Monday, December 14, 2009

The True Father of Christmas

One is kindly and bearded and knowing or your behavior for the whole year. He's also present in the minds of millions of young ones by the time December rolls around.

The other is the definition of kindly. He's also bearded and all knowing. But here the comparison ends.

Because, unfortunately for our souls, we don't remember Jesus all that well.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, the True Father of Christmas.

Like many born in Christian countries perhaps, I grew up with a clear knowledge of the Nativity story. I even played the black Wise Man in my Sunday School's presentation many years ago where we used black shoe polish to tint my lily white skin.

It was an unremarkable production probably that nobody but me and the odd other participant even remembers. But it was highly significant nonetheless because it was a version of a story that was being rehearsed and presented in churches large and small at around the same time all around the world.

We were remembering in our humbel ways the true reason for Christmas. And that made it beautiful.

I don't even know if they still go to all that trouble in St. Peter's Anglican Church in my hometown of Victoria, but I hope they haven't given in to the politically correct mania of excising all the Christian customs in an attempt to make the people from other cultures feel more at home.

It is, after all, our customs that make us unique from other cultures. If I'm traveling in Europe, I'm not there to experience Canadian ways of life after all. The ideal is cultural diversity, isn't it? Not cultural homogenization.

Like I never understood all those British tourists going to the south of Spain and requesting egg and chips.

But this I'm talking about speaks to a bigger point, for it's not the customs only that are in peril. It's Christmas itself. Or at least the true Christmas, for the frantic, stressed, commercial, no-parking-in-sight one continues unabated.

So let's try to explore the real Christmas spirit. And remember if we still can what the Being whose birthday we celebrate at this time was trying to teach us.

At a time in our history when our latest Nobel Peace Prize recipient brazenly prepares us to accept war by stating that we would not see an end to violent conflict in our lifetimes and that he was unable to be guided by the powerful and peaceful examples of Martin Luther King and Gandhi, we can do no better than to call on the example of the greatest of Beings ... Jesus Christ.

Today, musician and fellow teacher and researcher at the International Society of Analytical Trilogy, Gilbert Gambucci, and I will remember the true father of Christmas.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Media Literacy

The trend is alarming - the media is concentrating in fewer and fewer hands every day it seems. And the owners are the same big guys who chum around on boards and in secret clubs with the big money industries that get all the favorable press coverage.

The influence on our information consumption is ghastly. And we have to wake up to that.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Media Literacy.

Well, maybe for you this report will be old news. I have the distinct impression that you who listen to Thinking with Somebody Else's Head are not unconscious consumers of media. You look around, you seek out the alternative views, you pay attention to dissident points of view and you don't buy in to the bill of goods they're trying to sell us in what passes for most news coverage these days.

But maybe there'll still be some statistics here to surprise you. I hope so anyway, because I believe that this issue of media influence, like political influence, being driven by the most powerful lobby groups and the dominant profit makers in our savagely capitalistic world, is one of the fundamental issues of our time.

However, media criticism is as thick as the blackflies a Lake Manitou in Northern Ontario. And anyone with any capacity for independent thought knows enough to be somewhat wary. Still I don't think many people know the enormity of the problem yet. And here again, Dr. Norberto Keppe's science of Analytical Trilogy can provide an insightful and in-depth analysis.

I was explaining in a recent teleclass how North America is a perfect breeding ground for the vast expansion of the military-industrial-pharmaceutical complex, which has taken root so strongly in no small part because of substantial spreading of its message by a mercenary and controlled media. The entrenchment of this destructive joint cartel has been possible in North America and around the world in varying degrees because of a psychological condition called "exteriorization."

And this means the tendency to see our problems outside. If our disease comes from germs, we need the drug companies, who prey on that fear to make outrageous profits and sell vaccines and drugs by the ton. If the problem is terrorists, we need huge military spending to protect ourselves from those fanatics lurking behind every closed door. So we North Americans are a perfect market for selling things to protect us from the outside.

Keppe's work is truly psychological in returning the human being to the true source of our difficulties and solutions: inside the psychological life of the human being. And by doing that, our society begins to change, too, and reflects this more mature interiorized wisdom.

This, I can assure you, is being understood here in Brazil better than in any philosophical or spiritual or psychological orientation in the world today. As always, I'm available to steer you in the right direction if you'd like to learn more. for your comments and questions.

Today, media professional Susan Berkley joins me from New York to improve our media literacy.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Controlling our Food

It should be a sacred thing. And indeed, our food philosophy used to be closer to common sense in the past. My parents, already a generation closer to nature than mine, taught me that the best thing you could put in your body was something you washed the dirt off before putting it in your mouth.

But, oh my, how things have changed! Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Controlling our Food.

It should be a no-brainer. The food we eat should be the closest thing to nature we can get. The whole alimentation industry should be based on that premise. But it's a long way from it. Now we've god hormones to make the birds and cows grow faster and with more meat. We've got pesticides and chemical fertilizers to the point where it's advisable to peel the apples before eating to avoid the greatest concentrations of these toxic substances. We've got additives for this, enriched minerals for that, our food is fortified and treated. We're surrounded by toxins and belly full of food whose nutritional value is highly suspect.

