Escape the Tyranny of Reason

by | May 17, 2008 | Archives

Susan Stanton Rotman will conduct a three day course Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 15, 16 and 17, 2008.

Enroll here.

Enroll for two.

Susan has named the course “Escaping the Tyranny of Reason: Intuitive Development for Practical and Business Decision-Making”.

This seminar will introduce us to working with our own intuition to develop greater insight, creativity, and more informed decision-making and problem solving skills.

Susan’s goal is to help each individual become aware of and learn how to attune with their own inner knowing–finding and listening to the small still voice within–which we all have, but many of us have lost touch with.

Here approach is to present some instruction, but even more important, to work in group and individually with identifying the FEELING of attunement, and then practicing it, through an inner felt sense, through the body, not the mind. Then, once aware of that inner knowing, to help learn how to subsequently evaluate it with good judgment.

Susan’s experience shows that the best way to access clear and reliable intuition is through the senses, not just with the senses–a subtle but important difference. We will work with listening to the body, learning to tune in, being present to the process, observing the details, listening/feeling for the answers, and evaluating the information.

Everyone at the course will work with exercises and materials to help develop discernment, to identify what is authentic inuititve insight and how to avoid the traps (such as fear and high expectation). Typical exercises include preparation through using breath to relax and raise awareness, psychometry practice, sensing exercises to enhance perception (kinesthetic sense, visual sense, auditory sense), reading yourself and others, maybe some chakra balancing. The course will also address boundaries, psychic protection and feeling safe. It is important to know yourself, know your space, and to know and have connections in the “real” world, for good balance between inner and outer, intuitive and rational.

In all of Susan’s work, she practices and teaches coming from the heart, for the highest good of self and others.

Enroll here.

Enroll for two.

Reason…as defined by the mind set of the society in which we live…does not always make sense.

One of the most enlightening understandings gained from 40 years of global travel is that every society has a different definition of “reasonable”.

It is fascinating that entire societies place great importance on some thing or some thought that other societies do not think of, or even know, at all.

This fact is import because clear vison in business and investing can be hard to attain unless we escape the mind sets that surround us. This is vital for fighting inflation by spotting distortions in real estate, commodities or shares.

We need to make sure that we always exercise the three Cs…Caution, Clarity and Comprehensive view.

This comprehensive view is especially important…yet hard…because distortions, by their nature, are caused by the majority being wrong.

Investing in distortions is buying when everyone wants to sell. This requires Two Addtiional Cs, Confidence and Courage.

Distortion investing requires a broader horizon to see what everyone around you does not.

Where can we get this view that goes beyond the common logic?

Yesterday’s message also mentioned that Merri and I have armory of tools to help us see beyond logic.

For small immediate decisions we use muscle testing and at times a pendulum.

I also use astrology because once I read an article about Aristotle Onassis, the ultra rich Greek shipping magnate. He gave the secret of being a billionaire that helped me look beyond my logic.

“Certainly one does not need an astrologist to become a millionaire.” Then he quickly added that “to become a billionaire, it is essential.”

Onassis’ statement struck a chord with me so I have continually looked for ways to attain access to our deeper thoughts…the base of our real wisdom.

Merri and I have found that escaping the tyranny of reason helps us greatly
when faced with questions that cannot be humanly answered.

For example we use astrology. When our youngest daughter graduated from university she asked “Should I go for a career in singing or go on and get a teacher’s certificate in Physical Education?” (She is a superb athlete as well as an aspiring singer.)

We all agreed that becoming a singer is a long shot. Teaching is safe. But we knew that her passion was to shoot for being a star. So how would she feel in later life if she didn’t try?

Our Vedic astrologer checked her chart. She had just moved into a cycle for performing and entertaining that would be good. That was enough to convince us. “Go for it,” we encouraged her.

Within a week she was picked as a backup singer with a huge singing group.
Her first gig was before 4,000 fans! In the ensuing year she was able to meet many of her rock star heroes as work associates.

This led her into buying a dancing-singing-drama school and by her second year (age 25) she was earning a six figure income. Now in her third year of this business she recently sent me this note.

“Dad, I have been working very hard for a long time with a few of my students to prepare them for the intense task of auditioning for Andrew Lloyd Weber’s revival of ‘The Sound Of Music’ in the West End. It has taken 6 weeks of intense auditions and recalls (one of which took 4 hours today)..but I have just had the call from my 10 year old student to say he has landed the part of Kurt. He’ll be playing alongside Summer Strallen as of June. I am over the moon and there have been tears all round!”

