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Gerald Posner - Strung Out On Drugs

Gerald Posner - Strung Out On Drugs

March 31, 2020

Gerald Posner – Strung Out On Drugs

Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America

Airing Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with investigative journalist Gerald Posner, author of “Pharma: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America”

“The way the pharmaceutical industry has profited off our illnesses is enough to make you sick.” — Swami Beyondananda

With the Coronavirus front and center in the news, and with talk of how quickly a vaccine can be developed and by whom, national and international attention is being focused on the pharmaceutical industry. So who better to have on Wiki Politiki Radio this week than the man who wrote the book – literally – on big pharma, investigative journalist Gerald Posner the author of “Pharma: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America”.

Gerald Posner was at age 23 one of the youngest attorneys ever hired by the Wall Street law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1975), he was an Honors Graduate of Hastings Law School (1978), where he served as the Associate Executive Editor for the Law Review. He is co-founder of Posner and Ferrara, a public interest law firm, where a pro bono legal representation on behalf of surviving twins of Nazi experiments at the Auschwitz death camp led him to coauthor his first book in 1986, MENGELE: The Complete Story, a bestselling and critically acclaimed biography of the infamous Nazi “Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele.

He is also author of Case Closed on the Kennedy assassination, Killing the Dream about the Martin Luther King assassination and God’s Bankers, which chronicles the history of money and power at the Vatican.

He has been a freelance writer on investigative issues for several news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, author, Trisha Posner, who works on all his projects.

Join us for a lively and in depth conversation about how the unbridled profit motive has sparked the opioid crisis, and what we can expect from the pharmaceutical industry in the times of coronavirus this Tuesday, March 31st 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Gerald Posner and Pharma please go here: https://www.posner.com/

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Duncan Campbell - From Big Brother to Bigger Brotherhood

Duncan Campbell - From Big Brother to Bigger Brotherhood

March 24, 2020

Duncan Campbell – From Big Brother to Bigger Brotherhood

The Opportunity In Our Current Crisis

Aired Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Duncan Campbell, Comprehensivist and Host of Living Dialogues Radio

“We know a paradigm is bankrupt when reality checks start bouncing like crazy.” — Swami Beyondananda

The current COVID-19 crisis is making these feel like “apocalyptic” times, and as you may know the original meaning of apocalypse is “the lifting of the veils.” Indeed, the veils are being lifted on the fundamental weakness of our “too big to fail” economic – and political – system, that seems to be teetering if not toppling under the weight of this crisis.

Add to this a President who blatantly lies and then demands these lies be accepted as truth, and we truly have a shituation.

This “up-is-down” and “down-is-up” rhetoric and impropaganda is certainly reminiscent of Orwell’s “1984.” As to why it has taken so long for 1984 to manifest in reality, the Swami has an answer: The Republicans are 35 years behind the times.

So, do we say, “Ah well, all’s well that ends Orwell”? Or do we see if we can overgrow Big Brother by fully activating “bigger brotherhood”?

Our guest today, Duncan Campbell, has been tracking the path of “newspeak” for years, and through his Living Dialogues Radio Show he has conversed with literally hundreds of visionaries, illuminaries and solutionaries of our time, from Senator Boren of Oklahoma and Governor Inslee of Washington, to teachers like Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston, to leading edge doctors like Larry Dossey and Andrew Weil (hey, there’s a paradox!) to economists, sociologists, scientists, and entertainers like Judy Collins and Richie Havens. In the process, he has gleaned a wealth of information, and as a synthesizer and contextualizer, and has cultivated knowledge and wisdom.

A graduate of both Harvard and Yale Law Schools, he has been a participant in several world historical events, including the unusual distinction of being the only person to have participated in Woodstock 1969 and in the “Second Russian Revolution” on the barricades defending Yeltsin in front of the Russian White House Parliament building in Moscow on the night of August 20-21, 1991.

