Book Review Info

How to Manage Your DICK*
Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover Your More Spiritually Enlightened, Evolved Self

*How to Manage Your Destructive Impulses with Cyber-Kinetics

Author: Sean Joseph O’Reilly
Publication Date: September 2001
(Revised edition published in 2020)
Price: $15.95, trade paperback, 6x9
ISBN: 1580083501; 336 pages, cartoons and diagrams
Self-Help/New Age

Published by the Auriga Publishing Group, Maryland
www.dickmanagement.com

A version of this same book with a less offensive title but the same content is:

How to Manage Your What? Explore Sexual Energy and Discover Your More Spiritually Enlightened, Evolved Self
Author: Sean Joseph O’Reilly
Publication Date: July 2017
Price: $15.95, trade paperback, 6x9
ISBN: 978-1-97386-281-9; 336 pages, cartoons and diagrams
Self-Help/New Age
Published by The House of a Thousand Suns, an imprint of the Auriga Group

Sean O’Reilly can be reached at:
Fax: 540-736-4593
sor@mindspring.com



How to Manage your what? That’s right, your DICK. 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. Author and editor, Sean O’Reilly, 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. An ecology of personal energy use that studies destructive, testosterone-driven impulses from the perspective of metaphysics and science, DICK Management is a new discipline that will teach you how to redirect your sexual energy and discover your more spiritually enlightened, dimensionally evolved self. This is an extraordinary new guide to the soul. It’s about finding your own personal life ethic-not just saying “no” or suppressing your desires but rather about saying “yes” to something larger than the tunnel vision of the Cyclops in your pants.

Synopsis


A New Way of Thinking about America

God Has Skin In The Game

How a New Understanding of Politics and the Soul Could Change America

By Sean Joseph O'Reilly

Think of God Has Skin In The Game as a creative promenade down the corridors of time, memory, history, metaphysics, politics and science. This is, however, no ordinary or superficial re-examination of the relationship between morality, politics, religion and the soul; it is a quantum leap towards a new understanding of the meaning of time and space. What is missing from contemporary political and moral discussion is what concept of existence underlies our thinking and our institutions. Understanding how we think about Existence, as either a transcendental reality or a discontinuous process, affects the entire social order. How a culture frames the question of Existence and its relationship to time determines whether or not values will be conceived as being merely subjective and relative, or whether they should be connected, objectively, to a higher order.

John Adams voiced this concern, commonly shared by many of the Founding Fathers, as being fundamental to the relationship between good governance, religion and morality in 1811. "Religion and virtue are the only foundations, not only of Republicanism and of all free government, but of social felicity under all governments and in all the combinations of human society." In order to fully understand what Adams meant by this, when the common understanding today is one of an absolute separation of Church and State, an investigation into the metaphysical and moral heritage of the West is necessary.

Metaphysics, by itself, is a dry science but when sharpened by political ideas and heated in the flame of moral passion, it becomes a weapon of astonishing power. One has only to reflect on the Christian Crusades of the Middle Ages or the influence of Marxist Hegelianism, underpinning Communist ideology in the 20th century, to realize the truth of this proposition. Islamic Jihad is, if nothing else, the application of an erroneous concept of Existence, masquerading as a particular kind of God to the political order. We laugh, for example, at the idea that suicide bombers think they will be rewarded for immoral, terrorist acts with virgins in heaven but is this any odder than the notion that the entire human race would have warranted punishment for the actions of two individuals? What we think about Existence matters.

I am certainly not the only writer to attempt to link the great minds of the past and the absence of their ideas to our current political and social difficulties. Ayn Rand, Walter Lipmann, Walker Percy, Alan Hofstadter, Allen Bloom, E.D. Hirsh Jr., Michael Savage, Bill O'Reilly, Andrew P. Napolitano, Ann Coulter and Mark Bauerlein, to name a few, have all decried the anti-intellectualism that characterizes both academia and the media to the detriment of rational political policy. None of them, however, seem to have found and elaborated on the root cause of almost all social incoherence and disorder: the failure to identify and advert to what theory of causality motivates our intellectual, moral and political views.

There have been many thinkers who have covered some but not all of the same territory in what might be called the high country between morality and existence. Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Scotus Eriugena, Avicenna, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, Bishop Berkeley, John Locke, Hegel, Sri Aurobindo, Martin Heidegger, Whitehead, Etienne Gilson, Joseph Piper, Hans Kung and Karl Rahner, to name a few of the more famous and well-known philosophers and theologians, have all grappled with the effect God's knowledge may or may not have on the material universe.

