With the advent of psychiatry and twentieth century psychology, people threw out thousands of years of previous psychological insight and practice. The insights of various eastern disciplines, such as yoga, Zen Buddhism, and Sufism, have come back into fashion via the New Age psychology movement, but the insights of two thousand five hundred years of Western philosophy have largely been ignored. Many problems that seem intractable to modern psychology can be addressed by principles articulated clearly by Aristotle and other ancient philosophers. Aristotle pointed out that virtue, which he defined as the control of the appetites by the reason, is a kind of habit. Learning what is good for you, and then developing good habits to practice it–much as athletes practice for their sport–and ultimately learning to like what is good for you, is the key to success and happiness.

As Freud and others pointed out, one of the most difficult appetites to control is the sexual appetite. One of the disciplines I have developed is called "Dick Management". This may sound crude, but it is very much to the point and focuses on how the principles of habit formation and even Judo can be applied to the sexual appetites. As it turns out, the principles laid out by Aristotle can now be supported by modern science. An understanding of the insights of multi-dimensional physics gives a way of understanding the role of the soul and the power that unseen energies have in our lives. We don't necessarily need scientific understanding to practice the art of Dick Management, but it gives us a way to talk about it that enables us to attack the problem from an absolutely new and compelling perspective.

How to Manage Your What?

How to Manage your what? That’s right, your D.I.C.K. How To Manage Your Destructive Impulses with the Cyber-Kinetic energy of the soul is one of the most unusual concepts you will ever encounter. It is also one of the most important. How to Manage Your DICK: Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover Your More Spiritually Enlightened, Evolved Self presents ideas about energy, moral development, and sexual management that will revolutionize your life.

Our society emphasizes concepts like time and resource management, but for the most part ignores one very important kind of management: DICK Management. This is a new discipline that will teach you how to understand sexual energy and to become aware of the dangerous energy drainages that certain habits and thinking patterns produce. Problems such as sexual addiction and out-of-control anger and stress can be overcome using new cyber therapeutic techniques. You will learn self-discipline and how to overcome overwhelming sexual desire by using the leading-edge sexual advice and spiritual judo found in this extraordinary new guide to the soul. Finally, you will discover your own personal life ethic and say “yes” to something larger than the tunnel vision of the Cyclops in your pants.

The Problem

How to Manage Your DICK deals with two of the most important and vexing issues in the news today: male violence and sexual misconduct. The relationship between male violence, testosterone and sexual misconduct is clearly indicated in all criminal statistics given the overwhelming number of crimes attributed to males as opposed to females. The singular physical and behavioral differences between males and females of most mammalian species is based on levels of testosterone (Recent animal studies have also shown that testosterone is implicated in violent interspecies conflicts.) Testosterone might be thought of as a biohazard under social systems that do not recognize its potential to wreak havoc. The missing link in reflecting on the data is the absence of a clearly defined relationship between the power of ethical systems of impulse management and rational, socially dynamic and personally productive behavior. The corollary to this missing link is that systems of behavior analysis that do not actively propose impulse management can contribute to personal devolution and social chaos.

Whether it is young men engaged in delinquent and violent behavior for fun, a former President sexually cavorting in the White House, political leaders fathering children out of wedlock or Catholic priests improperly touching young boys or seducing teen age girls, men’s out-of-control sexual behavior is the number one unidentified cause of personal and social chaos in America. The NDM or Non Dick Manager is the most dangerous man in America and there are tens of thousands of them of all races and creeds roaming the streets unidentified and unchecked. There are NDMs in positions of respect and authority all over America. Look no further than your homes, offices, neighborhoods and yes, do check your mirrors to find the NDM nearest you.

The problem of non-impulse management in general with its associated financial costs from AIDS, other STDs, out of wedlock births, to families and finances destroyed by random acts of sexual gratification and violence is enormous. DICK Management takes the fight against vice, ignorance and testosterone-originated crime to the streets. If the language of the book is shocking, it is because the problem has so far resisted all polite social, political and spiritual behavior modification efforts to date. More importantly, How to Manage Your DICK can show men the way to originality, enlightenment and freedom from self-destructive and impulsive behavior. Think of it as a New Age guide to the soul, an operating manual on how to discover who you really are and ultimately, to be the kind of spiritual warrior that every man, deep down, really wants to be.