In the last 45 years he has gained extensive experience in the fields of psychology, philosophy, spirituality, law, business, finance, politics, communications and teaching, presenting in a variety of formal and informal venues, including the Presidential Showcase at the American Bar Association, Haskell Indian Nations University, and in Europe, Brazil, Russia, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, Peru, and teaching courses for credit at Harvard College and the JFK Institute of Politics while a student at Harvard Law School.

There is much more I could say but this is only an hour radio show!

The focus of our freewheeling conversation is how we move from our current ideological “lockdown” to access our collective wisdom for the greater good and benefit of each and all … from Big Brother to Bigger Brotherhood.

If you’re ready to be educated, stimulated, and inspired, please tune in this Tuesday, March 24th 2-3 pm. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Duncan Campbell and Living Dialogues, please go here: https://kgnu.org/livingdialogues

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Jed Diamond - The Ship Of Civilization Is Sinking

Jed Diamond - The Ship Of Civilization Is Sinking

March 17, 2020

Jed Diamond – The Ship Of Civilization Is Sinking

We Find Our Lifeboats By Shifting From Domination to Collaboration

Aired Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Psychotherapist, Author and Men’s Health Expert Jed Diamond

“We’re all in the same boat. The Titanic is sinking. And the lifeboat is the love boat.” — Swami Beyondananda

In many ways, our top-heavy civilization seems like a sinking ship, and the current coronavirus crisis is just – please pardon the awful analogy – the tip of the iceberg.

This current crisis is apocalyptic – in the original meaning of the word, “the lifting of the veils.” The veils are being lifted on the me-first culture and our me-first President, and more specifically we are seeing that the dominate-or-be-dominated worldview is obsolete and obsolethal.

Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week, Jed Diamond, is an expert on men’s health and how we can use both the masculine warrior energy and the feminine nurturer energy to face and embrace the challenges of this new reality.

Jed Diamond, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of Men Alive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Jed is the author of 17 books including his latest, My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound (Lasting Impact Press, 2018).

Jed’s previous books include: The Enlightened Marriage: The 5 Transformative Stages of Relationships and Why the Best is Still to Come … The Irritable Male Syndrome and 12 Rules For Good Men. He has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network since its inception in 1992. He is also a member of the International Society of Men’s Health and a founding member of the American Society of Men’s Health. He blogs for the ThirdAge, Huffington Post, BeliefNet, Scribd, and other venues. He is the only male columnist who blogs for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.

If you’re curious as to how we shift from dueling dualities to dynamic duo dance partners so that the love boat becomes the lifeboat, please tune in this Tuesday, March 17th 2-3 pm. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Jed Diamond, please go here: https://menalive.com/

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Veronica Monet - The Surprising Truth About “Sex Trafficking”

Veronica Monet - The Surprising Truth About “Sex Trafficking”

March 10, 2020

Veronica Monet – The Surprising Truth About “Sex Trafficking”

How Our “Myth-Perceptions” May Be Leading Us Down the Wrong Track

Aired Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Sexologist, Coach and Author Veronica Monet

“You people who insist on shaming people because of their sexual practices – you should be ashamed of yourselves!” — Swami Beyondananda

Sex trafficking – everyone agrees it’s bad, right?

Well, that depends on what you imagine “sex trafficking” to mean. If the term conjures up innocent women and children being sold into a life of sexual exploitation and slavery, then we all should be against it. But what if “sex trafficking” actually applies to ANY sex for money, with mutual consent?

Our guest on Wiki Politiki, Veronica Monet, is a one-time sex worker who is now a “sexual empowerment change agent” whose website, “The Shame Free Zone” offers “a safe place to explore feelings of shame without being judged.” As someone who sees her own career as a highly paid escort as an expression of self-empowerment, she has a unique and enlightening perspective on how what we imagine “sex trafficking” to be has created more repression, confusion and shame – and doesn’t really address where sexual abuse (and pedophilia) originate: inside the family structure.