There are many factors at play. We've built enormous industries of chemicals that make substantial profits for huge corporations. The fact that many of them are based on tycoons wanting to find uses for their industrial waste is not well understood by us. In fact, the pharmaceutical industry was established on the waste products from the oil and coal industries, which is why Rockefeller and Carnegie were so keenly interested in Pasteur's Germ Theory. They figured if they could get that theory accepted in the top medical schools in the land they'd have another almost endless source of profit. Heck, if every disease has a specific germ responsible for it, then you need a specific medicine for each germ - plus all the R&D industry to go along with it.

So they commissioned Abraham Flexner to do an exhaustive analysis of the medical education system in Canada and the U.S., and his Flexner Report changed totally how medicine was taught and perceived. Of course, the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations threw money at any medical research facility that focused on finding the germs responsible for a multitude of diseases old and new. And if these medical centers could dedicate themselves to creating a drug, a pharmaceutical medicine that could be created with coal and oil waste, well, here's more money for you! And quickly, medical education began to change.

That was Mr. Pasteur who influenced that. But he caused a lot of damage in the food business, too. His introduction of paranoia into medicine led to the creation of artificial food - including plastic and chemical additives and processes that would ensure us we never got infected with any of those evil little bacteria. Monsanto was created in 1901 with exactly that intention, and they haven't stopped infecting our lives with beastly products and practices since.

All of this is explained in Norberto Keppe's work of Analytical Trilogy, which is the science of showing us the source of our problems within, not without. And it is very valuable work to explore. if you'd like more information about any of Keppe's work.

This Pasteurian craziness is at the basis of the Codex Alimentarius, too - a U.N. led attempt to categorize and control all foodstuffs. This gives a lot of preference to treated and genetically modified food over natural food, and this is very dangerous. Medical doctor and infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Roberto Giraldo, joins me today to discuss this theory.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Fathers of the Lie Part II

Our thinking. Our philosophies of life. These are things we take for granted most of the time. "That's just the way it is," we say, and we step out confidently upon that premise.

But what extensive research and clinical study from Brazil is showing us is that we would do well to investigate a little deeper. Our thinking, it turns out, is not always our own.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Fathers of the Lie Part II.

Last time on our program, Cesar Soós and I began our discussion about the leading thinkers who have had such an impact on our human civilization. And how their mistakes have led us collectively to the mess our modern society finds itself in today. We talked about Aristotle's monumental error of placing the senses as the determiner of knowledge.

"Nothing comes to the mind which doesn't pass first through the senses," he asserted, thereby enshrining sensory, positivistic science as the lord of the domain.

Aristotle's ideas were resisted for a few centuries, particularly by Augustine, who leaned more towards Plato's universality, and Anselm. But Aquinas, the great medieval theologian, brought Aristotle back to the forefront, and the battle was on. Francis Bacon, Descartes, Comte followed, and science changed from considering more metaphysical explanations for the origin of things to seeing all phenomena only in terms of their physical characteristics. Left in the wake as well were the moral or theological tenets of science, which thus became strictly materialistic. The Big Bang, the search for the particles that cause gravity or even intelligence and creativity, the destruction of material nature to get energy - all are consequences of this academic difference of opinion.

Right away, we see that philosophy and theology have dramatically influenced science, which does not come solely from experimentation at all, as scientists would have us believe.

Dr. Norberto Keppe's Analytical Trilogy is a more advanced science because it accepts the important discoveries and truths from philosophy and theology in its scientific postulates. Dr. Keppe was telling a group of us recently that Analytical Trilogy is a science that accepts and integrates what's true from all fields. And this is possible because of two things: Keppe's establishing of a true metaphysics on which to base an analysis of anything, and Keppe's clarification of what's going on in the human psyche, which causes us to misinterpret reality and put many inverted ideas into our theories.

This is no small thing, and difficult to explain in entirety, so I encourage you to read Keppe's work to get a fuller view. Our portal at will lead you in some interesting directions, and of course, I'm always available to steer you in the right direction at

On our last program, we showed how Freud and Darwin made crucial errors that have led society and science in the wrong direction totally. Today, I continue my fascinating discussion with Cesar Soós ... part 2 of Fathers of the Lie.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fathers of the Lie Part I

The truth will set you free, it is written.

OK, good. But knowing what the truth is, recognizing it when it pulls up alongside, ah, that's a little more difficult. Especially as our materialistic worldview would tell us that truth depends. And this idea of relative truth is a lie that comes to us from somebody else's head.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, the Fathers of the Lie.

If you've been tuned in to our program for awhile now, you'll know that we're based on the science of Analytical Trilogy, which is trilogical because of its union of philosophy, science and spirituality. And this spiritual part is an important aspect of science that was for all intents and purposes cut out of scientific consideration with the rise of positivistic science in the middle of the 19th century.

Auguste Comte, the father of Positivism, talked about the quest for truth going through 3 phases, with the theological being the first or, we could say, most primitive. The philosophical phase would be next, and the positivist the last, meaning the most mature. And this last phase states that we know the most when we base ourselves on actual sense experience.

Right away, we can find some flaws with this view in that we know many things without having experience. Recent studies at Yale and Berkley suggest that little babies have working knowledge of basic arithmetic and physics principles as well as a well developed moral sense. And all of this with with no previous sensory experience.

So, linking all our societal development to positivistic science bases us not on something superior, but inferior. And we desperately need the amalgamation again of science with philosophy and theology or spirituality, which is precisely what Keppe's work of Analytical Trilogy does.

