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NON-DRUG APPROACHES TO SCHIZOPHRENIA

ORGANISATIONS OF (EX-)USERS AND SURVIVORS OF PSYCHIATRY
and other interesting web sites:
http://www.peter-lehmann-publishing.com/info/links.htm


COMING OFF PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Coming off Psychiatric Drugs: Successful Withdrawal from Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, Lithium, Carbamazepine and Tranquilizers", with prefaces by Judi Chamberlin, Loren R. Mosher and Pirkko Lahti, edited by Peter Lehmann (2004). ISBN 0-9545428-0-0 / 978-0-9545428-0-1 2004. For more information including details of other language editions of this book, see http://www.peter-lehmann-publishing.com/withdraw.htm

This book contents accounts of how 28 people from all over the world came off psychiatric drugs without once again ending up in the doctorÝs office. Additionally, eight professionals, working in psychotherapy, medicine, psychiatry, social work, natural healing and even in a runaway-house, report on how they helped in the withdrawal process. Loren R. Mosher from Soteria Associates, San Diego, who sadly died in 2005, wrote in his preface: "This book is a must read for anyone who might consider taking or not longer taking these mind altering legal drugs and perhaps even more so for those able to prescribe them."


HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK

Holotropic BreathworkTM is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth- psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world. The name holotropic (from the Greek holos = whole and trepein = to move toward) literally means "moving toward wholeness". This method utilizes the spontaneous healing potential of the psyche that becomes available in non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by accelerated breathing and evocative music in a special set and setting. Focused energy release and mandala drawing are additional important elements in the holotropic process. Holotropic Breathwork mediates access to all levels of human experience, including emotionally relevant childhood memories and other biographical issues, sequences of psychospiritual death and rebirth, and a broad spectrum of transpersonal experiences. In experiential sessions, participants alternate in the roles of experiencers and assistants to their partners. The theory and practice of Holotropic Breathwork is described in Stanislav Grof's books Beyond the Brain and The Adventure of Self-Discovery, both published by SUNY Press.

The practice of Holotropic Breathwork was created by psychiatrist Stanislav Grof and his wife Christina Grof in 1976. Since then, they have used this approach in hundreds of workshops in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. In response to an increasing demand for training, they founded Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT), an organization based in Mill Valley, California, that offers a comprehensive educational program. In addition to its teaching staff, this program features noted guest faculty in the field of transpersonal psychology. GTT provides information and teaches facilitating skills, but does not license participants to conduct therapy. To use Holotropic Breathwork with clients, certified facilitators must meet necessary requirements of their respective states or countries. Contact address: Holotropic Breathwork, 20 Sunnyside, #A314 Mill Valley, California 94941, USA. Tel: + 1 415 383 8779 Fax: +1 415) 383 0965.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSPERSONAL ASSOCIATION

Founded by Dr. Stan Grof and others, the International Transpersonal Association (ITA) is a scientific and educational organisation with the following purposes: (1) to provide an orientation that can reconcile the viewpoints of various disciplines and formulate a comprehensive and integrated image of human nature; (2) to facilitate the development of new paradigms that will synthesise presently disparate approaches in education, research, teaching, psychotherapy, spiritual practice, the arts and media, socio-economic theory and other areas of human life and knowledge; and (3) to promote scientific research, development, and communication in all areas related to the transpersonal dimensions of human nature. For more information, contact the ITA in Mill Valley, California (tel: + 1 415 383 8779). Details on their excellent annual conference may be found at www.nbn.com/people/Transpersonal/itahome.html. The ITA can also put you in touch with the Spiritual Emergency Network, a worldwide group of psychotherapists specialising in a gentle, non-drug, transpersonal approach to personal crisis.

THE LEGACY OF R.D. LAING

Janus Head magazine's Spring 2001 issue, edited by Daniel Burston with conributions from Victor Barbetti, Joseph H. Berke, M.D., Scott Bortle, Andrew Feldmar, Steven Gans, Miles Groth, Theodor Itten, F.A. Jenner, Gavin Miller, Bob Mullan,. Brent Potter, Leon Redler and Phyllis Webb. Available on-line at http://www.janushead.org.

COMPLETE RECOVERY FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA WITHOUT THE USE OF DRUGS

By Tracey May.

How involuntary psychiatric treatement violates basic human rights. By Richard Gosden.


