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    introduce the doctor as mediator?

    What does "the public service announcements introduce the doctor as mediator"mean here? Does it mean ôthe doctor is introduced as mediator"? Then what does mediator mean?

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    In the overall, then, violent shows provide a service, in that they usually promote the sense of a man's or a woman's individual power over a given set of circumstances. At best the public service announcements introduce the doctor as mediator: You are supposed to take your body to a doctor as you take your car to a garage, to have its parts serviced. Your body is seen as a vehicle out of control, that needs constant scrutiny.

    The doctor is like a biological mechanic, who knows your body far better than you.In the overall, then, violent shows provide a service, in that they usually promote the sense of a man's or a woman's individual power over a given set of circumstances. At best the public service announcements introduce the doctor as mediator: You are supposed to take your body to a doctor as you take your car to a garage, to have its parts serviced. Your body is seen as a vehicle out of control, that needs constant scrutiny.

    The doctor is like a biological mechanic, who knows your body far better than you.

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    Re: introduce the doctor as mediator?

    The passage is difficult to understand. It lacks context. Is there a web link to it?
    Yes, the doctor is introduced as mediator, but what the doctor mediates is not immediately apparent from that passage. What has a visit to a doctor got to do with violent shows?

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    Re: introduce the doctor as mediator?

    Thank you for your reply! This is something in Seth material, here is the context:

    Your television dramas, the cops-and-robbers shows, the spy productions, are simplistic, yet they relieve tension in a way that your public health announcements cannot do. The viewer can say: "Of course I feel panicky, unsafe, and frightened, because I live in such a violent world." The generalized fear can find a reason for its existence.

    But the programs at least provide a resolution dramatically set, while the public health announcements continue to generate unease. Those mass meditations therefore reinforce negative conditions.

    In the overall, then, violent shows provide a service, in that they usually promote the sense of a man's or a woman's individual power over a given set of circumstances. At best the public service announcements introduce the doctor as mediator: You are supposed to take your body to a doctor as you take your car to a garage, to have its parts serviced. Your body is seen as a vehicle out of control, that needs constant scrutiny.

    The doctor is like a biological mechanic, who knows your body far better than you. Now these medical beliefs are intertwined with your economic and cultural structures, so you cannot lay the blame upon medical men or their profession alone. Your economic well-being is also a part of your personal reality. Many dedicated doctors use medical technology with spiritual understanding, and they are themselves the victims of the beliefs they hold.

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    Re: introduce the doctor as mediator?

    Do you mean Seth, as channeled by Jane Roberts? I wouldn't presume to interpret that.

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