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 60 Psychological Adventures, Psychological Maps, 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 60 Psychological Adventures and Psychological Maps, two self-help psychology books to explore and create your life, and Cynical Soup, a book of over 800 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.

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The Brujo And The Four Professors: A 2-Act Play
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,310. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Category: Plays » American / African American
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.
Psychological Maps
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,780. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
You best understand psychological concepts and strategies by experiencing them. Talking about them is good. Experiencing and then talking about them is much better. Experience the psychological maps of Perls, Berne, Freud, Skinner and Pavlov. Then learn how governments, political parties, interest groups and advertisers turn you into a useful idiot.
25 Psychological Adventures
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
You best understand psychological concepts and strategies by experiencing them. Talking about them is good. Experiencing and then talking about them is much better. HONEST AND DISHONEST DISCUSSIONS The first two Adventures are ways to have an honest and a dishonest discussion. You have them with others, and with yourself.
60 Psychological Adventures
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,490. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
You best understand psychological concepts and strategies by experiencing them. Talking about them is good. Experiencing and then talking about them is much better. PART 1--Adventures 1-25. Experiences, concepts, strategies, to explore and shape your life. PART 2--Adventures 26-60. Go Zen. Look at the possibilities. Go with the flow. PART 3--A sexual adventure of love and joy.
You Are Being Controlled
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Price: $1.45 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
You best understand psychological concepts and strategies by experiencing them. Talking about them is good. Experiencing and talking about them is better. C. Skinner and Pavlov D. How they turn you into a useful idiot Frivolous Fun Don’t be put off by the dry, objective language and methods of Skinner and Pavlov. They are used by everybody, every day, to influence/control you.
Thoughts Of An Old Man And A Young Woman
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Price: Free! Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
The thoughts of Old Man and a young woman are about wise and foolish humans, and the nature of Reality. Old Man has lived a full life, and has tried very hard to be honest and open-minded. Sometimes he succeeded. He’s not much for political correctness, or the warm, self-righteous comfort of a Noble Cause. Too many Noble Lies. She says what she thinks and couldn’t care less if that bothers you.
Fritz Perls: Out Of Your Head, Into The Now
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Price: $1.45 USD. Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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 begins exactly where you are right now as you read this sentence. His goal is to make you fully aware of the NOW---be it beautiful or ugly, boring or ecstatic, petty or glorious.
Eric Berne: the Best of Games People Play
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Price: $1.45 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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 quickly 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.
Cynical Soup: Not For The Easily Offended, Or The Ridiculously Naive.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,400. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Over 850 observations through the ages and around the world from well known deep thinkers like Albert Einstein and Mae West. And many thoughts of Old Man and a young woman about wise and foolish humans, and the nature of Reality.
High Flyers: A Ten-Minute Play
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Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Plays » American / African American
A 10-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?
Amoral Science Brainless Religion: Two World Views
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Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science
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: Where Children Learn The Power Of Imagination
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A bedtime story. Two children learn to create reality. They run from a sow bear into the Darkwood and 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.
Smackin' The Monkey And Two Other Short Plays
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Category: Plays » American / African American
Three 10-minute plays: Smackin’ the Monkey, Deep and Serious, and High Flyers. In the first, two old actors try to keep in shape by faking heart attacks in the park. In the second, four people want to join a playwriting group, but are afraid the play they have written is not deep and serious enough. Too much fun. In the third a couple of high flyers are just too old to fly anymore. What to do.

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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.