Psychiatry as mystical symbolism

Psychiatry as mystical symbolism

by Jon Rappoport

May 31, 2016

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Every time I re-publish this piece, I find another angle to emphasize.

This time, it’s reductionism, the strategy of making the truth, whatever it is, into something overly simple and, therefore, deceptive and false.

Approaching the subject of human suffering and anguish, from an honest viewpoint, gives you all sorts of experience to explore: people are abused, they are minimized, they have severe nutritional deficits, they live in poverty, they are surrounded by the threat of violence, they receive poor and confusing educations, they are exposed to toxic chemicals and drugs, they develop weak immune systems, they don’t know how to cope with peer pressure to conform, they never learn what freedom means, and so forth and so on.

And then…all this is reformulated and boiled down to a series of so-called mental disorders with names and labels. Symbols. Reductionism.

Such symbols can snare many people and drag them into slave-camps of the mind.

If you want people to become far more ignorant than they already are, you need look no further than the field of psychiatry, which is rife with symbols, which are the names of so-called mental disorders. There are about 300 in the official psychiatric bible. They appear to designate actual mental states, but upon close inspection, they’re empty of scientific meaning.

Pretending to represent erudite research, they impart gibberish.

An acceptance of these mental-disorder symbols automatically short-circuits any investigation of the mind’s true potential or power.

False map, no authentic territory, no treasure.

As a psychiatrist who left his profession in disgust once wrote me, “I was playing a shell game with my patients. I could label a person with one disorder, prescribe a drug, eventually diagnose a new disorder, combine drugs, adjust the dosages, and go on this way for many appointments. But all the labels were shams…”

They’re symbols. They appear to stand for something solid, but they don’t.

As I’ve shown in several articles, all so-called mental disorders are based on no definitive diagnostic tests. No saliva, no blood, no genes, no brain scans, for any of the 300 labels.

So what we have in psychiatry is a secular organized religion, a Tower of Babble outfitted with thousands of entirely fictional symbols. Which the priests know how to use. They have that training.

People in the general population are asking for shorthand explanations, and the professional symbol-talkers fulfill that need. That’s the exchange. That’s the transaction. The psychiatrist announces a symbol, which is the label for a disorder, the patient asks what it means, and the doctor explains.

Without the symbol, however, nothing happens. Nothing is consummated.

Give a human a symbol and he’s all ears. He wants to know. He must know. A symbol functions like a scent to a dog. He has to track it down.

If psychiatrists could make it work, they’d wear purple robes embroidered with esoteric shapes and signs and a tall hat topped by a star. They’d gaze into a pond and stir the water with a stick and produce Insight. They’d channel an entity from Ursa Minor in a dark room with organ music.

Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays, the father of modern public relations, used his skills to promote his uncle’s work. Surely, Bernays saw, in Freud, a brilliant salesman, who had invented a whole new library of symbols that could be dumped on the masses, and then translated for public consumption.

A new church of the mind would be born.

The first question to ask is: do these mental disorders have any scientific basis? There are now roughly 300 of them.

An open secret has been bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years.

THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.

And along with that:

ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.

Their findings are published in periodically updated editions of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), printed by the American Psychiatric Association.

For years, even psychiatrists have been blowing the whistle on this hazy crazy process of “research.”

Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic drugs to treat every one of these “disorders,” are leading the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they can sell more drugs and make more money.

In a PBS Frontline episode, Does ADHD Exist?, Dr. Russell Barkley, then an eminent professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, unintentionally spelled out the fraud.

PBS FRONTLINE INTERVIEWER: Skeptics say that there’s no biological marker—that it [ADHD] is the one condition out there where there is no blood test, and that no one knows what causes it.

BARKLEY: That’s tremendously naïve, and it shows a great deal of illiteracy about science and about the mental health professions. A disorder doesn’t have to have a blood test to be valid. If that were the case, all mental disorders would be invalid… There is no lab test for any mental disorder right now in our science. That doesn’t make them invalid. [Emphasis added]

Oh, indeed, that does make them invalid. Utterly and completely. All 297 mental disorders. They’re all hoaxes. Because there are no defining tests of any kind to back up the diagnosis.

You can sway and tap dance and bloviate all you like and you won’t escape. You are looking at a science that isn’t a science. That’s called fraud. Rank fraud.

