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Divine Madness
  • Author : John R. Haule
  • Publisher : Fisher King Press
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9781926715049
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  • Genre : Interpersonal relations
  • 'Divine Madness: Archetypes of Romantic Love' examines the transforming experience of romantic love in literature, myth, religion, and everyday life. A series of psychological meditations on the nature of romantic love and human relationship, Divine Madness takes the perspective that human love is a species of divine love and that our experience of romantic love both conceals and reveals the ultimate Lover and Beloved. John Haule draws on depth psychology, the mystical traditions of the world, and literature from Virgil to Milan Kundera to lead the reader inside the mind and heart of the lover. Each chapter explores a characteristic aspect of relationship, such as seduction and love play, the rapture of union, the agony of separation, madness, woundedness, and transcendence. Focusing on the soulful and spiritual meaning of these experiences, Divine Madness sheds light on our elations, obsessions, and broken hearts, but it also reconnects us with the wisdom of time immemorial. As a practicing Jungian analyst and former professor of religious studies, John Haule masterfully guides his readers through the labyrinth of everyday experience, and the often hidden layers of archetypal realities, sketching a philosophy of romantic love through the stories of the world's literature and mythology.

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    Divine Madness
  • Author : Robert Muchamore
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781442413641
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When a link is discovered between the eco-terrorist group Help Earth and a religious cult known as The Survivors, James is sent to their isolated headquarters on an infiltration mission and ends up battling their brainwashing techniques.

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    Divine Madness
  • Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9780787982324
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Psychology
  • "Madness can afford the individual certain resources and abilities that are not available to others. The fantasy life, free flight of ideas, distortions of reality, and heightened senses . . . offer a unique perspective on the world." —From the Introduction Why do some extraordinary individuals overcome mental anguish and produce brilliant creative artistry that is often enhanced by their madness? New York Times best-selling author and noted psychologist Jeffrey Kottler explores this fascinating question in Divine Madness. His book is filled with the compelling stories of emotional turmoil that many great artists have undergone as they struggle for success and survival. Jeffrey Kottler writes about the dramatic and tragic lives of cultural icons Sylvia Plath, Judy Garland, Mark Rothko, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Charles Mingus, Vaslav Nijinsky, Marilyn Monroe, Lenny Bruce, and Brian Wilson. In this riveting book, Kottler highlights the personal story of each of these extraordinary individuals and analyzes how they struggled to overcome their emotional hardships. Divine Madness clearly differentiates between those who surrendered to their illness, often taking their own lives, and those who managed to endure and even recover. Kottler details how their profound psychological issues affected their lives and work, their great productivity and success, and how they strove to achieve some kind of personal stability. The fascinating and brilliantly told stories in Divine Madness help us to find meaning in the incredible lives of these artists. They also serve as an inspiration for those who are grappling to rise above their own challenges and limitations and express themselves more productively and creatively.

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    Divine Madness
  • Author : Melanie Jackson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0505526905
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ninon de L'Enclos's immortal life is in danger, and the only way to survive is in the arms of a dark and mysterious vampire. Original.

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    Divine Madness
  • Author : Lars Elleström
  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0838754910
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  • Genre : Art
  • This book provides a theory that enables the concept of irony to be transferred from the literary to the visual and aural domains. Topics include the historical roots of the concept of irony as modes of oral and literary expression, and how irony relates to spatiality.

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    The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick
  • Author : Kyle Arnold
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9780199743254
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick, written by a psychologist, investigates the inner world of the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. In 1974, Dick was beset by religious visions, and warned police he was an android. The book explores whether Dick's experience was a spiritual awakening or caused by mental illness.

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    The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick
  • Author : Kyle Arnold
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9780199743254
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick, written by a psychologist, investigates the inner world of the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. In 1974, Dick was beset by religious visions, and warned police he was an android. The book explores whether Dick's experience was a spiritual awakening or caused by mental illness.

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    "Divine Madness"
  • Author : Josef Pieper
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN : 0898705576
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • The interpretation offered here focuses on Plato's thesis, which at first sight appears strange and unrealistic, that those experiences that advance human life to its true fullness are bestowed on us only during a "god-given" state of "being-beside-oneself". This thesis is then resolutely confronted with our contemporary and above all psychoanalytical knowledge of man's nature, as well as with the Christian conception of man's existence, thus revealing its amazing, unexpected relevance.