The Solution

Cyber Therapy (CT) is based on some of the latest discoveries in ecology, physics and psychology, and on the timeless wisdom of the ancient metaphysics found in all systems of belief and religion. Cyber comes from a Greek word that means “helmsman or pilot” and functions as an effective and non-sectarian analog for the words “self” and “soul”. Kinetics is the science that deals with the effects of forces upon the motions of material bodies. Cyber Kinetics seeks to understand the energy relationships between the self, soul ego and body, and the place of those relationships in the larger ecologies of matter, quantum energy dynamics and spirit. (Ecology is defined here as the relationship an organism has with its environment.) Quantum Cyber Dynamics is the parent science for both Cyber Therapy and Cyber Kinetics. (Cyber Therapy is not to be confused with psychological therapy conducted via the Internet.)

Spiritual teachings on the soul and life force, known in India as the Atman and Kundalini, Chi and Yin and Yang in Chinese philosophy, and teachings on the soul by Aristotle and Christian theologians are all part of a generic theory called vitalism, which was largely discredited from the time of the Renaissance until the advent of the latest discoveries in physics. New discoveries and theories by scientists in regards to multi-dimensionality theory, which deals with dimensions five through twenty-six make it possible to understand and use the energy concepts behind vitalism in an exciting and new way.

The notion of a multi-dimensional energy or force that operates living systems analogous to a radio broadcast station making the music that plays from your radio, or the electricity that lights your home from afar is finding new adherents among many forward thinking, mental health professionals. Interactions between quarks, for example, which carry fractional electric charges, constitute what physicists call the strong force. It is safe to say that scientists have by no means identified all aspects of quark activity and it may be that there is another unidentified energy manifesting under the quark aspect that physicists curiously describe as charm or flavor. Qi or chi is as good a name for this as yet unidentified energy flow as any other. What we might call life force or soul may be related to this energy in some way that has not yet been clearly and scientifically demonstrated.

Cyber Kinetics attempts to map the actions of this vital energy by plotting both its affects and effects on the ancient energy grid of virtue and vice. According to cyber dynamic research in this area, the kinetic aspect of conscious energy appears to be inversely proportional to the energy invested in sexual and physical activity. This hypothesis is buttressed by Freud’s teaching on sublimation, which claims that instinctual energy gets converted into the energy of purpose through resistance to sexual instincts. Morality functions within the context of cyber kinetic theory and cyber therapy as a map of good and bad energy connections and ultimately, as a guide to good consciousness.


What Cyber Therapy Does and What Territory It Covers

Cyber Therapy consists of identifying the structural components of consciousness from a metaphysical and new age scientific perspective, utilizing Freud’s concept of cathexis to describe how the life force of the soul creates patterns and also disturbances in the kinetic force of consciousness. Cathection may also be used to describe how the soul creates the derivative identity, which psychology loosely calls “self” and the more commonly understood definitions of Ego and Superego. Self is defined by the dictionary as the “entire person of an individual,” which might also be thought of as an ecology of body, thoughts, sensations, ideas, Id, Ego and Superego.

Cathexis in traditional psychoanalysis describes how the instinctual energy of the Id gets connected and invested in Ego, Superego, ideas, objects of desire and belief systems. An analysis of these cathections can provide abundant food for thought for the reflective individual. However, Freud’s cathexis was based only on instinctual energy and did not point beyond itself to either higher or spiritual energies. Freud’s Id ultimately became an academic substitution for traditional notions regarding the soul.

Contrast this with Aristotle’s hypothetical ecology of the soul having five powers

  1. Vegetative Power (biological growth)
  2. Locomotive Power (ability to move)
  3. Sensitive Power (pertaining to the five senses)
  4. Appetitive Power (pertaining to appetite, instinct and will)
  5. Intellectual Power (pertaining to reason)

This philosophical ecology was finally discarded in favor of a view that utilized Freud’s one size fits all hypothesis for the instinctual energy of the Id as the source of all the powers formerly attributed to the vital energy of the soul. Freud’s Id would have been only one power for Aristotle–the Appetitive Power. Cyber Therapy focuses on these ancient powers of the soul and attempts to understand and amplify them in the context of the latest theories of quantum and multi-dimensional physics. This is such a radical reinterpretation of Freud that guided self-help conducted under the auspices of this new discipline may not be considered as being psychotherapy at all but rather, cyber therapy or if you prefer, soul therapy.