There’s more. Under the radar, one of the great psychiatric stars, who has been out in front inventing mental disorders, went public. He blew the whistle on himself and his colleagues. And for years, almost no one noticed.

His name is Dr. Allen Frances, and he made VERY interesting statements to Gary Greenberg, author of a Wired article: “Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness.” (Dec 27, 2010).

Major media never picked up on the interview in any serious way. It never became a scandal.

Dr. Allen Frances is the man who, in 1994, headed up the project to write the latest edition of the psychiatric bible, the DSM-IV. This tome defines and labels and describes every official mental disorder. The DSM-IV eventually listed 297 of them.

In an April 19, 1994, New York Times piece, “Scientist At Work,” Daniel Goleman called Frances “Perhaps the most powerful psychiatrist in America at the moment…”

Well, sure. If you’re sculpting the entire canon of diagnosable mental disorders for your colleagues, for insurers, for the government, for Pharma (who will sell the drugs matched up to the 297 DSM-IV diagnoses), you’re right up there in the pantheon.

Long after the DSM-IV had been put into print, Dr. Frances talked to Wired’s Greenberg and said the following:

“There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.”

BANG.

That’s on the order of the designer of the Hindenburg, looking at the burned rubble on the ground, remarking, “Well, I knew there would be a problem.”

After a suitable pause, Dr. Frances remarked to Greenberg, “These concepts [of distinct mental disorders] are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the borders.”

Frances might have been obliquely referring to the fact that his baby, the DSM-IV, had rearranged earlier definitions of ADHD and Bipolar to permit many MORE diagnoses, leading to a vast acceleration of drug-dosing with highly powerful and toxic compounds.

If this is medical science, a duck is a rocket ship.

To repeat, Dr. Frances’ work on the DSM IV allowed for MORE toxic drugs to be prescribed, because the definitions of Bipolar and ADHD were expanded to include more people.

Adverse effects of Valproate (given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:

* acute, life-threatening, and even fatal liver toxicity;

* life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas;

* brain damage.

Adverse effects of Lithium (also given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:

* intercranial pressure leading to blindness;

* peripheral circulatory collapse;

* stupor and coma.

Adverse effects of Risperdal (given for “Bipolar” and “irritability stemming from autism”) include:

* serious impairment of cognitive function;

* fainting;

* restless muscles in neck or face, tremors (may be indicative of motor brain damage).

Dr. Frances self-admitted label-juggling act also permitted the definition of ADHD to expand, thereby opening the door for greater and greater use of Ritalin (and other similar compounds) as the treatment of choice.

So… what about Ritalin?

In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a most important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841].

Scarnati listed a large number of adverse effects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms.

For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim) Ritalin effects, there is at least one confirming source in the medical literature:

* Paranoid delusions

* Paranoid psychosis

* Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis

* Activation of psychotic symptoms

* Toxic psychosis

* Visual hallucinations

* Auditory hallucinations

* Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences

* Effects pathological thought processes

* Extreme withdrawal

* Terrified affect

* Started screaming

* Aggressiveness

* Insomnia

* Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects

* Psychic dependence

* High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug

* Decreased REM sleep

* When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia

* Convulsions

* Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse.

In the US alone, there are at least 300,000 cases of motor brain damage incurred by people who have been prescribed so-called anti-psychotic drugs (aka “major tranquilizers”). Risperdal (mentioned above as a drug given to people diagnosed with Bipolar) is one of those major tranquilizers. (source: Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Peter Breggin, St. Martin’s Press, 1991)

This psychiatric drug plague is accelerating across the land.

Where are the mainstream reporters and editors and newspapers and TV anchors who should be breaking this story and mercilessly hammering on it week after week? They are in harness.

Thank you, Dr. Frances.

But, backed by the federal government and Pharma, psychiatry flourishes. It appears to define mental states that actually exist, but don’t. That’s quite a trick.

But what about the great overarching statement that all mental disorders are the result of chemical imbalances in the brain?

Dr. Ronald Pies, the editor-in-chief emeritus of the Psychiatric Times, laid the theory to rest in the July 11, 2011, issue of the Times with this staggering admission:

“In truth, the ‘chemical imbalance’ notion was always a kind of urban legend — never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists.”

Boom.

Dead.

The point is, for decades the whole basis of psychiatric drug research, drug prescription, and drug sales has been: “we’re correcting a chemical imbalance in the brain.”

