Roy Masters (commentator)
|Birth name||Reuben Obermeister|
2 April 1928 |
|Show||Advice Line with Roy Masters|
Available online at http://www.fhu.com
|Time slot||9 - 11 p.m. PT Monday-Friday|
Roy Masters (born 2 April 1928) is a British-born, American host of Advice Line, the longest-running counseling show in talk radio history; best-selling author; and founder of the Foundation of Human Understanding.
Roy Masters was born and grew up as Reuben Obermeister in London. 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 Angeles In 1983, Masters moved his family and the Foundation from Los Angeles to Tall Timber Ranch in Selma, Oregon, near Grants Pass, Oregon. 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.
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."
In 2006, Masters published a theory of physics concerning gravity, electricity, and alternative energy technology. On March 9, 2007, he made a 12-minute presentation, "Electricity from Gravity," to the American Physical Society in Denver, at an open forum for the public to propose new ideas that contradict current conventions in physics. 
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 titled "Death In America", in which Masters discusses social, cultural and religious attitudes relating to how Americans dealt with and currently deal with illness and death throughout American history.
- 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. ASIN B000NDXFO)
- 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, ASIN B000MFHWYA)
- No One Has to Die! Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1977. ASIN B0006COJWM
- Secret of Life. (pbk) 1977. [ASIN: B000KVIIQM] and as
- The Secret of Life. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1972 ASIN B0006XQGMW
- Sex, Sin & Salvation. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1977. ASIN B0006XSUVQ
- 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. ASIN B0006CJDUA
- 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, ASIN B000710BE2
- Your Mind Can Keep You Well, Fawcett Publications, 1973. (Mass Market paperback: ASIN B000B58D4O) (Essandess Special Edition, 1968. ASIN B0007F6DEK)
- Sex, Sin & Solution. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1970. ASIN B0006CYIFU
- (Roy Masters Speaks On) Breaking Free of Psycho-therapy. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1970. ASIN B0006C2IRA
- How To Be At Peace With Your Problems. Oregon: Foundation of Human Understanding, 1965. ASIN B0007I59TM
- The Secrets of Life and Death. :Devorss, 1964. ASIN B0007EPZIQ
- Be Still and Know (an updated version of How Your Mind Can Keep You Well).
- Bill Varbale, "Former in-law accuses Masters of violence", Medford Mail Tribune, February 1999
- "Preacher files lawsuit against sheriffs". Eugene Register-Guard. 28 Oct 1986. Retrieved 2012-12-04.
- "Call Roy Masters on "Advice Line"". Retrieved 2012-10-26. "Millions have seen or heard Roy Masters on such popular shows as Sean Hannity's WABC Show, CNN's "Larry King Live," "Sally Jesse Raphael," "Crossfire," and "The Drudge Report.""
- Foundation of Human Understaning (1992). "Mission Statement of the Foundation of Human Understanding". Retrieved 2012-10-26. "For over 50 years, Roy Masters has taught a simple prayer exercise that brings each person to the stillness of their mind where he believes God exists. It has helped millions of troubled people transform spiritual and emotional suffering into a renewed understanding of how simple faith can bring forth the true, authentic self."
- William Wolf, Healers, Gurus and Spiritual Guides (pdf), Pages 14-16, © 1969, 1975, 2005, published by the Foundation of Human Understanding (Originally published by Sherbourne Press, 1969)
- Howard Kurtz, "Ingraham Speaks Up About Her Silencing on Talk Radio", Washington Post, June 17, 2008
- Roy Masters, "An Open Letter to Churches", February 1992, page 3
- Kurtz, Howard (Nov 29, 1990). "The Evangelist's New Pulpit;A Controversial Conservative and his Magazine of the Far Right". The Washington Post. pp. d.01. Retrieved 2012-10-26. "Masters "a cult leader" who sways disciples through hypnosis and meditation."
- Masters, Roy (1992). "AN OPEN LETTER TO CHURCHES". Retrieved 2012-10-26. "Hypnosis is not healthy; in fact, it is very dangerous. It is the very antithesis of what I teach, since it puts people to sleep." More than one of
- "About Advice Line With Roy Masters". Retrieved 2012-12-04. "Roy no longer uses hypnosis because he understands its dark power well. "We need to dehypnotize people under the spell of charlatans, politicians, and authority figures who have programmed them," says Roy."
- [www.gravitydrivenuniverse.org/MaterializingGravity_2007.pdf] Electricity from gravity thesis
- Advice Line 3-23-07
-  Pre-presentation newspaper article
-  page 73 of 75
- "Death in America"
- Official website
- Roy Masters' Moment of Truth Biography
- Roy Masters (commentator)'s channel on YouTube
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