Indigogo Launch Campaign Smashes Goal

We here at Third Factor are delighted to announce that we surpassed our magazine launch fundraising goal.  Our campaign at Indiegogo, which closed on September 4, raised 133% of our goal. This means we’ll be able to pay for some artwork, special features, and other one-time expenses.  To all of you who chipped in, thank […]

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Therapy for the Highly Gifted and Highly Excitable An Interview with P. Susan Jackson

You’ve got noteworthy abilities. Complex emotions. Acute perception. A tremendous capacity for nuance. And yet, you’re pulling yourself apart at the seams.

Sound like someone you know? Then you’ll want to read this interview with P. Susan Jackson of the Daimon Institute.

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“Gifted” in Humble Language: A Japanese Lesson

No one really likes the word “gifted.” Maybe it’s because we understand that we’re using honorific language to describe ourselves, and even in English, that’s gauche. Could there be neutral, or even humble, words for this thing we call giftedness?

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The Embracing Intensity Journey Some Themes in Highly Excitable Lives

Aurora Remember Holtzman has talked to lots of overexcitable adults for her podcast, Embracing Intensity, and she’s seen some themes in their stories. For starters, though they’ve all learned to channel their intensity in a positive direction, it never started off for them that way.

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Excitable Reads: Mellow Out by Michael M. Piechowski

“MELLOW OUT,” THEY SAY. IF I ONLY COULD By Michael M. Piechowski 377 pp. Royal Fireworks Press. $25.00. For this issue of Third Factor, it seemed fitting to include a discussion of what is perhaps the best showcase of overexcitability (OE) available in print: Michael M. Piechowski’s “Mellow Out,” They Say. If I Only Could: […]

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Learning to Pilot Your Spaceship Autopsychotherapy in the Overexcitable Life

If you want to make it as a metaphorical overexcitable astronaut, you’ve got to learn to read your instrument panel. That’s what autopsychotherapy is for.

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The Overexcitable Experience A Letter from the Editors for Issues 2 and 3

What does it mean to be “overexcitable?” Where are we most likely to find these people? And why is it an important part of the experience of positive disintegration? Third Factor’s editors offer a basic introduction to Dabrowski’s overexcitabilities.

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The Long Journey of the Overexcitable Meditator An Interview with Kate Arms

If you’ve ever said “Oh, I wish I could meditate, but my mind’s just too active,” then this article’s for you. We sat down with Kate Arms, an experienced meditator and life coach, to discuss how meditation can be helpful to those with overexcitability.

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The Positive Disintegration of Robert F. Kennedy, Part II: The Courage to Reintegrate

After his brother’s assassination, Robert Kennedy faced a disintegration. Though it was brutal, it was also a positive one, demonstrating the power of overexcitability when fueled by high-level courage. Bobby’s ill-fated campaign ultimately showed glimmers of level V, the highest level of personal development.

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Excitable Reads: The Mind Illuminated by Culadasa

The Mind Illuminated is a great meditation manual that will guide you, step by step, from establishing your practice to achieving tranquility and equanimity. If all you’re looking to do is learn to sustain your focus, it’ll help you with that, too.

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