"What we call 'normal' is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection and other forms of destructive action on experience. It is radically estranged from the structure of being. The more one sees this, the more senseless it is to continue with generalized descriptions of supposedly specifically schizoid, schizophrenic, hysterical 'mechanisms.' There are forms of alienation that are relatively strange to statistically 'normal' forms of alienation. The 'normally' alienated person, by reason of the fact that he acts more or less like everyone else, is taken to be sane. Other forms of alienation that are out of step with the prevailing state of alienation are those that are labeled by the 'formal' majority as bad or mad."
--R. D. Laing, The Politics of Experience


The Unofficial R.D. Laing Web Site
R. D. Laing at the E.P. Page
Ronnie Laing page
John Lebkowsky on R. D. Laing
Faisal Naeem on R. D. Laing
Laing page at Entities
Laing at Encyclopedia.com
Laing bio
Laing quote, with painting
Laing bibliography
Excerpt from: "The Politics of Experience", Chapter 3,  by R.D.Laing: The Mystification of Experience
Van Morrison in conversation with R. D. Laing
An Interview with R. D. Laing by Alexis Lykiard
Quote from Knots by R. D. Laing
Laing quotes at Great Quotations
"Is Humanity Preparing for Species Suicide?" an interview with R. D. Laing
"Writing Success from Somebody's Failure" by R. D. Laing
Knots by R. D. Laing (in Russian)
"R. D. Laing and the Politics of Diagnosis" by Daniel Burston
"Editorial: The Legacy of R. D. Laing" by Daniel Burston
"Epilogue" by Daniel Burston
"Remembering Ronnie" by Leon Redler, Steven Gans, and Bob Mullan
"Trick or Treat: The Divided Self of R. D. Laing" by Joseph H. Berke
"Entheogens and Psychotherapy" by Andrew Feldmar
"Laing in Austria" by Theodor Itten
"On the Legacy of Ronald Laing" by F. A. Jenner
"Cognition and Community: The Scottish Philosophical Context of The Divided Self" by Gavin Miller
"R. D. Laing as Negative Thinker" by Scott Bortle
"Comprehending Madness: The Contextualization of Psychopathology in the Work of R. D. Laing" by Brent Potter
"Laing's Presence" by Miles Groth
"Classification and the Treatment of the Patient" by Victor Barbetti
"The Future of Mental Health: Radical Changes Ahead" by Fred Baughman, Jr.
Excerpt from R. D. Laing and Me by Roberta Russell
"R. D. Laing and Caritas" by Stephen Kierulff
"The Divided Science: Essay Review of R. D. Laing, Divided Self" by Robert M. Young
"The Double Bind: The Intimate Tie Betwen Behavior and Communication" by Patrice Guillaume
"The Role of the Psychiatric Nurse" by Ben Davidson
"Outsider Art" by Fergus Foley
"A Logical Critique of 'Phenomenological Psychology'" by Aaron Ross
"Velikovsky and the Representation of Time" by Zenon Kelper
New York Times Book Review of Daniel Burston's The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R. D. Laing by Perry Meisel
"The Gift of Disease" by Kathy Acker
"Seizing Power: Decadence and Transgression in Foucault and Paglia" by John V. Walker
"Entities and People" by Frank Gerbode
"Madness and the Black Community" by Lenora Fulani
"'Everything is Trying to Hide Us': Rilke's Poetics of Mimecry" by David Lavery
"Interpersonal Perception: Nine Basic Questions" by David A. Kenny
"Ethics, Sustainability and Healing" by Stuart B. Hill
Review of Dialogues with MadWomen by Gary Morris
Dr. Daniel Burston Home Page (Dr. Burston is a Laing scholar, author of two books on Laing)
The Papers of R. D. Laing
The Need for Positive Alternatives to Psychiatry's Brain-Damaging Approaches
Activism and Psychology Home Page
Social Power and Psychological Distress page by David Smail
Mad Nation
Support Coalition
The Pharmaceutical Drug Racket
Radical Psychology Network
R. D. Laing Mailing List
"Uncle Seabird" a song by Pete Atkin which mentions Laing (in RealAudio)
R. D. Laing's Knots is listed as one of Matt Groening's favorite books
Quito, a documentary music drama
Towards an Ecology of Mind
"v. (For R. D. L.)" by Phyllis Webb
Poetry by Gerard Manley Hopkins (Laing's favorite poet)

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The Politics of Experience
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The Politics of the Family : And Other Essays
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Memories of R.D. Laing
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R.D. Laing and the Paths of Anti-Psychiatry
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