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The term pain-body was coined by Eckhart Tolle, a philosopher and author known for his books, The Power of Now and A New Earth. In his work, Tolle writes that the most significant thing that can happen to us in the evolution of our consciousness is to recognize and create, a separation between the thinking mind and conscious awareness.

The ego identity is constructed from the things you tell yourself and the things other people say about you that you've decided to accept as truth. Tolle asserts your ego is not who you are, it is not your essence. Your ego is a construct. This false identity of the ego is often fueled by what Tolle calls the pain-body. The Pain-body is the collective manifestation of all the pain, misery, and sorrow a person has ever experience in their life.

David Banner was the son of an abusive, alcoholic father who murdered his mother. As a teenage, Banner had a remarkably high IQ, but was a loner, was picked on and was even kicked out of school. Later in life as a scientist, Banner was exposed to a large dose of radiation that caused a genetic mutation to his physical form.
The mutation caused a split in Banner’s personality and enabled him superhuman powers in his alter ego state known as the hulk. The transformation into this hulk creature occurs under emotional stress that triggers Banner’s pain-body. The Hulk is a large green humanoid that possess superhuman strength and powers of invulnerability.

Primal Scream therapy was developed by psychologist Arthur Janov in 1970. It’s a type of psychotherapy based on the belief that mental problems in adults are due to unresolved childhood conflict. During the therapy traumatic past incidents are re-experienced and then emotionally discharged by bouts of screaming. John Lennon and Steve Jobs were both brief adherents of the movement.

Video & Music: written, recorded, edited and performed by Tommy Becker ©2014
THANK YOU!!! to all my students for their participation.


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