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Eldon Taylor
Eldon Taylor is an award winning New York Times bestselling author, the talk radio host of the popular show, "Provocative Enlightenment," and the Director of Progressive Awareness Research. He is a Fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association and a Certified Master Chaplain by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security. For years, Eldon was a practicing criminalist specializing in lie detection and forensic hypnosis. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University in Springfield, La., and his doctorate in Pastoral Psychology from the University of Metaphysics in Los Angeles, Calif. Eldon has also served as an expert witness in both hypnosis and subliminal communication. He is the inventor of the patented InnerTalk technology and the author of over 300 books and audio/video titles. His new book is titled, What If?: The Challenge of Self-Realization (Hay House).

Entries by Eldon Taylor

Slippery Slopes

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 5:44 PM

Everyone has heard the slippery slope response to many an argument. I have on several occasions in my books and articles addressed implications and ramifications to contemporary issues that are fraught with slopes of all kinds. Today I wish to bring your attention to the nature of marriage.

I do...

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Moral Stories and the Media

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 1:58 PM

A recent study carried out by researchers, Victoria Talwar of McGill University and Kang Lee at the University of Toronto, demonstrated the value of praising a character's honesty as a more effective tool to get young children to tell the truth, than a story that emphasizes the punishment or repercussions...

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The Rest of the Story

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 9:40 AM

A few years ago I wrote a piece that has been rather widely circulated and, based on some of the comments I have seen, not too well understood. The piece is titled, "The Four Views." Please allow me to share it with you before making any further comments. This then...

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Eliminating Self-Sabotage

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 11:45 AM

Most people are totally unaware that they are sometimes controlled by internal mechanisms that are designed to protect, but that actually function to sabotage certain goals in their lives. The fact is, all of us possess self-destructive elements that can manifest at any time and in a variety of ways....

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The Fifth Force

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 1:24 PM

The journey of life is really about living into our authentic selves. The first big gotcha is to hide that fact from us, to enculturate us in ways that foster the interests of society as a whole or of an elite few, while organizing the rest of us to conform...

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(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 2:44 PM

One of the most interesting things you will ever observe in nature is the creative force driving all life. Present a problem to a small child, or an animal, and watch them go to work figuring out how to find a solution. Put the cookies or the food reward just...

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The Perception of Truth

(2) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 4:26 PM


Imagine that we have six witnesses from whom we are collecting evidence. One witness states emphatically that the accused broke into her home. The next witness is equally adamant that the accused was home in bed with her at the time in question. Another witness states that they saw...

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What Is an Authentic Life?

(2) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 1:24 PM

I am often asked two questions, "What is an authentic life?" and "How does one know whether or not they are living authentically?"

Sometimes the best way to answer a question is to provide a clear understanding of its opposite, so what would an inauthentic life look like? After all,...

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To Take or to Give

(5) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 4:22 PM

There seems to be a lot of conversation these days about the so-called "entitled ones." Indeed, like a label designed to besmirch certain groups or ideas, "entitlement" is used to demean many social welfare programs just as "Tea Party" is used to belittle and categorize certain conservatives Part of my...

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Personal Best: Prosperity Power

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 5:47 PM

One of my early lessons in life came as the result of a question I asked of a minister. In all teenage pomp and wisdom, I interrupted the man and suggested that his statement, "All men are equal," was obviously unmitigated rubbish -- a bald face lie!

Unlike most who...

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The Subtraction Game

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 11:26 AM

It is a natural human characteristic to desire a certain quality of life. As such, it is fair to ask, What is quality of life? Most, when thoughtful, consider quality of life to include at least the following three characteristics: 1) absence of fear, 2) loving relationships (support), and 3)...

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The Diminished Retributive God

(22) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 6:19 PM

More and more people today profess to be atheist or agnostic. Those who claim to have no religious affiliation have grown from 15 percent to 20 percent of our population in just the past five years. Today, some 6 percent, or more 13 million Americans, claim to be...

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Hiding From Others... and From Ourselves

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 4:15 PM

Robert Bly's A Little Book on the Human Shadow is a great book that adds yet another dimension to the notion of the so-called dark side of the human being. Carl Jung referred to this dark side as the human shadow. Although Jung may have given it the name, the...

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Victim or Freedom

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 2:11 PM

One important element in the notion of personal freedom is self-responsibility. It may go unnoticed today, but so long as one remains dependent upon blaming another for their misfortunes, they effectively have tied themselves up. There is nothing they can do about it but get even. Thus the bumper sticker,...

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Is It a Breakdown in Etiquette?

(5) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 9:52 PM

Assume that you are not personal friends. How would you address a school principal or, for that matter, President Barack Obama? Would it be on a first name basis? If not, why? Now I don't mean to be Victorian about this so please put yourself in my shoes as I...

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5 Characteristics That Can Maximize Your Income Potential

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 1:10 AM

What does it take to maximize your income potential at a time when the economy seems uncertain? What does it take to secure some cushion of comfort that promotes peace of mind? If you're like many people today, financial concerns top the list of worries.

Why is it some...

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Your Personal Master Plan

(4) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 9:00 AM

One of the things we see happen with local government is the creation of a master plan. The plan will lay out where development is to take place and what kind. It will anticipate the growth of the community, and therefore the nature of services that will be required. Zoning...

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Allowing the Time to Heal

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 3:40 PM

Our expectations can heal us, and they can harm us. Many people are afraid of losing, winning, playing and embracing much that life has to offer. Moving that to a new context -- acknowledging our own anticipation while maneuvering it into the zone of practice, trying, learning and waiting with...

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Is This the Law of Attraction at Work?

(11) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 11:50 AM

The Secret and The Law of Attraction have drawn a great deal of interest from main street folks, not just the so-called new age followers. Bob Proctor, a Secret teacher, asserts that a fellow teacher, James Arthur Ray attracted his own demise -- the Sedona disaster. So let...

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Blessings and Resolutions

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 2:05 PM

As another holiday season approaches, I am reminded of last year. After spending about six hours in the kitchen with my lovely wife, patting my stomach and realizing that once again I'd eaten a little more than was comfortable, I thought to myself just how blessed most of us are....

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