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Just Released – October 2007:

Little Davey: View of Reality, (paperback); Chipmunka Publishing, U.K. http://chipmunkapublishing.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=868

 

The philosophy shared in Little Davey has emanated directly from the author’s extensive life’s experienced knowledge in managing cognitive dissonance due to intra-personal struggle arising directly out of inter-personal conflicts. Ms. Hill’s quest for wisdom’s understanding began over half a century ago in an objectified childhood and has extended throughout a life of episodic tragedy by human agency into the present. Little Davey is a summation of understanding for the concept – power – as a life’s energy force and a shared human drive, which has historically been deceptively acculturated by ulterior-motivation against self-empowerment into a societally accepted Illusion — generating ignorance of our true nature, thereby producing suffering. Kathleen Hill is presently pursuing certification in Law, specifically welfare laws, as a precursor to founding the social enterprise, DSnSNP-CCG™ Peer Legal Counsel and Advocacy.

ISBN: 978-1-84747-431-5

 

 

 

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RANTing OUt the Devil: Community Traumatization & Human Transformation; OUtSIdeR Philosophy (paperback) Chipmunka Publishing UK

http://chipmunkapublishing.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=522

Human values in conflict! RANTing contains numerous references to people of courage and people who are cowards, between those of us who possess an abundance of the seven virtues (hope, will, purpose, confidence, fidelity, love, care, and wisdom) and those of us who have no self-respect.

“As a seeker, Kathleen Hill coalesces the human rights work of the anti-psychiatric oppression movement. As a dispossessed and fragmented initiate, Kate re-constructs her holism of personhood within a community of peers protesting against the predation of bio-psychiatry. Absolutely brilliant! Don’t miss it.” Jason Pegler, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Rapper and Author of A Can of Madness and Curing Madness.

ISBN: 978-1-84747-018-8

* Both the artwork on the cover of RANTing and the photograph on the cover of Little Davey are, metaphorically speaking, self-portraits of the author…

 

Kathleen M. Hill, BS Biological Sciences, Peer Human Rights Advocate

Founder DSnSNP-CCG™ http://dsnsnpccg.wordpress.com/

A 1-Month Website: http://wolfdeck.wordpress.com/

 

“The mind, once expanded, can never return to its original size.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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ABOUT MY FAVOURITE EDITOR

 

 

leonard.jpg About Leonard Roy Frank: electroshock and insulin shock survivor and long-time activist.

Leonard has edited and contributed to books which include: The History of Shock Treatment, Influencing Minds, and Random House Websters Quotationary, a classic reference for speakers and writers. His Random House Websters Wit & Humor Quotationary was published in 2000. In 2003, Random House published his Freedom: Quotes and Passages from the Worlds Greatest Freethinkers and 5 gift books titled Inspiration, Love, Money, Wisdom, and Wit, each subtitled The Greatest Things Ever Said.

Since 1996, Leonard’s monthly column of quotations ”Poor Leonard’s Almanack” has appeared in Street Spirit, “a publication of the American Friends Service Committee” distributed by homeless people in the Oakland-Berkeley region of the East Bay. Back issues of Street Spirit, including the Almanack,” may be seen at http://thestreetspirit.org (archives at bottom of left column). In his book The History of Shock Treatment (1978) shock survivor Leonard Frank made probably the first public disclosure of the work of D. Ewen Cameron of Canada, who assaulted patients with massive drug doses, bizarre forms of conditioning and what he called de-patterning treatment. Around the time of Frank’s disclosures about Cameron’s treatments, Cameron’s work became a major scandal. Cameron was one of the most revered and rewarded psychiatrists on the international scene. He was a former President of the World Psychiatric Association, as well as president of the American Psychiatric Association and Canadian psychiatric associations. He was involved in experiments in Canada for Project MKULTRA, a United States based CIA-directed “mind control” program.

