‘The exiled scapegoats, the black sheep, the nonconformists & creative maladjusted’ – Monica Cassani

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/09/27/the-exiled-scapegoats/

Click on the link for this interesting post by Monica on http://www.beyondmeds.com.

We especially liked the following:-

‘Exiled scapegoats can, thus, return to serve the collective as agents of its deepest and most difficult needs…. But they are also a community unto themselves.

They form a loose society of nonconformists. It is one devoted to transpersonal processes underlying the individuality and secular collectives.

Those in this society listen for the guidance that comes from the intersection of life and death, joy and pain, love and wounding. They are more or less willing to feel its paradoxical and raw nature. Since they struggle to continually accept that intersection in their own hearts, they can work with inevitable shadow projections, not as a prelude to scapegoating and splitting in order to attack, but as a means of life long personal growth and ethical actions. ‘

Sylvia Brinton Perera from Scapegoat Complex: Toward a Mythology of Shadow and Guilt

and:-

‘This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists. Our planet teeters on the brink of annihilation; dangerous passions of pride, hatred, and selfishness are enthroned in our lives; and men do reverence before false gods of nationalism and materialism. The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.’

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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