Messages Off of Everything, Everywhere, for Everyone...

 

It is  double standards which cause double binds.

The sense that we are not being heard by psychiatrists (and others) is reality based.

It's not that they are physically deaf but rather psychologically 'deaf' to what we are saying. 

 

Look for the patterns. Something to help make sense of it.

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The Real Meaning

Just because you don't understand what I am saying it does not prove that what I am saying cannot be understood, nor does it prove that I don't understand it myself.

Just because you see or hear no meaning in what I tell you, it does not mean there is no meaning there to see and hear.

If your ego is blocking the view and buzzing loudly in your ears, you will remain blind and deaf to the truth that is right in front of your nose. That is this:

I am saying what I mean, and meaning what I say.

I understand something that you do not.

For as long as you can't or won't accept that, because you are too busy defending your own errors, you won't be able to see me, or hear me, as I really am.

Timeless Visions, Voices and New Meanings
Voices Throughout the Ages, Changing Perceptions,  Reactionary People, Trapped Targets, Group Relationships etc.

The 'Them and Us' Illusion

By Patricia Lefave, one of 'them'... or is it 'us'?



(it depends upon your point of view)

A lot of people have a problem with this concept.

I too say that in reality, there is no 'them' and there is no 'us.'

I agree that this is an illusion.

BUT...( and that is my Big But) the problem is that when we believe in an illusion, we cause that illusion to manifest AS reality through our BELIEF, followed by ACTING it out in concrete reality 'as if' it were true.

It does not really matter after that if the premise of our beliefs and action is true or false, good or evil, for if we believe the lie is truth, we will act on that belief 'as if', and the results to all of humanity will become very real and very CONCRETE by means of our own actions.

So we cannot just dismiss the 'them and us' illusion as unreal, any more than we can dismiss good and evil as being legitimate 'opposites' of the world of spirit. If we do, we are averting our eyes from the very real consequences of our collective beliefs and actions and that is a grave error to make. (symbolic and concrete)

The most powerful thing the spirit of evil can do to is too deny 'its' own existence to those who really want to avert their eyes. Doing so allows evil to hide in plain sight and to perpetuate itself to infinite power and destruction. While the spirit of evil is very intelligent, it is also very arrogant in its self promotion. Its arrogance is its downfall. It is said of 'the devil' (whether you believe that symbolically or literally) that 'his arrogance blinds him to the truth about himself.' What is that truth?

If he 'wins' the domination game, which is what he is after, sitting at the very top of a pyramid of absolute power and control, he loses everything including himself by destroying the possibility of equality of Being. Once destroyed and his goal achieved, he sits all alone in an empty universe with nothing left to have power over. So if he wins, he loses. This is the 'integration of opposites' as used, but NOT understood, by the spirit of evil; a fusion that annihilates the one who brings it about. It is a short sighted 'win.' That is the REAL 'cosmic joke.' It is not that life is 'meaningless' but rather that it is meaningFULL and the one who denies it is operating from a false premise. So to that one I say, 'be careful what you wish for (or set as your goal) as you just might GET IT.'



You see, for some, victim and aggressor really ARE 'one.' Cause and effect really ARE 'one.' This is not the KIND of integration of opposites that preserves life; it is the opposite of the one that preserves life. The integration of opposites that preserves life is the one which is equality based, not domination/submission based. That one of equals could be stated; "we are one AND we are many', meaning that we are all unique as individuals who are also connected together in life and that fact, coupled with mutual respect for boundaries, is the principle which integrates these opposites as ONE spirit. The difference in premise is the difference between "Heaven and Hell."

Some madmen actually do cause the effects they are trying to 'transcend.' Some never really 'get' their own lesson which they presume, in their arrogance to 'teach' others. That lesson is that they are, indeed, 'the cause of their own pain' on both levels; abstract reasoning and concrete experience. If they can manage to integrate those opposites, they may even be able to save their own asses before it is too late; otherwise they may end up just being the Immortal Emperor of all Assholes. Try opening up to that as possibility.

