The New Primal Scream

Primal Therapy Twenty Years Later

The New Primal Scream

When THE PRIMAL SCREAM was published in 1970 it caused an international sensation. In introduced a revolutionary new approach to psychological thinking- Primal Therapy, which encourages patients to relive core experiences instead of taking refuge from reality in a comfortable half-world of neurosis. Twenty years on, THE NEW PRIMAL SCREAM takes the theory even further, showing that repressed pain is bad not only for mental but also for physical health. Citing case histories, Dr Janov shows how the application of his therapy has helped victims of incest and other abuse overcome subsequent illness. The implications are as devastating as the therapy is revolutionary. THE NEW PRIMAL SCREAM discusses and reaches some startling conclusions about illness and Primal Therapy, exploring; *Primal pain: the great hidden secrets, *Repression: the gates of the brain and loss of feeling, *How early experience is imprinted, *Illness as the silent scream, *Sex, sensuality and sexuality, *The role of weeping in psychotherapy, *Why we have to relive our childhood to get well.

The Death of Psychotherapy

From Freud to Alien Abductions

The Death of Psychotherapy

Puts psychotherapy on trial by critically examining its effectiveness through the lens of the scientific method.

Primal Healing

Access to the Incredible Power of Feelings to Improve Your Health

Primal Healing

The culmination of more than 30 years of research in human psychology, this text clearly explains how to access the deepest levels of the brain, where imprinted memories and pain lie, and fully relive the primal experiences that drive behavior in order to improve health.

The Madchester Scene

From New Order and The Smiths to Primal Scream and Oasis

The Madchester Scene

In the 1990s, Manchester hosted the most exciting British music movement since the Two-Tone explosion of the '80s. The home of legendary acts such as New Order and The Smiths, the early '90s saw Manchester give birth to great groups like The Happy Mondays, James and The Stone Roses. Blending the attitudes of The Fall and The Buzzcocks with cutting edge sampling techniques and the occasional chemical, these bands created the superb 'Madchester' sound. Of course, no sooner had the apple cart been upset than the scene began to suffocate under the weight of impostors. You need look no further than Primal Scream and Oasis to see that not all that was great about baggy died along with regional institutions like Factory Records and The Hacienda. The Pocket Essential Madchester profiles all the major bands of the time, together with the groups that influenced them and the swines that ripped them off. The book also pays tribute to important local figures like impresario Tony Wilson and DJ Mark Radcliffe and doffs its cap to Michael Winterbottom's ambitious attempt to transfer the story to the big screen, 24 Hour Party People.

The Janov Solution

Lifting Depression Through Primal Therapy

The Janov Solution

Dr. Janov, the originator of Primal Therapy, presents brilliant new psychotherapeutic techniques for curing depression, thus also reducing or eliminating the need for anti-depressant medications, electroshock, and even brain surgery. The Janov Solution explains how Primal Therapy can help patients safely access the deepest levels of the brain, relive the primal experiences that drive their unwanted behavior, and, in doing so, conquer depression for good. A groundbreaking book with huge potential for curing the millions who suffer from this often deadly disease.

The Lost Secret of Death

Our Divided Souls and the Afterlife

The Lost Secret of Death

Novak investigates a belief called the Binary Soul Doctrine (BSD) which states simply that humans possess two souls which split at death, the conscious going on to reincarnate again and again, while the unconscious ends up in a type of limbo judging itself for all eternity. He goes on to explain that long ago the BSD was the primary belief of a single world religion, which since has been broken into more and more fragments. However, he claims that twentieth-century findings, including the work of Freud and Jung, as well as findings of modern neuroscience and Near-Death research, has marked a resurgence of belief in the veracity of the BSD. Novak argues--just as those long ago did--that it is essential for humans to integrate these two souls together before death to avoid the nightmare of being split in two at death. He even offers a few steps to help readers start the process of integration.