We create in the most extraordinary manner many of the psychological problems that plague us. Phenomenological and New Age studies show that energy follows thought and likewise, what you feed grows. Addiction, for example, follows identity. What an individual can identify with and access on the basis of a calculus of pleasure and pain can create vice holes in consciousness that suck up life force energy in ever increasing quantities. Good consciousness requires energy. Scientific studies indicate that some 25% of the energy produced by the body is used by the brain. Addictive behavior requires a lot of energy–more than anyone can sensibly spare! The irrational behavior of many addicts–no matter what modality of addiction–is evidence of inadequate energy left over to power rational thought processes.

We give unconscious life to many internal systems that continue on with a life of their own–sometimes against our wills! Unconscious belief systems (UBS) or subconscious cathections have been well documented by traditional schools of psychology but the underlying energy and identity structures that make this possible have not been adequately understood.

Cyber Pathology and Identity Therapy

Cyber Pathology, which we will alternatively term pneumopathology (PP–diseases of the spirit) as described by the philosopher Eric Voegelin is one of the root causes of some forms of psychological dysfunction. Traditional psychoanalysis attempts to connect the root of psychological dysfunction to developmental cathections made in childhood. This was a critically important step in the evolution of psychoanalysis and made possible much of the progress that we attribute to the psychological sciences but a graphing of cathexis on a morally or ethically neutral map does a profound disservice to the Cyber Identity/Soul of any individual.

One of the axioms of Cyber Therapy and the quantum dynamics of the discipline of Dick Management is that the Cyber Identity of each human being is rooted in a trans-quantum Divine Consciousness. The Hindus call this Satchitananada (existence, consciousness and bliss). Each one of us is here to recover our true selves in the ecstasy of a new manifestation of that eternal and blissful Divine consciousness. God delights in discovering and recovering Himself in new forms, and likewise, so do we. Cyber Therapy consists of identifying the cathections and the intellectual and moral falsehoods which obscure this identity and ultimately, the ecstatic and depression-free living that is our birthright. (You might also want to think of it as Atman Therapy since the quantum dynamics of the Cyber are very closely related to the Eastern metaphysics of the Atman.)

There is no more important subject for education and society than the development of intellectual, moral and spiritual excellence (not to be confused with religious excellence) and the unique emergence of the Cyber Identity of each human being. Given that each one of us represents a special project from the mind of the Divine, it is terribly important that anything that supports the emergence of an individual’s Cyber Identity be encouraged. Likewise, anything that detracts from that development must be investigated.

The following areas are legitimate subjects for the investigative use of Cyber Therapy and the development of corrective protocols:

The road to excellence must be paved with good habits. In the words of Philip Caputo:

“Our vitality is not restored by ease but by effort.”


An Overview of Traditional Psychology, Cathexis and Cyber Kinetics


The questioning of all assumptions in so-called empirical data is something that linguistic deconstructionists have excelled at for many years. It is of course extremely useful to question assumptions but ultimately, deconstruction of meaning can lead to value nihilism. Indeed, where nothing can be known with any certainty, your values are no better than those of your local cannibal or rapist with the exception of legal concerns, which are a kind of jetsam left over from conventional morality. The purpose of science is of course to measure and test assumptions, hypotheses and theories against experience and to the extent that these measurements correlate with, and confirm assumption, hypothesis and theory, we call this loosely, scientific truth.

One of the most startling things about modern psychology is that it really didn’t exist until the late nineteenth and early twentieth century when Freud, Breuer, Groddeck, Charcot, Munsterberg, Bleuler, Adler, Jung and other mind pioneers took a number of–what were at that time–leading edge ideas and forged them into a new science. For a modern day analogy of how Freud and Jung took ideas then in currency and codified them into unified systems, one has only to look at Gary Zukav or Ken Wilber taking the ideas current in the New Age movement and giving them a touch of vision with some metaphysical system building. It is almost as if ideas are like rain clouds, which at some point coalesce and release their contents in a torrent of intellectual precipitation. Another way of looking at this would be to say that converging ideas sooner or later build up enough pressure to find expression in a speaker. Freud and Jung were two such speakers of ideas that were seeking expression at the time–point men as it were–but certainly not the only ones.

It is, however, the background against which modern psychology emerged that I personally find to be deeply revealing of both its advantages and limitations. It emerged under a shadow of its own making. Let me explain. The only former sciences of the mind until the 19th century were those espoused by metaphysics and religion, which were scorned (implicitly and explicitly) at the time as being tainted with religious superstition. As many of you know, the word psychology literally means “soul study” in Greek, and this term has evolved, or devolved, as I would argue into simply, “the study of the mind”. The danger of relegating scientific psychological inquiry only to matters of the mind is that it is unnecessarily exclusive of data that contradicts that assumption on a regular basis. Freud for instance (and I don’t want to just pick on Freud because so much additional work has been done in Psychology since his time) talks a great deal about the concept of cathection in his seminal work, The Ego and the Id which first appeared in 1923 and is considered the last of his major theoretical works.