Now her school has really taken off!

Had we traveled the path of logic she would be a PE teacher…a good fulfilling job but not her true path. Her success has been beyond logic!

We all have to make some decisions based on events we cannot totally predict.

And this brings us to how else we use great information gathering assets..and that is a professional business intuitive.

Susan Stanton Rotman is her name.


She is from Boston and consults with businesses and individuals using her clairvoyance and other psychic abilities combined with her rational skills to help people and businesses with decision making and navigation.

Susan does not really like the word psychic (nor do Merri or I) as a lot of the information she comes up with does not just pop out of the air. She has a strong educational, legal and business background. Susan originally trained as an corporate attorney and mediator.

Susan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University, having received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in 1977, cum laude, and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981.

She practiced law for many years and has extensive experience representing both individual and corporate clients.

She owned her own retail jewelry and is a recognized expert in pearls.

She also has a broad background in esoteric and metaphysical studies, spirituality, and personal and family development practices.

She had been aware of her intuitive sensitivity at a very early age and is clairvoyant, clairaudient and claircognisant, but decided to practice law. However after years in corporate law, she found she could not ignore this gift so began working as a professional intuitive in 1991.

As a professional intuitive, she consults with businesses and individuals using both her clairvoyance and other psychic abilities combined with her rational skills to help people and businesses with decision making and navigation.

Susan works with individuals, groups and businesses in accessing and developing intuitive knowing and integrating it with logical thought for informed, balanced and purposeful decision-making. When working with clients, Susan provides vision as well as strategic direction for implementing positive and desired change. She blends practical information and personal or business advice together with spiritual insight into many aspects of the individual and his or her soul and life purpose. She helps clients identify their unique gifts, skills, and goals and how to refine and implement these into action in a way that is fulfilling and harmonious. Clients consistently describe Susan’s work as inspirational and transformative, often expressing a tangible sense of healing presence.

In Merri’s and my first meeting with her, it became obvious that she was picking up on information that she could not know from any direct logical way. I won’t go into details but will say that though I am quite hard nosed in my judgment of intuitives, in this instance we were both quickly convinced.

Though she recorded our entire session, I like written notes. Here are the non specific notes I made from my conversation with her.

“Light shines through many windows.”

“You can see most clearly when sediment drops. Too much thought stirs up the mud. Don’t magnify.

“Slow down so you don’t miss what is important.

“Magic can be a diversion that disables and blinds one to oneself.

“Look for concrete implementation of the truth.”

These may seem like very broad aphorisms, but they directly helped us make some reasonably urgent and large decisions. She did continue in that session to point out legal as well as business opportunities in the direction that we had not considered for ourselves.

I have introduced Susan to numerous readers and all have sent me raves.

My problem is I hate relying on others. I prefer to follow my own advice so I continually seek Susan’s advice not just on what she feels.

I continually ask her questions about how to be intuitive myself. I know that my muscle testing and pendulum swinging are just extensions of what I already know ad should not be required…but how does the logic get in gear with our deeper wisdom?

We all have inner wisdom. How do we tap and understand it?

Finally, I guess I asked enough questions that Susan decided it would be easier to give me an entire course.

My immediate thought was “let’s invite some others along” and thus a new adventure was born in the form of a three day course which will be held this upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 15, 16 and 17, 2008.

Susan has named the course “Escaping the Tyranny of Reason: Intuitive Development for Practical and Business Decision-Making”.

This seminar will introduce us to working with our own intuition to develop greater insight, creativity, and more informed decision-making and problem solving skills.

These are all important elements for greater success by developing these important Cs… Comprehensive view, Courage…Confidence…Clarity and interestingly enough Caution as well.

In the workshop, we will examine intuition in the business context, the use of intuitive process as a complement to rational decision-making, and the integration of intuitive knowing with analytical thought.

Susan will present the basic concepts of intuitive knowing and its development, including how to access your own intuition, and skill building to evaluate, process, trust and apply your information. She will help you explore the experience of intuition and its forms, including exercises to develop sensitivity and to practice using intuition as a navigational tool.

We are personally delighted that Susan is going to help us for this two days of group instruction and workshop.

The third day she will be providing individual consultations after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee includes a individual consultation ($250 value) in person on August 17 or by telephone at a later date. We prefer telephone consultations ourselves, but some want to have theirs in person.

