Psychology sucks….

A dream with some commentary.

“I travel to Berlin at the behest of my friend Mario who is something of a cultural impresario. Mario fails to meet me at the airport and I can’t get him on the phone. I call Stiletto and Kirstein and hang out with them instead. The next day I manage to meet up with Mario. He’s been on a bender and doesn’t feel like making the TV interview he’d flown me over to do happen. He says it can be postponed for a day or two. I tell him I have to return to London that night.  He suggests I change my flight. I tell him I can’t prolong my stay in Berlin. He organises the TV interview. After the interview I go to the Tricky Tunes record shop because I want to catch up with Christoph who is at work there.”

My dreams are always like this, very prosaic. They are one of a number of reasons I think psychology and related practices like psychoanalysis suck. My first two trips to Berlin were made in the 1980s and I stayed with Stiletto and Kirstein on the first trip, and Graf Haufen on the second (I knew them all through the International Neoist Network). Mario Mentrup put on the first public event I ever did in Berlin in the mid-1990s. I tried to meet Mario when I was in Berlin a few months ago doing an event for Christoph Fringeli, but he was tired and busy and we failed to connect.

Since I also have a lot of dreams in which I have pleasurable consensual sex, there is no essential difference between  my waking life and my so called ‘subconscious’. Indeed, just before going to post this blog (which I’d prepared yesterday) I checked my email and Mario Mentrup had sent me the transcript of an interview I’d done with him in 2004. I’d not seen this interview before because it had been spiked, and had forgotten I’d ever done it. There is so little difference between my waking life and my dreams that applying fraudulent notions such as sublimation, repression, displacement, denial, reaction formation, intellectualisation or projection to both them and to me is completely ridiculous!

And while you’re at it don’t forget to check – http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/ – you know it makes (no) sense!

About mistertrippy

Stewart Home was born in south London in 1962. His mother Julia Callan-Thompson was a showgirl and club hostess. He has never held down a regular job for more than a few months at a time. On those rare occasions when he's been forced to work, Home has taken employment as a factory labourer, agricultural labourer, shop assistant, office clerk and art class model. Deciding he didn't like working in factories as a teenager, Home pursued cultural and political interests, writing many books and participating in even more gallery exhibitions.
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29 thoughts on “Psychology sucks….

  1. Wow, and since I dreamt last night we were making the beast with two backs and four legs, that means by tomorrow night I’ll have made sweet love to you!

  2. mistertrippy says:

    The blogosphere, where dreams come true!

  3. Stars shining bright above you
    Night breezes seem to whisper I love you
    Birds singin’ in the sycamore trees
    Dream a little dream of me
    Say nighty-night and kiss me
    Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me
    While I’m alone and blue as can be
    Dream a little dream of me
    Stars fading but I linger on dear
    Still craving your kiss
    I’m longin’ to linger till dawn dear
    Just saying this
    Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
    Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
    But in your dreams whatever they be
    Dream a little dream of me
    (instrumental break)
    Stars fading but I linger on dear
    Still craving your kiss
    I’m longin’ to linger till dawn dear
    Just saying this
    Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
    Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
    But in your dreams whatever they be
    Dream a little dream of me
    Yes, dream a little dream of me

  4. Vivian Kilbride says:

    You’re reading too much into it.

  5. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is sooooooooooooooooo sickening!!! i’ve been doing nothing but studying psychology the whole day and the darn notes are structureless!!!! it’s so damn difficult to learn.. what more study.. i’m reallllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy begining to regret taking psychology, but then again, i dont know what other subjects i can take that is easy to pass and study…

    i just did the psychology mcq online for the 3rd part of the course.. about cognition and learning, and the bloodly teacher is soooo darn lazy… never put the answers up.. so i had to redo the thing a hundred times.. i didn’t even complete it!!! i wanted to know what are all the answers are but it’s sooo irritating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i can’t stand him!!! that teacher’s a meanie!!!

    okie face it.. he puts an effort into teaching us… but still…………..ahhhhhhhhhh
    anyway… i’vw been realllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyy stressed out these few day.. pimples are poping out from every corner of my face.. not the mention the middle of course..

    can’t wait till my mom gets here….

    but most of all, i can’t wait to go home!!!

