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Esoteric Psychology

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Readers are free to ignore this section, as they are any other! If some of the information that turned up along the way is not presented here, that would not help in pointing towards potentially useful contemporary authors, research or ideas. Esoteric Psychology sometimes has a bad press, but some ideas may be useful.

Dr Douglas Baker who founded Claregate College writes on esoteric psychology and other aspects of spiritual life. Downloadable MP3 audio lectures.

Daniel Kahneman has interesting theories about experiencing and remembering in 'Thinking Fast and Slow'

Royal College of Psychiatrists explore spiritual issues, and some relevant articles include:

Article Multiple personality disorder; an alternative theory by Laura Harrison in pdf format

Article Perverse Spirituality in pdf format by Dr Chris Holman

Publications Archive: Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group, The Royal College of Psychiatrists:

Articles on esoteric philosophy in pdf format by Henry T Laurency at www.laurency.com

Bill Ellis: Aliens, Ghosts, and Cults: Legends We Live

Interesting video to make use of as you wish http://youtu.be/B2l08b71imM


Miscellaneous items or links may be posted on this page, which does not mean we endorse them in whole or in part. We aim to change legends that have grown up in certain areas, and improve outcomes for those who suffer needlessly - or because anyone else thinks that they should.

Here are some more

The Archon Conspiracy by Dave Hunt
A review - David's novel describes likely events involving psychic research performed by the US government, and the discovery of a race of hostile extra-dimensional beings waiting for us to 'invite them across'

Messengers of Deception: UFO Contacts and Cults by Jacques Vallee
Below the attention of academic science, below the dignity of official history, there are groups, cults and sects that serve as leading indicators of mass movements

The Dark Worship: The Occult's Quest for World Domination by Toyne Newton.
p37: 'They play upon people's fears, indiscretions, desires and their credulity. Once the mind and spirit are broken, you then have total control.'

Empire of the Wheel by Walter Bosley & Richard Spence
Seven questionable and long forgotten deaths in historical San Bernardino, California, offer clues to a shocking possibility that occult serial murder went undetected as such for nearly a century

The Simon Iff Stories and Other Works - Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural by Aleister Crowley
Simon Iff is wise, knowing and unfailingly humorous as he applies psychoanalysis, Taoism and his own religious philosophy to divine the depths of human nature and solve a wide array of crimes and mysteries.

The Loubodge Bird - Edward Lear

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Whether 'tis nobler to pretend to know more than we do,
or assume that we don't and thereby deny others' suffering

Lucela's List

'Who's Who of the Brain' by Kenneth Nunn, Tanya Hanstock, Bryan Lask

'Dreaming Reality' by Joe Griffin, Ivan Tyrrell

'Don't Take it Personally - The Art of Dealing with Rejection' by Elayne Savage

'Ostracism - The Power of Silence' by Kipling D. Williams

'Stigma - Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity' by Erving Goffman

'Somebodies & Nobodies' by Robert W. Fuller

'Beyond Human Nature - How Culture & Experience Shape our Lives' by Jesse Prinz

'Mad Travelers - Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illnesses' by Ian Hacking

'Disrupted Lives - How People Create Meaning in a Chaotic World' by Gay Becker

'Harry Stack Sullivan - Interpersonal Theory & Psychotherapy' by F. Barton Evans III

'The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry' by Harry Stack Sullivan

'Real Events Revisited - Fantasy, Memory & Psychoanalysis' by Ann Scott

'Miscarriage of Memory - Historic Abuse Cases' ed. William Burgoyne, Norman Brand

'Suggestions of Abuse' by Michael D. Yapko

'Searching for Memory - The Brain, the Mind & the Past' by Daniel L. Schacter

'Power in the Helping Professsions' by Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig

'Games Analysts Play' by Martin Shepherd, Marjorie Lee

'Shouldn't I be Feeling Better by Now? - Client Views of Therapy' ed. Yvonne Bates

'Broken Boundaries - Stories of Betrayal in Relationships of Care' by Sarah Richardson, Melanie Cunningham et al.