More about this expansive work can be found at our Trilogy portal, or write me by email for more information or observations or questions. Always great to hear from you.

Our program today will be the first of two parts exploring how the inferior sensory-based science got so entrenched in our academic institutions - and our society in general. It's the result of a great lie perpetrated and followed by many great thinkers who were fooled into following the lie. And that lie has been inspired by the supreme liar in the Universe - Lucifer. And that's why reintroducing the 5000-year wisdom from Judeo-Christian theology is so important. Keppe knows this, and that's why I consider his science to be the most important science to be studied in the world today.

Cesar Soós, one of our great Keppean metaphysics scholars at the International Society of Analytical Trilogy, is my guest today for the first part of Fathers of the Lie.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Re-thinking Vaccines

Vaccines have been sold as essential for our survival. And we're vaccinating a significantly larger number of kids because of it.

Many hospital boards and health care systems even link incentive pay for executives and directors to their pediatric immunization rates.

But there's more than a conflict of interest going on here. Vaccinations, it appears, are downright dangerous.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Re-thinking Vaccines.

Well, get ready to have your eyes opened. Dr. Roberto Giraldo has brought something very interesting to Brazil since moving here from New York City. Giraldo is a Colombian medical doctor with a speciality in infectious diseases and immunology. He's worked a lot with AIDS patients all over the world and has much to say about the inverted medical system he's worked in for over 40 years. And he's been talking lately with Dr. Norberto Keppe. Keppe is the scientist behind Analytical Trilogy, which is the science I base these programs on. And they've been talking incessantly about the bad science Louis Pasteur brought to the world, and the forgotten enius of Pasteur's contemporary, Antoine Béchamp. We'll explore that a little more in our program today.

If you start investigating the vaccine business, you're in for quite an eye opener. First of all, be very clear about this: vaccinations are a business. Forget all the drug industry hype about protecting our children, this is a profit-based endeavor through and through. A couple of years ago, independent market analyst, Datamonitor, commissioned a report from a vaccine analyst - and who know there even was such a thing. Hedweg Kresse was her name, and in this report she discussed the future outlook for vaccine profits. Turns out she's predicting that the introduction of high priced vaccines will induce some rapid growth in the pediatric and adolescent vaccines market. She's predicting that that market's goint to quadruple by 2016 across the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and Japan.

They're projecting it. That means they're going to make it happen.

The crucial factor, what'll make these stupendous profits possible, is the "introduction of a product into national vaccination schedules." This means they're preparing product, and marketing it through highly paid lobbyists to government officials in these countries.

And then slipped in ominously right after this comment is consultant Kresses' admission that this product introdution into national vaccination schedules virtually guarantees market expansion and high coverage rates in the target population.

"Coverage rates." My God, the language. That means the numbers of people who are vaccinated. You can just imagine the directors of the vaccine companies hashing it out with flow charts and projection sheets. Talking about windows of opportunity and profit margins and return on investment. Kind of chills the blood, doesn't it?

But you know what else guarantees that these new high priced vaccines are adopted by various national vaccination schedules? Reimbursements. That corporate speak for payments to directors of hospital boards and health care systems based on the immunization rates they achieve in their institutions. So they're paid bonuses if they increase immunizations.

That doesn't leave a very warm feeling in my heart either. With all this need for marketing, it makes you wonder about the efficacy of the marketed product, doesn't it? Kind of like junk food lobbyists pushing for their product's inclusion in school lunch programs. It's "good business" but I'm pretty sure the kids aren't going to benefit all that much.

And so it is with vaccines - a dubious medical procedure with little good science behind it.

Now I know this is a shock. Anything that cuts directly against the prevailing point of view always raises the hackles of some. But vaccinations, like Pasteur's Germ Theory itself, is something that's been marketed - peddled actually - by some who stand to make a ton of money by promoting and supporting it. And that alone should make us take a second look. Which we'll try to help you do today with Dr. Roberto Giraldo.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Redefining the Relationship between Work and Capital

It's a philosophy deeply entrenched in our North American view of life: make your money work for you, leverage your investments, make money while you sleep.

But hidden behind these strategies is a massive trap. Money, which is supposed to be a means, has become the ends. Today, capital is more important than your mother.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Redefining the Relationship Between Work and Capital.

One of my students, a Director at a large European supermarket chain, was lamenting the plight of human beings after returning from his summer vacation in Europe.

"People seem lost," he said. "They seem very far from the basics of life.

Then he went on to make an interesting parallel. When he was a boy growing up on the French island of Martinique, he became fascinated with bee-keeping. He learned the basics from his dad, then began to branch out to develop his own bee hives. Marked by a strongly competitive nature and beset with the rivalry that commonly springs up between sons and fathers, he set out to see if he could overtake his father's honey production. He studied and researched the latest bee breeding techniques to learn how to maximize production, do more with less, ramp up his production to steroid-high levels without increasing his investment substantially. He imported queen bees from France and America, bred them with his local product, and very shortly achieved impressive spikes in production levels.

He admits to feeling a certain power in this, a sensation that he was creating some kind of super bee that would lead the way to continuously higher quantities of honey. But his success was short-lived. Hybrid bees, it turns out, are much more fragile than natural ones. They bred quickly and produced a big jump in honey output over the short term, but were genetically weaker and more sensitive to fluctuations in environmental cycles. What's more, their breeding cycles were totally out of sync with nature's. Bees would breed robustly, then fly out of the hive looking for flowers to pollinate, and the flowers wouldn't be out yet. Over the long term, my student realized, mucking around with nature had disastrous - and expensive - side effects.