The problem was, researchers had never established a normal baseline for chemical balance. So they were shooting in the dark. Worse, they were faking a theory. Pretending they knew something when they didn’t.

In his 2011 piece in Psychiatric Times, Dr. Pies tries to cover his colleagues in the psychiatric profession with this fatuous remark:

“In the past 30 years, I don’t believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim [about chemical imbalance in the brain], except perhaps to mock it…the ‘chemical imbalance’ image has been vigorously promoted by some pharmaceutical companies, often to the detriment of our patients’ understanding.”

Absurd. First of all, many psychiatrists have explained and do explain to their patients that the drugs are there to correct a chemical imbalance.

And second, if all well-trained psychiatrists have known, all along, that the chemical-imbalance theory is a fraud…

…then why on earth have they been prescribing tons of drugs to their patients…

…since those drugs are developed on the false premise that they correct an chemical imbalance?


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The chemical imbalance theory is a fake. There are no defining physical tests for any of the 300 so-called mental disorders. All diagnoses are based on arbitrary clusters or menus of human behavior. The drugs are harmful, dangerous, toxic. Some of them induce violence. Suicide, homicide. Some of the drugs cause brain damage.

Psychiatry is a pseudo-science.

So the shrinks have to move into another model, another con, another fraud. And they’re looking for one.

For example, genes plus “psycho-social factors.” A mish-mash of more unproven science.

“New breakthrough research on the functioning of the brain is paying dividends and holds great promise…” Professional gibberish.

Meanwhile, the business model demands drugs for sale.

So even though the chemical-imbalance nonsense has been discredited, it will continue on as a dead man walking, a zombie.

Big Pharma isn’t going to back off. Trillions of dollars are at stake.

Also at stake is the control of populations, through diagnosing and drugging.

And so is the op to dispense, from on high, a pseudo-philosophy of mind replete with all its symbols, in order to paint a false picture of what is going on inside the mind.

The objective is to put an overwhelming percentage of the population into the category of “mental disorder.”

And to conceal the real reasons for human suffering and anguish.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

15 comments on “Psychiatry as mystical symbolism

  1. Franz says:

    The pharmaceutical Octopus has grown into a monstrous Kraken Can it ever be defeated?

  2. mothman777 says:

    Personally, I consider that a lot of so-called ‘medicines’ are actually no less than thinly disguised weapons to keep people ill and enfeebled. If you look up detailed drug side-effects of many drugs, at this site, http://www.drugs.com, you can check out this ‘antidepressant’ for example;

    http://www.drugs.com/sfx/sertraline-side-effects.html

    Even looking at that list of side-effects will make people severely depressed in itself, it certainly should do, unless a person is so seriously messed up that they really don’t have any ability to understand that some of these drugs will likely push a number of them towards suicide, as documented in medical literature.

    It is ‘1984’ type conditioning, these drugs that will surely have an very high likelihood of making a very high proportion of those taking them very seriously ill, or dead, thinking of the 32% increased death rate from all causes seen in women who start to take antidepressants, is sold to the victims who take them, and to the taxpayers who pay for these parasites to make these poisons, as health-giving medicine.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/14/antidepressants-cause-heart-disease.aspx

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/02/13/ssri-antidepressants.aspx

    “Newer antidepressants also raise your risk of bleeding and strokes, and another large study of post-menopausal women found that those taking tricyclic antidepressants or SSRIs were 45 percent more likely to suffer a fatal stroke.6 The research also found that overall death rates were 32 percent higher in women on the drugs.”

    Should we want this? These are not ‘acceptable’ risks, this is actually wholesale slaughter of those deemed unwanted by ‘society’, or rather, I should say, unwanted by the government, society itself not really having any say in these matters.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/03/tips-to-avoiding-depression.aspx

    “And as another example of the dangerous mis-use and off-label prescribing that is so rampant today, a 2009 article in Medscape Today reveals that 60 percent of the US military veterans who received antipsychotic medication in 2007 were not diagnosed with any of the mental illnesses for which these drugs were approved. So that year, more than 162,440 military veterans—the MAJORITY; 60 percent—were prescribed brain-damaging drugs without a diagnosis warranting their use!

    “And that’s just one group of people. You also have hundreds of thousands of civilians being prescribed antipsychotic for off-label uses every year. Again, drugs that cause BRAIN SHRINKAGE are being given to people without proper diagnosis of mental illness!

