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The Abyss Of Madness

Author : George E. Atwood
ISBN : 9781136621260
Genre : Psychology
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Despite the many ways in which the so-called psychoses can become manifest, they are ultimately human events arising out of human contexts. As such, they can be understood in an intersubjective manner, removing the stigmatizing boundary between madness and sanity. Utilizing the post-Cartesian psychoanalytic approach of phenomenological contextualism, as well as almost 50 years of clinical experience, George Atwood presents detailed case studies depicting individuals in crisis and the successes and failures that occurred in their treatment. Topics range from depression to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder to dreams, dissociative states to suicidality. Throughout is an emphasis on the underlying essence of humanity demonstrated in even the most extreme cases of psychological and emotional disturbance, and both the surprising highs and tragic lows of the search for the inner truth of a life – that of the analyst as well as the patient.
Category: Psychology

Abyss Above The

Author : Silke-Maria Weineck
ISBN : 9780791488287
Genre : Philosophy
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Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.
Category: Philosophy

The Abyss Stares Back Early Writings Of Lust Madness Obsession

Author : Anthony Paolucci
ISBN : 9781300164197
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of early writings, The Abyss Stares Back explores the dark and ambitious side of an aspiring young author. The year is 1990, and Anthony Paolucci is struggling to find his literary voice, while developing what would later become his diverse and provocative style. Join him as he embarks upon a journey fraught with love, sex, and death, deep into the morbid recesses of his imagination, wherein lies the true face of his passion and fears.
Category: Fiction

In The Time Of Madness

Author : Richard Lloyd Parry
ISBN : 9781555848637
Genre : History
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From the acclaimed author of The People Who Eat Darkness comes this “deeply felt” account of Indonesia at the crossroads of freedom and terror (Time Asia). In the last years of the twentieth century, foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia, one of the most alluring, mysterious, and violent countries in the world. For thirty-two years, it had been paralyzed by the grip of the dictator and mystic General Suharto, but now the age of Suharto was coming to an end. Would freedom prevail, or was the “time of madness” predicted centuries before now at hand? On the island of Borneo, tribesmen embarked on a rampage of headhunting and cannibalism. Vast jungles burned uncontrollably; money lost its value; there were plane crashes and volcanic eruptions. Then, after Suharto’s tumultuous fall, came the vote on East Timor’s independence from Indonesia. And it was here, trapped in the besieged compound of the United Nations, that Richard reached his own breaking point. A book of hair-raising immediacy and psychological unravelling, In the Time of Madness is an accomplishment in the great tradition of Conrad, Orwell, and Ryszard Kapuscinski.
Category: History

Within The Madness That Is Grief

Author : Jeanette Fagan
ISBN : 9781479750658
Genre : Self-Help
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This book is about the grief of a sudden young death and the madness that I was hurled into as a result. On March 12th 2004 I found my beloved brother dead at his flat and I was overcome with the grief that followed. I am a Registered General Nurse and have dealt with death and suffering within my profession for over 20 years. However, the impact of my grief after finding Kevin dead lead to a nervous breakdown, the loss of my beloved job and the sense of myself as a person. I have had to write this book not only for me but also for the countless people out there who as I type are getting a phone call, a knock on the door, the news that a young person has died suddenly. The impact of this type of grief is within the pages of my book and I hope that my words and emotions experienced will support you within the madness that is created. But mainly it is for Kevin because I could not let his death mean nothing because he meant everything to me and his family. In memory of Kevin this book has been wrote but it is mainly intended for those that are left behind to live within the madness that their loss has created.
Category: Self-Help

The Adventures Of Gastan

Author : Brian Mccomb
ISBN : 1467839906
Genre : Poetry
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In The Mind Of An Insomniac, everyone got to read a part of The Adventures Of Gastan. Now for the first time ever, the complete adventures are here. Imagine a land in a time long forgotten. In the sprawling land known as The Lower Lands lived a great warrior named Gastan. As he grew up he learned to wield a sword like no one else. At the age of twenty, he leaves his father, Artagen, to find his destiny. On his quest he saves the princess Ariana from certain death. Gastan becomes the Kings personal knight. He is challenged against sorcerers, witches, dragons, trolls, corrupt clergymen and rivals from across The Forbidden Sea. The Adventures Of Gastan is the story of one mans journey striving to do right while surrounded by so much loss.
Category: Poetry

Godey S Magazine

Author : Louis Antoine Godey
ISBN : PSU:000020202101
Genre : Costume
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Includes music.
Category: Costume

Anger Madness And The Daimonic

Author : Stephen A. Diamond
ISBN : 0791430758
Genre : Psychology
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Explores the links between anger, rage, violence, evil, and creativity and describes a dynamic therapeutic approach that can help channel anger and violent impulses into constructive and creative activity.
Category: Psychology

The Madness Of Vision

Author : Christine Buci-Glucksmann
ISBN : 9780821444375
Genre : Philosophy
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Christine Buci-Glucksmann’s The Madness of Vision is one of the most influential studies in phenomenological aesthetics of the baroque. Integrating the work of Merleau-Ponty with Lacanian psychoanalysis, Renaissance studies in optics, and twentieth-century mathematics, the author asserts the materiality of the body and world in her aesthetic theory. All vision is embodied vision, with the body and the emotions continually at play on the visual field. Thus vision, once considered a clear, uniform, and totalizing way of understanding the material world, actually dazzles and distorts the perception of reality. In each of the nine essays that form The Madness of Vision Buci-Glucksmann develops her theoretical argument via a study of a major painting, sculpture, or influential visual image—Arabic script, Bettini’s “The Eye of Cardinal Colonna,” Bernini’s Saint Teresa and his 1661 fireworks display to celebrate the birth of the French dauphin, Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes, the Paris arcades, and Arnulf Rainer’s self-portrait, among others—and deftly crosses historical, national, and artistic boundaries to address Gracián’s El Criticón; Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo; the poetry of Hafiz, John Donne, and Baudelaire; as well as baroque architecture and Anselm Kiefer’s Holocaust paintings. In doing so, Buci-Glucksmann makes the case for the pervasive influence of the baroque throughout history and the continuing importance of the baroque in contemporary arts.
Category: Philosophy