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    Divine Madness
  • Author : Abdi Sheik-Abdi,ʻAbdi ʻAbdulqadir Sheik-ʻAbdi
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029874776
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A book about Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, the Dervish leader who spearheaded the Somali resistance to British colonial interests in the early twentieth century; known by his followers as the Sayyid ("Master") and in the colonial literature as the "Mad Mullah". This book, which took Abdi more than ten years to complete, examines from a social and historical perspective the rise of the Sayyid and his movement. It consists of an introduction and six chapters.

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    Draconian Consciousness
  • Author : Michael Kelly
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1478364270
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Michael Kelly is a Draconian Initiate, a prophet of the Dragon of the Void. He is passionate about Runes and Wyrms and the Mysteries that attend them. Draconian Consciousness is the fourth book in Michael Kelly's Draconian series, and is intended for advanced students. This is pre-eminently a book of 'doing', a practical manual of Work to be performed by the Initiate. It is a challenging and demanding curriculum which gives no quarter and pitilessly turns many cherished ideas and notions on their heads. This book was penned from the heart of the Void. It is deliberately full of the contradictions and about-faces that characterise the Abyss where time and space no longer exist. Where most occult books fail to deliver, there is REAL power here, use it at your own risk. The time has come for Apep, the Ancient Dragon, to swallow the Sun. Let the consciousness of the Dragon permeate your mind. You will never be the same again. NOTHING will ever be the same again.

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    Divine Madness
  • Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9780787982324
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Psychology
  • "Madness can afford the individual certain resources and abilities that are not available to others. The fantasy life, free flight of ideas, distortions of reality, and heightened senses . . . offer a unique perspective on the world." —From the Introduction Why do some extraordinary individuals overcome mental anguish and produce brilliant creative artistry that is often enhanced by their madness? New York Times best-selling author and noted psychologist Jeffrey Kottler explores this fascinating question in Divine Madness. His book is filled with the compelling stories of emotional turmoil that many great artists have undergone as they struggle for success and survival. Jeffrey Kottler writes about the dramatic and tragic lives of cultural icons Sylvia Plath, Judy Garland, Mark Rothko, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Charles Mingus, Vaslav Nijinsky, Marilyn Monroe, Lenny Bruce, and Brian Wilson. In this riveting book, Kottler highlights the personal story of each of these extraordinary individuals and analyzes how they struggled to overcome their emotional hardships. Divine Madness clearly differentiates between those who surrendered to their illness, often taking their own lives, and those who managed to endure and even recover. Kottler details how their profound psychological issues affected their lives and work, their great productivity and success, and how they strove to achieve some kind of personal stability. The fascinating and brilliantly told stories in Divine Madness help us to find meaning in the incredible lives of these artists. They also serve as an inspiration for those who are grappling to rise above their own challenges and limitations and express themselves more productively and creatively.

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    The Divine Madness
  • Author : Oleg Svet
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1952990041
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  • Genre : Books
  • An aspiring writer named Oleg is unable to complete the literary masterpiece of his dreams but finds love in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Divine Madness
  • Author : Karol Jackowski
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 0877935947
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Why would any woman in her right mind want to be a nun? asks Karol Jackowski in this engaging look into the whys of living in a community of religious women. Jackowski is a lively, unique tour guide to the sisterhood.

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    A Divine Madness
  • Author : Avigdor Miller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 0989621901
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  • Genre : God (Judaism)
  • Rabbi Avigdor Miller's last word about the origins of the Holocaust. Though the Rabbi often alluded to this book in his lectures, it remained unpublished for over forty years. At last, this remarkable work is available, describing as only Rabbi Miller could the shocking, disturbing origins of the Holocaust.Read the riveting story a nation estranged from its Creator, slipping farther and farther from Torah observance and towards its own annihilation. See pre-war Europe through the eyes of a Torah sage who was there.

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    The Comedy of DIVINE Madness
  • Author : Edward L Hannon
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9798840210840
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  • Genre : Books
  • Existential Reality: Without a mirror or another's eyes to offer a sense of reflection, how can I see myself directly, other than by feeling?