    “How is this NOT an outrage?

    “How could I possibly keep quiet about something as harmful as this?

    “If you’re given a prescription for an antipsychotic, and you’re not actually schizophrenic, wouldn’t you want to know about this potentially devastating side effect?”

    We have all read how drug companies fake results to push drugs through to marketing.
    Take a look at what the drugs are supposed to be good for treating or curing, when you take the blinkers off, you can begin to see that surely, many of these ‘medicines’ are actually weapons.

    Natural alternatives to alleviate depression do not result in any of the side-effects from these drugs, and I believe that some of these drugs have been specifically chosen from amongst many other drugs that had very few side-effects, before being brought to market. That is good for business for one thing, in the minds of these criminals, as the illness they deliberately create will provide an ever-increasing pool of patients who are always in demand for more ‘medication’. And that is ‘good’ for the ‘government’ who fear the possibility of a population under them possessing sufficient good mental and physical health to be in any position to challenge them, so the general population is purposely kept somewhat enfeebled, for reasons of preserving the unchallengeable strength of the corrupt state power structure.

    Either that, or the government is just in the business of attacking it’s own citizens for sheer enjoyment, or the government really cannot see how many of these so-called medicines are indeed, merely poisons. Any idea that the government has no idea what is going on, would simply not be tenable. To illustrate this, I will mention the 1939 Raymond Royal Rife Beam Machine for instance, that provenly cured all cases of cancer and pathogenic disease, that was hurriedly withdrawn from service by POTUS Roosevelt’s FDA. I do not see any evidence that the current imitations of the Rife technology on the public market are at all effective in curing cancer, after all, there are no thousands of people standing up and cheering about having been cured from cancer by these new devices, which is definitive evidence that they do not work, whereas the original Rife technology most definitely did, so until the original technology is re-released, by vigorous public demand by the greater mass of the people, that is, if they can tear themselves away from false notions of ‘terrorist threats’ from some external source, and the bread and circuses false culture that all Western nations are now subject to, then we are all still being held under conditions of torture by oppressive dictatorial regimes.

    It is torture to condemn thousands of millions to suffer cancer, knowing that a real cure exists, that is deliberately withheld, and an absolute obscenity that chemotherapy and radiotherapy actually result on a 27% shortened lifespan on average when looking at the lifespans of cancer patients, comparing between those who have radiotherapy/chemotherapy, and those who do not. and it is an absolute obscenity that those ‘treatments’ are so agonizingly painful, and ineffective, when the Rife technology is absolutely painless, quick, non-intrusive and 100% effective. Our governments are literally torturing us, torturing a great many of us to death.

    And now we have a 50% rate of cancer coming in both sexes say the UN, and with 50% of all cancer patients ‘cured’ with chemotherapy dying within 5 years, and 95% of them dying within 10-15 years, and some even dying during treatment not from the cancer but from the chemotherapy itself, with chemotherapy only being ‘effective’ in an average of about 3-4% cancer patients anyway, I can see that malice is clearly being inflicted on the population by the government, when the Raymond Royal Rife Beam Machine would immediately and permanently cure not only all cancer cases, but all pathogenic illnesses too, with no need for vaccines or antibiotics any longer, save perhaps some antiseptic lotion for a grazed knee perhaps.

    I agree that the methodologies of the drug companies, and the ideas of mental illness and the proper treatments for them, as thrust upon us by the medical establishment, are false science, and that the drug companies, in conjunction with deliberate government policy, choose chemicals and methodologies that create a multitude of other illnesses, to sucker you into a life of illness and pain, for which the only treatment available no doubt, is an even greater number of these so-called ‘medicines’ to treat their side-effects too, and so on, and you can read up and see what the side-effects of those drugs for side-effects are, and when you have, you should take courage and understand that taking those drugs that have an extremely high risk of causing those side-effects is very often placing yourself in harm’s way.

  3. Bunny says:

    You are “mentally ill” if you do not exhibit what the establishment considers “age appropriate maturity”..what the hell is that you ask?

    Don’t worry it won’t hurt , just descend the ladder of oblivion into the process of soul murder, becoming a human fossil- a white washed tomb full of dead men’s bones.

