Cult Mentality: The Visceral World of Emotional Manipulators

A common Old-World parenting strategy consists of showing dangerous objects to toddlers and labeling them as “poop.” Once defined as objects of revulsion, these things become off-limits. The matchbox? “Poop.” Mommy’s prescription meds? “Poop.” The cooking range plates? “Poop.” As their world becomes organized around the dichotomy of what is good and what is “poop,” […]

Handling Fear in an Age of Upset

Fear is a primal emotion; whenever it takes center stage, love, compassion, and spirituality begin to vanish. As a real or a perceived threat triggers your fight-or-flight response, your adrenals pump hormones into your bloodstream. All the while, your heart races; your blood pressure shoots up, and your mind quickly examines your options: do you […]

The Sleep of Reason and the Seeker’s Responsibility

Browsing through social media at the time of the covid-19 pandemic, I was struck by the eagerness with which many seekers, psychics, and energy healers would jump on the conspiracy theory du jour, launching in rants against alleged villains near and far. There surely is much in today’s world to be worried about: social injustice […]