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A Way Out of Madness

A Way Out of Madness

Dealing with Your Family After You've Been Diagnosed with a Psychiatric Disorder

  • Author: Daniel Mackler,Matthew Morrissey
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1449083498
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 176
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Family conflict can wreak havoc on people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. A Way Out of Madness offers guidance in resolving family conflict and taking control of your life. The book also includes personal accounts of family healing by people who were themselves psychiatrically diagnosed. Contributors include: Patch Adams, M.D., inspiration for Robin Williams film Joanne Greenberg, author, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden David Oaks, director, MindFreedom International Will Hall, co-founder, Freedom Center

A Divine Dance of Madness

A Divine Dance of Madness

  • Author: Mairi Colme
  • Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • ISBN: 1905610548
  • Category:
  • Page: 302
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DescriptionThis is a strong and emotional book which captures the feelings and experiences of someone who is condemned as 'insane' and held in a secure unit. Mairi Colme's writing is full of mysticism and depth as she uses her given talent for writing to make sense of her lost years and her treatment at the hands of those who should have been protecting her. This book will find resonance in anybody who has experienced what Mairi has and can act as a guide to those who would like to understand more about the debate over sectioning and secure units.About the AuthorMairi Colme has an MA Honours degree in English language and literature, has trained in theology, and is now a Benedictine Oblate. She has written a great deal, including poetry and mystical texts. She is now working to set up a charitable foundation, promoting mental well-being and spiritual knowledge. This book is chiefly about a period in her life, the seven years from 1988 to 1995, when she was permanently sectioned and 'certified insane'. It is about all the adventures, the pain and the love that she experienced as she struggled to escape from a dire fate.

The Comforts of Madness

The Comforts of Madness

  • Author: Paul Sayer
  • Publisher: Paul Sayer
  • ISBN: 0094684804
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 128
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THE COMFORTS OF MADNESS is the unspoken monologue of Peter, a 33-year-old catatonic psychiatric patient, who is selected for an intense and controversial process of rehabilitation. Published in 1988, the book won that year's Constable Trophy, the Whitbread First Novel award, and the Whitbread Book of the Year award. It has been translated into ten languages.

In the Wake of Madness

In the Wake of Madness

The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon

  • Author: Joan Druett
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN: 1565127560
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 304
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The true story of one of history’s most notorious mutinies is revealed in this riveting “nautical murder mystery” (USA Today). In May 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Capt. Howes Norris was brutally murdered. When the men in the whaleboats returned to the ship, they found four crew members on board, three of whom were covered in blood, the other screaming from atop the mast. Single-handedly, the third officer launched a surprise attack to recapture the Sharon, killing two of the attackers and subduing the other. An American investigation into the murder was never conducted—even when the Sharon returned home three years later, with only four of the original twenty-nine-man crew on board. Now, an award-winning maritime historian dramatically re-creates the mystery of the ill-fated whaleship—and reveals a voyage filled with savagery under the command of one of the most ruthless captains to sail the high seas. “When the American whaleship Sharon arrived at Sydney in December 1842, the world first heard of the shocking murder of the captain by several Pacific island natives serving on the crew. Chalking it up to the savage nature of the islanders, no one bothered to investigate. Druett, a widely published maritime historian, retells the familiar story of how the mutineers were overcome but delves deeper into the details of the infamous expedition . . . Druett’s account of the incident will appeal to those looking for a good drama, but also to those analytically minded skeptics inclined to ask questions and dig below the surface.” —Booklist “Shocking and very satisfying.” —Richard Zack, author of The Pirate Hunter

A Tribute to Madness and Smiles

A Tribute to Madness and Smiles

A Memoir of Bipolar II Disorder and Bulimia

  • Author: Amanda Szumowski
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 9781452051604
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 112
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A Tribute to Madness and Smiles is an honest, open, and true account into the wild world of both Bipolar and Bulimia. With it's heartfelt language and sincere honesty, the memoir will engulf any reader-mental health patient or not.

