How to Survive Your Childhood by Ira Israel

How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult by Ira Israel

The older you get the more you realise just how much your earlier childhood experiences color, modify, and even direct the most mundane events in your life. This presents quite a challenge for, as we all know only too well, it is extremely difficult to challenge or resolve those deep emotional conflicts which were installed within you whilst you were both young and impressionable.  Indeed, sometimes the voice of that inner child controls and dominates our lives to such a degree that it causes us to fail to realise our true potential as evolving souls. So how, one might reasonably ask, does a young ego develop with a warped perspective of itself and role in the world? A Call… Read More

Embrace of the Daimon by Sandra Lee Dennis

Embrace of the Daimon by Sandra Lee Dennis

Throughout its spiritual and religious history mankind has continuously evaluated its progress towards becoming civilised by its capacity to stretch onwards and upwards to the light; vanquishing perceived forces of darkness and evil that have traditionally been thought of as conspiring to thwart humanity’s emancipation along the way. However, other alternative, non-documented forms of history, offer a completely opposing narrative – tales that reveal something of what is a growing, 21st century dynamic where all of our collective nightmares are emerging from some deep underground cavern. With little we can do about it they are being carried by those apocalyptic Four Horsemen with their destructive phantoms of financial collapse, environmental… Read More

The Sacred Ego by Jalaja Bonheim

The Sacred Ego by Jalaja Bonheim

There are very few areas of debate within modern spirituality guaranteed to enflame passions more than that of the personal ego. On the one hand many feel that the ego is the most self-destructive of human traits whilst others deem it to be vyaly important in the armory of psycho-spiritual self-protection In her book The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World Jalaja Bonheim. PhD approaches this somewhat delicate subject in somewhat more sympathetic terms. Within the book she offers a positive evaluation of the ego from the start and does so with reference to what she feels is its important function within a world that is fundamentally changing… Read More

Freedom From Anger by Alubomulle Sumanasara

Freedom From Anger by Alubomulle Sumanasara

Anger is one of the few human emotions that, or so we tell ourselves, we feel completely justified in expressing in a totally unconstrained way when the time is right. After all, when the kids make us cross by refusing to tidy their rooms, or when someone cuts us up at traffic lights we generally feel almost obligated to express all of our pent up feelings towards the guilty. But what if there was a better and more productive way of dealing with our anger—one that frees us from being controlled or dominated by its vehement nature. The Venerable Alubomulle Sumanasara, teacher of the Buddhist tradition and best-selling author, proposes… Read More

Taming Your Outer Child by Susan Anderson

Taming Your Outer Child by Susan Anderson

The world of psychology has changed greatly over the past 40 years. One of the comparatively recently developed areas of research into the human psyche is the identification of the archetype of the ‘Inner Child’. The Inner Child is an aspect of the psyche that develops during the years of infancy and early childhood. It is a powerful force that is responsible for many of our psychological pains and issues as adults. One of the more immutable laws to be found at work throughout our Universe is that everything in existence has its opposite. This suggests that the Inner Child aught to have an equally mischievous opposite twin. Is there… Read More

To Be a Man by Robert Augustus Masters PhD

To Be a Man by Robert Augustus Masters PhD

Despite the softening in attitudes and growing acceptance by men of their feelings, the increased rights and freedoms of homosexuals and the growing domestic and nursing roles of men in society, there is still a powerful pressure within our culture for men to conform to the tribal blueprint of masculinity. The old ‘Alpha Male’ archetype is still very much alive in our financial institutions and plays a prominent role in national politics. But it is perhaps the strongest in that religion of mass-drama that we more commonly refer to as sport. In amongst this confusion of what a man is and should be, there is a new pattern of action… Read More

Taming the Drunken Monkey by William L Mikulas

Taming the Drunken Monkey by William L Mikulas

There is something ironic about a culture like ours that bombards its citizens with an endless stream of visual and mental stimulation and simultaneously expects them to remain grounded and focussed enough to function properly. There is little doubt that a great deal of the mental and psychological issues in our culture are born from such things as information-overload and chemical imbalances in the brain from food additives. In fact, on a daily basis, every one faces a thousand and one stimuli—all of which trigger our neural networks in one way or another. The antidote for this mental poisoning is not to be found within our Western, drug-dependent medical profession… Read More