In our discussion, we were making the connections between the philosophy underlying his desires to out-produce his father, and the mania in business today to produce ever increasing profits based on projections and stockholder demands rather than natural business cycles.

"If I'm to have any possibility of meeting those imposed financial goals," he told me, "Something's going to have to give. I'm going to have to take shortcuts somewhere - with employee relations or salary limits or even business ethics."

So look at that dilemma. We're all twisted up inside because of exactly this struggle. Our megalomania causes us to impose our will on natural cycles so much, bending and twisting and changing everything to fit with our "getting more for less" philosophy, that we completely screw up the greater system.

And then, oh, do we suffer! Because it's hard, sometimes impossible, to find our way back.

Wasn't that lament exactly what Dante was articulating when he wrote, "Half-way upon the journey of our lives, I roused to find myself within a dark wood, for the straight way had been lost."

This program based on Brazilian psychoanalyst and social scientist, Norberto Keppe's science of Analytical Trilogy, is an attempt to help us find the straight way again. I am always open to hearing from you about these themes.

Today, we'll focus in on how much we've strayed off the path and gotten all twisted around in economics. My colleague and fellow teacher, Sofie Bergqvist, joins me today to provide some illumination provided through Keppe's book, Work and Capital.

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Art and Transcendence

Wagner believed in Mozart, Beethoven and God. Not necessarily in that order, but in all three.

Schumann called music the language that permits us to converse with the beyond.

Artists carve mythology into stone and record history on canvas. So maybe it is true that through
art all men are saved.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Art and Transcendence.

Whenever any of my colleagues here at the International Society of Analytical Trilogy bring art and esthetics as a classroom subject, the energy changes in the room. The students, often tired and stressed out after long days, perk up and something beautiful happens. In fact, one of my good friends down here, Helena Mellander from Sweden, a very gifted singer, was recently giving a lecture to a select group of human resources professionals down here in Brazil about the leading edge strategies for dealing with stress that are emerging out of Dr. Keppe's science of Analytical Trilogy, and as part of her lecture, she sang a couple of songs. Well, let me tell you, it had a magnificent impact. Everyone felt it - the combination of knowledge/reason, and feeling/intuition.

"There are certain moments that come along where your life is different afterwards," said one participant. "This was one of those moments for me."

Art and spirituality go hand-in-hand. Well, they used to anyway. Consciously. But spirituality is always present with great art of any discipline. Keppe has always recognized this, and has written that art and esthetics is the basis of civilization.

And incidentally, I'm writing this as I'm preparing to head off to our 6th Festival of the Arts at our Grande Hotel Trilogia in Cambuquira, Brazil this weekend. There are some wonderful things happening there that I'll be letting you know more about as time goes on. Our initiatives there are serving to bring the place to life, and it's been let go for many years, so we are witnessing a great comeback now. It's in a beautiful part of Brazil, nestled among coffee plantations, the verdant Atlantic Forest and some of the best mineral waters on the planet. It's a forgotten town in a jewel of a setting, but it's receiving new lifeblood now.

As always, you can get me anytime by email if you want to know anything more about everything we are doing down here:, and I'm always happy to hear from you. Our Trilogy portal also has more information.

Today, musician and Analytical Trilogy teacher, Fabrizio Billioti joins me to talk about the arts and transcendence.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Debunking the Germ Theory of Disease

He revolutionized the field of medicine, and has numerous institutions named after him for his efforts. He was one of the most celebrated scientists of his time, and a giant in medical circles even today. He supposedly proved the Germ Theory of disease, the basis of most medical education.

But Louis Pasteur's science was highly questionable.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Debunking the Germ Theory of Disease.

Well, we are entering sacred territory today on our program. Pasteur's ideas have been sacrosanct for at least a century, and all significant medical research is based on his proposals. The multi-billion dollar industry that is cancer, AIDS and numerous other disease research initiatives if firmly entrenched in our western world, as is the powerful pharmaceutical industry, and even the areas of immunology and vaccination. Not much of modern medicine is untouched by Pasteur's influence.

But in looking at his life, you enter a world of subterfuge, deception and just plain wrong conclusions that were cynically adopted by Carnegie and Rockefeller in the U.S. and used to influence medical research and education in most of the developed world. And for one distinct purpose - to sell pharmaceuticals that there were developing form the waste products from their coal and oil industries. That's right ... there were serious ulterior motives at play in the promotion of Pasteur's questionable scientific conclusions.

Not the first time this has happened of course. Henry Ford was instrumental in leading the move in America for the creation of the suburbs. "We shall solve the city problem by leaving the city," he stated, thereby combining his social vision with his economic self-interest. You can sell a lot more cars if people are commuting back and forth for miles every day.

This blatant manipulation for economic reasons is not new to us, is it? Were any of us surprised to find former vice-president Dick Cheney's company, Halliburton, picked to lead the re-building of Iraq shortly after its former CEO pushed so hard for the war that would necessitate the re-building?