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    Divine Madness and the Absurd Paradox
  • Author : Bruce G. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : UOM:39015018503667
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This book is a comprehensive study of Peer Gynt, a drama that forms the foundation of not only the entire Ibsen canon but also modern drama as a whole. It provides scene-by-scene commentary on the drama, showing how the literature and ideas of the drama resemble, and sometimes duplicate, the literature and philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard. It is the first such study since Henri Logeman's commentary on the drama published in 1917. Although the main focus of the book is Ibsen's drama, Bruce Shapiro's study provides some substantial insights into Kierkegaard. He demonstrates how Ibsen's poem was influenced by Kierkegaard's philosophy and literature. One of the most perplexing questions about Peer Gynt is how the ending of the drama functions as a resolution to the whole. This study formulates an understanding, based upon Kierkegaardian philosophy, that accounts for this scene. Moreover, the revelation of Kierkegaard's influence on Ibsen allows the contemporary reader to experience the essence of the drama within the same intellectual context in which it made its first literary appearance. When Kierkegaard's philosophy is artistically brought back into existence through a reader's experience of Peer Gynt, it is as if that reader is a contemporary of those very thoughts. With Kierkegaardian philosophy as the common horizon of understanding, Peer Gynt may be perceived as a complete and unified drama from its beginning to its conclusion. Shapiro's book is the first comprehensive study of Peer Gynt to be published. It may also be the first study to demonstrate one way in which the entire Kierkegaardian dialetic was understood during the philosopher's lifetime. This unique work will be a valuable book for scholars and students of drama, Scandinavian studies, modern philosophy, and existentialism.

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    Divine Madness
  • Author : Janie Baker
  • Publisher : Publishamerica Incorporated
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 1424128315
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Janie Baker was raised Catholic until she left the church while attending a Catholic college. She began a career as a neuroscientist when she was afflicted with bipolar disorder (manic-depression). Her case was particularly severe, and resulted in religious psychosis, during which she moved to Calcutta, India, and worked with Mother Teresa. Following a number of years of hallucinations and delusions, shock treatments returned her to health. Restored to sanity, Janie eventually underwent a compelling conversion and returned to the church. She writes here an intimate and riveting story of her struggles growing up, dealing with religion, and her descent into bipolar madness.

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    Divine Madness
  • Author : Lynne Kaufman
  • Publisher : Tailwinds Press Enterprises LLC
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9798985312409
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lynne Kaufman's spare, poetic novel about the famously unhappy marriage between Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick is an intriguing and intense elegy that marks the shadowlands where fiction, reality, and writerly personas converge.

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    A Divine Madness
  • Author : John Boutilier,Gina Ancheta Agsaulio
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1517346592
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  • Genre : Books
  • ARDUS PUBLICATIONS, John Patrick Boutilier and Gina Ancheta Agsaulio are proud to present the second volume in the 6 volume anthology of love poetry, "A DIVINE MADNESS". The authors contained herein are from the four corners of the world. They have volunteered their poetry to bring you, the reader, some pleasure and love. The poetry contained herein, within the preceding volume and in the volumes to follow, ranges greatly in style and comes from the hearts of both young and old, male and female, practiced and amateur. We hope you enjoy.

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    Divine Madness in "Leyli o Majnun". Considering the Nizāmī Romance Version
  • Author : Meghdad Shamsolvaezin
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9783346486271
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  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Orientalism / Sinology - Arabistic, , course: Persian Literature, language: English, abstract: The Leylī o Majnūn tale is popular in the Arabic and Persian literature, as Romeo and Juliet is in the West, but this tale has been repeatedly rewritten by Arab and Persian authors, even until today. Majnūn's story is well known for a variety of reasons. But perhaps the direct reference of this story to the word "madman" is a parallel reference to a mystical phase that frenzies madness. Understanding this madness and passing through it maybe is one of the toughest gates to cross. The madness in love in a well-known story which explores how a disciple fools out of madness and using that emotion and level in the right direction can be striking. How a disciple should face craziness, take advantage of it and cross it. Madness for the artist is natural, and sometimes the insanity in the artist's work can reveal a superficial world. Lover in the ancient stories passes the stage of madness that teaches the basic foundations of mysticism in the language of the higher worlds. The tale of Leylī o Majnūn provides the idea that Nizāmī had considered Ghazālī’s text which has inspired the creation of his tale. Ghazālī’s basic and sensual image of transcending passion is imitated in Nizāmī’s work but in a further detailed and fictional practice. In Ghazālī's work, to display exceeding love in a sensual language became a standard literary form for romance. In Nizāmī’s work, the textual union of mystical and suggestive motifs is in the way of its development. Ghazālī cites two tales linked to Majnūn as the model of the lover, many connections may be formed between his concepts on the different platforms and methods of love's desire and Majnūn’s journey on the way of love in Nizāmī’s version.

