Saturday, April 19, 2008

Truly Combatting Terrorism

The faces of its perpetrators are hidden behind hoods and stockings. Its acts are captured on hand-held home video cameras in dank prisons or God knows where. Its strikes are sudden and unexpected. But we think of it only in terms of our enemies. We, we declare self-righteously, never engage in terrorism.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Truly Combatting Terrorism. A special presentation today: a complete re-playing of an interview I did with Dr. Norberto Keppe 5 days after 9-11. The views of a leading psychoanalysis on one very crucial topic we need to probe much deeper in our society - the roots and solutions to terrorism.

More in a moment.

First an update on our upcoming congresses and conferences on Analytical Trilogy, Dr. Keppe's science of socio-psychopathology. If you've been listening for awhile, you'll know we have 2 similar events planned for 2008: one here in Brazil, and one in San Diego. If you're interested in learning more about Analytical Trilogy, how do you make a choice? Let me help you.

Our International Congress of Analytical Trilogy here in Brazil from July 4 - 6, 2008will be for those of you who are resonating with the work we are doing in Brazil in terms of economy, business, residences, publishing, our Integral Psychoanalysis clinic, and the pulse of Norberto Keppe's work. Check out our site at

In San Diego, our World Congress of Analytical Trilogy will be looking at the specific applications of Keppe's work in a wide range of areas - from family counseling to the arts to drug rehab to media and journalism. Lectures, workshops, symposia, all looking at the influence Analytical Trilogy could have in a wide area of human activitiy.

You know, I moved to Brazil from New York City in July 2001, 2 1/2 months before 9-11. So when that infamous incident occurred, I was keenly aware of it, and shocked, like most of us. I asked Dr. Keppe to sit down with me and record an interview about his views on terrorism, and how we could begin to process this and even understand and respond to it. Keppe hit some deep chords in this interview, about maturity and consciousness and drew a much bigger circle around this issue than any commentator I've heard then or since on the subject.

I'm going to run that interview now, in its original Portuguese dubbed into English by my friend, Gilbert Gambucci. The quality is acceptable, but not fantastic. I've cleaned it up as much as possible, including re-recording my questions. But the content is startlingly original - and deeply therapeutic. Let me know what you think.

Click here to listen to this episode.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An invaluable episode and a must listen to every person on the planet as Dr. Norberto Keppe & Richard Lloyd Jones shine a very bright light on the heart of terrorism days after one of America's darkest moments, 911. Cutting to the darkened core of humanities pathology, Keppe’s take on terrorism is a shocking analysis of those who commit these devastating acts and a revelation that society’s body as a whole is very sick.

Listen to this episode of Thinking with Somebody Else's Head; your understanding humankind will be forever enlightened!