Mind & Psychology

Until we realize that objectivity is a myth, that our minds' beliefs and realitymaps determine the our experience, we will forever be arguing and fighting for our Truth. The world we see out there is a reflection of the world in our minds, and so this is where change must first happen.

Dr. Tara Palmatier - AVFM Men's Conference Detroit / Jun 2014
We live in a culture which is increasingly championing women and vilifying men, and as a result, narcissism has become the hallmark of a new generation of women. Abuse works both ways, and it is insulting to women to give them special privileges, or to reduce their responsibilities and culpabilities.

Our beliefmaps are conceptual snapshots of our full-body realitymaps and are the cause of much of the chaos and antagonism in the world today. If we want a viable future, we need to learn to move away from beliefmapping and back into realitymapping. [more →]
Become a Deep Activist
John Smith—05/2016
Unless we embrace deep activism, we will never bring about positive global change. This is because activists who do not first remove their own pathologies unconsciously recreate societal pathologies. Without deep activism we only maintain the status quo. [more →]

Brene Brown: Listening to Shame (TED Talk) / Jan 2012
Shame is epidemic in modern society, and it is fuelled by secrecy, silence and judgement. The antidote to shame is in fact empathy, and Brown states that the two most powerful words when we are in stuggle are "me too". This is a great talk that address a problem that is usually avoided.

Robert Johnson: In Search of the Holy Grail / Dec 2014
What a lucid Jungian psychologist Johnson has always been, which is reflected in his remarkable books such as "He", "She" and "We". Here he is interviewed on his life and the pscyhological search for the Holy Grail. Johnson is a master at understanding the inner worlds.

Scientology Documentary: Lawrence Wright talks about "Going Clear" / Feb 2014
Scientology is facinating as it shows how organisations control people. Wright has written the most comprehensive exposé on Scientology called Going Clear, that has now been made into a documentary by HBO released Mar 2015. (If you look hard enough you can find it online.)

Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies (2014)
A group of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have just published a peer-reviewed paper on their research that proves telepathy actually exists. The paper, which was published in PLOS ONE, showed entangled interaction between two humans located 5,000 miles apart, evidenced by their ability to transmit the words "ciao" and "hola" brain to brain. To do this they used computer systems coupled with sensitive brain monitoring instruments which included EEG (electroencephalogram) and TMS (image-guided transcranial magnetic stimulation) technologies, allowing the team to bypass the conscious subjective filter and "objectively" read brain-brain communication directly. This is the first time that mind to mind communication has been scientifically proven.

General Ignorance - John Lloyd / Feb 2013
Producer and QI mastermind, John Lloyd, lectures at the RSA about how it is what we don't know that really matters. The world is full of people who think they know things, but the real challenge is embracing our ignorance. The discussion continues with Matthew Taylor on beliefs.

Obama: Narcissist's Reaction to Failure and Defeat / Sam Vaknin (Aug 2011)
Vaknin is an expert on narcissism, and he was the first back in 2008 to suggest that Barack Obama could have Narcissistic Personality Disorder. In this video he is interviewed on his observations, and looks at the consequences of a pathologically narcissistic US President.

Only by deconstructing the reality that we think we live in can we free ourselves from the claustrophobic oppression of identity. Here we look at some of the assumptions of reality and some of the methods used to break it open to reveal oneness. [more →]
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death (2007)
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a Scientology organisation, has produced a documentary on the shocking abuses of psychiatry. Without a doubt, psychiatry is the most brutal, cruel, immoral, uncaring and money-fixated profession that anyone can follow, responsible for the murder of millions of people in modern history — Hitler's eugenics programs that killed 6 million Jews and the more recent Balkan state ethnic cleansing were both driven by psychiatric agendas. And today, around 100,000 people are murdered annually by the psychiatry's chemical cocktails. Even psychiatrists themselves have the worst record of fraud and patient abuse of any sector of the medical profession. The psychiatrist's bible is the DSM which lists all the recognized psychiatric conditions that psychiatrists, in league with the $27b dollar pharmaceutical drug industry, can then treat. Of course, there is absolutely no objective test for these mental conditions — they are a result of pure conjecture, and their burgeoning numbers (the DSM gets alarmingly thicker with each edition) is due to the fact that the more conditions defined, the more money you make treating them. Shortly, the definitions will be so numerous that we will all be labeled mentally ill and therefore fair game for enforced treatment. And despite its scientific presentation, psychiatry has never cured anybody: the whole thing is a money scam and crime against humanity. Psychiatrists have the power to incarcerate you and your children for no crime and without trial (this happens every 75 seconds in the US) and drug you into a state of stupor so that they can milk your medical insurance (those with the best insurance tend to be kept longest). What can you do? Watch this dvd, join CCHR and oppose this evil. If you don't, who will? Remember, your family's lives are at stake. www.cchr.org
Finding Happiness
John Smith—01/2014
We have to turn our backs on happiness if we are to find it. This is because much of what we define as happiness is just ego-validation, and egos are the source of our discontentment. As long as we pursue happiness, we will never find it. [more →]
Energy psychology is a relatively new system of healing that involves accessing feelings, beliefs and memories whilst tapping specific acupuncture points. Here Darshana Fordham gives an introduction to some of the most effective techniques that she uses with her clients. [more →]
When we assign a symbol to any aspect of experience, we create an invisible line or division in reality between that aspect of experience and the rest of experience. In this way, reality is fragmented by conceptulaization. [more →]
Conspiracies are behind many of the disasters that that have beset humanity through the ages. But as humanity lets go of outdated perspectives and embraces unity consciousness, we are now witnessing the end of conspiracy. [more →]
When we force rationality onto highly strange experiences, we lose the opportunity for the dissonance of our confusion to challenge our paradigms and work its alchemy in freeing us to greater possibility. [more →]
For many in the West, the fanatical Moslem is the face of fundamentalism. But examine fundamentalism more deeply and we find it rife in our society too… and more dangerous. Here is how to reduce it. [more →]
Telling the Truth
John Smith—06/2004
How often do we tell the truth, about who we are, what we are feeling, what we are thinking? If truth be told, hardly at all. The rewards for telling the truth, however, can be both unexpected and profound. [more →]
Felicity's World 
John Smith—08/2003
An interview with a woman who is has decided to take responsibiliy for the reality that she is creates and the world she experiences. [more →]
The Limits of Skepticism
John Smith—12/2002
A brief look at the limits of skepticism in a modern world of alternative remedies, spiritual growth and psychic phenomena. [more →]