SACRED PLANTS / ENTHEOGENS

ALBERT HOFFMAN FOUNDATION

ENTHEOGEN DOT

FUNGI PERFECTI

GREEN EARTH FOUNDATION

INTEGRAL SCIENCE

INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES

LSD RESEARCH

THE LYCAEUM

MAPS

PETER RUSSEL



COMPARATIVE MYTHOLOGY

MYSTIC FIRE VIDEO

A catalogue of cool videos available by mail order
Includes many documentaries about Indigenous Peoples, mythology, spirituality, and Buddhism.
UNITED TRADITIONS ORGANISATION (UTO)

This organisation was created following an interfaith gathering of 20 shamans from five continents who came to meet the Dalai Lama and other high level representatives of the world's religions, at Karma Ling Institute in the French Alps in 1997. The site is only in French for the moment. Mystic Fire Video will be releasing a documentary film about the gathering itself in 1998. More information about this gathering may be found on the Global Vision web site at www.global-vision.org/karma.html

THE VATICAN WEB SITE

HINDU WEB SITE

ISLAMIC WEB SITE

AGNOSTIC WEB SITE

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND WEB SITE

PROJECT GENESIS

"The world's largest Jewish learning programme"

TEACHINGS OF ZARATHUSTRA

EVANGELICAL WEB SITE

Global Online Service Helping Evangelize Nations

BUDDHA STUFF

DHARMA NET


INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

The Wanniala-aetto Campaign
Helping the Indigenous People of Sri Lanka to return to the tropical rainforest from which they have been evicted.

Cultural Survival
Helps indigenous peoples and ethnic groups to deal as equals
in their relations with national and international societies.
Also publishes Cultural Survival magazine.

Buddhism and Human Rights
A bibliography compiled by Damien Keown for the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, March 15, 1995.
Includes a whole section on Sri Lanka, and some material on Indigenous Peoples.

AnthroNet
(University of Virginia). Provides resources for anthropologists, students, etc.

The Center For World Indigenous Studies at the University of Colorado

United Traditions Organisation (UTO)

This organisation was created following an interfaith gathering of 20 shamans from five continents who came to meet the Dalai Lama and other high level representatives of the world's religions, at Karma Ling Institute in the French Alps in 1997. The site is only in French for the moment. Mystic Fire Video will be releasing a documentary film about the gathering itself in 1998. More information about this gathering may be found on the Global Vision web site at www.global-vision.org/karma.html

World Indigenous Peoples Conference: Education 1996.

Sovereignty
This page was created in the spirit of awakening individual consciousness, and encouraging support for the nationalist struggles and cultural survival of indigenous peoples.

The Tribal Lands Internet Project.

The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS)
Dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples.

Free Tibet

Indigenous Environmental Network (GOPHER)
A grassroots alliance to help Indigenous Nations and their Peoples to stand up against local, multi-national and trans-national corporations and any national policy action that contaminates the land, water, air and health of Indigenous People and their territories.

Links to Aboriginal Resources
Homepages as well as newsgroups.

The Forest Stewardship Council, (FSC)
An international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.
The head office is in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Rainforest Action Network
Works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

The Rainforest Workshop
The purpose of this page is to help teachers and students learn more about the rainforest.

Native Web
A cyber-place for Earth's indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Peoples' Literature
Brings to life the traditions and philosophies of native peoples through stories, poetry, prayers and quotations of tribal leaders.

The Ancient Religion of the Finns
An essay on Saami culture by Professor Juha Pentikńinen
Department of Religious Studies, University of Helsinki.

Native Book Centre
Internationally recognized as one of the largest suppliers in the world of North American Indian books, with over 1100 different titles in 35 separate categories.

Hawai'i Nation
Provides information regarding the restoration of Hawaiian independence, along with cultural perspectives from the people of Hawai'i.

WWWVL - Papua New Guinea
Information on Papua New Guinea: data, social environmental issues and much more.

Human Rights and Related Sources on the Internet
University of Minnesota.

Multicultural Sites and Resources
An extensive collection of links to multicultural websites. Grouped by: African-American / Native American / Hispanic/Latino Asian-American / National/Ethnic / Multicultural Organizations / etc.

Native American Organizations
(YAHOO directory).

Public International Law
A collection of WWW links with references to International Law topics from the University of Western Australia (UWA).

CIESIN Thematic Guide on Agriculture and Global Environmental Change
The purpose of this guide is to help locate key documents and data sets that pertain to human dimensions of global environmental change related to agriculture.