Having grown up in a right-wing Christian cult, herself an incest and rape survivor, Veronica brings a rich history and perspective to the highly-politicized and highly-charged issues that involve all aspects of sexuality. Veronica Monet has appeared on CNN, FOX, Politically Incorrect, and presented at Yale, Stanford and UC Berkeley. She is the author of Sex Secrets of Escorts and the soon to be published Love, Lust and Romance in the Wake of #MeToo, and she is creator of the Exquisite Partnership Formula, a program designed to turn conflict into connection and sex that gets better with each passing year.

Regarding her own choice to become a sex worker, Veronica writes:

I didn’t enter into becoming a high-end escort lightly. As a college graduate who spent seven years working in corporate settings, and as someone who had been clean and sober for a number of years, I questioned whether this was in integrity with my spiritual path. Rather than refer to conventional thinking on the matter, I turned to my innermost knowing and quite frankly prayed my ass off. As well, a great deal of research and training went into my decision and because of this deliberate planning I enjoyed a very successful fourteen years in the profession.

If you’re curious about how an intelligent and spiritually-aware woman chose to become a sex worker, and are ready to explore how the public is being manipulated and misled by both religious and secular institutions, please join us this Tuesday, March 10th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Veronica Monet please go here: https://theshamefreezone.com/about-veronica/

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Stephen Zunes - Can “Socialist” Bernie Prevail Over “Antisocialist” Trump?

Stephen Zunes - Can “Socialist” Bernie Prevail Over “Antisocialist” Trump?

March 3, 2020

Stephen Zunes – Can “Socialist” Bernie Prevail Over “Antisocialist” Trump?

A Middle East Expert Weighs in On the Conflict in the “Middle West”

Aired Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with USF Professor and Middle East Scholar Stephen Zunes

“It’s time for the Democratic Party to become democratic.” — Swami Beyondananda

With Bernie Sanders surging into the lead as we come to Super Tuesday, the “stop Bernie” forces on the moderate side insist that Bernie can’t win in November. But, what if he is the ONLY candidate who can truly overwhelm Trump?

Can his movement of young people inspired to vote counterbalance those “moderate Republicans” who might switch from Trump to either a Biden or a Bloomberg?

Weighing in on this issue on Wiki Politiki Radio is scholar and Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes, who recently wrote a piece for Truthout debunking the idea that a progressive candidate cannot win the general election. Zunes, who as a teenager worked for the George McGovern campaign, insists the comparison between McGovern, who lost in a landslide, and Sanders holds no water.

Dr. Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he serves as coordinator of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. Recognized as one the country’s leading scholars of U.S. Middle East policy and of strategic nonviolent action, Professor Zunes serves as a senior policy analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies, an associate editor of Peace Review, and a contributing editor of Tikkun.

And speaking of the Middle East, I’m sure our guest will have something to say about Bernie’s approach to Israel and Palestine – in sharp contrast to the other leading candidates.

If you want to go deeper into Bernie’s appeal, U.S. policy on the Middle East, and why the Democratic Party establishment is so hell-bent against Bernie please tune in this Tuesday, March 3rd at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Stephen Zunes please go here: https://stephenzunes.org/

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Carol Smaldino - Is Political Climate Change An Inside Job?

Carol Smaldino - Is Political Climate Change An Inside Job?

February 25, 2020

Carol Smaldino – Is Political Climate Change An Inside Job? – How Our “Human Climate” Feeds Political Discourse … and Discord

Aired Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Carol Smaldino, Psychotherapist and Author of “The Human Climate: Facing the Divisions Inside Us and Between Us”

“There are no sides, only angles. And when we see it from the right angle, we’re all on the same side.” — Swami Beyondananda

With political discourse and political discord nearly synonymous, and with the phenomenon of “fake news” – where facts take a backseat to emotionally-fueled beliefs — maybe it’s time we look at the fact that feelings make more of a difference than facts do. Might this highly-charged politics “out there” have something to do with the emotional terrain “in here”?

