Mandala of the Week ~ “I Scream”

"I Scream" by Chris Flisher

“I Scream” by Chris Flisher

“I Scream”

This mandala reflects a waveform of a scream. When used constructively, screaming can be an effective form of release. Primal and raw, this form of expression can be an unusual and powerful form of healing. Primal therapy was a pioneering concept introduced by Dr. Arthur Janov in the late 1960s. The underlying principle concludes that when one screams, they release their frustrations, anger, sorrows, and depression in a more constructive manner than physical abuse or aggression.

This was a popular therapy when it was first introduced and many notable people experimented with this technique. John Lennon of the Beatles, was one of the most visible people to use this method. In many of his earliest solo works he introduced screaming into his work. One piece in particular represented his pain and loss as he screamed “mother,” repeatedly towards the end of the song.

© 2013 Chris Flisher

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