientific, even philosophical orientations tell us that we're in a process of evolving from lesser to greater - from the primal ooze in biology, through many lifetimes in Eastern thought, from the need to develop our self-esteem in Western pop-psychology - Keppe proposes that we already live in perfection, in eternity, in paradise. But we reject it. This is a profound shift in how we understand reality, and I've asked Claudia Pacheco, vice-president of Keppe's International Society of Analytical Trilogy, to help me penetrate this idea. Join me for her illuminating and provocative thoughts.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

The Real Secret

It's labeled as the secret to everything. No matter your difficulties, the Secret offers solutions. Don't have the house of your dreams? Despair no more. Your dream home is only a decision away.

It's sweeping the world in an Internet generation version of Tulip Mania, but it's far from the answer it promises. Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, we'll dissect the Secret. And that is very necessary. The book is all over Brazil, not to mention countless other parts of the world, and is being talked about in numerous blogs and TV and radio shows.

Let me get into that in a moment, but first I wanted to bring you up to date on a few things.

First, I've extended my book giveaway on the program. I've been giving away copies of Norberto Keppe's seminal book on the pathology of power for a few months now, and every week I receive a few new orders from numerous parts of the world. You can add your name to the strengthening energetic pulse of people becoming acquainted with Keppe's original and outstanding work just by sending me an e-mail at

Secondly, a big thanks to Thinking with Somebody Else's Head listeners Lynne MacDonnell and Jason Coombs for their help in my recent trip to Canada with my wife, Mônica. They organized a small lecture in Toronto for me and it was a great pleasure to meet with folks and let them know more about the International Society of Analytical Trilogy and our work here in Brazil.

I'll be working on some presentation ideas over the next few months, and I'd love to hear from your if you're interested in more opportunities to learn about Keppe's work. Just drop me a line at

I'd also like you to make a note of July 4, 5 and 6, 2008. We'll be conducting a marvelous Congress at our Grande Hotel Trilogia here in Brazil about the true American dream. We'll be looking at our lost values and how to get them back, and how Analytical Trilogy can offer us some real solutions to getting our society back on track. Let me know if you're interested.

OK, the Secret. The idea is not new. Back in 1910, Wallace D. Wattles penned The Science of Getting Rich, and countless writers from Napoleon Hill to Norman Vincent Peale, to powerful industiralists like Henry Ford have espoused strikingly similar philosophies.

It's rooted in American individualism and the drive for personal wealth. But as we'll see today, this is leading us seriously down the wrong path.

When my friend, Susan Berkley, was here recently, I had her sit down with our resident science researcher, Cesar Soos, and asked them to take the Secret apart a little. Here's what they came up with.

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