This Side of Madness

This Side of Madness

  • Author: Christopher D. Hartpence
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 147974591X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 268
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He has no name. He could be quite near as you read these words. Maybe the guy two aisles over at the bookshop where you picked this title up. Maybe you saw him and didn't give him a second look. If you had, you would have seen it. That certain something in his eyes. A glint of something unfamiliar. A gleam. An uncontrolled tremor of unease as you feel his relentless energy brush past you. Have you ever wondered at the inner workings of an insane mind? Ever considered what electroshock "therapy" might feel like to an unwilling participant? Flip this book over and turn the page. Walk with me inside the chambers of a disturbed mind, and do keep the lights on... Christopher Hartpence lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with his girl, Cindy, and their menagerie of pets (four cats, two dogs), where he's hard at work on his next novel, and/or designing video games. Look him up on the web and drop him a line! (candlebre.net or creativisms.org)

Revels in Madness

Revels in Madness

Insanity in Medicine and Literature

  • Author: Allen Thiher
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472089994
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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"The scope of this book is daunting, ranging from madness in the ancient Greco-Roman world, to Christianized concepts of medieval folly, through the writings of early modern authors such as Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Descartes, and on to German Romantic philosophy, fin de siecle French poetry, and Freud . . . Artaud, Duras, and Plath."-Isis"This provocative and closely argued work will reward many readers."-ChoiceIn Revels in Madness, Allen Thiher surveys a remarkable range of writers as he shows how conceptions of madness in literature have reflected the cultural assumptions of their era, and emphasizes the transition from classical to modern theories of madness-a transition that began at the end of the Enlightenment and culminates in recent women's writing that challenges the postmodern understanding of madness as a fall from language or as a dysfunction of culture.

Harry Mowbray

Harry Mowbray

  • Author: Charles Henry Knox
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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In Grand Purple Robes of Madness

In Grand Purple Robes of Madness

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105241882
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Dreams Made Flesh

Dreams Made Flesh

  • Author: Anne Bishop
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101043684
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 464
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The national bestselling Black Jewels trilogy established award-winning Anne Bishop as an author whose "sublime skill...blends the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action."* Now the saga continues-with four all-new adventures of Jaenelle and her kindred.

Brink of Madness

Brink of Madness

  • Author: Walter J. Sheldon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1633554538
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 43
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C.I.B. Agent Pell used his head, even if he did rely on hunches more than on the computer. In fact, when the game got rough, he found that to use his head, he first had to keep it....

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Six

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Six

Glimpses of Space; Orderly Chaos; Secret Beyond Thought; The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Commentary; Transcending Madness; Selected Writings

  • Author: Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834821552
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 640
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Six contains advanced teachings on the nature of mind and tantric experiences. Chögyam Trungpa's commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead explains what this classic text teaches about human psychology. Transcending Madness presents a unique view of the Tibetan concept of bardo. Orderly Chaos explains the inner meaning of the mandala. Secret Beyond Thought presents teachings on the five chakras and the four karmas. Glimpses of Space consists of two seminars: "The Feminine Principle" and "Evam." In the article "Femininity," the author presents a playful look at the role of feminine energy in Buddhist teachings. "The Bardo," based on teachings given in England in the 1960s, has not been available in published form for many years.

Out of the Madness

Out of the Madness

From the Projects to a Life of Hope

  • Author: Jerrold Ladd
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0446564958
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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A raw and hopeful autobiography of a young African-American who used self-education and sheer force of will to overcome the battery of drugs, violence, and abject povery of his early life in the Dallas projects.

Call of Madness

Call of Madness

  • Author: Julie Dean Smith
  • Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1625670206
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 326
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Great power commands a great price... Magic has been forbidden in Caithe for 200 years and those born with magic—the Lorngeld—are considered the devil’s children. The Lorngeld are ruthlessly executed by the Caithan Church before they can be corrupted by mind-plague—the volatile madness that afflicts untrained wizards. Only King Kelwyn, artificially gifted with borrowed magic, is exempt from punishment. His daughter may not be so lucky. Impertinent and rebellious, Princess Athaya prefers to spend her time gambling and drinking rather than courting would-be suitors. Discovering that she is a natural-born wizard is an unwelcome surprise. But there are those who believe it is a gift, and that an adept of Athaya’s inherent ability may be an opportunity to finally lead the Lorngeld out of persecution. Torn between loyalty to her kingdom, her duty to the Lorngeld, and her own impulsive heart, Athaya must harness her burgeoning magic before it drives her mad, and learn to wield its power before those who fear it—and those who envy it—can destroy her.

