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Roy Masters is truly a one-of-a-kind.
We first came across Masters several years ago, ordered some books and tapes, checked out his radio program, and truly, thoroughly, did our homework.
Reactions and opinions to his message immediately widely polarized - and since have found that this is reaction is typical; audiences tend to either love or hate him.
One thing that we could all agree on, however, was that in some ways, Masters is one of the most of the most original, insightful, and high-caliber thinkers on the scene.
While his personal style (including his tendency to speak using a Christian terminology and paradigm) tends to turn some people off, our conclusion thus far is that he is truly a brilliant thinker and keen observer with penetrating insight into the reality of human nature and human relationships. While he's not necessarily the greatest writer, he is definitely an fascinating character.
Masters' audio tapes are often much more accessible than his writing, although you must "learn the language" Masters uses to really get the full benefit.
Masters also suffers the condition common in other depth-psychology types, such as David Viscott and Harville Hendrix: he makes statements about things that you are "unconscious" of (for example, "you are angry at your father") - and then expects to be understood. The problem is, most of that stuff is unconscious - hence the problem - and hence, most folks are not able to really hear his message ("I'm not angry at my father!"). Yes, the work of a real psychologist is, truly, difficult.
Finally, one of Masters' best qualities is that, unlike most other relationship authors, he is not narrowly focused exclusively on one subject matter, such as relationships - but operates from a comprehensive, overall model of human nature which includes and delves into such areas as coping with stress, emotional problems, spiritual issues, and many others.
For his thoughts on relationships, we suggest checking out his audio series as well as the book The Adam & Eve Sindrome at www.fhu.com. Consider yourself warned.
We will explore the man and the message more in-depth later,
but until then, check out "An Introduction To Roy Masters"
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