Understanding how an immutable or unchangeable Being can act within and without time, or affect change without changing Itself, might be said to be the puzzle of the ages.

Relating a Divine Person or Persons to observable and scientific processes is no small enterprise but the attempt, if metaphysics, science and theology are to move forward and have greater moral and political relevance, outside of the confines of their respective disciplines, must be made. The notion of non-locality, for instance, as the implicate, underlying order postulated by science bears strong resemblance to Plato and Aristotle’s notion of form or essence when understood in the larger context of string theory. What do God and multi-dimensionality have in common? Why does this even matter? This book explores ancient metaphysical concepts by relating them in a fresh and compelling way to modern scientific intuitions about the nature of the universe.

Many of the ideas presented in this book may seem shocking and possibly intolerant but they can lead you on an intellectual adventure that will change your life. In order to recover the power of the foundational doctrines of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, we are going to have to explore where the religion and ideas of the Founders came from. You will learn new things that the Founding Fathers never knew but would have loved to know. During this journey you will discover what to do in order to reinstitute the public philosophy of the Founders but in a larger and more comprehensive manner that may enable a new form of world governance based on American ideals. You will learn about the reality dysfunction, or tsimtsum1 whereby Existence withdraws without movement or change from its Eternal Nature and creates and enters time, derivatively and virtually, also without movement, as force and information (be-ing) in billions and trillions of variations in one astonishing moment. This explosion of being and consciousness, in the "big bang" of the reality dysfunction, leads to the cultural, political and religious wars that are referred to, collectively, as the Time War. Existence in this context can be seen as either personal or impersonal depending on whether you are looking at Existence from the perspective of eternity or time. Within time, Existence appears to be a process. Outside of time, it is, as this book will indicate, the nature of a Divine Person or Persons engaged with reality in a unique manner that has only previously been hinted at and never fully described.

If you are a philosophical or theological conservative, you may want to shake your fist at the author for his audacity in defining "being" as dimensionally interactive cyber kinesis in the same breath that essence, existence and the reality dysfunction are presented. You may want to shout out that God cannot change and that to suggest that movement without movement enables God to affect a virtual reality is ontological gibberish. You would claim that being could not possibly be the result of the reality dysfunction but you would begin to wonder. Then you would hear about the deconstruction of causality by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Bishop Berkeley, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Alfred Korzybski and Jacques Derrida and you would pause. Then you would see, later on, the assault on modern psychology, which is described as a form of psychobondage and you might sniff with approval. And finally, when you see that the ideas presented in this book are based not only on concepts developed by John Scottus Eriugena but on some of the foundational ideas of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, then you might be moved by a grudging curiosity and you would read on.

Brian Davies, the series editor for Great Medieval Thinkers, notes that "The origins of modern science lie in the conviction that the world is open to rational investigation and is orderly rather than chaotic—a conviction that came fully to birth, and was systematically explored and developed during the Middle Ages (600 to 1500 AD). And it is in medieval thinking that we find some of the most sophisticated and rigorous discussions in the area of philosophy and theology ever offered for human consumption."

Political conservatives, in some circles, might be disturbed at this book's linking of the political concepts of the Founding Fathers to arguments first generated by Catholic medieval philosophers. However, the ideas of the Founding Fathers grew out of a deeper and older soil than the deliberations of John Locke or the brilliance of Washington, Jefferson and Adams. Psychologists and sociologists, likewise, may bristle at the presentation of Freud's concepts of the Id and the unconscious as superficial explanations of human behavior in relation to the more detailed understanding of human nature held by Plato, Aristotle and Aquinas. The ideas of "relation" and the "divine energies" are so far of the modern map as to be virtually unknown outside of specialized circles. Our civilization suffers from amnesia when it comes to metaphysics and this book will attempt to show the reader why.

1 Tsimtsum: A notion from the Kabbalah whereby God withdraws from Himself in order for something else to exist.




Sean Joseph O’Reilly is an explorer in the evolving field of personal development, life-improvement, spirituality and travel. An editor of many award-winning books including The Road Within; Testosterone Planet; The Ultimate Journey: Inspiring Stories of Living and Dying, and Pilgrimage: Adventures of the Spirit, he is a thought provoking and dynamic speaker. To learn more about Sean O’Reilly’s transformative seminars on morality, energy, spirituality and civilization, visit www.dickmanagement.com. He has a degree in Existential Phenomenology and is a former associate of New Age pioneer George Simon. He lives with his wife and children in Virginia.