Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Did You Used To Be R.D. Laing

9 comments:

Gianna said...

yay!! can't wait to have time to watch this...I watched the first few minutes looks awesome!!

will no doubt show up on my blog at some point!!

love you!

Abysmal Musings said...

Thank you very much for this. Just watched the whole thing. Having been ambivalent about Laing from his words and reputation, it's a treat to see him in the flesh so to speak. I can understand how he won people over. And he speaks some bloody good sense. D

hymes said...

I had the honor of getting to hear Laing speak at a conference in Horsham, PA many years ago, probably 1990. He was captivating as a speaker.

Marian said...

I think, it's their awareness and presence in mind, that makes some people more captivating than others. Laing definitely was a very aware person. Wish, I'd had the chance to hear him "live"!

Sean Blackwell said...

Imagine. He was saying exactly the same things we are all saying, only 40 years ago, and people STILL don´t get it.

Marian said...

Sean: I wonder if they ever will...

Ana said...

Marian,
I'll put it at my blog.
This would spare us 100 posts. lol
"The Self and the Others" and "The Divided Self" helped me a lot understanding my mother and father.
Thank you for this.

Hearse-Dog said...

video appears to be dead.
any chance you can re-post it, as I'd love to watch it. I want to use parts in a class I'm teaching.

thanks!
-k

Marian said...

Hearse-Dog: dead as a doornail, yup. :( I tried to google for it, but no luck.

Don't know what kind of class you need it for, but there's Ken Loach's Family Life. Though a movie, it's as true to Laing's ideas and illustrating them as clear-cut as it can get.

Playlist, part 1 -9, here, part ten here.