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Is a Mass Psychosis the Greatest Threat to Humanity?
“All one’s neighbours are in the grip of some uncontrolled and uncontrollable fear. . . In lunatic asylums it is a well-known fact that patients … Read More ›
Why Caring What Others Think Breeds Mental Illness
“Put up with being laughed at on occasion; look around you, and give yourself a good shaking to find out who you really are.” … Read More ›
Why are So Many Men Psychologically Infantile?
A man can’t go out the way he came in…a man has got to add up to something! Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman In … Read More ›
How Civil Disobedience Safeguards Freedom and Prevents Tyranny
“Monsters exist, but they are far too few in number to be truly dangerous; the most dangerous monsters are ordinary [men and women] ready to believe and … Read More ›
The Psychology of Joy – 3 Antidotes to Suffering
“The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.” Edward Young, Virtue’s Apology Some people pass from birth to death with … Read More ›
How to Thrive in the Battle of Life
“It is no more possible to make life easy than it is to grow a herb of immortality.” Carl Jung, Civilization in Transition In many ways life is a … Read More ›
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There is never any filler in these powerful and thoughtful podcasts exploring the enormous issues that confront and often confound us all.
Connecting vital thinkers such as Jung, Maslow, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, and Colin Wilson! The last is a great thinker and author who is way too anonymous for the depth and importance of his writing.
Never talking down to listeners, but approachable and accessible, important ideas are discussed in bite sized chunks. The presentations are a wonderful doorway into these ideas, and they are given context which is invaluable.
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If you adore introspection and great works of literature, this is for you. Thoughts and ideas are clearly laid out in a highly understandable and thought provoking way while the speaker has a calm and listenable voice.