Radical Honesty


Featured books by Brad Blanton, Phd.


Radical Honesty

The first edition of Radical Honesty became a nationwide best seller in 1995 because it was not a kinder, gentler self-help book. It was a shocker! In it, Dr. Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explored the myths, superstitions and lies by which we all live.

And this newly revised edition is even worse! Blanton shows us how stress comes not from the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. What keeps us in our self-built jails is lying.



Practicing Radical Honesty

Blunt, shocking and sometimes profane, this exciting book blasts self-help and feel-good remedies to expose the lies with which we imprison ourselves. It talks straight, hard and true to the heart of the human condition, pulling no punches.

It gives us simple yet revolutionary tools to break out of our minds and into a direct and immediate perception of exactly where we are – then shows us how we can together create a world that works for everyone.



The Truthtellers

Freedom is a psychological accomplishment. Only truthfulness will set us free. Many of us already know that in our bones, but we don’t always muster the courage to do it – or remember the incredible rewards!

From the simple, intensely moving stories in the beginning to the profound and hilarious essays in the end, this book is the best reminder of that reward you will ever come across. Honesty is the source of the ongoing renewal of love. We have the evidence.



Radical Parenting

This book creates an entirely new blueprint for parenting.  It's for people who really want to transcend the limitations of the family and culture in which they were raised, so they can nurture their children in a way that allows them to remain playful and curious all the way into adulthood.

The goal of this book is to show parents how to parent consciously, so they can prevent crippling their children in the same ways they were crippled in their own families and schools. It goes into intricate detail about how human minds get built, how they function, and how they malfunction. It gives practical examples of what to attend to with children from the beginning of their life, and how to be with them as they grow.



Some New Kind of Trailer Trash

In the first volume of his autobiography, Brad tells many tales about himself, including the most intimate, demonstrating the interior security and self-deprecating humor which it would seem support his international reputation as a gestalt therapist, seminar leader, and writer who's published all over the world.

He owns his life in all aspects and finds in his weirdness, his salvation, demonstrating the radical honesty he’s made famous, and rooting his self-understanding, which is considerable, in his childhood in the hills of Virginia. Transformation personified.



Beyond Good and Evil

Psychotherapist Dr. Peter Howard goes crazy while in psychotherapy himself. After Dr. Howard’s hospitalization, his psychiatrist publishes a book about his case. Peter Howard then reviews his psychiatrist’s book in the N.Y. Times Review of Books with a confession that he is the patient referred to in the book. The review causes quite a stir because he very articulately argues, that although he was in fact crazy, just as his shrink said, he was also really talking to the spirit of Christ (The Eternal Split-Second Sound-Light Being), and says what Christ told him.

The two psychotherapists then meet on The Dick Cavett Show. Cavett gets to interview both the Christ and the Devil, and their answers will both shock and entertain you. In the end, the novel artfully shows us that dualism is merely a communication device that we often lose control of. There is no such thing as good and evil in the world of reality. Only suchness – such as it is. And power comes from alignment with what is so.



The Korporate Kannibal Kookbook

The way the world of human beings is framed must be reframed for the sake of our survival. These ideas morph into a synthesis:

1. Campaign Finance Reform
2. Corporate Cannibal Cannibalism
3. Justice Based on Sustainability
4. Building a Truth Machine
5. A New Form of Deep Democracy
6. A World Commonwealth
7. A Worldwide Meritocracy.

First step: Capture, kill and eat Corporate Billionaires.



Honest to God

"Nobody tells the truth about anything anymore. Not anything important. Everybody's lying to everybody else, and everybody knows it." With these words, two great figures in the emerging culture of consciousness begin a searingly powerful dialog about the practical applications of honesty in our everyday lives. Neale Donald Walsh, five times New York Times bestselling author of the book series Conversations with God, and Brad Blanton, noted seminar leader and bestselling author of the Radical Honesty books, here speak with one voice about the new spiritual revolution and its application to both personal and political life.

This book shows the absolute necessity for individual and social transformation and the absolute necessity for honesty in order to bring it about. Climbing down from the ivory tower of philosophers to tackle the problems that vex real people - lying about income taxes, a spouse's infidelity, a terminal diagnosis for a parent or child, the sudden loss of a job, the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks - the authors give us a blueprint for living fully, authentically and honestly in a world full of lies.

And they fearlessly confront the changes we need in governance to deal with the social tragedies that focus the attention of today's world. Their message of honesty offers real hope. Yet it does not gloss over the courage and conviction required to make lasting changes. The authors show that just as great personal tragedy often sparks positive growth if we're willing to face it, great social tragedy can also serve as a pivotal opportunity for positive social transformation.



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