seventy-fiveA Seventy- fifth anniversary "festwebschrift"

for
Ronald David Laing

 

 

To commemorate the 75th
anniversary of Ronald Laing's birth, we've collected here an "album" of some favourite photos, writing, and music we hope you will enjoy.

 

 

Some photos...
(reading from top to bottom) · From the Eros, Love and Lies video, 1987 · RDL with Robert Frager, Arthur Balaskas, Knut Weishaupt. Monasterio de Pietra, Zaragossa, Spain (September 1980) · With Marguerite (date u/k) · With Theodor Itten. Going, Austria (May 1989).

 

 

and writing...
A zip file to download of Theo Itten's
Laing In Austria, (originally included in the special Janus Head issue).

Eros, Love And Lies, 1987

Eros, Love And Lies, 1987

Eros, Love And Lies, 1987

Eros, Love And Lies, 1987

Ronnie and Marguerite

Ronnie and Marguerite

with Theo Itten

Ronnie and Marguerite

Ronnie and Marguerite

with Theo Itten

with Theo Itten


... a little music to your ears...
from the recorded version of selected Sonnets, a few MP3 downloads from the album Life Before Death, (originally released in 1978). We hope you've enjoyed the page, and you'll take a moment to sign the guestbook and mark the occasion with us.

Tracks from the album:

Sonnets (book cover)Number 2 [1.5MB] ~ Sonnet
We're ships in the night

Number 8 [2.5MB] ~ Sonnets 29-31
How can I help my fellow man

Number 11 [3.9MB] ~ Sonnets 16-18
I've seen better days

Words by R.D. Laing
Music by Ken Howard
and Alan Blakely

 

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is welcome to do so in the Unofficial R.D. Laing site
Guestbook


Name :

Ed Brown

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eb24@sussex.ac.uk

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Date :

Tue Dec 3 02:39:16 2002

Wrote...
respect

Name :

Sara Dyrberg

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SaraDyrberg@jubiipost.dk

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Fri Nov 29 04:15:15 2002

Wrote...
Amazing, through out my study of Laing and what goes along, I have gained a language to communicate the conflicts of my own family.. who should have known ?!

Name :

ilan ben zur

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ilanbenz@bezeqint.net

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Date :

Thu Nov 28 19:16:50 2002

Wrote...
nice place

Name :

bridget mullan

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bridgett@xtra.co.nz

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Fri Nov 22 00:31:10 2002

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Mike McC

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Tue Nov 19 18:39:47 2002

Wrote...
The man Ronnie Laing was compassion itself, Ronnie lives forever!

Name :

anthony Barton, Ph.D.

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barton_ant@yahoo.com

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http://

Date :

Tue Nov 5 14:18:55 2002

Wrote...
Using R. D. Laing's Divided Self in teaching Abnormal Psychology course. Introduced to this website by Dan Burston, Ph.D., colleague at Duquesne University.

Name :

Yan Weaver

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info@slmind.freeserve.co.uk

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http://

Date :

Thu Oct 24 02:42:26 2002

Wrote...
Some things that have stuck with me always: that "it's all up for grabs!" and that 'treatment' needs to be about how we treat one another. Thanks for that.

Name :

Esteban Bello

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esteban@bariloche.com.ar

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Date :

Wed Oct 23 16:37:27 2002

Wrote...
Feliz Cumple Ronald!!!

Name :

Lise Villemaire

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lvillemaire@videotron.ca

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http://

Date :

Tue Oct 22 23:20:43 2002

Wrote...
Dear Ronnie! Listening and looking at you on video, you make me cry...still! Two birthdays in one: you, 75 years old and I read your books 25 years ago. For me, you'have been the most sensible human being I ever knew.I will follow your advice: Enjoy life! p.s. Ronnie: tu t'es trompé!:Look, you have some good friends here! Et ce n'est pas fini! From the bottom of my heart.