In June 2006, his The Electroshock Quotationary, was published on the Internet. The book is an illustrated, 154-page collection of chronologically arranged quotations, excerpts, and short essays about the history and nature of the controversial psychiatric procedure known as electroshock (electroconvulsive treatment, ECT). The book may be downloaded free of charge at HERE http://www.endofshock.com/102C_ECT.PDF

“The power we gain over others is the power we lose over ourselves. Nothing so enhances self-respect as virtuous conduct. Courage is the seed out of which all the other virtues grow.” Leonard Roy Frank, Electroshock Quotationary, a free .pdf download and 14 books at Alibris.com. ***

Leonard Roy Frank edits “Frankly Quoted” which has been distributed at no cost on the first day of each month since October 2004. It consists of 35-45 entries, mostly quotes drawn from his readings and his probe of the print and electronic media during the previous month, together with several of his own thoughts and observations.

Born in Brooklyn in 1932, Frank has lived in San Francisco since 1959. To add your name to — or have it removed from — the “Frankly Quoted” Listserv, notify him at lfrank@igc.org. Comments and criticisms are always welcome. And if, by chance, you run across a quote (or have an original thought or observation) which you think others will find interesting, amusing, instructive, or inspiring, please send it along and it will be considered for inclusion in a future posting.

Electroshock Quotationary by Shock Survivor and Editor Leonard Roy Frank http://www.endofshock.com/102C_ECT.PDF

Active in the psychiatric survivors movement since 1972, Leonard is a member of MindFreedom International, a coalition of more than 100 grassroots groups working for human rights in psychiatry, and also The Coalition for the Abolition of Electroshock in Texas. http://www.endofshock.com/

Harold Sackeim, Psychologist, Professor Columbia University (considered to be the U. S. top ECT researcher) admitted to Electroconvulsive Therapy Causing Permanent Amnesia And Cognitive Deficits, which affect individuals’ ability to function. (Journal Neuropsychopharmacology, January 2007) after 25 years of stating, that the controversial treatment “doesn’t cause permanent amnesia and, in fact, improves memory and increases intelligence” oft remarking that “permanent amnesia from ECT is so rare that it could not be studied”, while asserting that “most people who said the treatment erased years of memory were mentally ill and thus not credible”.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that more than 3 million people have received ECT over the past generation. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com.

“Since the mid-1980s, Sackeim worked as a consultant to the ECT device manufacturer Mecta Corp. He never revealed his financial interest in ECT to NIMH, as required by federal law, and, until 2002, did not reveal it to New York officials as required by state law … nor did Sackeim disclose his financial conflict when his NIMH grant was renewed to 2009 at approximately $500,000 per year.” Committee for Truth in Psychiatry http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v32/n1/pdf/1301180a. pdf

“ECT isn’t new and it isn’t effective. It causes brain damage manifested mostly by amnesia. This video is a brief overview from my perspective as a neurologist.” Dr. Friedberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBK5Y5rmAy0

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MY FAVOURITE ELDER

 

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Thomas Szasz, M.D.

— Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus —

— Honorary Member of OISM since 2005 —


“The message that Szasz donated to mankind
goes far beyond his critique of psychiatry…
he called individuals back to personal
responsibility in everyday life.

Alone with one’s conscience
there are no alibis!

Tristano Ajmone, President OISM.

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Artist: Eagles Lyrics 
Song: Do Something/ Album “The Long Road Back From Eden” 
Lyric:
“Do Something”

I’ve been walkin’ through the fields
And on the streets of town
Trying to make sense of what you left me
Everything that I believed in
Has been turned upside down
And now it seems the whole wide world’s gone crazy

But when I feel like giving up
And I’m ready to walk away
In the stillness, I can hear
A voice inside me say

Do something
Do something
It’s too late for saving face
Don’t just stand there takin’ up space
Why don’t you do something?
Do something
It’s not over
No, it’s never too late

You were always on my side
Love was all we had
Now I sit and watch our love unraveling
I pick up the morning paper
All the news is bad
How did we get on this road we’re traveling?

But when I feel like giving up
And there’s nowhere left to go
That’s the time I dig down deep
The only thing I know

Do something
Do something
Don’t leave it up for someone else
Don’t feel sorry for yourself
Why don’t you do something?
Do something
It’s not over
No, it’s never too late

Run away
You can’t run away
For your honor
For your pride
You’ll sleep better
Knowin’ you tried

To do something
Do something
It’s too easy not to care
You’re not ready for the rockin’ chair
Get up and do something
Do something
Don’t wait too long
Even if it’s wrong
You’ve got to do something
Do something
It’s not over
No, it’s never too late

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“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

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