Irvin Brown

Biography

Dr. Irvin Brown is a psychologist and poet who completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University in 1971. He went on to receive his PhD at Stanford University in 1975. Afterwards, he joined the Stanford psychology faculty, where he remained for six years. His early research publications were focused on social learning, including language learning, self-efficacy, and learned helplessness through modeling. Later, his interests expanded beyond academic psychology, as his attention turned toward spiritual and artistic pursuits. This aspect of his work is best reflected in his recorded poetry recitals, entitled "Fields of Serenity: Rastafari Poetic Meditations and Visions." Most of the poems on the "Fields" CD were written while he lived in Jamaica among the Rastafari bretheren and sistren of the Nyabinghi Order. Dr. Brown (A.K.A Jah Irvin) returned to teaching and integrating his varied interests at the College of Central Florida in 1990. The courses he has taught include: General Psychology, Human Growth and Development (Throughout the Life Cycle), Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling the Culturally Diverse, and The Psychology of Religion. During his tenure at CF, Dr. Brown also became a licensed psychotherapist, a role in which his varied interests find relevance and expression. He now resides in Gainesville Florida, where he welcomes his new found status as Professor Emeritus. His hope is that retirement will afford the opportunity to focus on his writings, including scholarly work on the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

Videos

The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community
In this video Dr. Brown explains what it means to say that his eBook provides a spiritual perspective on the life of Malcolm X. Malcolm's life is viewed as a spiritual quest to find a place to call home. This would be a place where justice and love reign supreme. The author identifies three prefigurations of the Blessed Community: The street life; the Nation of Islam; and Orthodox Islam.

Prologue excerpt 1: From Hustler to Minister
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

Prologue excerpt 2: Entertains While He Explains
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

3 of 16: Boyhood
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

4 of 16: Louise's Lament
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

5 of 16: Ella's Rescue and Harlem Dreams
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

6 of 16: Detroit Red
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

7 of 16: Caught
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

8 of 16: Awakening in Jail
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

9 of 16: Discipline of the Nation
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

10 of 16: The Messenger
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

11 of 16: Betrayal
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

12 of 16: New Direction
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

13 of 16: Mecca and Africa
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

14 of 16: Nearing the End
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

15 of 16: Reflections pt. 1
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

16 of 16: Reflections Pt. 2
These are recited excerpts from the Ebook entitled The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community.

Books

The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
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This small book is a poetic retelling of the Malcolm X story, in which his life is reframed as a spiritual quest. The book provides a contrast to almost fifty years of writings that focus primarily on unraveling the complexities of his political beliefs and sorting out the details of his intense life and his tragic death by assassination.

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