Archive for May 2016
Psychiatric Labeling: A Modern Day Crime
We Are Not Behavior Alone In 1994, I was labeled with bipolar disorder. I always hated to divulge this juicy nugget of info to doctors or budding friends, and I never revealed it to employers. By sharing this label I was submitting to society’s stigma and thwarted conclusion of what everyone felt this “illness” actually…Read More
Freud’s Psychoanalysis: Is It Time We Moved On?
Psychiatry’s Relationship to Psychoanalysis I can’t get away from it. I see them everywhere. The four-eyed doctors sitting with analytical cruelty behind a one-dimensional interpretation of reality that I see as senseless. There she is. As I exit the Mount Kisco Greek diner she’s sitting there proud and straight-backed, robotic and brainwashed. It’s Dr. Innez.…Read More
The Shamanistic Nature of Psychiatric Patients: Let Them Hone Their Gifts
The Psychiatric View of the Shaman It’s true. Many “mentally ill” people are budding shamans. Especially the bipolars. I can say this openly because for over twenty years, I’ve lived with a psychiatric label attached to my name when all I’m really trying to do is enter shamanic states safely in order to tell my…Read More