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Fear Management System (FMS)-4

 The following is my quickie fearanalysis of Anderson and Miller (2001). Their Christian approach (manual) to "freedom from fear" is interesting, though very familiar to me, as I have seen many examples just like it, all coming out of the religious form of FMS-4. To help guide you through this, I've provided an up-dated summary of how to recognize the features of FMS-4, then I give an example from their…

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Ken Wilber Integrally Explains Why Trump Won

With all the different emotional reactions on either side of the political spectrum, especially in the U.S., since Trump's presidential victory, we need to find larger perspectives for analysis and not merely be caught up in the either/or binary of arguments and aggressive fighting back n' forth.

So, the other day, thanks to Dan McKinnon in Calgary, I received a copy of a draft that Ken Wilber, the integral philosopher, has been sending out to some people on his application of…

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Over a year and half ago I sent a copy of these notes on working philosophical premises to Desh Subba, although he has not responded, I think they are still worth more inquiry, whomever is interested. I'm sure if I thought more about these today, I'd add more new ones, but this is lots for starters. As a serious scholar and proponent of the philosophy of fearism since late 2014, I wish to see more philosophy and less rhetoric, opinions, and such... as this philosophy is going to need a good…

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In Search of Fearlessness (ISOF) Project-archives

As I am finally closing down my first website ever (www.feareducation.com), I thought I ought to at least pull some of the old material from there and store it on the FM ning for research and interest, if not historical preservation. So, here it is, the first bits anyways, unedited. It's interesting for me to see where I was thinking back in 2003, the year I finished my doctoral  studies, when I put up most all the material there. ISOF ARCHIVES c. 2003   Hello... it’s been four years or so…

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My Becoming a Health Critic: The Last Leg of Life's Work

Envisioning a ‘Health Turn’: My Last Stage of Work from Age 65-80 -R. Michael Fisher In spring (April 18), 2017, I will turn 65 yrs old, and begin a new journey back in Canada after 9 years living in the USA. It is not like my journey will be entirely new but the focus will be significantly different. That’s what this blog is about. It has already shifted in the past few months. Indeed, I’ll be grateful to live to 65, more grateful to live to 80 so I can work just as hard as I have all my life…

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Dancing With Shelagh Rogers on CBC Radio: 18 Minutes for Fearology

The following is the transcribed text of a live 18 minute long interview I had, invited by CBC Radio Sounds Like Canada program with host (the illustrious and famous) Shelagh Rogers, June 10, 2004. Brief Context Before the Interview I got up early in the morning to make it downtown through the busy workday traffic to be a little early for my first interview (possibly my last?) on national radio regarding fearology. As I was first offered a coffee by the CBC staff and refused, I had to use the…

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FMning Blog Index (Titles by RMF) 2015- Sep. 15, 2016

After In Search of Fearlessness's Rise (1989)... Excerpt Posted by R.Michael Fisher on March 18, 2015 at 11:42am "Fearlessness" Blamed by W. Scientists for Increased Suicide Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 4, 2015 at 10:53pm E-W Dialogue on Fear With Desh Subba Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 18, 2015 at 6:31am Fear: Across the Disciplines -- My Book Review Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 18, 2015 at 6:38am Post-ISOF (Calgary) Small Group Reconnects Posted by R.Michael Fisher on…

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Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacob commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Global "Women's March": Revolution of Love vs. Fear
"This may be one of the most important reflections on this remarkable worldwide event. It takes more courage and fearlessness to be "for" the things represented in the women's banners in many ways than to only stand against. The same power of women i…"
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Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacob is now a member of Fearlessness Movement
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R.Michael Fisher posted a photo
This is the theme, as far as I am concerned, that appears deep within the motivation and expression of the Women's March (movement) of Jan. 21, 2017.
7 hours ago
R.Michael Fisher commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Global "Women's March": Revolution of Love vs. Fear
"Barbara wrote to a friend about this all:
I hear your despair and underlying grief. All important layers of work to be doing.The future is not rosy by any means. I myself struggled to move out of grief and despair and into the collective gathering.…"
8 hours ago
R.Michael Fisher posted a blog post
https://www.democracynow.org/live/watch_inauguration_2017_womens_ma...
The 5 hr broadcast of the Women's March, Jan. 21, 2017 is well worth watching for anyone in this world. If you care about a (r)evolution on this planet from the status quo w…
12 hours ago
R.Michael Fisher commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Post-2016 Election: Interview with Dr. Barbara Bickel
"This is a letter Barbara sent to my daughters re: global Women's March in protest.
Hi V and L
A link to my blog on my experience of the women’s marching my small town. 1500 people showed up. Like wow.   I highly recommend watching the full coverage…"
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Fear Management System (FMS)-4
 The following is my quickie fearanalysis of Anderson and Miller (2001). Their Christian approach (manual) to "freedom from fear" is interesting, though very familiar to me, as I have seen many examples just like it, a…
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R.Michael Fisher posted a photo
I ordered this book because of my half-uncle (my dad's side), Dave, who is really into this Neil Anderson (Christian teacher/counselor/author/leader). It is published in the U.K. by a Christian publisher. That's the intro. Suffice it to say, from a…
Jan 14
R.Michael Fisher posted a blog post
With all the different emotional reactions on either side of the political spectrum, especially in the U.S., since Trump's presidential victory, we need to find larger perspectives for analysis and not merely be caught up in the either/or binary of…
Jan 12
R.Michael Fisher replied to R.Michael Fisher's discussion In Search of Fearlessness: Beyond Individualism Ideology
"I am with great zeal returning to my home city, Calgary, AB, where I founded the In Search of Fearlessness Project in late 1989. It was 19 years ago that I left Calgary to pursue graduate education at UBC in Vancouver, and then from there, left for…"
Jan 12
R.Michael Fisher posted a blog post
Over a year and half ago I sent a copy of these notes on working philosophical premises to Desh Subba, although he has not responded, I think they are still worth more inquiry, whomever is interested. I'm sure if I thought more about these today, I'…
Jan 11
R.Michael Fisher commented on Desh Subba's blog post Fearier new word for english dictionary
"I talked with Desh about his idea for a new word a little when we were in Texas. I still think "fearsome" (Tiger is a fearsome animal) which is a word in English, covers it. I am not convinced of his word "fearier" is better or worse. I don't see it…"
Jan 10
Desh Subba posted a blog post
Hi Michael ! It was big controversial in Facebook. Agree and disagree fifty, fifty. some intellectual were agree with my status and young generation were disagree. I needed to explain many times. I just want to post what I answered to them. Why I sa…
Jan 9
R.Michael Fisher posted a blog post
Desh, I see you are expressing views on various topics, like the last one on feminism (which is a very big and complicated area of research, philosophy, and theory). I am curious what you mean in some of your statements, and I am somewhat confused b…
Jan 9
Desh Subba posted blog posts
Jan 8
R.Michael Fisher posted a photo
This book cover is from Barbara Brown's very interesting writing in the mid-1980s, when I was already exploring conceptualizations and theory of health, and illness (pathology)... and, her concept of focus was on the "between" and it struck me today…
Jan 8
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