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Albert Clayton Gaulden is a noted astro-intuitive and transpersonal psychologist who has worked in such diverse fields as advertising, academia, public relations, philanthropy and sales and marketing before founding the Sedona Intensive twenty-five years ago.� Born in Monticello, Florida and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Gaulden received a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and attended graduate school at the University of Alabama. Upon graduation he went to work for the American Red Cross at Charleston Air Force Base and was chosen as one of the field representatives to go to Florida to prepare medical supplies and other goods in exchange for American prisoners in the Bay of Pigs debacle. In 1963 - 65 he taught Latin at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama and freshman Latin at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Read more...

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Narcissism, the 8th Deadly Sin

An article in Sunday’s New York Times, Here’s Looking at Me, Kid by Jan Hoffman was an eye-opener about one of the most baffling psychoses on the list of hardest-to-treat-or-cure disorders, narcissism.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/fashion/20narcissist.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin

 

Ms. Hoffman quotes authorities from the fields of both psychology and psychiatry and the conclusions were startling, unless you are a devotee of People of the Lie: the Hope for Healing Human Evil (Touchstone, second edition, 1998) by Dr. M. Scott Peck. Peck wrote how narcissists are incapable of deep and honest introspection; are selfish to the point of obsession with one’s own wishes to the detriment of spouse and children, family and friends; that, even under the care of the finest counselors and mental health specialists, narcissists do not change because the psychotic nature of their disease will not allow them to. Narcissists suffer from delusion and grandiosity, and, counter to the face they show the world, loathe themselves beyond comprehension. But as with any article that draws from the sciences, particularly psychiatry and psychology, Hoffman wrote that although she mentions well-known celebrities like Britney Spears, Madonna and Alex Rodriguez, among others, who have been labeled narcissistic, it would take one of the mental health specialists to diagnose narcissism.

There is an antidote to narcissism but I suspect it won’t ever be someone from the mental health field that will heal this dire disorder but rather an ordinary somebody possessed with a capacity that emanates from the human spirit, love. In my career as an astro-intuitive I have seen the impossible made manifest, from illnesses to sound health, bankruptcy to bounty, broken hearts to beautiful partnerships, with the transcendence of compassion, care, concern, yes, the power of love to change anything and anybody.

We all woke up a few months ago to a world that seemed to have opened up too many can of worms for us to digest or to know how to deal with: spiraling oil prices, subprime mortgage debacle, a plunging Stick Market, and the ever-present threat of terrorism and perhaps nuclear war.

It is my assessment after more than 45 years looking at astrological birth charts and counseling those who come to me, there is a bit of narcissism in all of us. When it becomes overwhelming, the narcissist is impossible to live with. If love is the reversal potency for narcissism, I would suggest that we see the challenges that face us as “our” collective challenge to turn things around rather than thinking only of ourselves individually. For those of us who endured World War II with the spirit of “we can” know that whatever confronts us all, if we see what we can do together to change our country and our lives, we will most certainly survive to thrive.

So I ask you: Did the narcissism, great or small, within you help create the chaotic world we now find ourselves in? Have you sought to have “things” beyond your means that the dark side of you demanded? Do you have the courage and faith to face down that part of you that caused the chaos in your life? I asked myself these questions recently and I have begun to rearrange priorities but reconnecting to the still small voice of intuition that speaks for my highest good.

Listen to Margaret Wendt and Albert Gaulden duscuss these and other politically incorrect by spiritually on-point topics on Spiritual Truths.

For a private session with Albert call (800) 647-0732

 

He is AUTHOR OF Clearing for the Millennium, �Signs and Wonders-Understanding the language of God and You're Not Who You Think You Are-A Breakthrough Guide to Discover your Authentic Self will be published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster in December of this year.

A member of the National Association of Transpersonal Psychology and the American Federation of Astrologers, Gaulden founded the Sedona Intensive, a personal growth and empowerment program, to help clients retrieve their authentic selves and tap into their inner power.

Gaulden coined the term astroanalysis-a combination of Jungian psychology and astrology-to describe how he helps free clients from compulsions, addictions, and unresolved issues, which keep them from living a life of peace and joy.

Albert saw things others didn't and heard what they couldn't from the age of two. When he was five he asked his mother why she seemed more like his dad and his dad more like the mother. As a pre-schooler he was tuned into the rich world of intuition and past lives even though he had no one to shepherd him through these recollections and recalls. At Birmingham-Southern he click connected with the unique psychological work and world of Swiss psychoanalyst, Dr. Carl Jung and his take on the shadow self. Gaulden believes that all-seeing and all-knowing is born within a child and it is the false and mundane world that erases his memory of what is really true. The integration of the divided self, putting one back together through a conscious fusion with his or her shadow is the underpinning of his work in the Sedona Intensive.

Albert studied with renowned astrology Byrd Knapp, Darrell Harris and Katharine de Jersey, as well as took Awareness Classes with Lee Jones at the Spiritualist Church in Los Angeles in the 70's, and attended the Corrado Academy of Perception in 1978 which led to his meeting actor John Travolta using the tools of manifestation learned at the Academy, and selling John El Adobe de Tajiguas, a 35-acre estate that abutted Ronald Reagan's ranch near Gaviota Beach in Southern California.

Gaulden worked in 1986 with international-best selling author of The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield in Albert's innovative and one-of-a-kind personal empowerment program, the Sedona Intensive, which he founded in 1982. Albert was hired to use his gifts as an astro-intuitive to help cast Redfield's movie of The Celestine Prophecy.

Gaulden travels the world to teach and speak and finds Egypt particularly one of the most intriguing countries in the world. In December he will be returning with a tour group of clients and friends to the Land of the Nile and Pharaohs and the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Sphinx and other ancient digs and monuments in Upper and Lower Egypt.

His clients include sports figures, actors, royalty, Wall Street executives, men and women and young people from all walks of life who are eager to face those defects of character that keep them from being who they really are. He rigorously maintains the anonymity of his clients.

Additionally, Gaulden is a motivational speaker on such popular themes as "Mr. Right is Usually Mr. Wrong-Falling in Love With Make-Believe", "Take Your Power Back", "The Power of a Great Idea", the Death of Terror and the Rebirth of Bliss, �"Why Relationships Don't Work but How They Can" and many other provocative topics.