But what may surprise you is that there was an entirely different scientific view than Pasteur's being elaborated at the same time - in total opposition to Pasteur's ideas - and this science is the more certain one, as proven by research in many locations, including our International Society of Analytical Trilogy here in Brazil. And, of course, 2500 years of Chinese medicine.

That more complete science came from the formidable research of French biologist and medical doctor, Antoine Bechamp, and who has ever heard of him? Incredible, isn't it? His work is far more in line with Dr. Keppe's studies in psychosomatic medicine, and this truly deserves our attention today.

As always, you can check out all of our work on our Trilogy portal site, or email me anytime and I'll guide you in the right direction so you can learn more about Norberto Keppe's great science.

Today, medical doctor and infectious disease specialist, Dr. Roberto Giraldo joins me to talk about Bechamp's lost but important science.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Psychological Habits of Highly Successful People

The literature is full of advice about what you need to do to attain it. You'll hear loads about purpose, about forming habits, about listening and motivating and focus. And we read the books and watch the videos and pop in the CDs on the commute to work. We do the visioning they recommend, we pay for the coaching.

But we're missing one important understanding.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, the Psychological Habits of Highly Successful People.

This is a follow-up to a Podcast I produced a month or so ago with psychoanalyst, Leo Lima. Leo joins me again today to penetrate a little deeper into this area of success.

To be honest, this is not something we understand well in North America actually. For all our focus and purported reverence for it, I think we just feel, frankly, traumatized by the subject - or at least by the focus on only one aspect of success, that being the financial/fame aspect of it. We've had decades of Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill and the thousands of others with the recipe for success, and if we haven't achieved it within those narrow parameters, don't you think we start to feel a little desperate? Either that or we just check out completely, look at it all with an ironic and disparaging gaze, host another martini or hug another tree and congratulate ourselves for living a balanced life far from the craziness of the corporate climb.

But this misses the point, too. Because there is something to all this success stuff. We don't have all this focus on it for no reason.

The problem is we're asking the wrong questions. Instead of worrying about what we need to do to achieve success, what time management system we need to adopt or what habits we need to strengthen, we need to understand a metaphysical point: success is natural to the human being. We are made for this already. It's not something we need to build or reinforce - although there is certainly work and effort and discipline required. The whole thing is much more subtle and profound than that.

We have all we need to operate at maximum capacity already. But we have attitudes - psychopathology in Norberto Keppe's language - against that capacity.

This is some pretty revolutionary research that's being revealed from the International Society of Analytical Trilogy in Brazil where I produce these programs. And the content of Thinking with Somebody Else's Head arrives from these pioneering discoveries about the psychological and spiritual state of the human being. Our psyche, it turns out, has been understood, and its comprehension through Dr. Norberto Keppe's science leads us to far different conclusions than the vast bulk of published material that graces the book shelves and TV talk shows up to now.

This makes Keppe's work among the most vital knowledge available on the planet today, which you'll hear in a moment. Keppe divulges all of his wisdom in over 30 books that contribute significantly to the intellectual treasury of mankind. You can explore those on our Trilogy portal site.

I'd also like to invite you to participate with us in our call-in psychology show, Healing Through Consciousness. Dr. Claudia Bernhardt Pacheco, vice-president of Keppe's International Society of Analytical Trilogy, joins me every week to take your calls and questions about specific areas of your life that you'd like some clarification on. We record every Monday at 2:00 pm ET - through Skype. Healingthroughconsciousness is our Skype name, so just enter us in your Skype contact list and you're set to go. is our email address if you prefer to be more anonymous.

So today, I asked Leo Lima to join me again to continue our discussion about success. We had a lot of very positive response to our Re-Defining Success Podcast a few weeks ago. So let's dive in again to the Psychological Habits of Highly Successful People.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Controling Swine Flu Hysteria

The biggest 20th century one killed millions. An outbreak in the mid-20th century killed far less. '68 was the last big one, but back in the '90s, a flu bug supposedly from birds caused a panic for awhile in Toronto. I was affected by that one, but not by fever or other tell-tale symptoms. Nope. The Rolling Stones canceled back then ... and I had box seats.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, let's take a critical look at the Swine Flu.

We're very impacted by inverted science, as we've explored many times on this program. Scientists since Pasteur see all sorts of nefarious things in the microbes swimming in their Petri dishes. We have vaccines for this, medicines for that, radical radiation treatments to kill this and that disease. But we miss a key point when we look down at the microbic level to find the source of our maladies, and that is that disease doesn't really come from that level.

Our materialistic philosophy introduced by Aristotle's great inversion that we understand reality through the senses has led us deeper and deeper into the quirks and quarks, and further and further from the universal understanding that Aristotle's master, Plato, suggested was inside us. "Infused science" he called it, saying we were born with it. Brazilian psychoanalyst and social scientist, Norberto Keppe, agrees with that. He talks about the universal concepts we possess. "Divine concepts inside the human being," is how he puts it. And this corrects Aristotle's metaphysical error: the lesser things don't create the greater, we could say. Meaning tiny viruses could never really CAUSE our maladies. They're there many times, but what lets them take hold is something bigger - the state of our psychological lives, which directly affects our immune system.