Beechmont Riffs

Beechmont Riffs

A Death in the Village

  • Author: Philip Werber
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469148404
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 284
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"Beechmont Riffs" is a story based on facts that occurred in a wealthy middle class Westchester community in 1989. Here, in the lap of secure suburban society -- the American ideal-- a horrifying murder took place. When the bodies were found days after the murder, leads were cold and few. The gripping story of the reaction of the community to the crime, the political effect the crime had on the town's Mayor; and the growing obsession by the police chief sets the stage. Heyward, a post-hippie, baby-boomer self-proclaimed private eye is left to solve the crime and cut the grass.

Scent of Madness

Scent of Madness

  • Author: David Wiltshire
  • Publisher: Robert Hale
  • ISBN: 0719814782
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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As Lieutenant Tom O'Hara investigates several gruesome murders in a large teaching hospital a wave of terror about the escalating severity of the situation is sweeping through the nursing staff. Despite the obscene dissection of the victims' bodies there are still forensic clues which point to the killer. O'Hara has one suspect, a soldier brought back from Afghanistan in a coma, the victim of a torture he associates with the scent of roses worn by a sinister and unseen woman. The very same scent which is unfortunately worn by Dr Jean Hacker, who works at the hospital...

Spaces of Madness

Spaces of Madness

Insane Asylums in Argentine Narrative

  • Author: Eunice Rojas
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739190873
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 226
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Spaces of Madness examines the role of the insane asylum in Argentine prose works published between 1889 and 2011. The authors studied in Spaces of Madness include Manuel T. Podestá, Roberto Arlt, Leopoldo Marechal, Julio Cortázar, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Juan José Saer, Abelardo Castillo, Ricardo Piglia, and Luisa Valenzuela.

Meditations of Madness

Meditations of Madness

The Lost Empires Exposed

  • Author: James Blackthorne
  • Publisher: James Kieley
  • ISBN: 1502922665
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 330
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As the minutes rush past Leon, and his son Bard discover themselves in a place unlike, they've ever experienced. There was no life except except the mosses and lichens and other primal plants among the crevasses And finally they realize there immersed in a dizzying world of excitement and horror, hope and despair. During these times the grand wizards' followers arrive on the scene eager to prove their worth. Eventually, Quill becomes Bards sidekick," He was nice and mighty handsome," she remarked. Quill was a fledgling sorceress; Leon studied the portion of Quills face that wasn't covered with hair. He couldn't see much of her features but from what he observed couldn't deny the young witches features appeared most alluring. After things got underway, there's an episode when Bard lands in the middle of an explosion that rocked the courtyard. Quill observed how her companion used his newly acquired abilities bestowed on him by the Elder God of the Wind. The next-day Leon's followers withstood a brutal assault worthy of the Queen of the lunar Madness herself. Leon remained calm as the Queen hurled bolts of energy that erupted into pillars of flame. What could they do to save the situation?. "Funny," remarked Quill" Previously,the Demon Queen spoke perfectly good English, there was no color in her cheeks as the tears ran down her face. " Is this a Goddess.Quill remarked, or is it but a vision?" Blackstone commented there was fright in his voice. "If the situation was real he feared they'd all be killed." He stood firm and threw back his head. "Its all here in the book , explaining he could recall a series of macabre incidents. "At the moment the case is to long to discuss, " he said . "Even so , he wanted everyone to enjoy the sagas." Conversely, a good deal of time had passed since he engaged in any public discussions. The author made his position secure. He dared not leave himself vulnerable to his critics attacks, As far as the public was concerned, James hardly knew-their views. He commented. " What gains have our readers made in their abilities to read silently with speed and understanding?"

House of Incest

House of Incest

  • Author: Anaïs Nin
  • Publisher: Sky Blue Press
  • ISBN: 1452405840
  • Category: Fiction
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The House of Incest, Anais Nin's famous prose poem, was first published in Paris in 1936 and immediately drew attention from the era's prominent writers, including Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell. While written in English, it is considered a landmark work in the French surrealist tradition and one of the most unique books in 20th century literature.

Psychoanalytic Mythologies

Psychoanalytic Mythologies

  • Author: Ian Parker
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 9781843313274
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 140
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‘Psychoanalytic Mythologies’ presents a collection of essays on the theme of what it is to be a human subject in a culture permeated by psychoanalytic imagery. The author’s attempt to disturb the strongly-held belief of those in thrall to psychoanalysis that it is universally true forms the recurrent motif that binds these essays together.