Tag Archives: RD Laing

Madness and Beauty in the Heart of Darkness – Drake Spaeth

https://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/posts/05-27-15 Click on the link for (sadly) the last of Drake Spaeth’s series of posts for Saybrook, this time with some thoughts arising on the recent death of John Nash, the brilliant mathematician whose life was the subject of Sylvia … Continue reading

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Learning to be with ourselves: a response to Understanding Psychosis – Elizabeth Svanholmer

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/04/20/learning/ Click on the link to visit Monica Cassani’s resource-rich site, http://www.beyondmeds.com, for this great piece by Elizabeth Svanholmer, commenting on the recent report by The British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, edited by Anne Cooke and entitled:- ‘Understanding … Continue reading

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R.D. Laing on Pain

“There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.” R.D. Laing Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Click on the title for the link to this 2005 article in The Guardian. Clancy Sigal on R.D. Laing Extraordinarily interesting 2005 account from Clancy Sigal of his evolving relationship with R.D. Laing. Might sit uncomfortably with those who prefer … Continue reading

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Living in One of R. D. Laing’s Post Kingsley Hall Households: Michael Guy Thompson Deeply interesting article by Michael Guy Thompson, from his own experiences. Many of us here have an interest in Laing’s work, which has huge resonance with … Continue reading

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