Dr. Roberto Giraldo is a Colombian doctor, a specialist in internal medicine with a major in infectious diseases and clinical tropical medicine, and he's perhaps a perfect guy to talk about this. He works with AIDS and cancer patients all over the world, and he doesn't believe much in the Swine Flu scare.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Redefining Success

Everyone has weighed in with opinions on the subject. The comments flow endlessly from book titles and magazine articles. Our predominating materialistic world view limits our discussion of it to fields of money or fame. But as our defining economic structure crumbles before our very eyes, we'd be well advised to try to redefine it.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Re-defining Success.

Before we begin, I'd like to remind you of our other radio project ... a new show I'm developing with Dr. Claudia Bernhardt Pacheco, a frequent contributor here, called Healing Through Consciousness. This is a program focused on offering advice and counseling to you for any problems or difficulties that you want help with. We regularly take calls and emails to delve deeper into those difficult problems that you haven't been able to solve or get on top of. All the information about how to participate is on our site. Or feel free to write me anytime:

There is much exciting and important emerging from the Brazilian school of Analytical Trilogy, the science I base these programs on. Our radio programs develop and spread those ideas, so do take the time to find out more. You'll be glad you did.

We've approached the idea of success in a popular Thinking with Somebody Else's Head program way back in January of 2007, but I'd like to come at it again, this time from a little more metaphysical point of view.

We're very limited in talking about success today because of the economic bias we bring to any discussion on the subject. From the Forbes List to winners on the Apprentice, we give a lot of airtime to success defined by an extremely narrow range of parameters. And that makes us very shallow and it deteriorates our cultural and even intellectual experience.

Lily Tomlin expressed it well when she said, "Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world." Amen, Ms. Tomlin. What's the value of that?

But there is a hunger for more. There has to be. Tell me there is. It's why I'm putting all this energy and time into this Podcast.

Actually, we see evidence that people are seeking more in the acceptance of Norberto Keppe's TV show around the world - and Keppe's show is the polar opposite of the completely irrelevant discourse that defines today's TV talk show.

And there's more evidence, too, in the worldwide acceptance flowing to Britain's Got Talent winner, Susan Boyle, an ordinary, anything but the usual collagen-lipped, air-brushed, made-by-marketing, limited talent wonder we're normally spoon-fed by our mediocrity-addicted media.

We're hungry for authenticity. I often think of Keppe's Analytical Trilogy like the water of truth on our parched earth.

So let's look at success in that light today. Psychoanalyst Leo Lima joins me today.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

The Stock Market Crash's Silver Lining

Hundreds of years before the meteoric rise of Cisco Systems or Qualcomm stock prices, Semper Augustus tulip bulbs were selling for the price of a house in Holland. Tulipmania was in full swing in the 1600s, and it looked much like the dotcom madness of the 1990s. It crashed eventually, of course, but caused little lasting damage. Could the same thing be true today?

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, the Stock Market Crash's Silver Lining.

Of course, it should be pointed out that in all the madness surrounding the trade in rare and exotic tulip bulbs, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange never got in on the deal. Madness it was, with speculators brokering deals in taverns and bars, and some bulbs changing hands 10 times in a day.

It's not much of a stretch to fast forward to images of amateur day-traders hunched over PCs and trying to make fast cash on gambling that stock prices will go down at some time in the future.

But the big difference between 1636 and 2008 is that our stock markets, from the Nasdaq to the Nikkei, are heavily involved. And so today's worldwide stock market crash is marked by at least 2 things that distinguish it from the Holland of the 1600s:

1. It's worldwide
2. It's having a big impact on the economy

Could there really be anything good about this? Well, not if you're looking at the situation form a traditional point of view. But the economic view of someone who understands the psyche of the human being and the distortions of society that spring from that psyche can shine a lot of light on the situation. This can help us see what's going on from a new perspective, and can even lead the way to correcting our distrotion and setting society on the right track again.

We've looked at this aspect of the impact of Man's psyche on society in a number of our podcasts, and I encourage you to look through the Thinking with Somebody Else's Head archives for those. I can steer you in the right direction, of course, at

Gilbert Gambucci has been studying Brazilian psychoanalyst Dr. Norberto Keppe's economic viewpoint on all this for the past couple of months and is putting together a blog to explore many of Dr. Keppe's ideas - especially as they relate to society. That blog - featuring great video of Keppe - is at Check it out.

Gilbert joins me today to explore the silver lining behind the crash of the stock market.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Drugs and Power

Its victim list is a long one that includes some of the most famous personalities of the 20th century. But it's the less well-known stories that make us catch our breath. The quiet, intelligent teenager down the street who overdoses. The cousin who doesn't make it through rehab. The childhood friend who gets in with the wrong crowd and is shot in a drug deal gone sour.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Drugs and Power.

It's been awhile since I've posted an episode of TWSEH. I've been busy with a new and related project to let you know about ... a live radio call-in show I've been conducting with Dr. Claudia Bernhardt Pacheco, vice-president of the International Society of Analytical Trilogy here in São Paulo. Claudia's a much in-demand Trilogical psychoanalyst with extensive international experience in treating all manner of human relationship, health, work and personal issues. My idea for the past copule of years has been to create a forum where she and I could take live calls from listeners and offer our unique perspective on the problem.

You see, I receive many emails from listeners to this Podcast asking specific questions about problems or difficulties. There's the young woman from the Balkans who's terrified of AIDS. The young guy in the Pacific Northwest who's concerned about his inability to stop sabotaging his relationships. The 2 brothers who struggle with depression. I help them as much as I can - I do special Podcasts on the themes, I write personally to all who write to me, I suggest books and other resources. But I cannot do what a psychoanalyst trained by Dr. Norberto Keppe can do.

