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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

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

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 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

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.
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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

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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