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Spiritual and Therapeutic Tyranny
Code Name Price Description  
05703 Keen, Sam
Fallibility Of Teachers
$11.95 As part of a conference on spirituality and therapeutic tyranny, Keen gives a pointed analysis of the ways in which power us nisused by those who should know better. - 1973 Esalen - One Audiotape
KR001 Kramer, Joel and Diana Alstad
The Gugu Papers (Book)
$15.95 Easily the most comprehensive, erudite, and timely book in print to explore authoritarianism in religion, institutions, power, the family, intimacy and sexual relations, and personal problems such as addiction.... Argues persuasively that any system of values that places tradition and the past above the imperative to question the present is destined to become increasingly lethal. - Keith Thompson, San Francisco Chronicle. - - One BOOK
33003 Kramer, Joel
Decoding Social and Spiritural Control
$11.95 Authoritariam hidden in culture, values and our minds is an age-old planetary "social virus" geared at maintaining power. It is at the core of many basic global and personal problems - including social breakdown and difficulties with addiction, self-control, and intimacy. This talk extending the ideas of The Gugu Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power shows that people are not the problem, but rather traditional morality - our guidelines for relating - is dysfunctional in today`s complex world. - - One Audiotape
33004 Kramer, Joel
Moral Wars and Survival
$11.95 Kramer states that the basic battle on the planet today is for people`s minds. Who has the right to decide what`s right and what gives anyone the right to do so is central in this struggle. Kramer says that any morality that polarizes altruism and egoism, cooperation and competition, is authoritarian, and thus cannot cope with acceleration change. Such dysfunctional moralities, our operating systems, are at the core of social breakdown and the problems threating humanity. - - One Audiotape
33005 Kramer, Joel
Spiritual and Violence
$11.95 Spirituality and violence have been deeply intertwined historically says Kramer creating the current planetary contex of morality and power. Evolution uses crises and necessity to forge change. He states that our survival depends on a more evolved relationship to spirit that bring together things traditionally considered opposits, such as egoism and alturism, control and surrender, and competiton and cooperation. - - One Audiotape
07001 Laing, R. D.
Politics Of Experience
$11.95 Laing tells us that the schizophrenic is imprisoned by members of a normal society because he does not conform to standard patterns of communication and behavior. He has lost his ability to play the deadening social game of lie and counter-lie. - 1967 Esalen - One Audiotape
00604 Ram Dass
Involvement With Life
$11.95 Ram Dass discusses one of the common traps encountered by the spiritual searcher getting attached to the method of changing consciousness and warns against spiritual materialism. Each spiritual technique has its own exquisite function, and you must listen to your heart to know which is right for you. - 1974 Kentfield, Ca - One Audiotape
10701 Szasz, Thomas
Psychiatric Medicine: Cure Or Control
$11.95 Szasz sees the function of some psychiatrists as social control, determining who is sick and who is "normal," with no objective standards of mental health or illness. He explores psychiatric techniques defined as "treatment" as disquised forms of extra-legal punishment and confinement for those of whom society disapproves. - 1973 Esalen - One Audiotape
10702 Szasz, Thomas
Authority Vs. Authoritarianism: The Willingness To Submit
$11.95 Marin, Szasz and Naranjo discuss the pros and cons of the question: Is there a difference between genuine authority and authoritarianism? One point of agreement is that authority is bestowed upon an individual by the respect of other people for his outstanding expertise in one field, while the authoritarian is one who tries to make other people regard him as an authority, whether or not he merits their respect. - 1973 Esalen - One Audiotape