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    Divine Mania
  • Author : Yulia Ustinova
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9781351581264
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  • Genre : History
  • ‘Our greatest blessings come to us by way of mania, provided it is given us by divine gift,’ – says Socrates in Plato’s Phaedrus. Certain forms of alteration of consciousness, considered to be inspired by supernatural forces, were actively sought in ancient Greece. Divine mania comprises a fascinating array of diverse experiences: numerous initiates underwent some kind of alteration of consciousness during mystery rites; sacred officials and inquirers attained revelations in major oracular centres; possession states were actively sought; finally, some thinkers, such as Pythagoras and Socrates, probably practiced manipulation of consciousness. These experiences, which could be voluntary or involuntary, intense or mild, were interpreted as an invasive divine power within one’s mind, or illumination granted by a super-human being. Greece was unique in its attitude to alteration of consciousness. From the perspective of individual and public freedom, the prominent position of the divine mania in Greek society reflects its acceptance of the inborn human proclivity to experience alteration of consciousness, interpreted in positive terms as god-sent. These mental states were treated with cautious respect, and in contrast to the majority of complex societies, ancient and modern, were never suppressed or pushed to the cultural and social periphery.

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    A Divine Madness
  • Author : John Boutilier,Gina Ancheta Agsaulio
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1517346886
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  • Genre : Books
  • ARDUS PUBLICATIONS, John Patrick Boutilier and Gina Ancheta Agsaulio are proud to present the second volume in the 6 volume anthology of love poetry, "A DIVINE MADNESS". The authors contained herein are from the four corners of the world. They have volunteered their poetry to bring you, the reader, some pleasure and love. The poetry contained herein, within the preceding volume and in the volumes to follow, ranges greatly in style and comes from the hearts of both young and old, male and female, practiced and amateur. We hope you enjoy.

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    A Divine Madness
  • Author : John Boutilier,Gina Ancheta Agsaulio,Ardus Publications
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1517563615
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  • Genre : Books
  • ARDUS PUBLICATIONS, John Patrick Boutilier and Gina Ancheta Agsaulio are proud to present the fourth volume in the 6 volume anthology of love poetry, "A DIVINE MADNESS". The authors contained herein are from the four corners of the world. They have volunteered their poetry to bring you, the reader, some pleasure and love. The poetry contained herein, within the preceding 3 volumes and in the volumes to follow, ranges greatly in style and comes from the hearts of both young and old, male and female, practiced and amateur. We hope you enjoy.

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    The Human Experience
  • Author : William McNamara
  • Publisher : Beckham Publications Group
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0984199128
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  • Genre : Books
  • McNamara shares generously his life as an apostolic hermitic monk, and plunges the depths of what it means to be wildly, intentionally human. His message transcends secular boundaries-in fact, all boundaries. Using the principles of Christian humanism, McNamara seeks to ignite the creative spark in every being by emphasizing that divine energy comes from the heart of the universe. Christian and non-Christian alike will find truth and wisdom in his loving words.

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    A Divine Madness
  • Author : John Boutilier,Ardus Publications,Gina Agsaulio
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1517546834
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  • Genre : Books
  • ARDUS PUBLICATIONS, John Patrick Boutilier and Gina Ancheta Agsaulio are proud to present the third volume in the 6 volume anthology of love poetry, "A DIVINE MADNESS". The authors contained herein are from the four corners of the world. They have volunteered their poetry to bring you, the reader, some pleasure and love. The poetry contained herein, within the preceding 2 volumes and in the volumes to follow, ranges greatly in style and comes from the hearts of both young and old, male and female, practiced and amateur. We hope you enjoy.