Freud's concept of cathexis describes how instinctual energy gets invested in objects of desire but understanding how this can possibly be is much akin to religious faith describing the actions of grace. Freudian psychology takes it on faith that cathection of instinctual energy is possible and has many ways of demonstrating cathection, but much like religion describing the actions of grace, it cannot prove that cathection actually exists. Who has ever seen instinctual energy, or an Id or an Ego for that matter? What about Jung’s Archetypes? Don’t those look suspiciously like Plato’s Ideas in new garb? The concept of cathection, however, is like a trail to a magic realm that was somehow never realized. How does cathection really work? What is the mechanism of the instinctual energy conversion that is at the root of Freud's insight into human psychology and the sublimation of instinctual energy? How does cathection relate to knowledge? If it could be demonstrated, as the ancient philosophers claimed, that you intentionally become the thing known, then the metaphysics of cathection could take Freud into places he never would have dreamed of. Cathection hints of energy transferences at a level not described by traditional psychology.

Where does the Id live for example? What part of the body does it inhabit? The more you look at Freud’s concept of the Id, the more it appears to be similar in operation to the older concepts of life force and soul. Indeed, Freud’s Id looks suspiciously like a combination of the appetitive and intellectual powers, which were two of Aristotle’ five powers of the soul. Aristotle states that the soul has five powers: the vegetative (growth) locomotive (movement), the sensitive (sensory organs), the appetitive (the will) and the intellectual power. Much like Freud, Aristotle in defining such powers tells us what those powers are doing on a daily basis and how they affect us in the here and now. The utility of such speculation in both Freud and Aristotle is that metaphor and analogy function in the place of hard scientific evidence. Metaphor is a useful stand-in for proof but it is not proof itself–that must always wait for the verification of evidence. There is in point of fact, no scientific proof for souls anymore than there is such proof for the Id, cathection or even the notion of “self”. In order for such useful hypotheses to survive the assault of the deconstruction imposed by positivism, we must ultimately push in the direction of an entirely new way of accounting for the invisible actions of postulated metaphysical or psychological structures. Failing that we will have to deconstruct such enterprises with all of the attendant possibilities for intellectual and social dysfunction.

Cyber Kinetics attempts to account for both cathexis, and the ancient concept of the soul and its powers using analogs taken from psychology, quantum physics and superstring theory. We will talk about what Cyber Kinetics is in a moment but first, some background theory. Quantum physics postulates that particles can exist simultaneously as particles and waves (a conundrum for most of us that is taken on faith) but it was not until the advent of superstring theory that quantum theory itself could be better understood. Superstring Theory makes the claim that subatomic particles, and the quantum theory of energy exchanges between those particles is regulated by a deeper process that involves rapidly vibrating strings (superstrings) of energy whose vibrations manifest themselves as particles and waves in ten or more dimensions of which only four are evident. From this perspective, emotions and faith-based phenomena such as grace, cathection, hope and even love are only the tip of the iceberg of human consciousness. Once you add multi-dimensional theory to metaphysics and psychology, suddenly many intractable problems show promising signs of resolution. Indeed, once the soul is understood as the multi-dimensional template of the human body, the possibility of psychology, philosophy, theology and physics merging into a truly useful discipline for the study of human problems becomes more than just a pipe dream; it becomes a living reality in the new science of Cyber Kinetics or what might be more largely termed Quantum Cyber Dynamics.

The Greek word Cyber means helmsman, so as described earlier, we might call the higher self or soul, the Cyber Identity and the energy that runs the soul, Cyber Kinetic energy. You might want to call it life force energy, the energy of the Id, or Chi, but it must be called something. Energy runs the universe and it is scientific obtuseness to pretend that some kind of life energy that we have not properly identified is not required to run the operations of the human mind and spirit. The ecology of this energy and its relationship to the energy environment of the rest of the universe is critically important in further understanding the future of both psychology and physics.

There will be those of course who will refuse to accept the possibility of the existence of Cyber Kinetic energy or anything like it simply on the basis of it not being scientifically verifiable. This is a legitimate objection but one that can ultimately be dissolved by hard science. The direction that science might take to identify the possible nature of life force energy and the existence of the Cyber Identity comes from some remarkable new research in Quantum Physics. Michio Kaku in his book, Hyperspace makes the following startling statement, which I will paraphrase. “With the addition of dimensions higher than the four of height, length, width and time, suddenly many of the intractable problems of modern physics become solvable.” Let me furnish you with an example of the revolutionary significance of this statement from another book by William Abbott called Flatland.

