Sensations Thoughts and Emotions

Essays on Reality and Mental Health, 2013-2023

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Pub Date 18 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 09 Mar 2024

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Description

First a mountaineer, then a physicist, now a counselor: body, intellect, emotions. I am a generalist and I used to think of myself as an amateur, but I have since driven out the experts.

I’ve been around long enough to see my climbing partners dead, my physics colleagues wrong, and standard therapy useless. Insight only comes from integrating your senses and generalizing. Until then, you’re a pile of compost waiting for something to sprout.

I wrote these essays while still integrating myself. I had passed death, academia, and psychedelics, moved into hypnotherapy and neurology, and was approaching the quacking of psychology. I offer these essays as a shaky ladder out of the well of narrow thinking.

This is an attack on the intransigence of the Western mind. I am the Indians riding around the circled wagons, shooting arrows at the institutional, colonialist thinking now lodged in the epigenetics of the First World.

We lost the first battle because the West made the Faustian bargain and sold its soul for the wealth of exploitation, but the war is not over. Your need for mental health will turn the tide.

Our culture’s lust for consumption is reaching its limits. The wave will crest on politics and the environment, but it will break in our minds. We will be cast onto the shores of confusion, where we will be lost until we recombine our minds, bodies, and feelings.

This book helps you see, think, and feel back together those parts of yourself the Western mind reduced to rubble. If you feel integration to be unnatural, that’s your problem at a glance. I apologize that the day is dawning and there’s work we need to do, but hello. It’s time to wake up.

First a mountaineer, then a physicist, now a counselor: body, intellect, emotions. I am a generalist and I used to think of myself as an amateur, but I have since driven out the experts.

I’ve been...


Advance Praise

"“Sensations, Thoughts and Emotions takes readers on an odyssey that challenges our preconceptions, navigates the intersections of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, and invite us to grapple with the workings of our minds.”— Allison Feduccia, PhD, psychedelic scientist, co-founder of Psychedelic Support 

“Sensations, Thoughts and Emotions invites us to excavate and resurrect the emotional, embodied, and subconscious aspects of our lives. This book is written for anyone remotely interested in self understanding and human change.”— Lee Diener, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner

“An exploration, experience and an exposition; delightful, playful, and emotive. Agree or disagree, the analogies make you more conscious, and how delicious is that? A fantastic book I highly recommend, especially for inquiring into yourself.”— James Hayes, Founder of Collective Intelligence Group

"“Sensations, Thoughts and Emotions takes readers on an odyssey that challenges our preconceptions, navigates the intersections of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, and invite us to grapple...


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ISBN 9781738139903
PRICE $4.99 (USD)
PAGES 498

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Lincoln Stoller combined the essays that he wrote in the past 10 years to create Sensations Thought and Emotions. It is a compilation of his understanding of his own experience with psychology and relationships. The basis of the book focus on his approach in counselling and therapy: body, intellect and feeling.

The essays themselves are easy to read and understand, although you still have to head to the website to listen to the hypnotherapy audio. His ideas are sound but the delivery is a little too dramatic for me.

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