PSYCHOLOGY

The Anti-Authoritarian Architecture of Dance and Rave

Dancing invokes a heightened emotional state characterized by positive feelings and infectious enthusiasm. Rarely does the urge to hurt or threaten another human result from harmoniously moving, swaying, and stepping to the rhythm and thump of a beat. Dance will therefore always be loathed by those that dwell in the chambers of power. The elite…

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The Relational Anarchist Primer

Relational

“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” -Stephen Covey Relational Anarchism is a standalone vector or field of thought under the umbrella of anarchism. In this perspective, relationships determine levels of human freedom. The process…

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Anarchy is Rising, With or Without You

Anarchy

I love that anarchists are so far ahead of the curve. Most anarchists recognize the following truths: they understand that government is just a Mafia, and they do not sugarcoat that fact and pretend government is necessary. They acknowledge that taxation is straight up robbery. They recognize that fiat currency is just printed monopoly money…

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Stop Desecrating Flags and Preach Love Instead

Love

“Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.” -Maya Angelou I want to see more love and acceptance during “Memorial…

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I was Spanked and I Turned Out OK—or did I?

spanking

Most everyone has heard or used the phrase, “I was spanked and I turned out ok.” This expression represents acceptance of kid hitting. It sits at the heart of American spanking culture and conjures similar phrases like, “My parents spanked me and that is why I spank my kids,” and “if more children were spanked there…

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Anarchy is Not Just a Childish “Phase”

phase

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. -Carl Jung There are people who thought anarchism was just a “phase” that I would grow out of; they saw my “beliefs” as a way to lash out. They thought I was…

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The Tao of Dialogical Family Therapy

THE TAO OF DIALOGICAL FAMILY THERAPY

  Brief Abstract In this paper I covered a brief history, the main ideas, and applications of dialogic therapy, or “open dialogue” to family therapy settings. Dialogical family therapy was derived from the philosophical work of Russian philosopher and linguist Mikhail Bakhtin’s. He was responsible for introducing the concept of “dialogism,” as well as writing about…

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