Psychology...a word that brings up all sorts of things. In my mind it is in need of a serious overhaul, and I don't mean the word. Modern Psychology is still in its infancy, in fact, I see it has having taken a tumble backwards for some time. It has become much like science, mostly intellectual, with vast differences between its members, all subscribing to the one truth, when in fact if they were to integrate all the parts, they would find an incredible truth that would dissolve the ego/intellect stranglehold over the heart. We think we are awake, but thinking and being awake are two vastly different things. It is like watching television thinking it is real life and the TV sucks us in and mesmerizes us. And this is what most of us are doing, watching the inner TV called ego, which is all our cultural software (beliefs) operating us, versus our true being operating it. Therapy as it is today basically teaches others to function within a box versus pretending to be free of the box. Living in a Box
The psychiatry field is worse still with the drugs they prescribe. If they understood the insanity of our cultural software, they would begin to pry open their eyes/hearts to realize mental health issues are about those who probably see the insanity in the world and are unable to cope, because everyone else is seeming to be "normal," so they assume they are imbalanced.
Erich Fromm - There are many sites out there with extensive information on Fromm
The Wing of Madness: The Life & Work of R.D. Laing - "If the human race survives, future men will, I suspect, look back on our enlightened epoch as a veritable Age of Darkness. . . .They will see that what was considered 'schizophrenic' was one of the forms in which, often through quite ordinary people, the light began to break into our all-too-closed minds."
Mind Freedom International - "In a spirit of mutual cooperation, Mind Freedom leads a nonviolent revolution of freedom, equality, truth and human rights that unites people affected by the mental health system with movements for justice everywhere." Challenge abuse by the psychiatric drug industry.
Waking The Tiger - ''Somatic Experiencing®'' (SE) is a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine. It is based upon the observation that wild prey animals, though threatened routinely, are rarely traumatized. Animals in the wild utilize innate mechanisms to regulate and discharge the high levels of energy arousal associated with defensive survival behaviors. These mechanisms provide animals with a built-in ''immunity'' to trauma that enables them to return to normal in the aftermath of highly ''charged'' life-threatening experiences.
Although humans are born with virtually the same regulatory mechanisms as animals, the function of these instinctive systems is often overridden or inhibited by, among other things, the ''rational'' portion of our brains. This restraint prevents the complete discharge of survival energies, and does not allow the nervous system to regain its equilibrium. The un-discharged “survival energy” remains “stuck” in the body and the nervous system. The various symptoms of trauma result from the body's attempt to ''manage'' and contain this unused energy.
On Aloneness - By Osho
Embodied Relational Therapy - Alliance For Counseling And Psychotherapy
Peter Russell - Web Site - Various Articles
Peter Russell's book, "Waking Up In Time: Finding Inner Peace in Times of Accelerating Change" read on-line
Peter Russell's book, "From Science To God: The Mystery of Consciousness and the Meaning of Light" read on-line
Peter Russell - Passing Thoughts
How To Stay Stressed
Violence Quote by Martin Luther King
Ego versus Spirit Voices
True Guidance vs. False Guidance
Kissing School - Cherie Byrd M.A. Cultivating an Embodied Inner Lover
Residential Treatment of Spiritual Emergencies - Lesson 6
WWW Library of Religion & Spirituality
Internet Guide To Learning - On-line CE courses on the Mental Health Internet & Spirituality - Offers their courses to read for free. Some interesting perspectives and references to books.
Association For Transpersonal Psychology
Council On Spiritual Practices
Transformation Game - a board game created by Findhorn community for body, mind, and spirit
Center For Creative Growth Information and articles
The Process Work Center of Portland - Arny Mindell's center dedicated to research and education in Process Oriented Psychology
Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory - Orgonomy and Wilhelm Reich
The Neuroethics Project - Neuroethics is a new field concerned with the benefits and dangers of modern research on the brain, and by extension, with the social, legal and ethical implications of treating or manipulating the mind. Neuroethics critically examines the rapidly expanding fields of neuroscience.
The CCLE has developed the Neuroethics Project to focus public attention on trends in pharmacology and neuro-technology that have an impact on individual rights of mind. With this project, the CCLE seeks to educate and foster public debate in relation to emerging neurotechnologies and drugs, and to encourage social policies that respect and protect the full potential of the human intellect. >> read complete project statement