An Introduction To Roy Masters
and Foundations of Human Understanding
“The antidote . . . is the power of awareness,
which grows out of a state of consciousness
in which one sees clearly
all things as they really are.”
Your faithful and valiant LiveReal Agents, fearlessly searching for truth, wisdom, and caffeine in modern America to offer our loyal fans…
In our constant digging for practical, no-bull, street-smart, real-life wisdom, we’ve come across one really interesting guy.
. . . a little-known, tough-talking, widely respected grandfatherly-type fellow (and literal grandfather) living in the hills of Oregon. The name is Roy Masters.
“Yes, it is bright out here.”
“After reading this book
(How To Conquer Negative Emotions),
you will not be the same.
It represents to psychology
what jet travel represents to the horse and buggy.”
– Paul Bahder, M.D.
This take-no-prisoners thinker, writer, speaker, talk-show-host, lecturer, etc etc, in the tradition of “boot camp of the soul,” is definitely a guy who pulls no punches and definitely, like it or not, “tells it like it is.”
First and most importantly, one of the primary aspects of Masters’ thought: he address human problems that everybody struggles with: from anxiety, trauma and phobias to marital problems, stress, family problems, irrational fears to eating disorders, depression to inferiority to loneliness to fatigue…and the list goes on.
Secondarily, controversy rages about much of the rest of Masters’ thought. He could feasibly be described as a “Christian” thinker, although his approach to Christianity is hardly conventional; he also says things every so often that would probably make a politically-correct fundamentalist’s heart stop.
That doesn’t mean he’s wrong or that he’s not offensive, but it does mean that he’s controversial. Some say Masters is an old-fashioned guy out of tune with the times; others say he’s a genuine healer who has literally saved their lives. Some say he’s the greatest psychologist alive on the planet today, others (including Masters) say he’s not really a “psychologist” at all. Some disagree with his politics and as a result, stop listening to him altogether; some say he’s a Christian, thought some who would claim to be Christians would deny that. Others don’t quite know what he is. Some would say that he says offensive things about women, while others would say that a great deal of his message is about understanding and treating women with real love, respect and understanding…some say he’s a brilliant, insightful, original thinker, others say he’s nothing special . . . and the debate goes on.
So, where do we stand on the matter? Well for one, Masters strikes up controversy wherever he goes, so well, we figure he must be doing something right. And for two, our experience has been noticing that almost everyone who hears him, for the most part, tends to either misunderstand him, or love him . . . we figured, at the very least, there’s a need for some clarification.
One thing to note: if you disagree with him (and, if you’ve got the cajones to say so), well, call him up, and argue with him. That’s what we call standing by your convictions, and it can’t get much more fair than that.
Also, we definitely feel that, disagree with him or not, the questions he raises and the subject matter he explores definitely worth looking into. His thought is positioned at the intersection between Freud and Christianity, which quite possibly opens up new realms of questions and thoughts. Disagree with him or not, understand him or not, from what we’ve been able to tell, he’s on to something.
We hope to explore all this further at some point in the future. In the meantime, in true LiveReal fashion,check him out for yourself at his website: www.fhu.com.
“For many, one hour with Roy Masters will be more beneficial
than years of traditional therapy.”
– Clancy D. MacKenzie
Director, Philadelphia Psychiatric Consultation Service
“I was astounded to find how right-on his principles were
and how they filled in the gap I had always felt
was missing in modern medicine.”
– Albert R. Mackenzie, M.D.