    “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” -Shakespeare

    • mothman777 says:

      ‘Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” -Shakespeare’

      Yes, and the player of that material mind and body is the Lord Himself through His maya potency, both patient and psychiatrist, and the qualitative nature of this dimension, and the quality of conscious and intellectual faculties that are are embodied in this dimension, are exactly that, largely speaking, nothing, and we are to appreciate that and drop it, to lose all yearning to find satisfaction in this dimension, which is intended to demonstrate to us the foolishness of attempting to Lord it ourselves, or to think that we can live or even remain conscious independently, as we are always parts of an infinite spiritual communal Being.

      God makes such clumsy fools of our material minds and bodies to show us the limitations of the false idea wherein we, the souls themselves, think ourselves to be these material minds and bodies, even the astral and other subtle physical bodies, we are none of them, that substance or the percept of it, is created from within the substance of the Soul of God Himself, so when we falsely identify with Him as being Him by mistake, getting overly intoxicated spiritually, misjudging the limits of our own substance and our relative position with the Lord, then covers over that spiritual area of Himself in our perception and reveals it then in the form of a material mayic substance we cannot get along with and have to reject. When we successfully get the message and do this, by the arrangement of God, our attitudes will also then have changed towards God Himself, and our souls are then made fully conscious on a spiritual level again.

      When people resume their relationships with God, on re entering the spiritual world after this life, being activated by their Higher Self (God) they become properly cognisant of their eternal spiritual qualities and mystical abilities, which are like those of God Himself, but slightly less potent, and experience cosmic consciousness, that also being the natural qualitative nature of the soul, as the substance of the souls of all creatures in this world, and those beyond, are identical in quality to the ‘Lord God Soul’, hackneyed though that term sounds.

      We are driven to leave this world by the very uselessness, imperfection and imperfectability of it, it is useless to address our real needs, as we cannot regain our natural, beginningless constitutional state of spiritual consciousness in this world from any other soul like ourselves, as they are minute as we are. If I am rendered unconscious, I no longer know I even exist, so my potency as an individual is subject to being rendered entirely unconscious, but that of the Lord God, His size being infinite, is so great that He is not subject to any such occurrence.

      When spiritual connection is regained, the natural shared communal quality of cosmic consciousness is also regained, that being a concomitant of maintaining the spiritual ‘common sense’ of maintaining a principal relationship with the Godhead Soul in the knowledge that He is actually the substance of the entire spiritual dimension, that being a fully conscious entity, and that without regaining connection in mutually loving relationship with Him, then we unavoidably become unconscious, just like stepping out of a sunlight landscape into complete darkness, or to choose another analogy, just as a fan no longer functions when disconnected from the electric supply, so our consciousness no longer functions either without His connection, as He is the greater part in effect of even our self-cognitive ability.

      He is not us, and we are not Him, yet still, we require Him to maintain our spiritually activated consciousness, as He is the expanse outside our own souls, so to know the qualitative nature of that, and of all other souls, a dovetailed form of consciousness is required which must occur through and within Him, we must have a conscious relationship with the Lord, and He also exists within us all eternally, as a thread running through a string of pearls, to constantly guide us all, whether we choose to ‘listen’ or not.

      He is not subject as we are to losing spiritual awareness, due to His infinite size, and maintains the level of spiritual awakening for all others, as the ‘centre’ of vibration.

      He leaves a trail of spiritual breadcrumbs for us to follow His lead back to full association with Him in many ways, not only in all good qualities of love and compassion, but even in the elaborate beauty of the colour, texture, form and scent of flowers, as the quality of all these good things has a tinge of pure spiritual quality from the spiritual world Itself in them, to draw us back there. I base my views here on the dualist Vaishnava understanding of the Bhagavad Gita, and am also inspired by the avadhuta yogis who follow no strict teaching or practice, who experience God’s presence.

      • Carrie Dee says:

        mothman,wow,another breathtaking reply! Inspiring to the maximum.Thank you for taking the time to write.
        Shalom.

