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SOURCE: Nightmare Hall, a reliable source of thought-provoking videos and links |
Labels: big pharma, corporate profits, economic treason, insurance companies, thieves
web surfing finds
the mind Make better use of your brain
. With the right balance of meditation, exercise, diet and recreation, we can discover easy ways to tap into more of our brains || SOURCE: Online Universities Richard Lakeman's Hearing Voices and other extraordinary experiences
. While searching for images to illustrate an earlier blog entry on this phenomena, I came across his page. I was particularly impressed with the articles he's published || SOURCE: Google Image Search the "testandcalc.com" image Tidal Model
, a philosophical approach to the discovery of mental health. By philosophical we mean, a way of thinking about how people might reclaim their personal story, as a first step towards recovering their lives || SOURCE: Richard Lakeman
commentary Joe Bageant discusses How Health Care got lost
in order to pay homage to Insurance company profits and executive perks || SOURCE: My own list of favorite links at Short Notes
Michael Crawford on Hearing Voices
. One of the folks who speaks from experience. Quote:
"Everyone has an inner voice that they talk to themselves with in their thoughts. Hearing voices is not like that. You can tell that your inner voice is your own thinking, that it's not something you're actually hearing someone saying. Auditory hallucinations sound like they're coming from "outside your head". Until you come to understand what they are, you cannot distinguish them from someone actually talking to you."
|| SOURCE: Google web search
visual artists Josh Simpson
, Contemporary Glass Design || SOURCE: My friends Ian + Isabella told me about this man's work Zach Hyman
, Photography. Zach has gotten a name for himself snapping nude shots in public venues. Recently one of his models was arrested for "lewd display" after stripping down at the Metropolitan Museum's Arts + Armour display. Not to worry. Zach was carrying bail money || SOURCE: Ron's Log Cesar Alfonso
, a Cuban born artist with disarmingly simple images || SOURCE: Google Image Search while looking for images on hearing voices, came across this Hearing Voices/ Oyendo image Create TV
, instructional programs provide advice on cooking, arts & crafts, gardening, home improvement and travel. || SOURCE: My friend Nick ["the Voice"] told me I just had to see the shows on painting wildlife in watercolor.
design magazine article: Shell by ARTechnic architects
. Hyper modernist construction in the woods by a Japanese design team. Beautiful stuff. Quote:
“Being in sync with nature isn’t about yielding to nature – it’s about coexistence,” explains Kotaro Ide of ARTechnic. “The existence of the structure depends on its power to endure nature.”
|| SOURCE: Found while conducting an image search for decorative letter-faces Hell on Earth
. Deviant Art
contributor Vitaly S. Alexius captures gripping images from the dead city where rusted shipping vessels are torn apart. Quote:
"There are places on our planet, which literally resemble hell on earth... a place that you’d think was conceived by minds of apocalyptic science fiction writers… but is however quite real…
A place, closed off to the tourists, a place where no photographers are allowed to go… and those that do, get their cameras taken away and arrested by the police…..
Today we shall travel to Bangladesh, Chittagong. Chittagong has a territory of 144 000 км² and population of 144 million people."
Absolutely haunting || SOURCE: Wood's Lot, still one of my favorite weblogs
Labels: art and artists, brain damage, environment, hearing voices, learning, mind, visual arts
....but they shall be moderated before being posted.
part of an ongoing series
"I was at that time living like many atheists; in a whirl of contradictions.
I maintained that God did not exist. I was also very angry with God for not existing.
I was equally angry with him for creating a world.
Why should creatures have the burden of existence forced on them without their consent?
|| In and of itself, hearing voices is not an unusual phenomenon. Alexandra Lupu, Health News Editor at Softpedia.com
notes that "...as many 1 of every 25 people here voices on a regular basis, therefore it is a rather common symptom among people. Researchers also added that a person who hears voices is not a crazy person, despite the common misconception.
"Some who hear voices do not seek medical help, because they feel this is natural and a positive thing to happen. They may even engage in conversation with the voices inside their heads and state they benefit from the open conversation
." But such is not the case for all who here voices.
goodly number of the people with whom I work, as well as a couple of my dearest friends, find that hearing voices can be very disturbing. Oft-times, I am sought upon to translate, or at the very least, to provide some counterpoint to the reality they live with and that of my own.
This is not an easy task, for I do not personally know what the other person(s) hears. Furthermore, when each person gives narrative to what they hear [and, on occasion, sees
] each reality is quite unique; thus any attempt I would have made to translate would serve for naught.
Yet even though I don't experience the voices myself, I recognize the realness of the experience. Perhaps because of this, some whom I know who live with hearing voices
feel free to speak with me about the phenomena. Sometimes hearing disturbing voices is a common and understandable reaction
to troublesome life events.
In Western cultures, particularly in North America, the lived experience of voice hearers is typically invalidated, dismissed as a delusional disorder that can only be treated with massive amounts of psychiatric drugs. Voice hearers are quick to be labeled "Schizo
" and placed in a locked facility, often in conditions [such as solitary confinement] which only make the voice hearing experience worse.
One critic to the western disdain towards people who hear voices is clinical psychologist Pat Deegan
. A voice hearer herself, she notes that
"...as a general rule, most mental health staff feel it is taboo to inquire into the voice hearer's experience... Of course such stigma and taboo only serve to further isolate those of us who hear voices that are distressing".
In truth, we don't have to accept the so-called clinical biases against hearing voices. Indeed, in other cultures [as noted by author and psychologist Richard Lakeman
] voices are "...a valued and sought after experience... For example, the ‘matakite’, or visionary in New Zealand Maori society is held in high regard, and prophets as described in sacred texts such as the bible are often credited with hearing voices or experiencing visions
Labels: hearing voices, mysticism, parallel dimensions, psychosis, schizophrenia, separate realities, spirit realms, spirituality, William Blake