Advances in Consciousness
have been written by me, some recently and some during my professional
career. They are listed by title with a brief description of
- Action Thinking in the classroom
Theory without application , especially in professional courses,
lacks credibility with the student, who needs to see the relevance
of the theory to his or her own life. This is especially true
of psychology and related social sciences.
- Autogenic Relaxation Technique
techniques are provided the reader, based on the pioneering work
of Schultz and Luthe.
- Being in Control
A serious yet
tongue-in-cheek treatment of the subject, arguing that to avoid
manipulating and being manipulated there must be counter-controls.
- Benefits of Osteopathy
A careful description of the benefits as well as the limitations
of Osteopathy as a medical modality of treatment. I thoroughly
enjoyed doing the research for this article after having benefited
from Osteopathic treatment.
- Body Language: how to read a person
Contains a description of various gestures and postures, suggesting
what they are communicating to the informed and attentive listener.
- A New Theory of Teaching: The Teacher
as Model Student
The result of some experimental teaching I did at Ryerson Polytechnical
Institute in Canada while completing my doctoral thesis.
- Brain Mechanisms and Learning Styles
Left and right brain functioning and how dominance of one side
over the other affects the ease or difficulty in learning certain
subjects resulting from whichever brain is dominant. Most successful
elementary school teachers seem to be balanced between the two.
- Concept-Therapy and the Evolution of
A description of the course of studies in Concept-Therapy and
Conceptology advanced by Dr. Thurman Fleet and currently promoted
by the Concept-Therapy Institute located in San Antonio, Texas.
- Course on Language and Consciousness
Consists of six chapters dealing with models of communication
impacting on human consciousness and effective communication.
- Creative Process in the Philosophy of
A profound treatment
of the subject; an author to read for anyone seriously interested
in the subject of creativity.
An important factor
in deep mental and physical healing.
- Do Other Animals Think Like Humans?
In some ways I think they do. A rather cursory examination of
- Mental and Emotional Transformation
A process of self-empowerment
based on studies in Concept-Therapy and Conceptology advanced
by Dr. Thurman Fleet.
- Fourth Dimension of Consciousness...what
could it be?
The proposition that there is more to consciousness than meets
the eye of the beholder. What it is and how it can be attained
by anyone desiring to attain this dimension of awareness.
- Fraternal Associations, Fraternal Orders
of the tendency to join social or professional organizations
as either inborn or socially conditioned, or both?
- Freedom to Learn and Teach: A Transpersonal
that the way you learn or teach depends upon your personal philosophy
An historical appreciation of the development of the idea of
hypnosis. A very brief sketch with suggestions for further reading.
What makes good teaching? I argue that much depends upon the
personal philosophy of both teacher and student, prefering myself
a transpersonal perspective, namely that the highest purpose
of teaching is to provide an environment wherein the student
can expand and raise his or her consciousness.
Here I maintain that hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness
which can be used for special purposes, such as healing, creativity,
reprogramming the subconscious, or enhancing learning and physical
This is a research paper on the idea of the spiritual life, what
it could be and what it has been considered to be by scholars
and mystics. The article is well referenced. Not light reading.
- Scientific Research
Does knowing the results of the latest research really change
personal health practices?
Is the desire
to care for other and to be taken care of a genetic predisposition
and a necessity for total physical health?
- Language as Therapy
This is a brief introduction to the SAVI model of interpersonal
communication, SAVI meaning the Sequential Analysis of Verbal
- Learning to Relax
A description of easy relaxation exercises anyone can do with
some excellent suggestions for books and audio tapes to assist
the student who wants a variety of exercise that can be used
at home, at work and school.
What are the mechanisms of aging have been identified? Are we
living not only longer but healthier? Can the aging process be
influenced, regardless of the age we start to change our lifestyle?
What are the mechanisms of consciousness? Do we in effect have
more than one brain? A paper published for an interdisciplinary
symposium sponsored by Sir Wilfred Laurier University, written
in the 1970's and delivered at Queens University in Ontario,
- Mind Power
Is the brain a high-powered computer? Or is it more than this?
What makes the brain so powerful?
Personal philosophy of freedom as a factor in health and healing
from a libertarian perspective.
- Freedom Revisited
More on Personal
Freedom. What some philosophers have said about freedom.
An attempt to understand the nature and cause of prejudice
- New Thought Movement in America
The influence of Thomas Troward and Rosicrucianism on the New
- Notes on the Care of the Psyche
maintaining good mental health.
- Nutrition for the Mind and the Brain
The best food for the brain and for enhancing your problem-solving
- Writing and Speaking
The importance of being clear in what you write and what you
- On Learning To Be Human
What it means to be a human being. Considered both philosophically
and psychologically. A description of what characterizes a person
as peculiarly human.
- Path of the Adept
What demands are made upon the one on a spiritual path who aspires
to attain higher consciousness.How can you know if such a path
is for you.
An eclectic approach to the uses and power of meditation.
the nature and causes of disease.
The recuperative power of rest. Along with sleep, relaxation
and recreation, a powerful natural inner resource for healing.
Is the quality
of sensory input the basis of intelligence, higher consciousness
and the ability to learn?
of self-image for good physical health.
The signs of brainwashing and some implications for teaching
- Subjective Conditioning
Guidelines for the use of audio tapes in meditation.
- Suggestion as Indirect Communication
Is it better to
use indirect suggestions or direct requests to communicate what
- A New Theory of Teaching
My theory of teaching
based on a neotech understanding of the learning process.
- Teaching: A Humanistic versus Mechanistic
Shifting from a psychometric to a developmental philosophy.
Hypnosis as a therapeutic process? Is it safe? And more questions
like this answered about hypnosis as it is currently used in
- A New Theory of Education
of selective excitation, a NeoPlatonic model, applying the latest
developments in neurophysiology. Suggestions for further scientific
The keystone of truly
satisfying relationships. Understanding the nature of trust:
a discussion paper.
A discussion of its
usefulness and the limits to its usefulness as well as its potentially
harmful effect on our health and what we can do about it.
- Values Programming
is written as satire reflecting using religious symbols fto describe
present materialistic values of consumerism, the computer and
Why we are the
way we are: a practical understanding of motivation.
Simplicity: Living the simple life
A description of
the meaning of voluntary simplicity as conducive to the evolution
of consciousness and the development of a sense of a spiritual