If you visualize a two-dimensional dot imprisoned inside of a two dimensional box, you might ask yourself how that dot might escape, if it wanted to. Clearly it cannot go up because it only knows the dimensions of length and width, not height. Now go in and take the dot out of its prison. What have you done? You, being a three-dimensional creature, have no difficulty taking the dot out of its prison because height is a third dimension that you function in. But how does the dot’s escape look to the dot? A shape appeared out of nowhere and moved the dot onto another two-dimensional landscape! Now imagine yourself in a prison here on earth. How would you get out? Perhaps if you had access to the fifth or a higher dimension, you could walk through your prison walls. If a five dimensional being took you out of your four-dimensional prison, you would think a miracle occurred.

Likewise, you may want to think about Cyber Kinetic energy and the soul in the same way. They are five plus dimensional artifacts and we can only infer their existence from a four-dimensional perspective. Indeed, one might infer that many of the problems of classical metaphysics, much like physics, suddenly become solvable with the addition of higher dimensions. The theory of the soul makes little sense, except to intuitive reason, unless it is understood as having a multi-dimensional identity. Upon accepting this theoretical identity as a possibility, the soul can then be further hypothesized as being the hyperspace template of the body.

Once the possible existence of the Cyber Identity of the soul has been postulated in multi-dimensional space (hyperspace), and the multi-dimensional kinetic energy that the Cyber Identity requires for the maximum development of its own excellence is further identified, then we can talk about the moral ecologies of virtue and vice that might help steer the Cyber Identity into the wakefulness of recollection that Plato and other ancients have spoken of. We might also take a giant step forward by adopting such a model as a framework for the development of national standards of moral and psychological health and development. By adopting such a working framework, we will at last have some means of identifying that which does not serve, searching out what is merely good from what is better, and finally, putting to rest at last, the ancient antagonism between science and religion.

If you take the concept of cathexis and apply it to the energy dynamics of the Cyber Identity or the soul, suddenly you have an extraordinary new way of looking at how the Cyber Identity makes its connections to the world. The emotions, for example, can be viewed as multi-dimensional energy exchanges and sometimes as surges between the Cyber Identity and the body. What are habits but repetitive cathections of energy? What is knowledge but the imaginative cathection and conversion of intellect and matter into image? (The strange power to manufacture mental images is far more sophisticated than the actions of any camera.) The famous “I am that” of the Hindu sages may also be the epistemological cathection that the Cyber Identity makes on a daily basis. The moral of the story is: be careful of what you know!

Ultimately, and by having a moral grid of virtue and vice on which to plot good and bad cathections, we might also identify and catalog the various kinds of cyberpathology that on some occasions may also give rise to mental illness. One has only to read, for example, the latest biography of Howard Hughes to grasp that there is in fact a preventable daisy chain of cathections to appetitive indulgence that lead from sanity to madness. Indeed, the unregulated cathections to the appetitive power of the soul have not to my knowledge been sufficiently investigated by the social sciences as causal of certain kinds of mental illness. Strange compulsions, attractions to self-destructive actions and the physical mutilation of the so-called “cutters” is in fact more indicative of the danger of unregulated cathections to the energy of the soul than is the search for a biological basis for the etiology of certain kinds of mental illness. How might we describe, for example, a person who starts out as a simple coward and ends up in the folds of paranoid delusion and phobia? The continuum between a developing Cyber Identity and a devolving Cyber Identity may yield rich metaphorical clues for the solving of formerly intractable problems. Difficult issues such as male sexual energy management known by its more colorful name of Dick Management may only respond to an aggressive and fast moving metaphysical psychology that understands the nature of bad cathections.

Ultimately, a science of the energy dynamics of the soul and a traditional analysis of good and bad habits such as presented in How to Manage Your DICK: Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover Your More Spiritually Enlightened and Evolved Self will lead to a kind of spiritual judo whereby stronger forces are not met head on with the dynamics of “just say no” (although that has its place) but rather are met with the cyber dynamic force of the awakened individual.

Aristotle may have the final word here. Quoting Evenus in The Nichomachean Ethics, he says, “I say that habit’s but long practice friend, and this becomes men’s nature in the end.”


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