Our guest this week, psychotherapist Carol Smaldino thinks so … she has written a book that speaks directly to the stormy political climate, “The Human Climate: Facing the Divisions Inside Us and Between Us”, that examines the role of emotions in our political landscape, both in politicians and in the diverse populations and issues that make up this landscape.

As someone who speaks with and listens to “both” sides, what’s clear to me is that for the most part, each side sees the other side’s shadow – but not its own. Combine this with each side constantly receiving, embracing, and absorbing information that reinforces what they already “know” to be true. I know, I know. The other side is much more that way than we are. (Exactly what the other side is saying about us.)

All of which means it’s time for a “meta-conversation” where we become aware of and integrate our feelings so we don’t have to project them on to the other, and we become more aware of what pushes our buttons – and how to stay less susceptible to manipulation.

Carol Smaldino, is a social work psychotherapist, and has been a Huffington Post Contributor from 2008 through 2017. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York; she attended Madison High School, Brooklyn College and Wurzweiler (Yeshiva University) School of Social Work. She has also done coursework at NPAP (National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis). Before graduate school, she worked at the Bureau of Child Welfare, Roosevelt Hospital Child and Youth Project. After social work school, she spent five years working at a residential treatment center. She was a therapist and supervisor and student at the New Hope Guild, and developed a private practice in NYC and then Port Washington, NY. She presently lives and works between Fort Collins, Colorado and Lucca, Italy.

If you’re curious about the EMOTIONAL story and storm behind the news – and the newsmakers — please tune in this Tuesday, February 25th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Chase Palmieri - Crowd-Sourcing the News

Chase Palmieri - Crowd-Sourcing the News

February 18, 2020

Chase Palmieri – Crowd-Sourcing the News: Start-Up “Credder” Turns Readers Into Reviewers

Airing Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Chase Palmieri, Co-Founder of Credder

“Love lives in our heart, beliefs lie in our head.” — Swami Beyondananda

At a time when disinformation, misinformation and missing information characterizes much of the news, and the trust in media is at an all-time low, might it be time to access the “wisdom of crowds”?

Our Wiki Politiki guest this week, Chase Palmieri, thinks so. He and his partner, Austin Walter, have founded a new platform, Credder, that they’ve branded “Rotten Tomatoes” for the news. Credder – rooted obviously in the word “credibility” — allows readers to review articles for veracity and bias, and then post these reviews on the Credder site. Writers are then rated on these criteria, and reviewers too are held accountable by THEIR ratings.

The site says:

We believe news should compete for credibility, not clicks. Together on Credder’s news review platform, we can hold media accountable and accelerate the news industry’s transition from clicks to credibility. Credder works by allowing journalists and the public to review articles, creating credibility ratings for every article, author, and outlet. We believe this is the only way, without censoring content, to establish a clear incentive for quality in online news.

Chase Palmieri is CEO and Cofounder of the news review site Credder.com. and is also CoHost of the nonpartisan media watchdog Project Censored’s national radio show and podcast. He has a degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from Chico State University, and he and his father own Risibisi Restaurant in Petaluma, California- winner of 12 straight Michelin Guide awards. His focus is on growing Credder and bringing their “Rotten Tomatoes for news” service to readers everywhere.

Can Credder bring credibility to news? How do they plan to deal with “confirmation bias” in readers, and folks who simply won’t believe anything that they don’t already agree with? Will they help empower and fund a new breed of truly independent journalists who won’t need to work for corporate news sources? Will they help create a more discerning and intelligent readership?

If you’re curious, please tune in this Tuesday, February 18th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Steve Wagner - All You Need Is Myth

Steve Wagner - All You Need Is Myth

February 11, 2020

Steve Wagner – All You Need Is Myth – Can the “Soundtrack of Our Time” Help Us Heal the Shadow and See the Light?

