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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies
by Laura L. Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.78

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fill in the Dots, 3 Mar. 2015
Some people say the pen is mightier than sword have never been stabbed by the latter. However being able to understand how mental health unfolds especially those who are having challenging thoughts is outlined here. Many people develop obsessions such as wanting to collect, obsessions over people, places, things and memories.

The problem however starts in childhood, usually with a break up of the secure base and the child faces the existential threat of loneliness. As compensation they seek an emotional anchor, something to allow them to feel worthy. An obsession begins from this basis and extends into adulthood and can manifest itself as hoarding, wanting to keep hold of something or stalking.

Stalking is another big issue on the internet as it allows those who normally would have been cared for by families to find an existential recompense to their intense sense of loneliness.

If reading this, you fit the template - then buy the book as it will fill in the dote


They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Single
They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Single
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A great soundtrack echoing the fragmentation or reality as the obsession ..., 3 Mar. 2015
A great soundtrack echoing the fragmentation or reality as the obsession takes over and the personality falls pieces.; Jerry Samuels the singer issues it as a novelty record, something to giggle at as a Section is enforced with an AMHP and a psychiatric doctor provide a shot of Halperidol to soothe the nerves before the cuffs are applied and off into the ambulance through the phalanx of taser cops the miscreant goes.

Depends on your idea of fun of course but this is the internal dialogue before the door gets a kick in.


Cyberstalking - Stalking im Internet, Foren, Newsgroups, Chats, per eMail
Cyberstalking - Stalking im Internet, Foren, Newsgroups, Chats, per eMail
by Cornelia Belik
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Level Playing Pen, 3 Mar. 2015
A brilliant book which looks into the mind of the cyber stalker, the person who has a vapid personality and clings onto the belief that their little addition to the world has great importance. Millions of these types of amoeba clog up the internet where previously they were confined to the bedroom and their day dreams.

This book focuses on the types of personalities who become cyber stalkers - usually little boys, although also some were little girls who were ignored and bullied in childhood who seek revenge on the internet as adults.

Forms of cyberbullying range from mobs to individuals


States of Denial: Knowing About Atrocities and Suffering
States of Denial: Knowing About Atrocities and Suffering
by Stanley Cohen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deny Perhaps it is just a Little Lie, 2 Mar. 2015
Firstly the critique - Stanley has criss crossed sociology to enter psychology and to think about how both disciplines operate as sealed boxes. Distinct from each other and without any seeming cross connection, each operates as a discourse trapped within a sealed environment. This has led to some catastrophic theorising. And as part of his journey he looks at how denial is constructed - as a way of fending off reality. But then, what is reality? How is it constructed?

It is constructed from people believing within group hallucinations, held aloft as if they have some form of veracity. Those who do not partake are ostracised. But what constitutes the real? Well as he points out it is based upon denial as much as it is acceptance and lays into the shallow pool of cognitive science and takes apart Sartre and Freud.

But what he does not look at is how these schemas formulated in childhood. The development of denial does not appear as an adult state, but children are socialised into these concepts. They learn to deny reality because these concepts are never acknowledged as existing which as R D Laing details creates a double bind.

It is this inability to fully grasp the existential position which lets the book down and is a major flaw.

However as a sociologist who journeys into the murky world of psychology this book is an eye opener and turns over table after table in its search for truth. In particular he lays into the IDF as well as the Gestapo for their complicity with torture and annihilation. Therefore despite the flaw this travels to the top of the list.


Animal Liberation
Animal Liberation
by Peter Singer
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Empathy Spectrum, 27 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Animal Liberation (Paperback)
Singers books is a great philosophical assault on the taken for granted views that the human rests upon a superior loft and those creatures which exist downwardly are there for the taking. Forget the post modern fragmentation of debate - here Singer talks about the destruction of the world as we know it,


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5.0 out of 5 stars Big Sex, 7 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Audiophile (Audio CD)
A brilliant round up of yesteryears creative impulses on this CD and it captures the TAGC in a post funk and industrial whirl. Aggression linked to funk with touches of the Pop Group's 1st album - in fact this could be seen as a follow up more than Mass Murder. Does not have everything from the era so still worth tracking down Big Sex and the other 12 inches to get the other full effect.


