1070. The Power of Love Where There Was None
“I’m also interested in disclosing the dark history of psychiatry and other systems. I couldn’t have written this book without doing a whole lot of research. I learned about our country’s historical work and found out that not only mental patients, but prisoners, institutionalized children, newborns, African Americans, Native Americans, our own military and cities at large were all used as unsuspecting research subjects. As I reviewed declassified records, what I discovered is that they were used in that way, myself included, because we were described as less desirables. I believe that my history is a reflection of a much larger story, and that history reveals what needs to be known. We need to learn from those grievous errors of the past and begin to change things. And I also believe that we’re in a time in which everything that has been hidden is coming up to be looked at. Unless we look at this, nothing can change. Awareness is the first step of change. And so I want people to be aware of our collective history…and I hope to see a shift in consciousness.”
Lora DeVore is a writer and catalyst for change for individuals and systems. Her wisdom comes from the field of psychology, transpersonal development and spiritual psychology. Most importantly, it comes from facing the darkest aspects of human experience. She is a respected professional – and has experienced trauma that once lay secreted in a dark inner world. Lora is a survivor of abuse, sex trafficking, illegal pharmaceutical drug research, and institutional abuse. Lora can show those who’ve experienced trauma the way through the dark.
On Her Bookshelf
Darkness Was My Candle: A Memoir of Survival and Grace, by Lora DeVore
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