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Liberation

BODY MEMORY

The Body IS The Mind Number One My new new 4k camara looks and sounds great. However as some of my harsher critics have pointed out, my face is not that photogenic anymore. That’s okay because what I really want to do is create a simple program explaining my synthesis and interpretation of my personal…

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CONNECTION

My post-pandemic need for connection has inspired me to gently re-shape my life as a teacher and healer of post-traumatic stress disorders caused by adverse childhood experiences. Call it Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for the advanced practitioner of the Twelve Steps. This is something that only a madman like me can accomplish. When my check arrives…

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Health

New Primetime A.A. Meeting Coming Soon: VIOLENT EMOTIONAL TWISTS

Regular Primetime AA No Longer Works For Me. Something new is coming to the best AA in LA because the current crop of Primetime AA Meetings no longer excite me like Primetime did when I got sober there in 2004. Primetime AA no longer appeals to me so I am starting my own “Violent Emotional…

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Education

EGO

Super-ego fears its own annihilation in bowing to higher power. BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:   When people refer to the ego, oftentimes they really mean the super-ego. Even Dr. Mate uses ego the same way Freud used super-ego. Dr. Mate writes that, “Resistance to…

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HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS

The higher power concept need not be concerned with a deity. BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  This post is a verbatim condensation of Chapter 34 – Addiction and the Spiritual Quest. Dr. Mate believes that “For many people, the higher power concept need not…

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inner causes

Is redemption complete abstinence from all drugs? BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  At page 313, Dr. Mate opines that he comes from the assumption that: “redemption can be something other than an addict’s complete abstinence from addictive chemicals, a goal that’s not always realistic.”…

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Liberation

THERE IS A SOLUTION

Pure grace allows some people to escape alcoholism BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  At page 307, Dr. Mate says that: “It is useful to study and consider what combination of self-knowledge, strength, supportive environment, good fortune, and pure grace allows some people to escape…

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DESTRUCTION OF TRADITIONAL CULTURE CONTRIBUTES TO DRUG ADDICTION

Drug addictions are related to natural reward process BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  Dr. Mate conducted a personal interview with the seminal researcher Dr. Jaak Panksepp, who is quoted at length: “Drug addictions wouldn’t occur unless they were related to natural reward process of…