Tricksters

Jargonizing the Trickster Concept: The symbol of the trickster in Native American Navajo culture is the coyote. The coyote is a revered as a con, a sign of witchcraft, or a type of bad omen that will lead you into trouble and is very powerful. A trickster, as I am using it, is a predictive … Continue reading Tricksters

Positive Self-Fulfilling Prophesies

Self-Fulfilling Prophesies in All Aspects of Culture: The spiritual concept of the positive self-fulfilling prophesy, which represents things like prayer and faith, is pivotal for message receiver and arguably for anyone dealing with trauma.  As many people I have worked with have pointed out, the concept is present in the Bible and, I believe, in … Continue reading Positive Self-Fulfilling Prophesies

The Importance of Causation in “Psychosis”

I think groups help message receivers when it comes to being flexible with the concept of causation of "psychosis." One of the few rules of a Hearing Voices Network Group is that all causation explanations are allowed. I'd argue that this sets the stage for what I have come to term functional flexible theory styles. Hearing … Continue reading The Importance of Causation in “Psychosis”

Tilling the Institutional Soil in Kraeplin’s Kingdom:

As many know, Emile Kraeplin (pronounced crap-land) formed the magical thoughts that are the basis of mainstream DSM propaganda that forms the businesses and billing systems that occupy the nation’s mental health. Though the idea that an observable behavior is the result of a specific brain dysfunction is more magical than proven, many feel it … Continue reading Tilling the Institutional Soil in Kraeplin’s Kingdom: