Monthly Archives: September 2015

Finnegans wake – Dropkick Murphys


Finnegans Wake Traditional Tim Finnegan lived in Walkin Street, a gentle Irishman mighty odd He had a brogue both rich and sweet, an’ to rise in the world he carried a hod You see he’d a sort of a tipplers … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto


Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto
First Monday of each month. Continue reading

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Saturday Encounters | The Powerplant – Fall 2015


Saturday Encounters | Sharing a diversity of experiences, perceptions and language.
I SEE WORDS, I HEAR VOICES
Dora Garcia at The Powerplant.
25th Sep 2015 to 3rd Jan 2016 Continue reading

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What it’s like to hear voices


What it’s like to hear voices
– at least some of what it’s like for me. Continue reading

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Workshop: Words Seen, Voices Spoken


Free workshop exploring extra-sensory and extra-ordinary experiences, perceptions, and the language we use to describe and share them. Continue reading

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I SEE WORDS, I HEAR VOICES


How do you share an experience when it does not come through the usual senses, common to others? recoverynetwork: Toronto is honored to be invited to collaborate with international artist Dora Garcia as her exhibition visits Toronto and The Powerplant. … Continue reading

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nellie the elephant – Toy Dolls


o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ooah! Nellie The Elephant To Bombay a travelling circus came They brought an intelligent elephant and Nellie was her name One dark night she slipped her iron chain, and off she ran to Hindustan and was never seen again Oooooooooooooooooo… … Continue reading

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I’m not smart enough to understand


If someone says something I don’t understand it doesn’t mean they are crazy
– it means I’m not smart enough to understand.
V.S. Ramachandran Continue reading

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Stanley Unwin – Goldiloppers And The Three Bearloders


“When someone says something we don’t understand it doesn’t mean they’re crazy, it means we’re not smart enough to understand.” – V.S. Ramachandran Making words up is not a sign of illness, it’s a form of expression. Every word you … Continue reading

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the voices are real – “schizophrenia” is merely a delusion


  “Schizophrenia” is not a thing, it’s an idea. It is not a disease that can disable us but an idea that limits our thinking about a person. The term was first coined by Dr. Emile Kraepelin in the 1887 … Continue reading

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