Aired Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Music Mythologist Steve Wagner, author of “All You Need Is Myth: The Beatles and the Gods of Rock”

“Of course love is more powerful than fear. Otherwise we’d be singing ‘All You Need is Fear.” — Swami Beyondananda

In his study of “spontaneous remission,” Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona suggested that these unexplained anomalous healings were often accompanied by what he called a “change of story.” Given the dire “shituation” we as a civilization, a species and a world find ourselves in, maybe we need a collective change of story, a “spontaneous remissioning” so to speak.

So … where might we go to find such a story?

Hint: All you need is love.

Our guest this week, “music mythologist” Steve Wagner offers an interesting and compelling thesis: That during the latter half of the 20th century, mythology “came alive” as the ancient archetypes cited by Joseph Campbell emerged through the Beatles, and other rock icons like the Stones, Elvis, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, the Who, and Brian Wilson.

Unlike ancient and traditional mythologies, based on story and faith, here were real flesh-and-blood contemporaries who brought these archetypes to life, and gave us purpose and meaning. Consider that Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign song was Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow.” (I suppose if the current administration had to pick a Fleetwood Mac theme, it would have to be “Tell Me Lies”, right?)

Mythology – from Greek to Nordic to Celtic to Indigenous – has always provided a stage for darkness and light to dance together. Can the modern mythos of rock culture help us shine a light on the current darkness?

Join us and find out!

Steve Wagner is a veteran San Francisco media personality, and member of the San Francisco Film Critic’s Circle. He was co-host, writer, and executive producer of the Bay Area television programs Reel Life and Filmtrip, reviewing over 1,000 films and interviewing over 300 actors, directors, writers, and musicians. In the 1980s, he was singer and guitarist of the Backsliders, a touring rock band that performed over eight hundred shows and opened for numerous national acts. For a decade, Steve Wagner was a director of the San Francisco Art Exchange, a gallery specializing in rock & roll photography and original album cover art. He brokered sales of many of the world’s most famous album cover original artworks, including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

Steve Wagner has ghostwritten or collaborated on several published books, contributed articles on music, film, and popular culture to numerous publications, and presented lectures and workshops on music, art, and mythology in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Boston. His book All You Need is Myth: The Beatles and Gods of Rock (Waterside, 2019), a study of the classic rock era through the lens of classical mythology, is the product of ten years of research and composition.

If you’re curious how the Beatles and other “Gods of Rock” brought ancient mythology to life – and how this living mythology can inform our purpose in challenging times, please tune in this Tuesday, February 11th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Richard Margolies - Visioning A Better America

Richard Margolies - Visioning A Better America

February 4, 2020

Visioning A Better America – A Citizens Conference Held in the Halls of Congress April 6th-10th, 2020

Aired Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Consultant and Conference Convener Richard Margolies

“If you don’t like the current programming, turn off your TV and tell-a-vision instead.” — Swami Beyondananda

In these most contentious times, what if there were a way for “we the people” to gather above and beyond the battlefield conversation and focus on the common purpose we share?

The Bible says where there is no vision, the people perish. And at this moment, our democratic republic looks awfully perishable. Fortunately, a paradigm-breaking conference happening in Washington, D.C. this April looks to – in the Swami’s words – “bring left and right front and center to face the music and dance together.”

As the conference website says, only citizens can change society:

“The purpose of the conference is to create a conversation about what we as a people and as a nation can become.”

Another quote:

“Politicians offer policies that are like medication to cure fears of the future, but these policies only address symptoms. The cure requires a vision of an America based on the values of the Declaration and the Constitution designed for the new reality that is radically different from anything imagined by Jefferson or Hamilton.”

Bringing together solutionaries and evolutionaries to “tell a vision” and ground that vision in reality, this conference reflects the “evolution of revolution” from something led by a charismatic leader to something that emerges from the grassroots up and brings forth the uncommon wisdom of common people.

