Will Hall on the anti-identity identity politics of madness

Malingering Normal

Awhile back I posted on emergent tensions in identity politics and self-positioning within the ‘mad movement(s).’ Of course, this issue also affects folks caught up in self definition, psychiatric labeling, and treatment who might not even be aware of a ‘thing’ being referred to as a ‘mad movement.’

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Chanting OM

Recently I've been listening to some lovely audio files by Music for Deep Meditation. Specifically a whole album of songs that take one through the chakras while chanting OM. It's been phenomenally heart opening and beautiful and intense and healing. Listening to this ancient sound while in meditation seems to assist in the grounding and revelatory experience both. It's clear many folks find these sounds helpful. I'm coming to appreciate what gets labeled "hypersensitivity." In this instance it's a lovely and profound grace to be able to utilize what might also be considered "sound therapy." I call it learning to live well. With this body and these capacities. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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