The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye ( Balada o Genesisovi a Lady Jaye ) ( The Ballad of Genesis & Lady Jaye )
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye ( Balada o Genesisovi a Lady Jaye ) ( The Ballad of Genesis & Lady Jaye )
Dvd ~ Genesis P-Orridge
Offered by DaaVeeDee-uk
Price: £32.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Art of Living, 7 Feb. 2015
In which Genesis P details his love for Lady Jane explaining how they met in a dungeon after he left his kids in LA to spend a week end in New York. Then the kids disappear out of the story. The focus is on the Super 8 films of the relationship and how GP comes over as an older eccentric rather than the wrecker of civilisations - worried about his legacy he has every documented scrap of his life in an archive.

And why not, he has lived his life according to an artistic script, breaking taboos, and producing something powerful and resonating in his wake. An artist does not have to be a saint. But here he documents how he found some love in his life before it withered and the joy steams from him/her as a result of this union. In between are snippets of his band and his thoughts - he is the nearest thing to a British Warhol but says something about the world and engages with it instead of being trapped within an autistic mirror where he cannot connect. Warhol wanted to join in and control it, whereas Genesis wants to smash it - a different form of engagement


Everything Is One
Everything Is One
Offered by rbmbooks
Price: £38.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Once more to the breach, 7 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Everything Is One (Audio CD)
Dutch eco anarchists come up with a stunner....a mixture of pounding metal and an informed attack drawing on the breadth of the industrial imagination to produce this masterwerk

You have to be in the hunt to get hold of this as it lies somewhere is the shadows.

At first I thought they were to TD as Showaddywaddy was to Elvis, however after a few listens I became hooked and this band spun off into a life on its own.

Awesome in execution and delivery - it combines the muscle of TD with an imagination soaked in the high culture of the 1980's composed for the 21st Century. It is both brutal and soothing in its delivery. It lies on the spectrum of well worth investment in modern culture which shows a pulse is beating - a brutal attack


Braindance
Braindance

5.0 out of 5 stars Cotton Landing, 7 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Braindance (Audio CD)
Currently similar to Clouds in concept - minimal and ethereal - it is founded on the ying to the Young Gods Yang - no vocals just ambient squiggles which drift through the speakers.


Paradiso
Paradiso
Price: £11.65

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emerging Flowers, 27 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Paradiso (Audio CD)
Contains primarily the Songs of Byzantine Flowers; a type of polar opposite to the sheer nihilistic fury expounded in Leichenschrei; in texture - an album which eventually catapulted them to global fame. Previously used in a film about a yacht race between a sociopath and a normal man - a film which also included the young Nicole Kidman; who also went global.

Here the album is captured by SPK in a third incarnation. The disco 80's pastiche of Machine Age Voodoo is kept to a min. I have this album but cannot be bothered to stick it on to review; it brings me out in hives. However Songs of Byzantine Flowers captures something else - memory fragments.

With the latter stage of SPK there was one golden moment, along with the music influenced by SE Asia and this was the single Will to Power; which is up there with the best things they ever did, which to be honest was many.

Here the backing to Byzantine Flowers has added elements of male and female singing, being off key to music takes away some of the majesty.

Tunefulness is what they aspired to in their latter stages as opposed to sheer brunt of anger expounded in their first two albums - which made Crass appear "tuneful." But the spirit of experimentation had a strong throbbing pulse in the 1980's. The speed of change during this era was rapid as the reaction to the eruption wanted everything to be soothed into music for shopping- bringing us to the present.

The sound on this CD is clear and brilliant and for anyone immersed in the band is added value -but for those who want to sample - try the album version of Byzantine first - or jump straight into the Socialists Patients Kollectiv to get the full claustrophobic shock.
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