Our guest this week is Richard Margolies, conference convener, who has spent more than a half-century as psychologist, political activist, researcher and consultant.

Richard Margolies, PhD is a clinical psychologist and leadership consultant. He has worked on numerous research and consulting projects in the US and Europe with Michael Maccoby and other associates over 45 years. Richard consulted to the senior military and civilian leadership of the US Army Corps of Engineers for 15 years. He wrote the Corps’ Learning Organization Doctrine, based on the thinking of the Maccoby Group and Gen. David Petraeus’ Counterinsurgency Doctrine. He designed and taught the Corps’ Leadership Course in Districts of the Corps around the US. He has consulted with public, private, and international organizations in the US, Sweden, and Ireland. He worked with Michael Maccoby and associates on the Robert Wood Johnson-funded research on leadership in exemplary healthcare systems. This research was the basis of the Jossey-Bass 2013 book, Transforming Healthcare Leadership, authored by Michael Maccoby, Cliff and Jane Norman, and Richard. He is on the Board of the Lincoln Group of DC, and leads its Lincoln Study Group.

If you want to find out how Americans can discover common purpose and then use that purpose to enact policies for the betterment of all, please tune in this Tuesday, February 4th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Robert Strock - Awareness That Heals

Robert Strock - Awareness That Heals

January 28, 2020

Robert Strock – Awareness That Heals – Cultivating the Internal Resources For External Challenges

Aired Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Psychologist and Educator Robert Strock, Author of “Awareness That Heals”

“We all have the wherewithal for change. Having the aware-with-all is the all-important first step.” — Swami Beyondananda

One of my favorite cartoons of all time is a two-panel piece that I first saw in a psychotherapist’s waiting room. In the first panel, a boy being swept under in a raging river calls out to his dog, “Lassie, get help!”

In the second panel we see Lassie on a psychiatrist’s couch.

We are living in the “self-help” generation, and yet so much of this self-help comes from outside ourselves. Well, what if we actually DID develop the inner resources to be truly helpful to ourselves? What if we able to find and cultivate an inner voice that is wise and loving, gentle yet firm, that speaks softly yet with authority? And what if this voice can provide comfort and wisdom, not just for our internal crises, but in dealing with the external ones as well?

Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week Robert Strock, a psychotherapist in practice for half a century, developed what he calls “awareness that heals” while dealing with a dire personal crisis. 25 years ago, a hereditary condition required him undergo a kidney transplant. The medications he had to take to prevent the new organ from being rejected by his system created a chemical and emotional imbalance that left him alienated from his own emotions and own self. “It was as though I had a ‘heart-ectomy’. I felt as if my heart had been taken away.”

In response to his crisis, he was able to find an inner guide that allowed him to accept his feelings and hear the messages clearly from the intuitive intelligence of his own heart. (Or as Chris Padgett put it in his book of the same name, “I’m not okay, you’re not okay … but it’s okay!”) By cultivating what he terms “the friendly mind”, Robert Strock saw his way through his own crisis, and found similar heartening results with his therapy clients.

Robert Strock, L.M.F.T. has been in private practice for nearly 50 years, and is the originator of “Humanistic Spirituality”, a way to access “invisible” resources without the burden of religious dogma. He has co-f0unded the Global Bridge Foundation whose purpose is to “contribute to the creation of a more compassionate, just, and peaceful world that honors the dignity of all beings.” He is also the originator or “Psycho-Economics” (not to be confused with the “psycho economics” that seems to have been in charge of our system for the past two generations) and more recently “Psycho-Politics”, both of which help us use our inner resources to face and transform global challenges.

If you’re ready to discover and cultivate an inner resource you probably didn’t know you had, please tune in this Tuesday, January 28th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Robert Strock and Awareness That Heals, please go here. https://www.awarenessthatheals.org/

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