Ernest Kinnie

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My friend Janis Hoffman, who wishes to remain anonymous, is writing about the wild adventures of a highly intelligent, self-centered brat, Alice, who discovers the ancient Egyptian World of Shadow and runs circles around people at UC Berkeley.

Our goal is to expand what you can think, feel and create, to invite you to the dance. My books include: two in the area of self-help psychology; papers, such as how to create useful idiots; and, a play and book about what happens when a group of university professors invite a shaman from the Sonoran Desert to share his world.

A serious warning! You need a firm grip on reality and a reasonably stable life, otherwise best to pass on by.

And not for the easily offended! Adult language is used when appropriate to the narrative, as in ALICE, and techniques for enhancing sexuality are given in MIND TRIPPING. Taboos are broken. Political correctness ignored. Old habits and ways of thinking challenged.

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Psychological Essentials---Experiences and Concepts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
Here you directly experience the concepts and strategies first and think about them later. You don’t just read about taking a trip, you take it. Consider keeping a journal. Encoding your experiences in words adds an important dimension, later reading what you wrote adds another, and reading what others have written adds a third. The Trips can be done alone or in a group.
You are Being Controlled
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Don’t be put off by the dry, objective language and approach. You use Skinner and Pavlov every day. The second part, How to Create Useful Idiots, shows how advertisers, interest groups, political parties, friends and enemies use Skinner and Pavlov as building blocks to create Hit Lists and Narratives to influence what you think, how you feel, and what you do. Best to know how they do it.
Thoughts of an Old Man and a Young Woman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. George Bernard Shaw Thoughts of an old man are from CYNICAL SOUP, a book of many quotations from across the world and over the centuries. Thoughts of a young woman are from THE ALICE TRILOGY, fantasy fiction by Janis Hoffman.
Mind Tripping---75 Trips and a Sexual Adventure
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
In this book, except in Part 4, you directly experience the concepts and strategies first and think about them later. You don’t just read about taking a trip, you take it. 1. The 10-second cure 2. Change the past 3. How to have a dishonest discussion 4. How to have an honest discussion 5. Create Power Words 6. Follow the Yellow Brick Road 7. Fritz’s Two Chairs 8 The Clowns
Maps of Reality---Berne Perls Skinner Pavlov Freud
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 18,540. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Creative ability
In this book you first experience the concepts and strategies and then use words to encode what you find. Thinking and writing about them adds an important dimension, and later reading what you wrote adds a second. The experiences of others are often included which adds a third. 1 Eric Berne 2 Fritz Perls 3 Skinner and Pavlov 4 How to Create Useful Idiots. 5 Many Realities.
Fritz Perls---out of your head, into the NOW
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Applied psychology
Fritz begins exactly where you are right now as you read this sentence. This moment is all you ever have. His goal is to make you fully aware of the NOW---be it beautiful or ugly, boring or ecstatic, petty or glorious. His techniques, theory, pomposity and blustering are all designed to shake you into the NOW. The NOW of this moment for me as I type this, and the NOW for you as you read it.
Eric Berne---the best of Games People Play
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Applied psychology
Concepts and strategies become alive when they are experienced, otherwise you are only playing with words. Here experience comes first, then you use words to encode what you found. Consider keeping a journal. Thinking and writing about your experiences adds an important dimension, and later reading what you wrote adds a second. The experiences of other people adds a third.
Cynical Soup---Not for the Easily Offended, or the Ridiculously Naive.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,720. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Over 700 quotations through the ages and acorss the world, collected over a lifetime. Not for the easily offended or the ridiculously naive. Many pictures of the authors. The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. George Bernard Shaw
High Flyers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Plays » American / African American
A 7-minute play. Two circus performers are too old to keep flying and must decide what to do with the rest of their lives...assuming they want a life if they can no longer fly. They were born in the circus and is all they know. Maybe better to end it. Who wants to flip burgers, or play a sweet, perky, little waitress, getting pinched on the tush for lousy tips? Found in Smackin' the Monkey.
Amoral Science Brainless Religion---two World Views
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Religion is in no position to question the results of scientific inquiry unless it obtains contrary results using scientific methodology---and looks foolish when it tries. And scientists look foolish when they make assertions about religious experiences and beliefs. Science by definition cannot study, and therefore cannot comment on questions of reality beyond what is available to the senses.
A Light in the Darkwood---two Children learn the power of imagination
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A bedtime story. Two children learn to create reality. The brother and sister run from a sow bear into the Darkwood where they are captured by little people. They create food for the little people and then realize that they can also use their imagination to escape. They then learn how to play with their imagination to create a marvelous, magical world of adventure and delight.
El Brujo---the Shaman and Four Professors
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Category: Screenplays » Drama
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. Adult language, especially when one of the professors finds himself on a chain gang.
Smackin' the Monkey and two other Short Plays
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Category: Plays » American / African American
Three short plays/skits SMACKIN’ THE MONKEY, DEEP AND SERIOUS, and HIGH FLYERS. In THE MONKEY, two old actors try to keep in shape by faking heart attacks in the park. It doesn’t work out so good. The sweet old lady steals the wallet from the actor faking the attack. The tough guy thinks the actor is having a bad trip and pops a white pill down his throat with unfortunate results.

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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.