Greetings!

My name is Fred Timm.  I am a psychotherapist and visionary living in New York City.

As a psychotherapist, I see both the magnificence and insanity of our humanity.  Individually and collectively, we carry a legacy of trauma which most deny, causing us to plunder the planet, others and sadly—ourselves.  Evidence abounds of individual and global catastrophe due to our rapacious and violent approach to living.

As a visionary, I see a new way of being human emerging: cooperative, creative, and sustainable—a new species, Homo veritas, ruled by truth, not trauma.  I explore this vision in my book Field Guide to a New Species.

In my work as a psychotherapist, I see how a few of us struggle with great diligence and anguish to heal the traumas we carry.  I also see that most of us don’t, and remain destructive toward ourselves and the world around us.  Instead of healing our wounds we pass on ancestral poison from generation to generation and misname this madness human nature—or we don’t question our behavior at all.  We are ruled by trauma—not truth.  A denied, wounded and rage-filled inner child runs our lives.  As a result, we cannot act in our best interests.  We are not sustainable.

Saddest of all, we hurt our children.  Seldom understood since we live unconscious lives, we have children to avoid healing our traumatic legacy by simply passing it on to them.  As the result, we’ve generated a crowded planet full of troubled people.  And time is running out.

We have a choice:  to live for truth or to die for lies.

Thank you for considering these ideas.  I invite you to heal your traumatic past in order to create a new and sustainable future, full of promise for yourself—and the world.

25 thoughts on “Greetings!

  1. Feeling very privileged for having found your website, through Daniel’s good work. Your vision resonates with me. Thank you!

  2. Ever since Daniel has posted the films, I have been returning to this page. Thank you both.
    There is much to learn here but I think that one has to be ready to hear. Thankfully, mostly, I do.

    Thanks for ” be-ing “.
    Carolyn Paul

  3. In regards to healing my traumatic past to create a sustainable future, i’m en route and it’s a pretty bumpy ride right now. That video was very helpful and so is this sight.

    So thanks.

    • Hi Bruce

      The journey to truth is the most exhilarating, difficult and worthwhile trip of all. Good luck to you on your venture!

      Fred

  4. This is a beautiful website, Fred. Thank you for sharing your fervor and your insight and for the preservation of our species and our planet.

  5. What gorgeous video work . You & Daniel surpass excellence & make it look easy. I re-watch both films at the drop of a hat! B&W shooting down on the East River evokes a kind of latter day ‘On the Waterfront’ feel… a titanic struggle for freedom & authenticity against the stunning backdrop of what we have wrought by sweat , blood & blind ingenuity … mighty inevitable New York ever looming above the gull-crossed estuary .

    ( Funny … the oft cliched line that has survived down the years from Budd Schulberg’s screenplay , ” I coulda’ been somebody…’ can now be more clearly understood thanks to your unscripted art in the same theatre. -Thank you so darn much, Joslin

    • Wow — thanks for the generous feedback! Much appreciated and conscious people will change the world. We are contenders!

  6. I just happened to find this great site today and watched both video clips and I have to say THANK YOU! I was very inspiring to me today. You might even say, it rebooted my inspiration today!
    Thanks!

  7. Dear Fredski,
    So wonderful to see you, your evolved self and your site. I would recognize your walk anywhere..it hasn’t changed since we last were together in the mid-eighties. Norman told me about the site and the work you are doing. It is all so very impressive and wonderful. I count myself as a truth teller.
    Much love from a voice from your past, blacklights and all…PLACES!
    XXX, Susan Paul

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