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    The Divine Madness of Romantic Ideals
  • Author : Kevin Hoffman
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0881464996
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Kierkegaard's writings are severely complicated and readers often do not know what to make of them given the array of genres he deploys. He is at once a philosopher, theologian, literary critic, and poet in his own right who writes under multiple pseudonyms directed at an unsure audience. Stages on Life's Way is one of his longer and more elusive texts, and even scholars often shy away from it. The Divine Madness of Romantic Ideals offers a close and extensive reading of this puzzling production, showing how its disarming, concrete themes of personal love and marriage help unlock more abstract conceptual boxes within Kierkegaard's authorship for a general readership, pointing out the forest while paving scrupulous attention Lo the trees. The overall perspective of Stages is tracked in detail to show how the oft evoked esthetic, ethical, and religious spheres of human life arc concretely distinguished and problematically related in a kind of single developmental stage. For students of nineteenth century romanticism this reader's guide offers particular nuance to a tradition of reflection that, typically blends an affirmation of eroticism, the natural world, and religious longing. For students of modern existentialism, if Kierkegaard is supposed to be the father, here we find clues about who the mother might be. For theologians it provides a peculiar literary theodicy, and for patrons of moral psychology an edifying disillusionment about the frailty of human aspiration and agency. Turning against the tide of cursory reading, this book is a model for treating a lesser-known classic. Book jacket.

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    God Inspired Divine Madness
  • Author : Angela Marie Delvecchio
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9798364067593
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  • Genre : Books
  • I spent 25 years as a drug addict. I lost/gave away my career as a Court Reporter/Stenographer and went to prison. I was writing throughout my entire journey through active addiction, into prison and then into recovery. I feel that my writings are inspired by God and I was prophesied over twice that I was to write a book. I give all the honor and praise to God. If I could touch one heart, change one life, encourage one person, I would be satisfied. I could not just let these poems sit and collect dust any longer. I am finally ready to share them with whoever will read them. I am so inspired and want to share my experience, strength and hope with anyone struggling with addiction and belief in a Higher Power and anyone that just loves poetry. I pray that these words find the appropriate readers and be a blessing. I have been clean and sober now for ten years and am coming up on my 11th year on December 25, 2022. (Christmas, not by coincidence) I am blessed and highly favored. Most of all, I am extremely grateful for the life I live today and the understanding and wisdom I have gained through my suffering and pain. My gratitude speaks when I share this new way of life I have been given. I have more poetry to come, as I have been writing for 25 years and have saved everything. Grateful beyond words. Thank you, for taking the time to read this!!

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    Dungeon Madness
  • Author : Dakota Krout
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1542855160
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  • Genre : Books
  • Both Cal and Dale have become stronger, each in spite of the other. The dungeon - Cal - knows exactly how much their strength has increased, and is working hard to become exponentially more powerful. His schemes are becoming more complex, and his dungeon - his body - more deadly. Dale has a nasty surprise waiting for him as he works to thwart the plans of the devious dungeon. Hearing a voice in his head that distracts him in critical moments, he must fight his mind as he battles deadly creatures. Unbeknownst to both, they are in for the fight of their lives as madness threatens the land...

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    Enthusiasm and Divine Madness
  • Author : Josef Pieper
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : UOM:39015046364868
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  • Genre : Enthusiasm
  • Read and download full book Enthusiasm and Divine Madness

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    Plato and the Question of Beauty
  • Author : Drew A. Hyland
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9780253219770
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Drew A. Hyland, one of Continental philosophy's keenest interpreters of Plato, takes up the question of beauty in three Platonic dialogues, the Hippias Major, Symposium, and Phaedrus. What Plato meant by beauty is not easily characterized, and Hyland's close readings show that Plato ultimately gives up on the possibility of a definition. Plato's failure, however, tells us something important about beauty--that it cannot be reduced to logos. Exploring questions surrounding love, memory, and ideal form, Hyland draws out the connections between beauty, the possibility of philosophy, and philosophical living. This new reading of Plato provides a serious investigation into the meaning of beauty and places it at the very heart of philosophy.

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    The Madness of the Saints
  • Author : June McDaniel
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 9780226557236
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Although ecstasy has been explored in several Indian contexts, surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to its central role in Bengali devotion. In The Madness of the Saints, June McDaniel undertakes the first comprehensive study of religious ecstasy in Bengal, examining the texts that describe it, the people who experience it, and the traditions that support it.