Indigenous Agricultural and Environmental Knowledge Systems.

The Video Project
A non-profit organization specializing in the distribution of videos and multimedia programs on the environment, human rights, and global peace. A good percentage of their programs focus on indigenous people threatened by environmental destruction or human rights violations.

Robert H. Davis' Homepage
Art, literature, and information from a contemporary Tlingit writer.

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

Native American Sites
Homepages pages set up by Native American Nations themselves, or devoted to a particular nation. Maintained by Lisa Mittenat from the University of Pittsburgh.

Native Americas
The quarterly publication of Akwe:kon Press of the American Indian Program at Cornell University.

The Native Support Network
A group of non-native people working to assist indigenous peoples to live with dignity and rediscover their traditions.

Kau Nation of Hawaii
A charitable community education organization, operating as an independent and sovereign nation.

The Quarto Mundista BBS
An informational service provided by the Center for World Indigenous Studies, dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the ideas and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and the political, social and economic realities of Indigenous nations.

Tribal Voice
An uncensored, blunt and direct outlet for the Native American heart. Spiritual guidance for the native american segments of Tribal Voice comes from the youthful wisdom of Chuck Monroe.

Brazilian environmental links
Organizations, Information, pictures, Native Brazilians, etc.

Worldwide Forest / Biodiversity Campaign News
Brazilian Indigenous Land Rights Under Assault.

Brazilian Extractive Reserves

Indios no Brasil
Includes information on indigenous peoples of Brazil, as well as their lands. In Portuguese.

Kaypˇ feather head dresses
How a photographic assignment served as the catalyst in the Smithsonian's acquisition of a collection of Brazilian Indian feather headdresses.

A Mayan Struggle
Photographs of the Mayan Indians of Guatemala, taken by Vince Heptig as part of a documentary. Also includes some links and a reading list.

Mexico's Index
Large index with resources and links. Contains general material on Mexico as well as information on indigenous culture.

Indigenous Peoples of Mexico

Utila - Bay Islands of Honduras
Dedicated to the friendly people of Utila, their culture and their magnificent natural environment. Its purpose is to attract the true Eco-tourist, not the 'ugly' American (or European, for that matter)! Its mission is to promote sustainable development which preserves the ecological resilience of the island's natural environments thru research and environmental education...

Buddha Stuff

Dharma Net

Upaya House
An international network for engaged Buddhism, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Sinai Bedouin Women
Maintained by Ann Gardner a social anthropologist and author who has lived in the Middle East for more than six years.

Mystic Fire Video
A catalogue of cool videos available by mail order
Includes many documentaries about Indigenous Peoples, mythology, spirituality, and Buddhism.


IRISH MEGALITHIC ART WORKS

International Institute of Astroarchaeology: a new organisation now being set up in Ireland by Michael O'Callaghan.

Ancient Irish Monuments Appeal: please add your name to protect Ireland's ancient heritage.

Sacred Island: extensive astroarchaeological details, photos, and guided tours of Irish megalithic sites by Martin Byrne.

Mythical Ireland: New Light on the Ancient Past, by Anthony Murphy. Includes lots of astronomical links.

Irish Stones: Includes a mailing list for discussion of latest discoveries.

Irish Archaeology on the Internet: a comprehensive list of related websites.

There is More Between Heaven and Earth: lots of substantive archaeological and astroarchaeological data, excellent bibliography, numerous related links, by Victor Reijs.

Archaeoastronomy: detailed astronomical observations at Knowth, Carrowkeel and Loughcrew, by Paul Griffin.

Sacred Sites: videos and photographs by Martin Gray.

On A Mountain By The Sea: an artist's account of a Mid Summer Night's field trip to a cairn overlooking Dublin, by Michael O'Callaghan.

Tonight's sky star map for various locations in Ireland, by Anthony Murphy.

Astronomy Ireland, the national Irish astronomy club.

Archaeoastronomy.com: includes a digitial clock to calculate the precise local time of Solstices, Equinoxes and Cross Quarter days.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend in the Boyne, listed in the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (Report of the World Heritage Committee, Seventeenth session, Cartagena, Colombia, 6 - 11 December 1993).

On A Mountain By The Sea: A personal account of an astroarcheological field trip to a 6,000 megalithic artwork in Ireland, by Michael O'Callaghan at www.global-vision.org/dream/dreamch4.html


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