The Remembered Self: A Journey into the Heart of the Beast

The Remembered Self: A Journey into the Heart of the Beast

by M. J. Payne

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This book is about the news that's not fit to print. It deals frankly with issues that are unacceptable in polite society and some persons would deem do not even exist. It is about how one human being deals with torture, trauma, sexual abuse and desire and the shame and self-hatred buried memories evoke when they begin to spill out.

Suppressed trauma creates a debt that is always paid in some way. There is an individual price a person pays in trying to censor and muzzle unacceptable memories. It is like the old Chinese foot binding process that produced deformed feet that were historically considered beauti ful but forced the bones into a painful and unnatural form with the breaking of their structure so the victim was no longer capable of walking independently. The process reduced their abiliti es. Abuse creates deformity of the spirit because agony and ordeal will out themselves in one way or another and take the greater part of a human being's energy to repress. The social price is daunting.

Sexuality easily becomes ritualized. The enormous drive of sexual impulses makes the ability to control a person through them eff ecti ve. The element of the taboo nature of forthright discussion makes people fl ee from the topic. This censorship allows abuse to continue.

Read on and look into the heart of darkness, the tools that perpetuate it, and how I survived and flourished against the odds.

M.J. Payne is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Honors Program and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is interested in human rights, literature, history, and has a business background.
She is an experienced research writer and lives in the DFW Metroplex with her husband and Dobermans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781457529214
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date: 08/20/2014
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

M.J. Payne is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Honors Program and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is interested in human rights, literature, history, and has a business background. She is an experienced research writer and lives in the DFW Metroplex with her husband and Dobermans.

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janp2 More than 1 year ago
Significant in this well written book, is the author stating, "In remembering my buried past I realized how little I knew about myself. My soul  was stretched and I found healing at the end of the episodes of terror and rage that went with combining my feelings with  recovered  memories I understand people better. I learned that boundaries are flexible in an emotionally resilient person and I got better at deciding where to place them on my personal continuum." Payne actually bares her soul in this book in an unflinching manner, which seems to me therapeutic in and of itself.  By Dannis Moore, East County Magazine, Oct. 11, 2014, THE HURT AND PAIN A CHILD REMEMBERS