The Power of Seduction

We all have the power of attraction—the ability to draw people in and hold them in our thrall. Few from all of us, though, are aware of this inner potential.

– Robert Greene – The Art of Seduction 

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Robert Greene is one of the great thinkers, philosophers, and writers of our time. His book, The 48 Laws of Power has sold millions of copies worldwide and is kept close at hand by political and business leaders. The influence its had on all, including myself, is revelatory.

However, Robert realized that in today’s times another form of power holds even more sway over individuals and societies. That power is SEDUCTION.

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I consider his book, The Art of Seduction, as a companion to The 48 Laws of Power and a must read for all. Whether you seek power or desire to seduce, having this knowledge is invaluable.

In fact, I feel it is so important to be aware of this “ART” that I am doing two episodes with Robert about it.

In our first conversation taking place this week on most of our PBS stations, (click here or on the tab above for times, dates, and stations) we examine the type of characters through history who mastered the art of seduction and the traits required to implement them.

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In part two of our conversation, which will air next week, we explore the traits you can develop to use the power of seduction and how it will benefit you in every endeavor and every walk of life.

The Art of Seduction is designed to arm you with weapons of persuasion and charm, so that those around you will slowly lose their ability to resist without knowing how or why it has happened. It is an art of war for delicate times.

Enjoy the episode and have a great week,

Barry

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Art for a New Consciousness and A New Season of Between the Lines

When you connect with your higher self, your divine self, that divinity is in the heart of all the viewers… The viewers of my paintings are connecting with the same feeling I have when I do the painting… We are connecting with our hearts.

– Kamran Khavarani – Khavarani.com 

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As we start the 21st season of Between the Lines we enter a new era for the series. Now in HD with a new set, a new look and the same turtleneck. The first few episodes may seem a bit rough around the edges but by episode four we worked out all the kinks that come with any facelift and look better than ever.

To help us kick off our first episode that doesn’t look like it was made in 1996 when we debuted, my first guest is one of the most celebrated artists of the 21st century whose artwork is seen throughout our set.

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He is Kamran Khavarani, the creator of the art form known as Abstract Romanticism. Kamran was a guest on our show years ago when we spoke about the beautiful book, written by acclaimed art historian Albert Boime, titled: The Birth of Abstract Romanticism. 

In this week’s episode we explore how Kamran creates his art, the healing effects of his work, and insight into a consciousness that can benefit all in any creative endeavor.

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A special thanks to LA 36, their General Manager Carla Carlini and her staff and crew who help produce this new version of Between the Lines.

Plus, a major thanks to our sponsor Sam Ash Music. If you’ve ever thought about learning an instrument there is no better place to start than a visit to Samash.com.

Hope you enjoy the new and improved (and polished by episode four) Between the Lines and the premier episode of season 21 with the lovely and insightful Kamran Khavarani.

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Have a great Super Bowl Sunday,

Barry

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A New Year – A New Between the Lines

Dear viewers and readers: Last week I told you there was a lot going on with Between the Lines and as we start the New Year I want to fill you in.

Between the Lines is now entering our 21st season on PBS. We started with just one station, WYCC in Chicago, and now the series is seen in over 95% of the country with viewers online as far away as China and Russia.

After 20 years, with such viewer support for what we do, we wanted to give our treasured viewers an even greater experience. The first move was to produce the show in Hi-Definition, creating a more dynamic and updated look.

In addition to being in Hi-Def, with the support of our new studio and its General Manager Carla Carlini and her fantastic team at LA 36, we created a more intimate feel. From a redesigned set, to new graphics, music, artwork, all aimed to thrust you deeper into each episode while producing a more stimulating overall experience.

Plus, besides the show itself, we are adding many dynamic online elements that create new opportunities for you to engage with myself, my guests and each other. These elements will run the gamut of interactive ways to enrich, enlighten and create a more vibrant, involved community. All designed to deliver an experience that provides a deeper understanding of our world and a greater appreciation for our role in it.

Our new season debuts the week of February 4th and I will keep you updated to all our new and improved developments.

May 2017 bless you and yours with good health, happiness and fulfilled desires,

Barry

 

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Now What?

Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it.  

From – Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech

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From the moment that George Washington resigned his presidency the peaceful transfer of power has reigned in the United States. And, as strange as the dynamics of this past election, this peaceful transfer of power is what will ultimately strengthen our values and, although it may not seem so at first, it provides us the best opportunity to close the gap between us.

