Lazy Weekend Music: Primal Scream Therapy
Posted October 2, 2015on:
Happy Friday, Widdershins. We’ve made it to the culmination of (yet) another difficult week. John Boehner had laid his burden down, and the balance of the Repubs in the House are conspiring to ascertain that Hillary Clinton grow old testifying in front of one bogus committee after (yet) another. The media is off the chain in their drooling hatred for her, and have elevated Bernie Sanders to near-knighthood. More of our college students have been injured or killed thanks to our 45th school shooter of the year.
Your posters here at TW have been up to their kneecaps in challenges as well. We are wading our way through individually, and some of us have found our way through the darkness. I know that I appreciate the supportive comments that y’all made during my recent speedbumps. After all of this, I have decided that what we require is a good, loud, group primal scream.
For those too young to remember, primal scream therapy was trés chic during the 1970s. PST was introduced by Arthur Janov, with a working hypothesis that neuroses were created by childhood trauma. If we were to be able to recreate the trauma and experience the pain in a theraputic setting, we could then respond to the pain rather than repressing the feelings and thus shed the accompanying neurosis. This was really hot stuff at the time, and attracted the likes of John Lennon, Roger Williams, and James Earl Jones. Sadly, results were statistically unmeaningful, and the therapy was quickly discarded.
Okay, so psychiatrists no longer advise this, but that does not make it useless. Honestly, I spent much of my life being reminded to smile sweetly, keep my voice modulated, and remain a proper little lady. Fair enough, but just this once, let me lead The Widdershins in a loud primal scream. Are you ready? Deep breath…….
Let ‘er rip!
Please post any songs, movie clips, what have you that help us with today’s therapy. Otherwise, it’s an open thread.
(1) Shout – The Isley Brothers
(2) Primal Scream – Motley Crew
(3) Screaming Night Hog – Steppenwolf
(4) Shout – Tears for Fears
(5) Screaming and Yelling – Carole King
(6) Anything with a screaming goat –
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