'Power, Resistance, Knowledge' by Andrew Green

'Feet of Clay - A Study of Gurus' by Anthony Storr

'Prophets, Cults & Madness' by Anthony Stevens, John Price

'Deadly Cults: The Crimes of True Believers' by Robert L. Snow

'Conned - Scams, Frauds & Swindles' by James Morton, Hilary Bateson

'More Scams from the Great Beyond' by Peter Huston

'Multiple Man' by Adam Crabtree

'Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century' by Edward F. Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly, Adam Crabtree, Alan Gauld, Michael Grosso: Topics addressed include phenomena of extreme psychophysical influence, memory, psychological automatisms and secondary personality, near-death experiences and allied phenomena, genius-level creativity, and 'mystical' states of consciousness both spontaneous and drug-induced.

'The Origins of Psychic Phenomena' by Stan Gooch

'Beyond Coincidence' by Martin Plimmer, Brian King

'The Power of Coincidence' by Frank Joseph

'Entangled Minds' by Dean Radin

'Lucifer Rising' by Gavin Baddeley

'Gods of the Blood' by Mattias Gardell

'Sinister Forces' by Peter Levenda (comprises 3 books)

'The Dark Gods' by Anthony Roberts, Geoff Gilbertson

'The Gods Who Walk Among Us' by Thomas R. Horn, Donald C. Jones

'Alien Identities' by Richard L. Thompson

'The Abduction Enigma' by Kevin D. Randle, Russ Bates, William P.Cone

Lunch with a Sociopath [Kindle Edition] Lucie Lilly Pawlak

Lunch with a Sociopath is a non-fiction novel which chronicles my struggle to recover after a cultic one-on-one relationship with an Episcopal priest who used thought reform techniques extensively. During the eight year period that I knew this priest, I lost my family, my children, my health, my faith, and very nearly my life.

Our lives were so entwined that it was almost impossible to distinguish if my thoughts were my own or were his. We were enmeshed, and it was as impossible to separate us as it is to separate a blend of salt and sugar. How do you tell the difference? How do you sort it out? You don't. You just do what the priest says even if it leaves a bitter taste on your tongue, even if you recoil from it.

Thought reform or mind control seems like something that only happens in a movie or a novel, but it is prevalent in our society today. One only has to look as far as the Catholic Church to find victims of spiritual abuse. While the stories of altar boys molested by priests have made headlines, countless victims are still suffering in silence. Whenever there is a power imbalance in a relationship, there is a danger that the person who holds more authority will abuse his or her power. It can occur on a large scale as with the Unification Church (the Moonies) or in smaller groups such as Heaven's Gate (39 members) or even in one-on-one relationships such as a priest and parishioner or a professor and a student. Victims of mind control are not crazy cult followers. They are people like me and you who have fallen into a trap set by a predatory leader. In my experience, the trap was built with trust and words and compassion which lured me into thinking that I was safe until it snapped down on me. http://lunchwithasociopath.blogspot.co.uk/


The past should be left in the past, otherwise it can destroy your future.

Live life for what tomorrow has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.


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Contemporary issues relating to child abuse, paedophilia and control - Where did it go wrong?

Links in preparation. Take care when following up on any links. Not everything is likely to be true so make good use of what others say, or just leave it alone:



















EU report targets ‘traditional’ images of mothers and fathers http://www.ionainstitute.ie/index.php?id=2541








Episode 14 | Egypt: Sex, Mobs and Revolution (Unreported World, Channel 4 ITV)
The reasons behind sexual harassment and assault in Egypt are complex but society's attitude to women is at the heart of it. In the south of Cairo, the team talks to men who claim that they have been paid to attack women activists, although they say they don't know who is paying them. The current government says that it is not behind the violence perpetrated by the mobs on women and has set up an inquiry.




We can all be vulnerable in our own ways:
Why would anyone want to make things any worse?

Be careful what you take on board by way of ideas or therapy
And who you get involved with

Only YOU can decide

Edward Lear

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To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die, to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to: 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there's the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause – there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment,
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet


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