Stefan J Malecek, Ph.D. is a Veteran, Psychologist, Healer and above everything else these days, a prolific Author. Stefan has recently published a non-fiction volume; Crucible of Shame: Trauma and Transformation.

Three fiction books from The Paul Marzeky Mystery series are currently available: Crazy Tales of Combat Psychiatry, Spirals of Time and Unwitting Witnesses.

Social Darwinism

Part of the difficulty in establishing sensible and consistent usage is that commitment to the biology of natural selection and to 'survival of the fittest' entailed nothing uniform either for sociological method or for political doctrine. A 'social Darwinist' could...

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"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom… You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough "                                                                             Blake, 1790-93/1906. Enough One of the most intense and virulent of...

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On Writing

I really never have any idea what I am going to write about. I am often asked how I write a book. I always answer: “I don’t! The books write me!” And it’s true! I may have an idea, even a vision, about something that seems intriguing, but as soon as I start to put it...

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Crazy Tales is not a book I would normally choose to read since it is about Viet Nam, and I like science fiction, love stories and books about psychology.  Fortunately, the book fell into my hands, and once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down.  I had heard a few outrageous stories from my husband, who is a Viet Nam vet, but Stefan’s honest recounting of his journey as a Viet Nam therapist opened up a panorama of places and peoples that touched my heart and gave me a profound understanding of that war, and the men who fought it. I am grateful that this book made it’s way into my library. It is one I would recommend to anyone wanting not only to have a better understanding of Viet Nam and what really went on there, but also a deeper understanding of the men who went through those crazy years. Anyone who is dealing with a veteran from any war needs to read this book. I am a better, more honest and compassionate person for having read it.

Joan Heartfield, Ph.D.

Counselor and author of Romancing The Beloved