Merri and l will also weave our “Yatchak Health Secrets Workshop” and “Food as Medicine” cooking class in with this workshop. (But I have to tell you that the food is delicious as well!)

This includes three shamanic sessions from Ecuador plus Andean cooking lessons, exercises and cleansings in the hot healing waters of the “Indian’s Trough” spring on the farm.
Here are some of the subjects covered in shamanic health sessions:

* The three fundamentals of longevity. Gain Shamanic secrets of nutrition, exercise and purpose so you’ll eat, work and sleep better and more peacefully through the elements of water, fire and air.

* Why Ecuadorians are long lived and feel good. How you can too!

* Andean-Indian connection language, exercise and food. How to sift fact from fiction and way to apply ancient wisdom to a modern lifestyle.

* Air Imbalances. What they are. How to spot them and three ways to end anxiety.

* Fire Imbalances. What they are. Seven ways to avoid them and reduce anger.

* Water Imbalances. What they are. Three ways how to avoid them and eleven ways to wipe out depression.

* Andean Food Mixtures. How to lose 43 pounds in eight weeks!

* Incan Cleansing Tactics. Create an internal fountain of youth.

Three simple fruits, three spices and three internal cleaners that remove plaque, lower blood pressure and clean and lubricate the joints.

* Adding strength through the diet. Six magic foods, how to turn quinoa, corn, beans, eggs, cheese and yogurt into increased muscle mass.

* Natural Growth Hormone Inducers. Three secrets for a youthful body.

* High Mountain Dreams. Seven ways to get deep, revitalizing, good nights sleep.

* Seven Incan exercises that will add years to your life and life to your years.

* Incan dietary secrets for weight loss, purification and vitality. How to buy, cook, prepare, serve and eat.

* Cleansing herbal showers and drinks you can make and use at home.

* The Secret of the Golden Thread. How to make every day seem like a lifetime.

Previous delegates have told us that these sessions are life changing.

Lose weight. Shape up you body. Have more energy, look and feel better.

The entire workshop and class will be conducted at our Blue Ridge Farm and all meals (Merri will do the cooking and teach as she cooks) and accommodations will be included.

So you will be immersed in good nutrition, great company and enjoy a enormous value as well.

These shamanic health secrets we share have helped Merri and me lose and keep our weight down. We have more energy, our skin looks better, tighter, our hair is thicker, our muscles more taut. Aches and pains have melted away and we don’t get sick. Colds and flu are a thing of the past. At an age when we could retire, we have bounding energy. Most important we feel good nearly every single day. This is vital to assure a healthy financial future!

Here we are getting ready to take a hike through the woods. We hope you will join us.

We’ll enjoy long hot soaks in our deep woods, Japanese soaking tub during the workshop. Here it is…fed by the natural springs of the historic Indian’s Trough.

Here is what just a few of the comments that those who have been with us here have written.

“Hello Merri and Gary- I just wanted to thank you two for a relaxed time on your farm. The food was really wonderful and the atmosphere was gentle and disarming.” JB Texas

We’ll have cooking classes in our teaching kitchen. Here is a previous group who enjoyed the lessons and the food.

Here are what other delegates have said:

“Merri, your wonderful cooking deserves very special thanks. Everything was delicious. I’m now using close to your ingredients but I miss a lot in the result and long for a recipe or two.” NH Ireland

“We’ve decided to change our eating patterns since we came home because we so enjoyed our meals at the farm and how we felt physically. Thanks so much. With love” JJ, New Chicago

“After eating all that delicious food I gained 3 lbs but it must be in muscle weight as my pants fit loosely!” RV New Mexico

“The international flavor and attitude of the group was very stimulating, particularly when we split up into discussion groups. Those groups, taking walks together, eating such delicious healthy food outside in the fresh air, rooming together, allowed us to get to know each other on a personal level.” BR California

“A special warm “thank you” to Merri for the wonderful cooking and the “feel at home” atmosphere!” EV Florida

“The food was so delicious and I thought I ate a lot, but during the week I lost six pounds!” WB Australia.

I invite you to join Merri, me and our friends for a special weekend, sharing good health in nature. Please join us for Susan’s workshop at our farm in the Blue Ridge this August 15 to 17.

$749 for one, $999 for two sharing a room. All meals and three nights accommodations included.

You can enroll here.

Single $749.

For Two $999.