The Decline and Fall of Practically Everyone

Or, We Blew It Real Good

The Decline and Fall of Practically Everyone

The Decline and Fall of Practically Everyone is a concise history of humanity. It is written from the point of view of someone whose outlook on life has been transformed by primal therapy and who has become a lifelong primal person. No other history has been written from this unique perspective. The Decline and Fall of Practically Everyone offers to each one who is ready for it a fresh glimpse into his own history and into a sound understanding of the course all human history has taken toward the devolution of original human consciousness into unconscious self-awareness. In Part I, the author defines consciousness, unconscious self-awareness, primal pain, primaling and what living a primal life involves. He pictures the primal life as putting ones feet on the path toward greater consciousness. The authors stated purpose is to wake us up to our condition of unconscious self-awareness. He feels that, unless we are awakened, humanity will continue to careen toward destroying itself and the life-sustaining nurture of Earth. The authors approach to the necessary awakening is historical. If one can see history through primal eyes, one will not only see the devolution of consciousness into unconscious self-awareness down through the millennia, one will sense it in ones own life and do something about it. Then in Part II, he explores various attributes of unconscious self-awareness that are relevant to a primal understanding of history. These subjects include the basic split, the point at which unconscious self-awareness completely suppresses consciousness; the location and upward movement of unconscious self-awareness in the body; the experience of time and space; the changing nature of the supreme deity and the four motifs of religion. In Part III, the author begins to explore the historical devolution of original consciousness into unconscious self-awareness. Subjects revealing the devolution include beliefs regarding the origin of the cosmos and of humanity; the destiny of the dead; shamanism; the several millennia-long invasions by Warrior God societies of Mother Goddess cultures and the revolutionary religions of Buddhism and Christianity. In the authors view, everything that has happened since the 1st millennium B.C.E. is but a footnote to it, and he therefore skips to the Americas in the 15th century. In Part IV, the author concentrates on greed and lust for power as the chief characteristics of unconscious self-awareness in the modern period. He begins with Columbus and the euphemistically named Age of Exploration to illustrate how greed and the lust for power dominated the Western European Colonial powers. Next, he shows how the Age of Enlightenment and its major philosophers and economists provided the basis for our Founding Fathers to craft a constitution that enshrined themselves as a rich and powerful, elite ruling class. To illustrate the greed and lust for power of unconscious self-awareness in the rest of U.S. history, he discusses economics, individualism, class and class struggle, differences among people and between men and women in the degree of unconscious self-awareness, family parenting models, unilateralism as the national expression of individualism and the U.S. as a nation dominated by greed, by a lust for power, by a quest for world domination and by the willingness to use violence and terror to achieve these ends. In the final chapter, the author reiterates his purpose of awakening his readers from the state of unconscious self-awareness. In contrast to a strictly psychological approach to fulfill his purpose, the author has adopted, in addition, a perspective that encompasses the whole sweep of human history. He ends by offering a cautious optimism for the future.

Fear Memory Integration

A Natural Health Alternative to Conventional Psychotherapies

Fear Memory Integration

Neurosis is not a medical condition. Rather, it is a chronic functional disorder of the autonomic nervous system resulting from environmental conditioning, which begins in the womb. It is caused by the imprinting of, and the continuous retrieval and repression of, fear memories. This imbalance interferes with the nervous system's ability to correctly respond to present sensory input and precipitates toxicosis of the autonomic nervous system. The nervous system's attempts to detoxify itself results in ongoing exaggerated autonomic responses such as rage, anxiety, and depression. Neurosis can be healed by intentional fear memory retrieval, in portions that are small enough to be holistically integrated. This process reverses the condition of neural toxicosis, thereby relieving excessive mood swings. Neurotic tension, and the act out that is driven by this tension, is also decreased in direct proportion to the amount of fear memory that is processed. All of the symptoms that are presently being catalogued and grouped into separate and overlapping categories of mental illness, are actually each person's unique, learned responses to their automatic fear memory recall. The neurotic act out is a symptom, which is a projection of the constantly occurring fear response onto a present situation.

Entertain Us: The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock in the Nineties

Entertain Us: The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock in the Nineties

The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock in the Nineties In 1990 alternative music was where it belonged - underground. It left the business of rock stardom to rock stars. But by 1992 alternative rock had spawned a revolution in music and style that transformed youth culture and revived a moribund music industry. Five years later, alternative rock was over, leaving behind a handful of dead heroes, a few dozen masterpieces, and a lot more questions than answers. What, if anything, had the alternative revolution meant? And had it been possible - as so many of its heroes had insisted - for it to be both on MtV and under the radar? Had it used the machinery of corporate rock to destroy corporate rock? In ENtERtAIN US! Craig Schuftan takes you on a journey through the nineties - from Sonic Youth's 'Kool thing' to Radiohead's 'Kid A', NEVERMIND to ODELAY, Madchester to Nu-Metal, Lollapalooza to Woodstock '99 - narrated in the voices of the decade's most important artists. this is the story of alternative rock - the people who made it, the people who loved it, the industry that bought and sold it, and the culture that grew up in its wake - in the last decade of the twentieth century.

Primal Scream

Primal Scream

When Ratchet, the Autobot chief medic, is kidnapped, Optimus Prime is desolate, but must find a way to continue the battle against the Decepticons. Plus, their battles have woken Primus, the creator of the Transformers, and Primus' scream upon waking has awoken an enemy who will not rest until all are dead--Unicron!