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Links to Articles on the Groupthink Phenomenon

Wikipedia
Eight Main Symptoms of Groupthink
What is Groupthink?

Same Old Play; New Century

R.D. Laing
/Schizophrenia/Existentialism/Philosopher ...

DOCTORS:
Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide ©
Socialization to Killing
They [the SS doctors] did their work just as someone who goes to an office goes about his work. They were gentlemen who came and went, who supervised and were relaxed, sometimes smiling, sometimes joking, but never unhappy. They were witty if they felt like it. Personally I did not get the impression that they were much affected by what was going on — nor shocked. It went on for years. It was not just one day.
Auschwitz prisoner doctor

Robert Jay Lifton

Robert Jay Lifton, M.D. 

 
...In addition to cruel medical experiments, many Nazi doctors, as part of military units, were directly involved in killing. To reach that point, they underwent a sequence of socialization: first to the medical profession, always a self-protective guild; then to the military, where they adapted to the requirements of command; and finally to camps such as Auschwitz, where adaptation included assuming leadership roles in the existing death factory. The great majority of these doctors were ordinary people who had killed no one before joining murderous Nazi institutions. They were corruptible and certainly responsible for what they did, but they became murderers mainly in atrocity-producing settings. ..

 

International Cultic Studies

 

“A Bio Medical Mission was at the heart of Naziism”

“Socialization to Evil is all too easy...”

Robert Jay Lifton

 

When Patients See These Images, Their 'Interpretations' of What is Being Seen is Very Different to That of the 'Interpretations' of Others. These are Human Beings; Not Objects of Assessment, Interesting Cases, or 'Subjects'. If You Were Being Treated Like That, How Would YOU Feel? Happy?

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The Entire Rosenhan Article, On Being Sane in  Insane Places, along with my own commentary relating it to my own experiences in the system, will soon be available from start to finish as a PDF file in this  section of this webpage.

The Pseudo-Patient Study

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Last broadcast on Mon, 27 Jul 2009, 11:00 on BBC Radio 4.

 

Synopsis

Claudia Hammond revisits another classic psychology experiment, David Rosenhan's Pseudo-Patient Study, gaining access to his unpublished personal papers to discover how it changed our understanding of the human mind, and its impact 40 years on.

Between 1969 and 1972, the clinical psychologist David Rosenhan and seven other people - none of whom had a psychiatric diagnosis - got themselves admitted to 12 different psychiatric hospitals around the United States. They did this by presenting with a single symptom, saying that they heard a voice which said words such as 'empty', 'dull' and 'thud.' Once admitted, they acted completely normally. Nevertheless, they were kept in for periods of between 8 and 52 days. Seven of them were diagnosed with schizophrenia and were released as being 'in remission'; not one of them was judged to be sane.

After Rosenhan published On Being Sane in Insane Places in the journal Science in 1973, the psychiatric profession went on the defensive to protest its diagnostic competence. The study struck at the heart of their attempts to medicalise psychiatry and be accepted as proper doctors. Its impact was felt when the third edition of the profession's bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, came out in 1980: changes had been made which brought more rigour to the diagnostic process.

However, as Claudia discovers from Rosenhan's unpublished papers, for him the study was less an experiment of diagnostic efficacy than an anthropological survey of psychiatric wards. In a chapter of the book he never finished, she reads his poignant account of his own first admission, and his sense that 'minimal attention was paid to my presence, as if I hardly existed'.

Now suffering ill health and unable to speak, Rosenhan delegates his friends and colleagues professor of social psychology at Stanford University Lee Ross and clinical psychologist Florence Keller to speak to Claudia and show her the box containing previously unpublished material which throws new light on one of the most controversial and famous psychology experiments.

 

 

Recommended for Psychiatrists who believe that chemical imbalance explains everything and that the experience of psychosis is meaningless: here is a movie with "Message'' for you:

K-Pax,
starring Kevin Spacey, as the psych patient who FEELS like an ''alien'' from another planet. I suggest you focus, not so much on the concrete details of his fascinating delusion but rather on the concepts behind the details. You just might learn something.

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