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Trapped in the Mirror
Trapped in the Mirror
by Claire Golomb
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most helpful, 25 July 2007
This review is from: Trapped in the Mirror (Paperback)
After reading "The narcissistic family", this book followed on and gave more examples that I found useful. The many case studies and personal examples resonated with me and my own upbringing and provided me with more insights into the traits of personality adopted by growing up in a narcissistic family.

Well worth reading if you are on the path of self discovery and if you resonate with the descriptions given of the child of a narcissist.


The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment
The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment
by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £32.21

65 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Profound and insightful reading, 17 July 2007
This book was such a revelation. The authors explain in a clear way how adults who have grown up in a narcissistic family lack some essential skills that when absent cause a lot of trouble in their adult life. This manifest as behavioral traits that include:

"a chronic need to please, an inability to identify feelings, wants, and needs; and a need for constant validation."
and
"In the narcissistic family, children are recruited in the process of satisfying the parents' needs."

The good news is that it is possible to change these behavior traits and the book outlines the way forward with the different steps explained with many good examples.

It feels like a relief that someone could actually explain why one is behaving as one is, especially when one considers oneself to come from a 'normal' family without specific abuse problems.

A highly recommended book if you think you come from a narcissistic family or just want to understand human nature better.


The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
by Gavin de Becker
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and informative book on an important subject!, 13 July 2007
Gavin de Becker deals in a thorough way with the subject of violence, how one can predict it and also how one can protect oneself against it. The book is full of examples and many insights and leaves the reader with a much better understanding of fear and the warning that real fear communicates. It is clear from reading this book that violence doesn't just happen out of the blue, but that there are important steps that precedes the expression of violence that the attentive observer can use to protect him or herself. A very commendable read, that anyone would benefit from reading.


The Myth of Sanity
The Myth of Sanity
by Martha Stout
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.93

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended Read!, 13 July 2007
This review is from: The Myth of Sanity (Paperback)
Martha Stout gives a great insight into area of dissociative personality disorders and how it functions as a survival mechanism in the young child when trauma happens. The book is easy to read with many case studies which highlight the subject. I found it very interesting as it was easy to see how the spacing out and dissociating operates both in myself and in friends and family around me. It has given me much to think about and to question about my own childhood especially, and that of some of my family members/ancestors. The book is written with much heart and with a great belief in the human spirit. A very valuable contribution towards understanding the human experience.


9/11 the Ultimate Truth
9/11 the Ultimate Truth
by Laura Knight-Jadczyk
Edition: Paperback

17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another MUST read book!, 27 Jun. 2007
After reading this book I will agree with one of the other reviewers, that this book is in a whole different league to other books.

This book is not just another conspiracy book. Instead of focusing exclusively on the event of 9-11 it sets a historical perspective that gives a bird'seye view of how an event like this can happen. Yes, it is part of a slow takeover by the pathocrats and unlike you and me they are not bothered by a conscience as they don't have one. Of the event of 9-11 itself the book gives the most plausible scenario that I have seen anywhere. That scenario does involve several agencies and rogue elements including a double cross or two. Yes, it sounds like something coming from a spy novel, but it is well documented and unfortunately very likely. The Reichstagsfire revisited!

The second half of the book is devoted to piecing together the mystery of the grand drama that is unfolding at the present time. This involves genetics, Zionism, Hyperdimensional Overlords and a big look at historical movements. It puts the attacks of 9-11 in context.

I was captivated by this book and you will too if you are prepared to have your worldview shattered.


The High Strangeness: of Dimensions, Densities, and the Process of Alien Abduction
The High Strangeness: of Dimensions, Densities, and the Process of Alien Abduction
by Laura Knight-Jadczyk
Edition: Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Impressive book!, 27 Jun. 2007
Laura Knight Jadczyk brings the reader through an interesting journey to the point of pondering if not realising that we are not at the top of the food chain. The source material include Gurdjieff, Sufism and Carlos Castaneda to mention a few and are corroborated by the author's own experiments into Superluminal Communication.

The book is up to date with a big discussion of COINTELPRO - Counter Intelligence Programs - the very mechanism put in place to keep humanity from waking up from it's sleep. To this end the New Age Movement was set up and heavily promoted as it ensured that people remained asleep while thinking that they were waking up. The Matrix movie is an apt depiction of the state that humanity finds itself in as the book describes very well.

A thoroughly enjoyable book that will leave the reader question their reality while leaving the door open for a way out of the Matrix.


Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
by Robert D. Hare
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.24

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educate yourself and read this book!, 25 Jun. 2007
Highly recommended to read. Hare deals with the serious subject of psychopathy in a thorough way and covers all the essentials. Throughout the text the subject matter is illustrated by many examples from real life, which makes it easier to understand.