  4. Margaret says:

    I couldn’t agree more; It’s hard to believe that people cannot “SEE THIS”. The people of the world are blind and asleep! Thanks Jon

  5. tomaz050959 says:

    Here is a link to a great article giving a whole new meaning to psychiatry. Which begs the question: Why are we lapping up the BS porridge being spoon fed to us daily?

    http://sitsshow.blogspot.ca/2016/05/The-Shamanic-View-of-Mental-Illness-and-its-Spiritual-Causes-Jennifers-Story-Healing-Bipolar-Mania-Depression-Naturally.html?m=1

  6. Laura Borst says:

    Psychiatry is only used to repressively control people, not to heal them. The “treatments” used by psychiatry only make people worse, not better. That is mainly because they are used for social control. These “therapies” sometimes look like they are making people better, but they are mainly suppressing all of a person’s behavior and only making someone quieter, but they are actually making people worse and locking them further into themselves, until they are like withdrawn zombies.

  7. Another good article, Jon.

    I see REAL psychiatry as a form of musicianship. The body and/or mind can come out-of-tune, possibly for potential reasons you have stated; possibly other reasons.

    Rather than attracting maestros I see “tone deaf” administrators. As luck would have it, I have had dinner with a practicing & a training psychiatrist over the last month. Talk of “stuck on rules”….Both were hesitant to issue medication as a “first recourse”, so there have been some brakes put on. Even so, you reductionist theory is very close to the mark.

    Best
    OT

  8. LunaReport says:

    … how did they promote all that? possibly with comedies, movies and celebrities using the old formula: 1st you make fun of it and make people laugh and then use movies and celebrities to slowly make it look ‘cool and normal’ and people will follow…
    See because they are good at making you feel important like part of a special club of having ‘power’ over others…and people fall for it.
    They are like bankers, in a way, using formulas and non-tangible things, something people cannot grasp but for some reasons they get caught up in a web of spiral madness…

  9. Tracy says:

    The entry door into psychiatric “treatment” is as wide as a football field. The exit door is the width of a tooth pick. BEWARE.

  10. Jerry Ketel says:

    I’m living with a woman who has PTSD from a domestic violence incident. I can tell you right now that she does indeed have many of the symptoms related to the diagnosis. She has a psychiatrist and a therapist. The Dr. merely prescribes drugs (which she won’t take). However, the therapist is helping her immensely through creative therapy.

    A recent article in the Guardian points out that in France, ADHD is not diagnosed or treated the way we do here in the states.

    The story isn’t all that simple.

    • Tracy says:

      I once had a conversation with a lady about “PTSD”. Her daughter was diagnosed with it after her father committed suicide.

      Who in their right mind would say that the girl has a disorder?

      There probably isn’t a person on this planet that wouldn’t fit one or more of their so called mental illnesses and that’s just the way they want it.

  11. binra says:

    One story not given a voice here:
    The marketplace of power operates under free will – regardless the complexities by which emotionally backed conditioning triggers reactions of fragmented and complimentary roles.
    When we first adopt a mask of self-protection against naked or native Communication – we do not realize the ‘choices’ that that persona has in effect locked us into – until and unless the original conditioning imprint is in some way relived and re-evaluated or re-integrated. Not by a story-identity of assertive or controlled narrative – but as a recognition of innate freedom at Source. Identifying exclusively in effects and appearances is what we usually call ‘the world’ or its ‘self’.
    Such exclusive and segregative identity is necessarily a state of conflict – and regardless how it asserts or attempts to present itself – those conflicts and their pain are inherent to such a ‘self-identity’ – which is always a tango in which two or more agree NOT to know or hear or feel truth.

    The willingness to forego the social ‘protective’ mask and listen for and be moved by the communication of our Being – (re Imagination at a level beyond the belief-prison of the segregative mind) – is the expansion of perspective and realigning of perception and experience to an integrative Flow of being – which is what is really ‘going on’ Always – though the mind can be fragmented to operate a lens of distortion and fragmentation that will mask your ‘reality experience’ while you choose to believe it gives you Life or Power rather than recognizing it demands the sacrifice of your Life and the true power of synchronicity that is Being the Presence You Are.

    There are simplicities that multiply to a vast entanglement of complexity – which is part of their defence system. They are also called lies – but in the first instance they are mis-takes or incomplete and partial understandings or fears that become false foundations from which one then lives.
    The ability to dissociate and fragment was marked by Freud and he sought ways to heal it – but didn’t allow or recognize his own involvement and participation in the ‘relational issues’ we label and hide from by means of narratives of external agencies such as genes and biology or past-guilt sins and theology.
    The ability to heal or reintegrate to a wholeness of Presence is innate to us and does not require special ‘learning’ or ‘deserving’ – but the framing mentality of the matrix of fear, coercion and guilt does require these and renders the mind incapable of accepting Reality Now – for it ‘sees’ only total loss in such an unthinkable idea. Thus the drive to disallow heart-acceptance is the sacrifice of love, truth and beauty that is masked by a false ‘love, truth and beauty’ coercively asserted and defended and maintained with all the force of the original survival fear that triggered our first differentiations from a wordless but true knowing.