That does not mean that we will all agree on how to meet our challenges, but it will provide the spark to stop the vitriol that poisons our relationships and keeps us from reaching our highest potential as a nation.

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Different points of view, ideologies and political leanings form the bases for transformation. When we view our differences through a constructive prism, instead of a darkened tunnel, the light has a chance to break through. When we view those we vehemently disagree with, with a sense that we all want was is best for our country, even if we cannot agree on the means we can still share and connect on a level that is more soothing to our souls and in turn, more productive for America.

We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought, but I still believe in America and I always will… We believe that the American dream is big enough for everyone, for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people and for people with disabilitiesFOR EVERYONE!

From – Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech

Plus, airing this week is my conversation with Homer Hickam. Homer writes some of the most heartwarming American fiction of the modern era. Our discussion about his book, Carrying Albert Home, is a classic example of how major differences of opinion, on a personal and political level, can still carry us all back home. 

Have a great week.

Barry

 

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What If?

What if you could unleash an inner essence that could turn fear into curiosity and find the solutions to many issues hidden within? How powerful would that be? Our new episode online, posted below, holds those answers. 

Uncover what you need to know to make better decisions. And Find hidden connections that reveal insights. 

Becki Saltzman – Living Curiously

Last month we aired an episode, featuring Becki Saltzman and her book Living Curiously. It drew such a positive reaction I wanted people to have access to it right away.

If you have already seen it, carefully watch it again. After another viewing it really sends the message home. If you missed it, now is your chance to learn how living a curious life is so enlightening.

I personally practice what Becki expounds upon and it makes a major difference in how I view and deal with many issues. In fact, I am certain that you too will take something away from our conversation which will affect you in a similar way. Plus, you will want to share this with family and friends so they also can feel the power of curiosity and the ways it is so transformative.

Just click on the episode and start living curiously! 

Have a great week,

Barry

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The Next Challenge

We can channel our differences toward productive goals.

Fmr. Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott & Tom Daschle – Crisis Point

Last week during my discussion with Senators Trent Lott and Tom Daschle we discussed the problems that led to their book Crisis Point and the current political situation we find ourselves in today.

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In my conversation this week, the senators and I discuss their vision on how to fix the problems. Giving concrete examples of what must be done, to restore the political faith of our governmental institutions, both senators agree on this key point.

We do have ultimate faith in the good judgment of the American people.

The truth actually lays in our history. From its beginning to the Civil War, from slavery through two World Wars and countless others, from civil unrest at home to terrorism, we over and over again rise above what seems like overwhelming odds.

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And as you will experience in Part II, we do have the power as individuals and as a society to change direction if we accept the reality that it is in our hands and our hands only.

The fulfillment you get in believing you can make a difference is a powerful motivation. – Crisis Point

Have a great week and make a difference!

Barry

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The Last Debate

The competitive American spirit is a defining part of our national character. But designed to channel that competitive spirit for the good of the whole. We have lost sight of its value in our current political environment.

Fmr. Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott & Tom Daschle – Crisis Point

On Wednesday night, if you listened carefully, you could hear the county give a giant sigh of relief. The last presidential debate was over. So, were do we go from here? Obviously, there is an election in about two weeks but no doubt there will be much more we need to be aware of over the next four years.

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That is why I am re-running my two part conversation beginning this weekend, featuring Former Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle and their eye-opening book: Crisis Point 

When Republican Senator Trent Lott and Democrat Senator Tom Daschle, who have been on the opposite sides of the isle on almost every policy and law debated in the Senate, come together to write a book because they both agree we are at a crisis point, it is time to listen.

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Our contrasting identities and philosophies also serve as a metaphor for the country itself – and share a vision for how we can get moving again. 

So, unless half the country really is moving to Canada after November 8th we’ll have plenty to do and plenty of time to fix what is so badly broken. In fact, this election may really be a wakeup call for our great country. Yes, there are such deep animosities at this time, or at least we are made to believe and feel that, but underneath it all lays a core strength that has existed since our beginning.

Our Founding Fathers generation had enormous faith in ours. We must act to preserve what’s worth saving, change what is hindering us from progress, and exercise the wisdom to know which is which. – Crisis Point

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Share these episodes with as many people as you can before you pull those levers. For I believe strongly in the Senators’ words and know you will as well.

There is hope. It begins with the strength that already exists within this great nation and its people.” 

Have a great week and stay strong,

Barry

 

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