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Hypnotic States of Americans: A spiritual survival manual for every American family in a perilous world Paperback – May 11, 2011
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Roy Masters—who in his 80s continues to broadcast the longest-running counseling show in talk radio history—started his journey toward understanding human nature in the most unlikely of places. Growing up in pre-WWII England, he watched a performer easily put his volunteer subjects under a hypnotic spell and induced each of them to do strange and outlandish things. How, the young Roy wondered, could a smiling, personable stranger cause well-dressed, educated, competent adults to forget their names? Puzzled by the mysterious power the hypnotist had exercised over his subjects, Roy distinctly remembers pondering the question: “Why can’t hypnotism be used to make people act sensibly, rather than foolishly?” Inspired by the idea of harnessing this baffling force for good, he later pursued the art of hypnotism and established a successful hypnotherapy practice. Over years of counseling as well as personal experience, Roy realized that the root of the power of negative suggestion lay in our wrong emotional response, and so he began to search for a way to help people overcome the hypnotic power of stress. After years of searching, he discovered a remarkably effective meditation method, and has been teaching it—with spectacular results—ever since. For over 50 years Roy counsels people primarily through his internationally syndicated daily radio program Advice Line, where callers discuss their most intimate problems and find genuine help and healing. He has served as a daily voice of sanity and conscience to his listeners, with the uncanny ability to zero in quickly on core problems. As the institutional home for his counseling work, Masters’ formed the Foundation of Human Understanding in 1961. Through his daily radio broadcasts, lectures, seminars, his 18 books, countless audio and video programs—and the Internet—he has helped millions worldwide. He has also established a successful prison outreach and an innovative private K-12 school. Beyond all this, and at a time in life when most people would have long since retired, an energetic Roy Masters is delving deeply into yet another long-time interest—physics and cosmology. He has authored “Finding God in Physics” as well as a more technical treatise, “Gravity Driven Universe” and has lectured on “Electricity from Gravity” at the American Physical Society in Denver. Roy Masters and his wife, Ann, have been married since 1952. They have five grown children and 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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I've heard Roy say in a few of his online webcasts that the subject matter he discusses is of a type that is very difficult to understand simply through the explanation of it. It is a subject matter that is deeper than mere intellect which is why many cannot understand it. These people often times out of a sense of their own pride fullness will determine that since they don't understand it that it must not be understandable, which of course leads to demeaning insults and criticism of Mr. Masters.
So I will say this.... some people "get it" and some don't. The ones that don't "get it" probably won't "get" any thing Roy talks about.
The ones that do their understanding of it unlocks in their minds and hearts a new universe of knowledge and awareness that they never knew before. They begin at that moment to see people and themselves differently. What they have found is understanding, understanding of people. And when you understand people, REALLY UNDERSTAND PEOPLE, you can understand the world.
My recommendation is don't waste your time or money buying this book unless you're already a fan of this kooky radio guy. I only hope this was printed on recycled paper, I'd hate to think a tree died so that people could read this crap.