Ernest Kinnie

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INTERVIEW WITH DR. ERNEST KINNIE
(Broadcast on PBC, September 18, 2014. All rights reserved)
James: Our very special guest today is Dr. Ernest Kinnie. Dr. Kinnie is a retired psychologist with many years experience as a professor, therapist, and author. His recent books bring together the best ways he’s found over a lifetime to help you expand what you can think, feel and become. And he is also the publisher of The Alice Trilogy, the story of a highly intelligent, over-sexed, foul-mouthed brat.
Thank you for coming. You know, Dr. Kinnie, there are a number of people who believe that you wrote The Alice Trilogy, not Janis Hoffman. Did you or didn’t you?
Dr. Kinnie: (laughs) You don’t waste time do you. Janis holds a high level position in government and wishes to remain anonymous. We are good friends and I agreed to publish her book, The Alice Trilogy, using the name Janis Hoffman.
James: Yes, yes, I know. That’s the cover story. Her career will be hurt if people find out she wrote that book about a wild, over-sexed brat. Is Janis Hoffman real or not?
Dr. Kinnie: Both.
James: Both? Both? What do you mean both! You’re playing a game with me.
Dr. Kinnie: Aren‘t you playing a game with me?
James: Of course I’m playing a game with you. I want you to admit you’re a dirty old man, writing porn and hiding behind a woman’s skirt. And that picture on your author page isn’t you. It’s John Muir.
Dr. Kinnie: Ok, I might be a dirty old man who writes pornography. But you’re for sure a porn pusher.
James: What do you mean by that?
Dr. Kinnie: You’re a jump and pump, gotcha man, who loves to play with people’s heads to up your ratings and show everybody what a great interviewer you are.
James: (Laughs) True enough. You gotta admit though, the main ideas in Alice and your self-help psychology books are very similar.
Dr. Kinnie: Ok, Mr. Gotcha man. Let me jump and pump you. What main ideas?
James: Well, here’s a couple. Primary Reality is a Self that remains the same in the midst of all of the shifting realities. And, we are far more than just one person, short-lived and stuck in a particular space-time.
Dr. Kinnie: Damn! I thought I’d catch you for sure. Yes, you have read the books and those are two of the main ideas in The Alice Trilogy. They are also found in Mind Tripping, Maps of Reality, and Cynical Soup. All easily available wherever eBooks are sold. Best to get in a little self-promotion while I can.
Oh! Janis knows I’m doing this interview and asked me to let people know that she is a high level official in the Department of Education in Washington. She wants to have a little fun watching her coworkers try to figure out who Janis Hoffman might be.
James: (laughs) Yeah. That would be a lot of fun playing with people’s heads. Who is that beautiful woman on the cover of The Alice Trilogy? Great cover.
Dr. Kinnie: That is a late 19th century painting of Suzanne Valadon. She’s one of Alice’s Alts and in the center of all that sniffing, snorting, drinking, fornicating, and wild creativity in old Montmartre, a village on a bluff high above Paris.
James: I am genuinely sorry but we are out of time, and I have so much more to ask. Thank you for coming, and I hope you will come again soon when we have more time. You have been as intelligent and entertaining as I expected.
Dr. Kinnie: Thank you for having me. Always fun to fence with a worthy opponent.
James: And thank you all for watching this lively interview with Dr. Ernest Kinnie. He is a retired psychologist and author. His books are available at major eBook outlets like Amazon, Apple, and Barnes and Noble.
He slipped in the titles of his most recent books, but let me repeat them to help ensure he returns for another interview. They are Mind Tripping and Maps of Reality, two self-help psychology books to explore and create your life, and Cynical Soup, a book of over 750 wise and foolish observations. And for sure, don’t forget The Alice Trilogy, the story of a wild and crazy young girl, he may or may not have written. He left out the book I like the best, 10 Important Moments in People’s Lives: ten short plays.