Hitchcock S America

Author : Jonathan Freedman
ISBN : 0195353315
Genre : Social Science
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Alfred Hitchcock's American films are not only among the most admired works in world cinema, they also offer some of our most acute responses to the changing shape of American society in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The authors of this anthology show how famous films such as Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Rear Window, along with more obscure ones such as Rope, The Wrong Man, and Family Plot, register the ideologies and insurgencies, the normative assumptions and the cultural alternatives, that shaped these tumultuous decades. They argue that, just as these films occupy a visual landscape defined by the grand monuments of American civic life--Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations--they are also marked by their preoccupation with the social mores and private practices of mid-century America. Not only are big-city and suburban life the explicit subjects of films like Rear Window and Shadow of a Doubt, so are the forms of experience that emerge within these social spaces, whether the urban voyeurism examined by the former or the intertwining of banality and violence depicted in the latter. Indeed, just about every form of American life that was achieving social power at this time--the national security state; the science and art of psychoanalysis; the privileging of the free-wheeling, improvisatory self; the postwar codification and fissuring of gender roles; road-culture and its ancillary creation, the motel--is given detailed, critical, and mordant examination in Hitchcocks films. The Hitchcock who emerges is not merely the inspired technician and psychological excavator that critics of the past two generations have justly hailed; he is also a cultural critic of remarkable insight and undeniable prescience.
Category: Social Science


Author : Dale Allen
ISBN : 9780595752249
Genre : Fiction
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The last days are upon us. In the near future, a man will find his destiny by looking deep into the past. The battle for man's birthright will no longer be fought in the shadows. Against a great evil, a handful of brave humans have preserved man's hope in the darkest of days. In the vast darkness, a small gem shines with the light for the future. A beacon of hope for those who seek its shelter. A place known as Sanctuary.
Category: Fiction

Madness At The Theatre

Author : Femi Oyebode
ISBN : 1908020423
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Madness at the Theatre studies the theatrical representation of madness from the classical Greek period through to the 21st century. Professor Oyebode charts the portrayal of madness by the world's great playwrights across the centuries and argues that whereas acts of madness are described but unseen in Greek drama, Shakespeare brought these behaviours to centre stage. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries aberrant behaviour was portrayed in domestic settings by Ibsen - theatrical madness became a family drama. Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill drew on their own families for their explorations of madness and addiction. Pinter's masterful use of the ambiguity of language finds strong echoes in the psychiatric clinic. Soyinka emphasised the social context - the personal malady as reflection of a greater malaise in society. Finally, Sarah Kane created plays that were the physical embodiment of her inner world. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the language of drama, the depiction of mental illness, and in the wider place of madness as a concept within society.
Category: Literary Criticism

Unconscious Abyss The

Author : Jon Mills
ISBN : 9780791488171
Genre : Psychology
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The first extended treatment of Hegel’s theory of the unconscious and his anticipation of Freud.
Category: Psychology

The Book Of The Oculus

Author : Nathan H. Fox
ISBN : 9781475978568
Genre : Religion
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The Book of the Oculus is an adventure into religious satire set alongside ancient and modern esoterica. Nathan H. Fox dazzles the free-thinking audience with this immense volume. Sure to frighten and challenge the conservative audience, Fox pulls no punches. Utilizing religion as an artform, The Book of the Oculus represents a feat of powerful and uncompromising intelligence. Twisting and baffling to the mind as the Oculus may be, it is the opening of a vast dome wherefrom freedom and tremendous wit shines forth.
Category: Religion

At The Mountains Of Madness

Author : Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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På Antarktis finder et hold af videnskabsmænd nogle ukendte bjerge og resterne af en underjordisk by grundlagt af "De ældste", en overlegen race fra rummets mørke
Category: Foreign Language Study

On The Way

Author : John K. Landrè
ISBN : 9781456609009
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Personal growth is a slow process, so slow that most people are unaware of the fact that, fundamentally, we do change several times during our lives. On the Way is about these personal transformations. It describes how growth of consciousness happens and how we can measure where we are in our individual growth, what comes next for us, and why. It illustrates how, at all levels of development, we can learn to guide our own growth. Individual consciousness grows through five distinct phases. The first is the consciousness of young children and of primitive adults. Here people trust their instincts more than their feelings or their rational objectivity. In the second phase of consciousness, typical of the teenager, feelings take precedence over instincts and objectivity. This changes in the third phase when instincts and emotions become less than trustworthy, and objectivity and rationality take over as the most reliable sources of awareness. Yet there is a fourth phase of consciousness where even objective, rational thinking no longer appears trustworthy. Then intuition becomes the most reliable form of information. This is the consciousness of the spiritual seeker. To very few a sudden flash of insight happens resulting in a final, fifth phase of consciousness: Enlightenment. The book consists of three parts. The first is about how consciousness grows through the first three phases. The second deals with the various paths of spiritual seekers. And the third focuses on which spiritual practice can be expected to be most effective for whom.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


Author : James F. Park
ISBN : 9781471679735
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