December 21st, 2012
The Spiritual Gift of Madness
an interview with Seth Farber
Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist (he received his doctorate in 1984),visionary, activist (in the human rights, Green and anti-war movements — and a supporter of animal rights) and co-founder of the Network Against Coercive Psychiatry (1988). His newest and most important book is “The Spiritual Gift of Madness:The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride Movement”.
Seth speaks with Joanna about the “mad pride” movement; the relevance of psychiatrist R. D Laing; exploring the inner time/space of consciousness; the creatively maladjusted to a insane society; “madness” as a glimpse of a new society; breakdown/breakthrough; “prophets of a new world coming into existence”; the Great Awakening; “Earth was created for joy, not for sorrow”; suppressed mystics-in-training; Aurobindo’s integral evolutionary mysticism…
original music by Evarusnik
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