Planet Waves FM :: The Germanwings Air Crash, Mood Altering Drugs and the Total Lunar Eclipse

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Tonight I look at the Germanwings murder/suicide, focusing on Mercury conjunct Chiron in the chart [view chart]. I also read the chart for the total lunar eclipse that happens Saturday, and what we get when we pull back the veil over the Libra Moon. My musical guest is The Grateful Dead — in special form: a song by lyricist John Perry Barlow performed by keyboard player Brent Mydland; and then an oldie from the famous Barton Hall concert, Row Jimmy.

John Perry Barlow, rancher, lyricist and founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

John Perry Barlow, rancher, lyricist and founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Tonight I look at the Germanwings murder/suicide, focusing on Mercury conjunct Chiron in the chart [view chart]. I also read the chart for the total lunar eclipse that happens Saturday, and what we get when we pull back the veil over the Libra Moon.

My musical guest is The Grateful Dead — in special form: a song by lyricist John Perry Barlow performed by keyboard player Brent Mydland; and then an oldie from the famous Barton Hall concert, Row Jimmy.

Here is additional information about “anti” depressant drugs, from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. Here is an article from Mercola.com, and here is another by Dr. Mercola that talks about the violent side effects of these drugs.

11 thoughts on “Planet Waves FM :: The Germanwings Air Crash, Mood Altering Drugs and the Total Lunar Eclipse

  1. Teresa January

    Such an insightful , intelligent and informative Planet Waves FM edition Eric. I couldn’t agree with you more regarding the benefits of deepening the relationship with ourselves through therapy, rather than go for a” quick fix “with medication. This should be broadcast to the wider world, as well as the Planet Waves community! Thank you.

  2. Amy Elliott

    It’s worth noting that withdrawing from anti-depressant drugs can also cause serious side effects – the one I’m on at the moment causes something which has been cleverly described as “crisp rice head” by a medically knowledgeable friend. It worries me; (un)fortunately, there is no likelihood of my needing them any less for a good while.

    1. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter

      Amy — thank you for bringing up the delicacy of when and how someone might wean off of anti-depressant or anti-anxiety meds. Whatever someone’s thoughts or beliefs about taking such medications, changing how you take them really does need to be done carefully and with the attention of one’s doctor. Some meds are easier that way than others, and a good deal of teamwork with one’s medical team, communication both ways, awareness of emotional/mental/physical changes and patience seem to be crucial to making sure things don’t take a drastic turn for the worse. Body and brain need time to re-acclimate, and people often need extra tools and support through that process.

      1. JereJere

        Barton has the Scarlet/Fire , American Music Hall’s got a damn fine Crazy Fingers .

        I’m still trying to find a cohesive way to link the use of all drugs, including the food one eats, the water one drinks, and the air one breathes to a method of personal/global detox.

        Eric, the conversation regarding substances, in regards to mental health, is in its prelim. So much further to go. Stretch it.

        Jere

  3. LizzyLizzy

    Yes – I agree with Jere. Absolutely wonderful stuff here about medication and mental health, Eric. Such a healthy and sane reaction to this tragedy, too – to seek to really get to the bottom of it and understand it – so that we can learn from this and evolve.
    And thank you for sharing your experience, Amy. Would like to say more – but no time right now.

  4. JereJere

    If anyone wants a brilliant ‘Row Jimmy’ pull up 12-16-86 Oakland Coliseum. (Would attempt to link it but the archive doesn’t like me right now).

    Jere

  5. beths

    Eric – what is your background / experience with prescription medication? And your background / experience with depression and/or chronic pain or chronic disease? It will help to inform the dialog on this subject. Thanks!

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