Keppe's science of Analytical Trilogy is vast, and provides an analysis of the human psyche that no one - not Freud or Klein or Jung or Rogers, any of them - was able to accomplish. And that means that when this science is applied in a therapeutic way to personal or social issues, the analysis that emerges is right on the target. And that's what we want to do with this live call-in radio show.

We're calling the program, Healing Through Consciousness, and all the information is on our site at, or of course you can email me at This show is a marvellous opportunity to get some real overview of your problems or issues or questions about anything. So do join us.

Our Podcast today is taken from our program actually, and entails Dr. Claudia's long response to a listener's question, about ... drugs. That enormous social problem. And the war on drugs? Welll, that's a deceiving name. Anyone who saw Ridley Scott's American Gangster film saw the movement of drugs into the U.S. from the Vietnam War. Afghanistan opium production climbed back to 96% of the world production after the American-led invasion there after 9/11. In some circles, the introduction of hallucinogenic drugs into the changing consciousness of the '60s was a direct plan to subvert that idealistic movement.

And then there's the CIA's Bluebird Project to remember - a planned study to analyze the effect of drugs on mind control ... and we can imange what's happened with all that research.

So when the question came up on our Healing Through Consciousness show, Dr. Pacheco jumped right into the heat of it. She's no stranger to the issue in truth, having published a searing critique of the role of governments and so-called law enforcement agencies in organized drug trafficking back in the late '80s. The American Drug Multinational she called it, and it pulled no punches. And Claudia didn't pull any punches in how she answered our caller's question either.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

The Keppe Motor: Revolutionizing Science, Technology and Energy

They're forecasting possible energy price hikes of 30 - 50% this year. On top of a recession, it's hardly good news. We've been warned about this for at least 30 years, but we've been dinosaur slow in adapting to the warnings. Obama's got his New Energy for America Plan ... but is it possible we're too late to change?

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, The Keppe Motor: Revolutionizing Science, Technology and Energy.

You know, sometimes there's so much happening at our International Society of Analytical Trilogy in São Paulo, Brazil, I literally don't know where to begin to bring you up to speed. The revolutionary discoveries and landmark psycho and sociological wisdom emerging from this Brazilian school of Analytical Trilogy founded by Dr. Norberto Keppe are impressive.

Dr. Keppe's TV show is now being aired in 45 countries and 221 channels worldwide. Episodes of this podcast have been downloaded over 250,000 times. Our newspaper here has a weekly circulation of 50,000. Dr. Keppe's clinic is one of the largest private clinics in Latin America and is home to ground-breaking work in psychosomatic medicine coordinated by Dr. Claudia Pacheco - a frequent contributor to Thinking with Somebody Else's Head and my co-host on an upcoming live Internet radio call-in show on beginning March 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Well, there's lots more to say, but you get the picture I'm sure. This is a hot-bed of the newest research into human potential and psychological science. And it's rock-solid stuff, let me assure you. No matter what area you want to enter - relationships, health, money, corruption and power, the arts - you'll find a persepective here that is new, fresh, provocative, and causes us to re-think most of what we think we know. In a good way. Check out our portal site to get an overview of some of what we're doing:

Maybe the hottest development here these days is the Keppe Motor, a light-years development in the capturing of free, essential energy. Let's find out all about that, and something about the revolutionary new physics principles behind it, too, with one of the inventors, engineer Cesar Soos.

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Liberating Ourselves From our Free Will

Philosopher David Hume called it the most contentious issue in metaphysics. Actually, nearly every major figure in the history of philosophy has weighed in on the topic somewhere in their work.

Free will ... the capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action from among various alternatives. Is the issue really that complicated?

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Liberating ourselves from our free will.

Well, Hume was right. The issue of the free will is contentious. And I'll be diving into the controversy, too, in a moment. A fascinating subject.

But first, a number of you have been writing to ask that I let you know about the new call-in radio show I'm launching with world-renowned author and psychoanalyst, Dr. Claudia Pacheco. I'm not surprised there's so much interest. You who've been listening to this Podcast over the past year and a half must've come to appreciate the clarity and wisdom of the science behind this show.

It's called Analytical Trilogy, and it's not an easy science to encapsulate in a sentence or two. Analytical Trilogy is essentially a union of theology, philosophy and science that gives us a comprehensive view of the psychology of the human being and the reflections of this human psychology on the greater social structures we live within. Our political structures, our wars, our education systems of lack thereof, our environmental challenges ... all have their birthplace inside the human psyche. And no one in history has clarified that better than the man behind Analytical Trilogy, Dr. Norberto Keppe.

Whether it be something every psychologist or human potential workshop leader has weighed in on - like depression or self-esteem or self-sabotage - or something no one talks about - like the psychology behind the pathology of power - when we turn the Trilogical lens on the topic, you hear a perspective you've never heard before. And it lands. It feels right. It just "makes sense," as many of you writing to me have confirmed.

And we'll be doing that kind of analysis, live, with Dr. Pacheco and I taking your calls and emails and answering your concerns personally. Can you imagine how impactful that will be? So, I'd like to keep you informed about that. We're projecting our first show to be on Mar. 10 at 10 a.m. ET (NY time) on BBS Radio -

But do get on my mailing list to stay informed: Looking forward to hearing from you.