    Revisiting and re-visioning the past imprinting does not require adding anything to what is unfolding our reality – but does require the desisting or releasing of the false narrative self and its world – which is the active layer of obfuscation and diversion from true presence no matter what roles are being played out in the personality level.
    When I was young the term ‘mental’ was used colloquially for ‘mentally ill’ (which itself was a taboo area that was not open to discussion or even thought). I now see that mental substitutions for relational communication is indeed ‘mental dis-ease’, while insinuating itself as socially normal’ via guilt and fear ‘incentives’. Waking up is not a better mental handle – it is the abandonment of such a prison, for the mind simply operates where and when needed within a truly lived relationship. There is no ‘control issue’ or power struggle until such perceptions and reactions are triggered fears from which the ‘divide and rule’ paradigm operates in place of truly felt discernment (of both intuitive and intellectual focusing).

    There is no verbal mental vocabulary for wholeness of being – only for the Loss of Communication in self-limitation within conflicting identifications. But Life lived and shared and embodied IS such a language already – and though it is our First Nature, we have to relearn its focus from an adopted priority given to a second nature that SEEMS to be the first voice, or reaction to anything. But to pause and revisit the wholeness or presence beneath appearances allows a re-visioning from which to live an entirely different foundation than the fear-guilt coercion. And yes, like any learning it has to be chosen anew and anew whenever the old habit seems to be running your choices for you. Otherwise, you will not KNOW that you want it – and this is what waking up is to resume; the focusing within what you truly want. The world paints symbols for your heart’s desire – but the world cannot give you your heart;s desire for it is already With you. Acceptance at the heart will reflect a different ‘world’ and if you want this you must choose it – because Reality is not coercive upon you, but honours your desire. Of course this reads crazy to the mental – but consider that if your are 99% preoccupied in making sure something terrible does NOT recur or occur for you – then you are 99% negatively identified – even if the 1% is a surface reality in which you are struggling to succeed in escaping, evading or mitigating those ‘unconscious’ fears.

    The ‘unconscious’ has many seeming levels – but is principally discarded and denied self. No less active for being denied – but in ever more ‘hidden’ forms as the complexity of maintaining ‘unconsciousness’ demands higher and higher levels of death and taxes to maintain itself at cost of true communication – which at first must embrace the denied ‘negatives’ that we have perhaps come to love to hate or need to hate in order to hold our ‘identity’ together.

    The word I or ‘me’ is an apparently simple thing – but what it purports to mean can be anything and everything depending on all kinds of shifting forms that seen to be distinct arenas of context with their own demands and necessities. The Source ‘I Am’ is not a mental concept – which came later. One has to Feel Existence to reopen Relational Communication where a ‘mental’ assertion had effectively discarded, denied and usurped such awareness.

    Such a metal identity can only ‘listen’ to its own thinking and cannot receive me at all – excepting to seek ammunition for its need to survive as war-mind in disguise.
    At such time as this I treasure any sign of true willingness – for ever kind of deceit is risen to mimic the true. Jesus said “resist ye not evil!” – and I recognize that true. But I also see how a mind split in fear/evil will distort that saying so as to neuter the Jesus example. The way evils propagate is by getting you to give them focus without recognizing what you are in fact choosing – that is – by deceits and traps of conditioned reaction – so that you don’t even know the choice you are truly making as a result of a false framing matrix of definition. That you have and ARE choice is my desire to stir within you and grow in myself – and opening the true nature of choice in terms of true of you or false to you – is a simplicity of discernment BEFORE the machinery of thinking is even summoned to action.
    There is an integrity of being that is uncoverable beneath any kind of mental-emotional crap – because crap is not the worth that your creation establishes as You. If you have faith in crap – it will be no less rewarded than in your core quality of being – even if you cant currently abide in or recognize this as your natural inheritance. No one else can live your life – so why give access to the thoughts and stories that purport to protect you from life in return for an isolating sense of dissociated self-specialness?

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