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Roy Masters (commentator) : biography

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Roy Masters (born 2 April 1928) is a British-born American conservative talk-radio show host, best-selling author, and Founder of the Foundation of Human Understanding. Masters is host of Advice Line, the longest-running counseling show in talk radio history.

Biography

Roy Masters was born and grew up as Reuben Obermeister in London.Bill Varbale, , Medford Mail Tribune, February 1999 Masters worked as a diamond cutter and gem expert after relocating to the United States in 1949. Several years later in 1952 Masters met and married his wife, Ann. They moved from Birmingham, Alabama, and settled in Houston, Texas where they had four children.

In 1960, Masters became America's first radio counselor after starting Advice Line, which is a nationally syndicated, conservative radio program. Around this time, Masters began teaching an exercise called, "Your Mind Can Keep You Well," designed to help people transform spiritual and emotional suffering into understanding.

In 1961 Roy Masters founded the Foundation of Human Understanding in Los AngelesWilliam Wolf, , Pages 14-16, © 1969, 1975, 2005, published by the Foundation of Human Understanding (Originally published by Sherbourne Press, 1969) In 1983, Masters moved his family and the Foundation from Los Angeles to Tall Timber Ranch in Selma, Oregon, near Grants Pass, Oregon.Howard Kurtz, , Washington Post, June 17, 2008 Masters holds regular church meetings called Sunday Conversations in Grants Pass and Selma, along with other meetings that vary from a Bible studies group, to men's and women's discussion groups.Roy Masters, , February 1992, page 3

In the late 1980s, Masters was accused of swaying people using hypnosis. In 1992, he wrote in a statement of faith that his work is the antithesis of hypnosis, and he has explained that "we need to dehypnotize people under the spell of charlatans, politicians, and authority figures who have programmed them."

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Publications

  • Hypnotic States of Americans: A spiritual survival manual for every American family in a perilous world. Oregon: CreateSpace, May 11, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4609-3902-4
  • The Adam and Eve Sindrome. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, Jan. 2001. ISBN 978-0-933900-11-0
  • Finding God in Physics: Einstein's Missing Relative (with Bob Just and Dorothy Baker). Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, ISBN 978-0-933900-19-6
  • Secrets of a Parallel Universe: Why Our Deepest Problems Hold the Key to Ultimate Personal Success and Happiness. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, June 1992. ISBN 978-0-933900-17-2
  • Surviving the Comfort Zone (with Dorothy Baker). Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, Aug. 1, 1991. ISBN 978-0-933900-15-8
  • Understanding Sexuality: The Mystery of Our Lost Identities (with Dorothy Baker). Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, rev. ed., Feb. 1988. ISBN 978-0-933900-13-4
  • Beyond the Known (with Dorothy Baker). Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, Rev. Ed., June 1, 1988. ISBN 978-0-933900-03-5
  • The Hypnosis of Life: Self-Defense Lessons to Help You Cope with Every Day Pressure. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, June 1988. ISBN 978-0-933900-05-9
  • The Secret Power of Words: Why Words Affect You So Deeply. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, June 1, 1988. (pbk) ISBN 978-0-933900-14-1
  • Eat No Evil (with Dorothy Baker). Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, June 1987. (pbk) ISBN 978-0-933900-12-7
  • How to Survive Your Parents: And Not Do to Your Children What Your Parents Did to You. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, June 1, 1982. (pbk) ISBN 978-0-933900-10-3
  • The Satan Principle: Life Itself Is Hypnosis: Self-Defense Lessons to Help You Cope With Everyday Pressure. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, June 1979. ISBN 978-0-933900-02-8 (Earlier version: Life Itself Is Hypnosis: The Satan Principle: Self-Defense Lessons to Help You Cope With Everyday Pressure, Foundation Books, 1978. )
  • How Your Mind Can Keep You Well Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, June 1, 1978. ISBN 978-0-933900-09-7 (Fawcett Crest Book, 1973, )
  • No One Has to Die! Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1977.
  • Secret of Life. (pbk) 1977. [ASIN: B000KVIIQM] and as
  • The Secret of Life. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1972
  • Sex, Sin & Salvation. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1977.
  • How to Conquer Suffering Without Doctors. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, June 1976. ISBN 978-0-933900-04-2
  • How to Control Your Emotions. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1975.
  • How to Conquer Negative Emotions (with Mel Tappan). Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, June 1, 1975. ISBN 978-0-933900-01-1
  • (Roy Masters Speaks On) Understanding Meditation. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1974,
  • Your Mind Can Keep You Well, Fawcett Publications, 1973. (Mass Market paperback: ) (Essandess Special Edition, 1968. )
  • Sex, Sin & Solution. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1970.
  • (Roy Masters Speaks On) Breaking Free of Psycho-therapy. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1970.
  • How To Be At Peace With Your Problems. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1965.
  • The Secrets of Life and Death. :Devorss, 1964.
  • Be Still and Know (an updated version of How Your Mind Can Keep You Well).

Media appearances

Masters has appeared on CNN's Crossfire, Larry King Live, The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, Sean Hannity's WABC Show, and The Drudge Report. A short segment of an interview with Masters was used in a PBS television documentary entitled Death In America, in which Masters discusses social, cultural and religious attitudes relating to how Americans dealt and currently deal with illness and death throughout American history.

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