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The Alice Trilogy: An Over-sexed, Super-smart, Foul-mouthed Brat
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013 by Ernest Kinnie. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
My story is not for the easily offended. I have such fun playing around with taboos, political correctness, and authoritarian bastards. My sexual adventures and the tiny changes I made to old fairy tales shocked and outraged a few of my dear readers. One woman even accused me of being uncouth. You are all fine people I’m sure, wonderfully sensitive and refined. And I got plenty of couth, Lady.

Books

Psychological Philosophical Adventures: Into The Nature of Your Reality
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 25,130. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Psychology » Movements / transpersonal
PART 1-Adventures 1-25: Experiences Concepts Strategies PART 2-Adventures 26-60: Go Zen---go with the flow PART 3-RELAX---ENERGIZE PART 4-Sexual Arousal and Fulfillment: to a time before civilization was born PART 5-Chasing Reality: What do you know and how do you know it? Twilight Reality And have fun. As Dr. Seuss said so elegantly, FUN IS GOOD. And so are joy, love and wild adventures.
Maps Of Reality: Natural And Super-Natural
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 30,790. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Psychology » Movements / transpersonal
If you cling too tightly to your maps of Reality you are unaware of their nearly total influence over your sense of what is real. Such a mind-numbing spell can only be broken by experiencing Reality using other maps, other interpretations of Reality. And then you will ride upon the wind, and dance like a flame upon the mountainside.
10 Short Plays: 10 Great Moments
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies
10 Short Plays. 10 Great Moments. Most take place on a bench in the park for ease of production. You want sex? High flyers Their last chance Androidian love I’m too old for this crap Sammy finds a way The kiss Deep and serious A cougar’s kitchen Smackin’ the monkey
The Brujo And The Four Professors: A 2-Act Play
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 15,830. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
CANDLE LIGHT AND GUIDED FANTASIES ARE POWERFUL NOT FOR EVERYONE A 2-act play. Four university professors invite a brujo to explain shamanism. He guides them into an alive, creative world which turns out to be both seductive and dangerous. He uses guided fantasies to help them explore the nature of reality and their true identity.
Fritz Perls: Out Of Your Head, Into The Now
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
You best understand psychological concepts and strategies by experiencing them. Talking about them is good. Experiencing and then talking about them is much better. Fritz ‘s goal is to make you fully aware of the NOW. The NOW of this moment for you as you read this. The NOW for me as I type it. Being in the flow of the NOW gives you a more accurate map of Reality.
Eric Berne: the Best of Games People Play
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
You best understand psychological concepts and strategies by experiencing them. Talking about them is good. Experiencing and then talking about them is much better. Eric Berne expands what you can think, feel and become by making you more aware of your Adult, Parent and Children. You’ll also explore the games you play, your stamp collection, and the fairy tales that shape your life.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ernest Kinnie

  • Mirror Reversal on June 17, 2013

    Maybe this book was written by a guy who has led a full, life, with his eyes wide open, and a great imagination. But, I suspect it was written by a woman with a fake name, who has had considerable real world experience on the street, to put it as nicely as I can. Either way, the settings in the book are wonderfully REAL and so are the people. Beautifully written, outrageous, and over the top. The book is either hilariously funny or horribly serious, depending on your mood and belief system. I read the hard cover edition a year ago but only gave it four stars because parts of the book were a little too polemical for me. No problem this time. Now the polemics are nicely woven into the story, so it well deserves an unqualified 5 stars. If you want a fun romp in the sun and a weird journey through the mirror, buy the book.
  • Egret Dream on Nov. 02, 2015

    Written by a smart, sensitive guy who is a combination of Franz Kafka and Charlie Chaplin, the tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure. Lots of emotions, good and bad, and ideas, mostly talking off from nature as the poet found around Sarasota, Florida. Highly recommend, if you are a sensitive soul. If not, go watch a nice comedy on TV.