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Jez Hughes on the cultural/collective context of ‘mental illness’

“If we were to approach something like schizophrenia as an extreme example of an underlying disease in our society; that those suffering the mental torment are the ones actually taking the knocks for the whole of the culture as they … Continue reading

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Erich Fromm on the situation of a sane man in an insane culture

“A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who … Continue reading

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‘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 … Continue reading

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James Hillman on Evil Thanks, Brent Potter and the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 – interesting quotation:- ‘So the question of evil, like the question of ugliness, refers primarily to the anesthetized heart, the heart that has no reaction … Continue reading

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