I was then informed that I have a namesake living in the North of England whose son, Owen Brear (b. 1986), is currently an adherent of 'Forever Living Products.'
With an irony that is close to exquisite, Owen Brear is currently studying for a Doctorate in Philosophy, Religious Studies/ Psychology. He already holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environment, Economics and Ecology. He is also involved in politics as a Green party liaison officer in the towns of Yeadon and Otley in Yorkshire.
When I read Owen Brear's somewhat-mystifying academic resumé, I began to see how he might have fallen for the 'positive vs negative MLM Income Opportunity' fairy story; for it says that he "is interested in the intersection of economic thought and eudaimonic well-being as presented within the field of positive psychology. He is also studying the more mystical aspects of this work – especially the notion of the daemonic in the human mind as presented within Jungian and post-Jungian psychology via the metaphysical union of opposites, and within the context of the divine feminine i.e. daemonic imagery and the unconscious coupled with the Christian ‘demonisation’ of the Pagan ‘daemon’."
Readers should be aware that (although they have the same family name, and come from the same part of the UK, as me) neither Owen Brear, nor his father, David Brear, has any connection with me.
David Brear (copyright 2015)