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Read This Fascinating Presentation of American Mythology and the Current Political Situation -- Author Joseph Abrahams Reveals the Importance of the Origin of Grassroots in Politics

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., June 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The majority may not be unaware of this but psychoanalysis can be applied not only to clinical and forensic but also political ends. Author Joseph Abrahams presents a vibrant history of America from the standpoint of its grassroots and how to guide its development in a time of crisis in Democracy From the Grassroots. Read on and discover the unique contribution of democracy to the evolution of the person in the modern age.

Democracy From the Grassroots begins with an inspiring historical overview of grassroots, describing its unique organizations, ways in analysis of issues at the grassroots, and procedures in training and year-round campaigning. The author guides us through its organizational structures -- the political clubs, committees, councils, caucuses, and workshops, where in real people work to create real change. A chapter is devoted to analytic issues, the systems that determine their resolution, and their role in the political campaign. It serves to enlighten and motivate -- the ideal lead-in to an exhaustive section on training. A concise summary integrates the hypotheses set forth about the role of the grassroots politics in American social development. In a unique and compelling twist, that model is compared to the individual's development as a person.

Written by psychoanalyst, political activist, and scholar Dr. Joseph Abrahams, Democracy From the Grassroots: A Guide to Creative Political Action presents the pioneering work of three decades in the grassroots trenches. A vibrant history and call to action, this volume is as lush in practical how-to as it is in thoughtful reflection and insight. The appendix is remarkable for its richly annotated bibliography and a revealing chronology of events and issues of grassroots movements.


Democracy From the Grassroots: A Guide to Creative Political Action is now available for your reading pleasure. A provocative and evocative read, this book engages both the jaded and the hopeful of out citizenry. It reminds us of our grassroots origins and leads us into the long, uniquely American grassroots campaigning, at once national, state, and local. Get a copy of this fascinating read online at or purchase a copy at your nearest book retailer.

Delve Into the Mind of a Passionate Psychoanalyst -- Dr. Joseph Abrahams Reveals His Mind, Heart, and Soul in This Endearing Volume

 SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., July 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- A person's life does not only begin when he's born and does not only end when he dies. It is an ongoing history that's continuously experienced; and it ripples throughout time through others. This is what this volume is about --- it speaks of author Joseph Abrahams, his life, his works, his family, his thoughts, his everything, and more -- it is about how A Passionate Psychoanalyst lives and dreams.


This is not just a memoir, poetry book, case study, dream journal, or travelogue. It is all that -- and more. Immerse into the life of the author as he shares his mind, heart, and soul in this endearing volume. With more than a lifetime of insights, memories, and experiences, he relates to all how his enterprising Grandfather came to America, how his Grandfather met a mysterious death, how his extended family has prospered, and how he himself pursued the American Dream. He entered the interesting field of psychoanalysis, and ventured into his own fascinating world, where he can better understand his life drives. There, the analysis of his dreams has been central, and then a bent for poetry.

With the lucid analysis of his dreams and poetry, it has resulted into a creative product -- making him A Passionate Psychoanalyst, as he is. Truly, this is an inspiring and thought-provoking volume worth reading. Order a copy now through


About the Author


Joseph Abrahams is a psychoanalyst, just ninety, who has been a follower of Freud's way in the study of the human soul since early adolescence. Freud's plumbing the human condition through painstaking work with troubled humans made sense to him. Analyzing their dreams to get to their core motivations made even more sense.


But even earlier, Abrahams found himself doing poetry, and interested in ballet and opera. Those interests went underground, in favor of science. Medicine was a compromise. Then, like Freud, he found psychiatry, and the realization that such study would have to begin with himself.

Also like Freud he pursued his studies wherever they led. This volume is a preliminary report of the passionate search, based on his dreams and poems. A more formal exposition will come as An Extended Practice of Psychoanalysis. He is also hatching an opera on Virginia Woolf's extraordinary life.


He currently lives in San Luis Obispo, California with his wife, Elisabeth, a collaborator in his writing of books that stem from his career as a psychoanalyst: Turning Lives Around: Wartime Treatment of Military Prisoners; Politics from the Grassroots: A Guide to Creative Politics; The Messianic Imperative: Scourge or Savior?