**Classical Revolution is an organization of musicians dedicated to performing high-quality chamber music in non-traditional settings. Founded in November 2006 at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission District, we have two important objectives: to enrich the San Francisco Bay Area with accessible chamber music and to create a support network for local musicians.**
GO ALONE AND MEET A NEW FRIEND.....
Priscilla has enjoys intimate moments with music and events, but almost always there is someone wonderful who is sent my way. If you give alone exploration a chance they might just come your way...
It's quite easy to meet new people in San Francisco because most people are kind and welcoming. I approximated his age to be about 65 and I was right on the money. He was an artist and also a psychologist and professor. Could it be a more perfect evening with a fellow psychoanalytic friend, classical music, and.........
The first up was a young girl from Southern Illinois who played the Cello, had vocals like an angel, and had the most melancholy yet bittersweet sound. It was mesmerizing and I lost myself in it all.
Next set were the boys above who were playing Mozart-also fantastic.
Classical Revolution-creativity, beauty, and organic sound.
After the show, we decided to walk very far, all the way next door, to "Escape from New York." This is what I ended up escaping to............
OK so this picture does not really do it justice. This place was trying to make NY style pizza and Priscilla gave them an 8 out of 10. It was pretty fantastic, Of course, I had to have a conversation with this great mind eating pizza, but he didn't mind my tourist like ways. He had only visited the Classical Revolution since the days it opened therefore he was not escaping from pizza rather he was arriving every Monday with it in his vision.
It's Just So Fascinating......
He shared some very interesting insights in regards to PTSD with those in military. PTSD is actually one of the hardest things to treat clinically because it scars the unconscious on such a deep level that it can take years of therapy and years to recover from the trauma. I have little to no experience with this population, but a quick explanation from my new friend.
PTSD->>Basic training>>>Strong character Broken down>>>Dualism of the MInd-friend of enemy?>>>Extreme Paranoia>>>>Consciousness Split with Trauma>>>
No defense mechanisms in place>>Possible Suicide-identifying Enemy as yourself-the mind is split and confused
Of course, this is absolutely satisfying for me. Does the process appear to be complicated to you? Well, it this is to show you that it definitely is. This is one of the worst human traumas to the mind that could happen. And these soldiers are risking their life everyday coming around with their minds flipped inside out. Could you imagine?
Besides PTSD, he also studied "Psychedellic therapy" at a local University and he traveled through India to do his research. I also was in Northern India meeting once with a "Trancendental Meditation Guru." This is what I would call "Jerry Garcia" methods when you take a drug to expand the conscious state of mind. That is a suppose to be a joke, but in reality it works in certain circumstances.
Can't give it all away, but some interesting brainstorming and a spontaneous encounter with a fellow analyst living in San Francisco, California.