August 18, 2012 Archives/Pod Casts Hour 1 – Hour 2 – Hour 3
Hour 1: Jason Miller (Inominandum)
Joining the show during the first hour is well-known teacher, author, and blogger Jason Miller (Inominandum), who will be discussing his latest book, Financial Sorcery: Magical Strategies to Create Real and Lasting Wealth.
Every witch and magician knows a few good money drawing spells, yet few know how to teach people to build wealth using magic while maintaining their spiritual life.
In his new book, Financial Sorcery, Jason lays out step-by-step instructions that will help improve anyone’s fiscal situation. For those who are already well off and for people deeply in debt, for the unemployed and the underemployed, Jason will demonstrate how to use magic to create real and lasting wealth.
“It has been said that money is the root of all evil. In my experience, it is the lack of money that is the root of a lot more suffering than money itself. I agree that there is more to life than money, and I agree that many people can wind up enslaved to materialism, but if you can’t avoid money and you can’t serve money, then the only choice is for you to master it!” – Jason Miller
Jason’s interest in the occult was sparked by a series of psychic experiences he had when he was just five years old. He took up the practice of both High Magick and Hoodoo Rootworking while still a teenager, learning how ceremonial and folk magick can work together and compliment each other.
He has been involved with a number of orders and groups over the years, always seeking the quintessence of the arte. He has traveled to New Orleans to study Hoodoo, Europe to study Witchcraft and Ceremonial Magick, and Nepal to study Tantra. Miller is a member of the Chthonic Ouranian Temple and the Sangreal Sodality, as well as an initiated Tantrika in the Nyingma and Bon lineages of Tibet.
Jason has devoted more than two decades of his life traveling the globe and studying and teaching practical magic in many forms. He is also the author of Protection and Reversal Magick: A Witch’s Defense Manual and The Sorcerer’s Secrets as well as being a regular contributor to Behutet magazine.
Jason also runs the Strategic Sorcery Training Course and Strategic Sorcery blog (Inominandum.com/blog). He lives with his wife and children in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, where he practices and teaches magic.
For more information about Jason (Inominandum), please visit his website at www.inominandum.com.
PLEASE CALL 800-259-5791 TO SPEAK WITH JASON MILLER.
Hour 2: Dr. Harry Haroutunian, M.D. (first half hour) and Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. (second half hour)
Joining Amerika Now during the first half of the second hour is Dr. Harry Haroutunian, Physician Director of the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, California, and collaborator with Dr. Louis Teresi on the book, Hijacking the Brain: How Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hijacks our Brains – The Science Behind Twelve-Step Recovery.
When Bill W. and Dr. Bob created Alcoholics Anonymous 77 years ago, they borrowed principles learned from a Christian fellowship called the Oxford Group to create their 12-step recovery program.
“They knew that their spiritual – not necessarily Christian – program was effective where other ‘cures’ had failed, and over the years, there have been many theories as to why,” says Dr. Harry, as he’s known.
“Now we know that stress is the fuel that feeds addiction, and that stress and drug and alcohol use cause neurological and physiological changes,” Dr. Haroutunian says. “These changes are primarily in the deep brain reward centers, the limbic brain, responsible for decisions, memory and emotion. These centers are ‘hijacked’ by substances of abuse, so that the addicted wants the booze or drug above anything else. ”
Addiction is recognized by experts as an organic brain disease, and most experts promote Twelve-Step programs (AA, NA, CA, etc.) which invoke a ‘spiritual solution’ for recovery. To date, no one has described “why” these programs work. Hijack tells us why.
Dr. Harry is an internationally known speaker on addiction who has created the “Recovery 101” lecture series. He is also the author of the soon-to-be-published book, Staying Sober When Nothing Goes Right.
For more information on Dr. Harry, please visit www.hijackingthebrain.com.
Second Half of Second Hour:
Best-selling author, counselor, and addiction specialist Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D., joins Amerika Now during the second half of the second hour to discuss his latest book, #Hooked: The Pitfalls of Media, Technology, and Social Networking.
It’s fun, if a bit trivial, to see that your old college roommate got engaged, or invented a new sandwich. But new studies show some dark consequences related to the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook.
Norwegian researchers recently developed a test for networking sites, called the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, which likens excessive time spent on the site to drug and alcohol abuse. The test measures how often people use Facebook, if they do so to forget their problems, and how using the site negatively affects personal and working life.
“When people abuse drugs and alcohol, they are trying to feel better, yet they are worsening their situation, and we find this is also true for those who spend an inordinate amount of time on social media sites,” says psychologist Gregory L. Jantz. “Perhaps the hardest hit from social media addiction is the family unit.”
Women are one of the most at-risk groups for Facebook addiction, Jantz notes, citing the Norway study.
Not only are children opting for computer time over time with their parents, in an increasingly hectic society, many moms and dads are also giving up their precious free time to Facebook rather than face time with their kids, he says.
“Technology continues at its accelerating pace, and we are in unchartered territory,” Jantz says. “Increasingly, social networking infiltrates our personal lives, but we need to remember that it is created to serve us, and not the other way around.”
Dr. Gregory L. Jantz has more than 25 years experience in mental health counseling and is the founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, near Seattle, Washington. The Center is “a place for hope” which provides comprehensive, coordinated care from a treatment team that addresses medical, physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional, fitness and spiritual factors involved in recovery. Dr. Jantz is the best-selling author of more than 20 books on topics from depression to eating disorders.
For more information about Dr. Jantz, please visit his website at www.aplaceofhope.com.
PLEASE CALL 800-259-5791 TO SPEAK WITH EITHER DR. HARRY or DR. JANTZ.
Hour 3: Re-broadcast of Marilyn Bradford from January 7, 2012 (see Archives)
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