The disturbing fact is that about 1 out of 25 people is a psychopath and most of them do not end up in jail or mental institutions. On the contrary they climb the corporate ladder, become politicians or just simply con or defraud ordinary people without getting caught.

Best protection is to understand about psychopathy and how psychopaths operates in our midst.

Read it along with these other complimentary books on the subject: "In sheeps clothing", "The sociopath next door", "Political Ponerology" and "The Mask of Sanity".


Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes
Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes
by Andrew M. Lobaczewski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.00

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 24 Jun. 2007
A great book that should be read aloud on radio as it provides valuable information in understanding why our society has seen a disappearance of human values and an increase in hedonistic behaviours with little care for others.

It goes to great length of explaining the phenomena of psychopathy on a macro scale. It deals in a non-judgmental way with the subject of evil. The author clearly lays out the various types of psychopathy and what happens when they combine their various talents and manage to take over a society from the inside and start to rule over normal people in the form of a pathocracy. Though the author primarily deals with examples from his own life experiences under the rule in the former Soviet Union, the parallels to today's world are chilling and very spot on. The book has many footnotes from the editor Laura Knight Jadczyk which clarifies and brings added information to some of the issues dealt with.

The book not only describes the process by which evil takes over but also how it progresses and how normal people can stand up to it. In order to do that, knowledge of the system is needed and that is what this book gives. As the author says at the end of the book then more research is needed, but it is a very profound seminal work that should inspire many to take up this important subject and continue the research.

Lobaczewski's great contribution is in showing the process by which people with psychopathic personality congregate and slowly take over organizations, political parties, businesses to finally stifle the whole of society.

After reading this book I read "The Sociopath next door" by Martha Stout, "In Sheeps Clothing" by George Simon, "The Mask of Sanity" by Hervey Checkley and "Without Conscience" by Robert Hare, all of whom deal with different aspects of the phenomenon of psychopaths but on a micro scale. Very complimentary!

Put this book on top of your reading list and pass it around to friends. The knowledge contained in this book could be what saves humanity going down the drain completely and move to towards human values again.


Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes
Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes
by Andrew M. Lobaczewski
Edition: Paperback

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read book for any HUMAN being!, 23 Jun. 2007
A great book that should be read aloud on radio as it provides valuable information in understanding why our society has seen a disappearance of human values and an increase in hedonistic behaviors with little care for others.

It goes to great length of explaining the phenomena of psychopathy on a macro scale. It deals in a non-judgmental way with the subject of evil. The author clearly lays out the various types of psychopathy and what happens when they combine their various talents and manage to take over a society from the inside and start to rule over normal people in the form of a pathocracy. Though the author primarily deals with examples from his own life experiences under the rule in the former Soviet Union, the parallels to today's world are chilling and very spot on. The book has many footnotes from the editor Laura Knight Jadczyk which clarifies and brings added information to some of the issues dealt with.

The book not only describes the process by which evil takes over but also how it progresses and how normal people can stand up to it. In order to do that, knowledge of the system is needed and that is what this book gives. As the author says at the end of the book then more research is needed, but it is a very profound seminal work that should inspire many to take up this important subject and continue the research.

Lobaczewski's great contribution is in showing the process by which people with psychopathic personality congregate and slowly take over organizations, political parties, businesses to finally stifle the whole of society.

After reading this book I read "The Sociopath next door" by Martha Stout, "In Sheeps Clothing" by George Simon, "The Mask of Sanity" by Hervey Checkley and "Without Conscience" by Robert Hare, all of whom deal with different aspects of the phenomenon of psychopaths but on a micro scale. Very complimentary!

Put this book on top of your reading list and pass it around to friends. The knowledge contained in this book could be what saves humanity going down the drain completely and move to towards human values again.


The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless versus the Rest of Us
The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless versus the Rest of Us
by Martha Stout
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.78

78 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book!, 22 Jun. 2007
We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals like Hannibal Lechter or Ted Bundy.

Martha Stout in this book reveals how a shocking 4 percent of the population have the same chief symptom, namely a complete lack of conscience. The difference is that the majority with this mental disposition operate within the laws and only rarely get caught.

The book is easy to read without having a psych degree and Martha Stout uses many examples to show how these people charm and deceive their way through life in total disregard for the impact on other people.

Martha Stout further teaches how to identify a sociopath and how to protect oneself from the impact of one.

I found the book clear and light and also a celebration of the 96% who do have a conscience.

The book is well worth reading along with "In sheeps clothing" by George Simon, "Political Ponerology" by Andrzej Lobaczewski, "The mask of sanity" by Hervey Checkley and "Without conscience" by Robert Hare, that all deal with different aspects of the phenomenon.
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