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    Enthusiasm and Divine Madness
  • Author : Josef Pieper
  • Publisher : St Augustine PressInc
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047514768
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Plato's famous dialogue, the Phaedrus, was variously subtitled in antiquity: "On Beauty", "On Love", "On the Psyche". It is also concerned with the art of rhetoric, of thought and communication. Pieper, noted for the grace and clarity of his style, gives an illuminating and stimulating interpretation of the dialogue. Leaving the more recondite scholarly preoccupations aside, he concentrates on the content, bringing the actual situation in the dialogue -- Athens and its intellectuals engaged in spirited debate -- alive. Equally alive is the discussion of ideas, which are brought to bear on contemporary experience and made to prove the perennial validity of Socratic wisdom, and its power to excite the mind. The main thesis -- that in poetry and in love man is "beside himself", that is, divinely inspired -- is discussed with reference to modern poets, novelists, and modern psychology.

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    Plato: Phaedrus
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0521097037
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  • Genre : History
  • A translation with introduction and commentary of Plato's 'Phaedrus. The dialogue begins with a playful discussion of erotic passion, then extends the theme to consider the nature of inspiration, love and knowledge. The centerpiece is the myth of the charioteer -- the famous and moving acount of the vision, fall and incarnation of the soul.--Back cover.

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    The Red Book: A Reader's Edition
  • Author : C. G. Jung
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 9780393089080
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Art
  • Presents the Swiss psychologist's thoughts, experiences, and everything he felt after a period of time spent seeing visions, hearing voices, and inducing hallucinations.

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    Faith, Hope, Love
  • Author : Josef Pieper
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 9781681491707
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  • Genre : Religion
  • This volume, three separate books in one edition, is a collection of Josef Pieper's famous treatises on the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love. Each of these treatises was originally published as a separate work over a period of thirty-seven years, and here they are brought together in English for the first time. The first of the three that he wrote, On Hope, was written in 1934 in response to the general feeling of despair of those times. His "philosophical treatise" on Faith was derived from a series of lectures he gave in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His most difficult work, one that he struggled with for years - and almost abandoned - was his work On Love. Pieper now feels that this is the most important book he has written. He discusses not only the theological virtue of caritas-agape, but also of eros, sexuality, and even "love" of music and wine.

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    Mountain Madness
  • Author : Clinton Crockett Peters
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 9780820358543
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  • Genre : Nature
  • With Mountain Madness, Clinton Crockett Peters chronicles his travels and personal transformation from a West Texas evangelical to mountain guide-addict to humbled humanist after a near-fatal injury in Japan’s Chichibu Mountains. From 2007 to 2010, Peters lived in Kosuge Village (population nine hundred), nestled in central Japan’s peaks, where he was the only foreigner in the rugged town. Using these three years as a frame, this essay collection profiles who he was before Japan, why he became obsessed with mountains, and his fallout from mountain obsession, including an essay on Craig Arnold, the poet who disappeared on a Japanese volcano. Ultimately, the collection asks, how can landscape create and end identities?

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    The Abyss Above
  • Author : Silke-Maria Weineck
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 9780791488287
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.

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    Emancipatory Perspectives on Madness
  • Author : Marie Brown,Robin S. Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781000299502
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • This collection offers a diverse range of perspectives that seek to find meaning in madness. Mainstream biomedical approaches tend to interpret experiences commonly labelled "psychotic" as being indicative of a biological illness that can best be ameliorated with prescription drugs. In seeking to counter this perspective, psychosocial outlooks commonly focus on the role of trauma and environmental stress. Although an appreciation for the role of trauma has been critical in expanding the ways in which we view madness, an emphasis of this kind may nevertheless continue to perpetuate a subtle form of reductivism—madness continues to be understood as the product of a deficit. In seeking to move beyond causal-reductivism, this book explores a variety of perspectives on the question of finding inherent meaning in madness and extreme states. Contributors to this book are distinguished writers and researchers from a variety of international and interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics span the fields of depth psychology and psychoanalysis, creativity, Indigenous and postcolonial approaches, neurodiversity, mad studies, and mysticism and spirituality. This collection will be of interest to mental health professionals, students and scholars of the humanities and social sciences, and people with lived experience of madness and extreme states. Readers will come away with an appreciation of the more generative aspects of madness, and a recognition that these experiences may be important for both personal and collective healing.

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    Madness in Civilization
  • Author : Andrew Scull
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 9780691166155
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • Originally published: London: Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2015.