• September 14, 2019

    Cerberus | Chapter 6: The Door

    I had spent most of my life learning how to avoid feelings of empathy, compassion, and caring because they were neglected or attacked. Then I cried for six months.

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  • September 7, 2019

    Cerberus | Chapter 5: Loveable?

    “I was born in New Jersey,” I said. “I am American, and so are my parents. But I have always known that `Sue’ is not my real name. See that tree over there? We could refer to that tree as `Sue’ if we wanted to. But that’s not its real name.”

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  • August 30, 2019

    Cerberus | Chapter 4: Mom’s Cerberus

    I seemed to have found a door, opened it, and entered into a part of herself never before disclosed to me. I had entered the place where she spent most of her life: the room guarded by the sculptured, mourning bodies she carved to block the dark entranceway to her heart. 

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  • August 23, 2019

    Cerberus | Chapter 3: Mr. C

    Within a very short time, I was booking hundreds of Hollywood celebrities and celebrity intelligentsia for my show because of the way I set it up: as a glimpse into their emotional heart.

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  • August 16, 2019

    Cerberus | Chapter 2: The High Priest of Anxiety

    I spent most of my free time holed up in Dad’s booklined study. This dense space is where I first met the pagan beast. I felt free as a monk in his cell after the day’s duties were completed. The dark matter of the universe was now as close to the monk as his thoughts.

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  • August 10, 2019

    Cerberus | Chapter 1

    Cerberus is the “hound of Hades,” the multi-headed dog in Greek mythology that guards the gates of the Underworld and prevents the shades of deadened feelings, like compassion, caring, and empathy, from taking permanent leave, lest they get slaughtered again.

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  • May 18, 2019

    Deep Soul Diving

    Each stillpoint between my inhalation and exhalation of breath becomes the portal to infinite, unending life. This open, eternal timeless place of infinite life embraces me and I feel held, loved, cherished by life itself.

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  • March 16, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 10: Love Beyond Belief

    The demand for economic justice isn’t enough to unite America’s niggers for common cause. The broken, ravaged, and terrified parts of our souls must be healed. Spiritual practices can comfort and heal terrified souls.

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  • March 9, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 9: The Luminous Darkness

    America creates dark feelings in whites. These dark feelings can be transformed into a luminous darkness that can mend racially-ravaged hearts. The shining light of this luminous darkness is unconditional love.

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  • March 2, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 8: Why White Niggers Are Abandoning Conservative and Mainline Churches

    Liberal clergy today by their own admission are not strong spiritual leaders. Could they create new congregations in underused mainline sanctuaries? Yes. But only if they avoid the “sin of anti-blackness” discourse, which self-perpetuates and reaffirms what it ostensibly proscribes: white racism against African Americans.

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  • February 23, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 7: White Niggers and The Tea Party Religion

    Religion, race, and God are tightly bound together in Tea Party political tactics. The religious power of The Tea Party movement is its attention to the aggrieved feelings of … broken, angry, enraged, and despairing white hearts as a religious practice.

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  • February 16, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 6: Poor Whites as Cannon Fodder for the Slave Powers

    Today’s militarized white hate groups, with their pervasive sense of being threatened by the American government, are right but for the wrong reason. They sense that something is radically wrong with a governance system that allows the top one-tenth of 1% to own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Niggers of all colors unite.

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  • February 9, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 5: The Philadelphia Convention of 1787; The Coup

    The Framers of the U. S. Constitution diminished the voting power of non-slaveholding whites, but made it look like an attack against blacks. The voter suppression became a founding principle of the American system of governance. The narrative begins with greed…

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  • February 6, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Discussion A: Black-Faced Feelings

    Reflection and Discussion. An exercise in practicing love beyond belief as the heart of compassion for ourselves, others, and the world. 

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    February 2, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 4: The White Skin Privilege Scam in the North

    In the 19th century, at least three-quarters of the country’s northern industrial workers were immigrants or the children of immigrants. These workers got trashed. The message was clear: assimilate. Abandon ethnic identities and become lower-class whites. They got the message and black-faced their ethnic feelings, creating America’s first national cultural institution: the blackface minstrel show.

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  • January 26, 2019

    Thandeka’s Interview with Westar Institute: Paul’s Brain Science of Emotions

    Modern science may reveal things that Paul understood at an instinctive level—things that we can see now with much greater clarity. Using the tools of affective neuroscience, Thandeka examines Paul’s first-century attempt to teach selfless love, demonstrating how this love relates to human psychology, and asking if selfless love is the true value and future of religion.

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  • January 26, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 3: White Suicide

    White people are killing themselves at a higher rising rate than members of any other racial group in America today. What’s going on? And for those of us who are not white, why should we give a damn?

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  • January 21, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 2: “White-Skin Privilege” Exposed

    The concept of white privilege was created to hide white suffering. The story begins 400 years ago when jobs weren’t shipped abroad, people were.

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  • January 21, 2019

    Today’s White Niggers | Part 1: The N-Word Redefined

    After a great deal of research, I have come to the conclusion that niggers were invented in America as a scam to tank the political hopes and economic dreams of most whites. Most whites are niggers, too. They’re the white ones.

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  • October 2, 2018

    Why Love Beyond Belief Today?

    Progressives lack the intensity, resources, and infrastructure. We suffer from this deficit disorder because most of us treat religion like good or bad ideas. Religion is really about feelings.

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  • March 21, 2018

    Watch the Blackbird

    The brain science behind this “new science of political emotions” was invented by political scientists who argued that voters may forget the information they initially learned about the candidate, but they will hold onto their emotional attitudes.

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  • March 17, 2018

    It Takes a Community

    Meet up and form a Love Beyond Belief™ community where music and words combine to rock souls, nurture hearts, and clarify minds.

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