Trading Tribe Book
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I just finished your book, The Trading Tribe, and am blown away by your
ability to simplify the seemingly endless complexities of human behavior.
There is a symmetry and beauty in your writing, that I rarely see.
I have many Aha moments, that supplement the "Aha's" I experience at Tribe
Your writing makes me see that:
If we are unwilling to experience the forms of the feelings we dislike, the
feelings we dislike will form our experiences.
The information on manipulation is fascinating; As I read, it is truly a
revelation to realize that:
Others do not manipulate us against our will. They manipulate us in harmony
with our will nots.
I think I understand the meaning of responsibility, but I do not, until I
read your book. The responsibility model says that we invite all of this
into our lives.
Thank you for your work.
Tue, 28 Jun 2005
Hi Ed !
over the weekend I read The Trading Tribe book and get many AHA's as a
result, many memories pop up and a deeper understanding of myself as a
result. Congratulation on your newest book Ed.
Receiving and Somatic Mirroring
I read in TT page 68 paragraph 3:
"Some of the other tribe members notice their own legs moving
This generates some general questions. Here they are:
1. Is it common at tribe meetings for receivers to take on (or
"mirror") the posture and overall body attitude, even the facial
expressions of the sender, when receiving? (My best guess is
tends to happen and is seems incidental to the process. We build the
healing field of acknowledgment with verbal cues such as "good
job" and with cheering.
2. Can going with spontaneous somatic mirroring behavior when receiving in
fact be a very strong and effective receiving technique? (My best guess is
receiver's job is to encourage the sender to amplify his forms and deepen
his experience. The receiver does not have to replicate the receiver's
experience to do this.
3a. Is there an optimal point (or points) in the process of receiving,
where such somatic mirroring techniques may be optimally effective?
mirroring is incidental to the process.
3b. Is there a similar point (or points) in the process of receiving,
where somatic mirroring techniques may be in fact quite ineffective, or
mirroring is incidental to the process.
3c. Is acute awareness and understanding of somatic mirroring (and
associated timing / sequencing of same in TTP receiving) a property of
highly skilled TTP receivers?
use somatic cues to know when the sender is getting close to experiencing
a form. When he gets active, we raise the level of encouragement.
4. The TTP description of effective receiving seems to describe a set of
intensely verbal methods. I may be missing some TTP writing about
non-verbal somatic mirroring receiving techniques in TTP. I search TT and
FAQ for clues. Please comment on the relationship, if any, between
effective verbal vs. (non-verbal) "somatic mirroring" TTP
sender is is generally deep into his own experience and may even have his
eyes shut. The sender is not attentive to the postures of the
receivers. The receivers are aware of the postures of the sender.
The sender is aware of verbal cues, particularly highly emotional
encouragement such as cheering.
"Excellent. I encourage anyone interested in growth to read the
Trading Tribe, get in a tribe, and/or use the book to start your own. It
could easily be worth hundreds of thousands, if not millions, to
When I follow my intuition trends, I enjoy it's fruits including it
telling me buy your book. My conscious mind says you don't need it. Yes.
And I am happy I follow my intuition trend. I love how your book continues
expanding my TTP experience. My intuition says read it again. And I am.
For over two and half years, I enjoy fruits from FAQ, both as reader and
writer. I continue learning from your Spring 2004 TTP workshop, Fall 2004
TTP workshop, and a guest at IV TT. Besides, being one of the founding
members of our local awesome TT going strong over 20 months. I gain every
two weeks whether I am a sender or receiver. And I love how what I
experience from your book deepens my TTP.
Part of my experience is the willingness to feel those feelings ...
emotional drawdowns ... that come as part of the larger TTP trend. Then
place the trade, i.e., drive to the TT meeting or whatever the next step is
including buying the book in spite of all the reasons not to, then reading
I am a long term trader. I am willing to go the route most aren't, forego
short-term pleasure for long-term possibilities. Today, I own I'm the man
I always wanted to be. Then I own the feelings that I actually been that
man for over 8 years. I am happy to own it now. I am thankful for me, my
whole support network including my local tribe and my larger tribe.
Thank you for the wonderful gift of sharing your best.
I have now read your wonderful book during the last couple of days ...
This book brings great clarity, to all aspects of the process and cleared
up all gray areas for me. I'm really glad you experienced your
perfectionist feelings, and got it out.
Congratulations - on producing this important and much needed work for the
world. (You may not have started this project as a professional writer,
but you certainly finished it as one.)
pages 154 & 155
I ask questions on TTP re-integration of forms. These questions are
generated from reading page 154 &155 of TT book.
1. Please describe the original state of integration of multiple forms in
some detail. The TTP term ‘re-integration’ strongly suggests a prior
state of integration. What are the essential properties of the prior
to Integration, your feelings live in k-nots and are relatively
unavailable as resources on your emotional instrument panel.
TTP, you can untie your k-nots, re-frame your feelings from adversaries
into allies and re-integrate them with your other feelings.
of integral parts produces integrity.
2. In terms of properties, how do the original state of integration and
the subsequent state of TTP re-integration differ? Also, what essential
properties do they share?
property of liking our feelings differs. Before TTP, we dislike and avoid
our feelings and we entrain drama around them. The feelings we
dislike run our lives. Post TTP, we like our feelings and use them
cooperatively with Conscious Mind to act with wisdom and in line with
Page 155 describes Polarity Process as a basic process of TTP. The
glossary describes Polarity Process as “a set of methods to
simultaneously experience two forms. It is a two-pole version of the
original Polarity Process works by investing two feelings, one in each
hand, and then experiencing what's standing between your hands as you
bring them slowly together.
current Re-Integration Process works by developing forms in place,
wherever they show up in your body, and then by experiencing all the forms
3. Must the emotional state represented by the forms (or the forms
themselves) be opposites of each other, or at least have membership in
opposing categories or groups? Does use of the Polarity Process require
this scenario? Can two forms of similar type or kind be re-integrated
using the Polarity Process?
earlier thinking on this is to develop two opposite feelings that are
polar opposites, and then to connect them and discharge them, hence the
name, Polarity Process.
practice we use whatever forms emerge, and do not attempt to label them as
4. When will more detail on Polarity Process appear in TTP resources?
Where can one find more detail, now?
can find it right here, right now. Thank you for stimulating the
evolution of this work.
Easy to Read
I finished your
book. Nice work. Congratulations. It is easy to read, simple, to the point
and every sentence has a meaning. It is a book with a purpose. Thank you
for doing it.
I got the book and I read most of it already . I love it !
Can I call you today? Under which number can I reach you (about publishing
a German edition.)
like to wait for more feedback on this edition before beginning any
on a fantastic book.
I read the
chapter in your book last night on manipulation. I never realized how my
unwillingness to experience certain feelings has allowed others to
manipulate me. Thank you for the “AHA”. I further commit myself to the
TTP process, so I may fully experience my feelings without judgment.
Easy to Read
Thank you for
the book! English is foreign language for me and I find it very easy
to read your SVO-p text.
Tribe Workbook Chapter
for the chapter. I found it very easy to read and the examples are most
helpful and just the right length. The chapter reads like a manual and
gives a succinct and complete guide to starting a tribe. I found it very
useful and cannot suggest any ways to improve on it. I look forward to the
rest of the book.