  6. Kalus Kinski says:

    you should try dreaming with Jess Franco, it’s a groove sensation!

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  9. Blinding piece, never in my wildest dreams had I imagined the blogosphere could be this good!

  10. Iwona Blazwick says:

    I was in a night club and ringo starr was there , i knew him though , he came back to my house and slept on the couch , he was drunk …
    A friend of mine who i loved was in my kitchen but i had to stay in the living room with ringo .. Dont have a clue whats going on here ..
    oh ringo was offering me money because i had lost a baby to him the year before , he wa saying he was sorry to me …..

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  12. Dire McCain says:

    A dream is what happens when Alex Trebek has a picture of a giraffe in his ass during an earthquake! ~ Tourette’s Guy

  13. Oneirology says:

    If you dream of having sex with Stewart Home, and then have sex with him when you are awake, it means you will have a long, happy and fruitful life….

  14. mistertrippy says:

    Oneirology you know I’m not too keen on dream interpretation but if the comment you left is typical of your approach then it is genuinely young, fast and scientific! And did you know that if you dream you are in a house, in the street, in a city, in the countryside or indeed flying… then you should send as much money as you can spare to Stewart Home???

  15. Michael K says:

    It’s too late, Homes…MY appeal for CA$H last week has left the chances of a similar rollout for you approximately the same as the chances of someone who is not you or I (or Dire who is you…and…erm…me in drag) figuring out that basically these blogs and Sploshbook sites are just a matter of the same Dissociative Identity Disorder crying out for help (in the form of CA$H)

  16. Klaus says:

    Das kommt mir Spanisch vor! Die Hausfrau machte kurzen Prozess mit dem Vertreter! Die Spatzen pfeifen es von den Dachern! Erst gestern erfuhr ich es! Das muss auch noch das Auto kaputt gehen!

  17. Clearly what is apparent here is that the writer is dreaming of a blog in which the responses are those of defined identities who sit apart those in his libido and subconscious, unaffected by the powerful engrams which can only be lifted by a qualified Scientologist

  18. And by the way, psychiatry still rocks!

  19. Díre McCain says:

    Once again I’m reminded of the narcoleptic/actress/weekend Minnie Mouse I met on a television set in another life. You know, the gal whose lover couldn’t climax unless she wore the head and hands of the costume? And what of Sexsomnia (SBS)? Is it a valid sleep disorder, or merely another load of psycho-bunkum? Whatever the case, that fucker Jan Luedecke got away with rape…

  20. Díre McCain says:

    And does anyone know what the hell Klaus is talking about?

    The Spanish come to me before! The housewife made short work of the representative! The sparrows whistle from the roof! Just yesterday I learned it! It also has the car break down!

  21. mistertrippy says:

    Wow that’s exactly the dream I had last night, but in English not German!

  22. Dat’s a spicy meat-a-ball!

  23. mistertrippy says:

    Sorry Zig, but it’s a vegetarian meat ball…. and it has zero symbolic content!

  24. The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s. His identity remains unknown. The Zodiac coined his name in a series of taunting letters he sent to the press. His letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers), three of which have yet to be solved.

  25. mistertrippy says:

    The Zodiac Killer is a strange one, but what about the Unicorn Killer, a hippie psycho really letting it all hang out….

  26. Díre McCain says:

    I finally dig what Klaus was saying – something to the effect of…

    That’s Greek to me! My wife slept with the salesman! Everyone in town knew! I just found out today! And then the car broke down as well!

    Perhaps he’s the Zodiac Killer?

  27. mistertrippy says:

    Well he ain’t the Unicorn Killer, that’s certain – but don’t forget he’s also “Jack The Ripper” coz he took the lead role in the film of that title directed by Jess Franco!

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  29. Anonymoose says:

    psychology is a bunch of shit they transform you into serventss of god or any other bullshit, people that goes after a consult with their asss shrink often come back thinking they are all almighty and that they have a special mission on earth. I can tell you one thing: Simple suspiciousness is not paranoia–not if it is based on past experience or expectations learned from the experience of others. The truth is, those who are all good and believe in justice and all that bullshit didnt ssaw the world, and think that human being is good. its not. sso, yeah fuck psychology, in the way that it contributes telling you what to do. you dont need that shit. you need to see for yourself.