Now, today, liberty and our free will. You know, we in the western world have this idea that we're really free, and that we're also really quite socially evolved. We have recycling programs in place, we're advanced in our social programs. And we also think that we're super tolerant and welcoming of all other points of view and cultural traiditons. Well, certainly we have that idea in Canada. We pride ourselves on our open-mindedness. But underneath our politically correct external persona, there is a high degree of censorship and intransigence. And all that means we're not really so accepting after all of ideas and philosophies that stray from what we perceive as our superior beliefs and ways of doing things. Go against that, and you'll find you're not really free to give that opinion.

Sofie Bergqvist is a Swedish educator and lecturer and translator of a number of Norberto Keppe's books, and she joins me today.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama: Hope and Virtue

We've heard the spin. The rhetoric-loaded speeches that gave us goosebumps. The hand-on-the-heart pledges that promised to lead us out of the darkness.

The words from the speechwriters are scarily simple to speak. But after we're all softened up, after we're primed for change, we usually get ... more of the same.

Will it really be different this time? Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Obama: Hope and Virtue.

Well, this is a topic I'm more than a little interested in. Hey, I'm a product of the '60s. I've still got a little of that revolutionary flame burning in me. The same flame that burned bright for a decade or so before it dimmed in the face of assassinations and Watergate and too many strange chemicals in our bloodstreams.

And, of course, the "greed-is-good" mantra intoned in stock market boardrooms that carried the promises of easy money and double-digit returns on investment to any where were quick enough to jump on the bandwagon.

And now that has played itself out and revealed itself to be nothing more than what we should have known it was from the beginning - and empty promise.

Empty, why? Because it was based on an inverted philosophy: that it was good - even possible - to get something for nothing.

You know, the scientific discoveries that I base this program on have a powerful finality: they allow us to analyze what's going on in us and our world through a clarifying lens, and that lens is a profound understanding of the human psyche and our society, which is, after all, just a reflection of what is going on inside of us. And through this science we can conclude that life, it turns out, is not a confounding conundrum or unsolvable riddle at all. Some conclusions have been reached about us and the universe we inhabit, and those conclusions have arrived through the work of an extraordinary scientist, Brazilian psychoanalyst and social scientist, Dr. Norberto Keppe.

I've been exploring this on these podcast for the past year and a half, and I'll be expanding my discussions of Keppe's synthesizing work of Analytical Trilogy - a bringing together of science with philosophy and theology - in a new Internet radio show that I'll be launching in mid-March, 2009 with Dr. Claudia Pacheco. This'll be a live call-in show where we'll address specific problems and questions brought by callers and those who write to us. This will give you a first-hand look at how Keppe's Analytical Trilogy sees the human condition and the society we live in. Get on the mailing list to be kept informed of that:

Keppe's perspective on our problems is refreshing and clarifying, as you'll know if you've been listening regularly to this program. And one of the things he noted right away when he moved to New York in the early '80s was the incredible decadence the country had fallen into. Every area was in decline, and this was being hidden by the appearances of prosperity that were being given off by the enticing profits on Wall St. A lustre we now know to have been polished by considerable deception and smoke and mirrors.

Keppe warned us of this at the time - warned us that moving away from ethics and goondess and beauty would continue to bring disaster. And now we're smack in the middle of the crisis he predicted.

And Obama seems to be hip to that, admitting that we need to be more responsible, more ethical, get back to work. We need to "put aside childish things," as he put it. I'm joined by a couple of American today, and together we'll look at Obama's promise of hope and virtue through the lens of Analytical Trilogy.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

What Really Causes Stress

Unemployment rates are the highest in 16 years. We've got massive foreclosures and forecasts of trillion dollar deficits. Our kids have A.D.D. Everything we touch causes cancer. And our football team missed the playoffs. Again.

No doubt about it ... living in the 21st century is bringing a lot of stress.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, we'll dig deeper into what really causes our stress ... and more importantly, how a therapeutic science from Brazil can help us finally understand and deal with our admittedly stressful world.

Here at the beginning of 2009, we have a pretty bleak outlook. Well, it's time to offer an anti-dote to all that. Some hope, if you will.

And the moment I say that I realize how trite it sounds to our jaded ears. We've heard it all before, haven't we? This book, that 10-steps-to-a-greater-you, this magic pill. We're caught between wanting something to believe in and having been disappointed so many times we've stopped believing. Almost. We're cynical, sardonic, ironic as hell.

But one of the problems is that we've been looking too much outside ourselves for resolution. It's tough to resolve our essential problem out there because the source of our difficulties lies inside here. And what we're exploring on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, what forms the basis of all our work at the International Society of Analytical Trilogy here in São Paulo, Brazil is a comprehensive science that gives us the consciousness needed to treat those inner demons.

Norberto Keppe's Analytical Trilogy is a union of theology, philosophy and science that really fills in the blanks of our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. As a listener wrote recently, "Keppe's greater principles make a great deal of sense." And sense is what we'd like to continue bringing in 2009.

Let's try to make sense of stress today. We have a lot of if in our world. Helena Mellander is a Swedish journalist working in our Trilogical companies here in Brazil, and she's also been working for some months now to develop some deep health programs for companies based on Keppe's work. One of the principal reas of concern in these workshops is dealing with stress.

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