Wednesday, February 8, 2012

#291: Caroline M. Myss

Anyone who seeks a comprehensive knowledge of loons will have to know about the gibberingly lunatic gravitational center of all woo, insanity and pathological ignorance that is Andrew Moulden. But Moulden is Canadian. In fact, Eustace Mullins would have been Moulden’s equal. But Mullins is dead (and between Moulden and Mullins an international encyclopedia we would have placed one of the most dangerous cranks the world has seen, Robert Muller – but Muller is Belgian. And dead, in fact). Perhaps the inclusion of the Kenyan America-friend, evangelical mullah and witch-hunter Thomas Muthee could have been defended, but it would have been a long shot.

Well, at least Caroline Myss qualifies. Myss is a medical intuitive and mystic, and a prolific author. Her New York Times Best Sellers include “Anatomy of the Spirit”, “Why People Don't Heal and How They Can”, “Sacred Contracts”, “Invisible Acts of Power” and “Entering The Castle”, and she has been featured on Oprah numerous times. She has also hosted a TV series “The Journey With Caroline Myss” on Oprah’s Oxygen network. Myss claims to have a PhD in Energy Medicine, and teaches courses in astrology. Issues surrounding her rather dubious PhD have led to claims that she is as much of a fraud as she is a crank, but this does not seem to have diminished her influence among dimwits and wishful thinkers.

To give you an idea, “Anatomy of the Spirit” (“The Seven Stages of Power and Healing”) combines seven Christian sacraments with seven Hindu chakras and the Kabbalah's Tree of Life in order to create a map of the human “energy anatomy”. “Why People Don't Heal and How They Can” applied Myss’s concept of “woundology” to explain why people do not heal themselves with spiritual energy when they are ill (for they can). “Sacred Contracts” (Awakening Your Divine Potential”) provides a “set of assignments that our soul has formed around before incarnation” to find “Life Purpose”.

In other words, she uses the winning combination of religion, new age and contentless self-help newspeak. 

Diagnosis: Completely out of touch with reality, and has a complicated relationship with honesty – a sinister combination. Oprah has given her a substantial congregation.

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