M. Scott Peck Message Board
Joanne posts on 11/28/2009 5:10:19 PM
Time heals. I am doing great now. I still wish I could have taken this horrible person to court years ago, but instead I have tried to let it all go and just heal. I have filled my life with good things. Sure, some things happen that aren't great, but I get past them. I savor life. My family is so very important to me. We have so much fun together. I am suggesting Scott Peck to my 25 year old that thinks like he does - that all religions lead to the same thing - God. I think of Scott Peck and his teachings on toxic people. All I can do is teach my kids how to deal with what comes their way. There are toxic people out there, but just run the other way when you meet them. There are so many good people in the world. So much of life to be lived.
Jonathan James posts on 11/24/2009 4:07:55 PM
M. Scott Peck wrote about a study of very successful and respected individuals (I believe it was in Further Along...), and what they held as highest priorities in life. Though their responses differed, they all shared the same highest priority: one's self. Do any of you know more about that study, where it was done, etc.?
penni posts on 11/10/2009 5:22:22 PM
to the person who feels vicitimized - it is my firm belief that we and only we can give and accept thelabel of victim.
Joanne posts on 5/28/2005 7:57:07 PM
My last post was in Dec., 2004. I am doing much better because I have found
my faith after being hypnotised by
a horrible person that psychol. raped
me. She tried to steal my soul. After
a breakdown and months of anxiety I am
finding my way back. If anyone does
get an address for Mr. Peck, I would
love to write to him. I would love to
hold this person accountable, but don't know how to do it. Is there anywhere that I can report an instance like this. My therapist is a very
spiritual person and that has helped,
but I really need to deal with my
anger and victimization now. I love
that saying, "Evil destroys life, Good
creates life." This person did try
to destroy me - tried to get me to leave my husband, my church that I love
so dearly, etc., etc.. If anyone even
has any info. on healing from a
bad hypnotist, please send it my way!
Jerry Marzinsky posts on 5/28/2005 7:43:23 PM
I worked in the psychology department of a large state prison for the last 20 years and have seen in psychotics everything that M. Scott Peck has spoken about in his book and more. I have extensive case notes and would like to get some of that material to Peck. Does anyone know how I can reach him?
John Smith posts on 2/16/2005 11:49:55 PM
People of the Lie, Road Less Travelled, and many other of his books, have done a lot for me. They are likely to continue doing a great deal for me. For that, I'm grateful. I'm still working through "Glimpses of the Devil", which goes into greater depth about the spiritual aspect of evil, but anything that helps me to avoid hitting too many rocks in the river of life has to be a good thing.
Both "Glimpses" and his website refer to Scott Peck as having an unspecified (but implicitly grave) illness. As there are few things in life that are provably unsurvivable - and even some of those have been survived! - there is hope that Dr. Peck will enjoy a good many more years yet. If anyone can be said to have earned a good and happy retirement, he has.
Jim Davenport posts on 2/13/2005 7:05:23 PM
The people of the Lie. The most powerful and life changing book I have ever let into my life. Since I have learned to recognize evil many of the supposed nureosis have dissapeared from my life. "Evil distroyes life. Good creates life." All I have to do is to ask that in question form about an event or person and the situation becomes clear. Thank you Dr. Peck. I have been able to pass on much of the good you have done.
A. posts on 1/22/2005 10:55:54 PM
I went into therapy with a good therapist, and I am doing EMDR. I also got a Life coach to help keep me on My track to what I want.
I first had to realize what actually happened: many complex lies had been told, and many people were convinced of their "truth."
I came to realize I had taken it personally, and so, had a prolonged health breakdown; the emotional injury was also triggering early childhood abandonment/injury; and I was so angry, I found a very dark "evil" place within myself.
I came to the realizion I was totally stuck, and needed therapy. I took several months to find the right therapist and techiques.
I am better now. I am baby-stepping my way towards a happy, new life.
The hatred has receded. I am walking a path of focusing on myself- rebuilding my health, and taking concrete steps to rebuild my life into a new and happy form.
I feel closeness with God.
All this is my opinion.
Here are some poems and altered prayers I wrote to comfort and protect myself:
"Hatred, fear, and revenge-
These are the traps my enemy sets for me-
I shall not enter..."
"Yay, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of the lie,
I shall not fear,
For Thou art with me..."
I am free to experience my own Bliss
I am free to express my own Bliss
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