Sociologist Gil Eyal's 2010 book The Autism Matrix: The Social Origins of the Autism Epidemic was a bombshell in the debate over autism. Yet you almost never hear of it. The concept of autism was first presented in the 1940s, more or less simultaneously, by New York psychiatrist Leo Kanner and Austrian psychologist Hans Asperger. … Continue reading Autism | Where did it come from? |A review of The Autism Matrix
After the fiasco in January, when I said my first novel was on sale, when it wasn't, I'm trying again. As I've said before, my books are not just a different look at shyness, but a new way of seeing the world. and this is especially true of The Birdcatcher. Most people think we're all basically … Continue reading This time The Birdcatcher ebook really is on sale
Sinduhaja 'Kumkum' Verma, was born March 14, 1955 in Bihara, a village 40 kms from the city of Dharbanga in northern India. Her father, doctor B. K. Verma, and her mother Subhadra were educated Hindus of a relatively high caste. According to psychiatrist Ian Stevenson, this case is one of the strongest he encountered. It … Continue reading Paranormal World|Children who talk of past lives | Kumkum Verma
When psychiatrist Ian Stevenson first began investigating children who speak of past lives in India, a magistrate contacted him and suggested that Stevenson come to his jurisdiction, where the murder rate was unusually high. Stevenson did, and found many cases there. For some reason, murder and/or premature death are often associated with these strange children. … Continue reading Paranormal World |Children who talk of past lives |Bishen Chand Kapoor
When there are more than 600 books about shyness for sale on Amazon, you might wonder why I wrote another one. How could there be anything left to say? Well, because shyness is almost never understood the way I understand it. My central idea is that shyness is natural in most shy people. It's part … Continue reading Why did I write The Shyness Guide?
Well, no it isn't. You may have seen the ebook advertised for $1.99 (US) on the Bargain Booksy site, but it remains at $3.99 (Amazon.com), and the equivalent in other currencies. What happened? - Because of a minor change I made on the book's detail page this week (in the book description I believe), Amazon/Kindle … Continue reading Is The Birdcatcher on sale?
Sorry about the lack of posts this month. On a trip to New York City to meet my little 3 month old granddaughter for the first time, I was so mesmerized by her that I left my laptop behind when I returned home. I am going back for it this week - then this blog … Continue reading Sorry about no posts
This is a question that always makes me impatient. I've dealt with it before in my book The Shyness Guide and in previous posts, but I have to say more. Some dreams are meaningful, some aren't. Some hint at meanings, but refuse to reveal them. Yet most people either want to find meaning in all … Continue reading Dreams | What do they mean?
Well, dreams are real phenomena. But most people don't get this. In the western world, dreams are either seen as something secondary to the lives we lead every day, a kind of shadow world cast by events in our real lives, or as something even less than that - chaotic meaningless fantasies unrelated to daily … Continue reading Dreams | Are they real?