Name :

Mark Gallagher

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markgal1@hotmail.com

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http://

Date :

Sun Oct 20 15:22:50 2002

Wrote...
I must follow from what Carlos spoke of and say that the "3rd Step" shall proceed while contributors like this marvellous website and other thinkers uphold what Ronnie achieved ensuring that his work continues through the will and determination of his friends and followers throughout the world. Long live the legacy of Laing. Happy Birthday Ronnie.

Name :

Phoebe Cirio

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Phoebe777@aol.com

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http://

Date :

Sat Oct 19 12:09:06 2002

Wrote...
I am now a practicing psychotherapist. RD Laing was probably the greatest influence on me because I read him first. I was interested in psychology since I was 12 and began taking psychology classes in high school and summer school between academic years. I read The Divided Self in 11th grade and practically cracked my head on it I was so unprepared for all of his references. But I did get the essence of his ideas about a split in the self. This book and many others of his have provided a foundation for my thinking ever since. To this day as I practice in a more orthodox psychodynamic style my thinking is shaped by Laing.

Name :

Mark B

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joanmark@btinternet.com

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Date :

Fri Oct 18 15:42:38 2002

Wrote...
Shine on you crazy diamond..thanks for some truth that matters.

Name :

itten theodor

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ittenth@hotmail.com

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http://anteros.ch

Date :

Fri Oct 18 15:06:49 2002

Wrote...
Dear Maggie and dear Scott, I've been to London, to mark the 75th Birthady of our beloved late Ronnie Laing. You two are really doing us all, from the Laingian Community, a fine service, which I deeply appreciate. Take care and love with you, Theodor

Name :

Tony Ullyatt

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ullyatta@hum.uovs.ac.za

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Date :

Fri Oct 18 06:52:34 2002

Wrote...
A second thought: it should come as no surprise that not a single journal here in South Africa has mentioned Ronnie's death, any of his anniversaries, or even his work. His seminal contribution to our understanding of families, for example, is simply ignored in this country. But even if I represent a minority of one, happy birthday Ronnie.

Name :

Tony Ullyatt

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ullyatta@hum.uovs.ac.za

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http://www.uovs.ac.za

Date :

Fri Oct 18 06:31:10 2002

Wrote...
After reading Laing's work and numerous works about him for almost 30 years, I still find him, fascinating, infuriating, complex, brilliantly gifted, and one of the great intellectual companions of my life. Genius exacts a high price, as the myth of Icarus informs us.

Name :

Carlos Carozzi

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carlos@beamart.com

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Thu Oct 17 18:30:02 2002

Wrote...
Schopenhauer once said that truth always goes through three steps: First, it is opposed, second, it is ridiculed, third, it is accepted as self evident. RD Laing truth has yet to reach the third step

Name :

Ian Knight

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ian.knight@crsrehab.gov.au

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Thu Oct 17 17:46:38 2002

Wrote...
RD gave me great insight into myself and led me to understand my clients as people. To always see the humanity they hid. And he led me to read Sartre and European philosophy for which I am indebted.

Name :

Mervyn Horgan

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dowtcha@yahoo.com

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Date :

Thu Oct 17 12:11:59 2002

Wrote...
Many thanks for marking this occasion. Missed and remembered fondly.

Name :

Daniel Burston

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burston@duq.edu

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http://

Date :

Wed Oct 16 15:47:35 2002

Wrote...
Lovely, Maggie! (Thanks, Scott!)

Name :

Luke

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Wed Oct 16 13:28:38 2002

Wrote...
>Happy birthday R.D., long may you continue to shine.<

Name :

resident technical genius

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maggie@decaelo.com

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http://decaelo.com

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Wed Oct 16 09:31:23 2002

Wrote...
: / sorry just had to make sure the revisions worked.

Name :

Scott Hamilton

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jscottham@decaelo.com

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http://www.decaelo.com/rdlaing

Date :

Tue Oct 15 23:31:45 2002

Wrote...
Happy 75th, Ronnie Laing! There's light and love and joy and freshness yet!

Name :

Maggie Carr

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m.a.carr@decaelo.com

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http://www.decaelo.com

Date :

Tue Oct 15 22:39:15 2002

Wrote...
With all best wishes, paz y buen amor.