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Healing the Split: Integrating Spirit Into Our Understanding of the Mentally Ill, Revised Edition
The links between madness, creative genius, and spiritual experiences have tantalized philosophers and scientists for centuries. In Healing the Split, John Nelson brings the lofty ideas of transpersonal psychology down to earth so they can be applied in a practical way to explain the bizarre effects of insanity on the human mind. Drawing on a vast knowledge of Eastern ...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published April 6th 1994 by State University of New York Press
(first published 1991)
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One of the best books I've read, most effectively combining both scientific and holistic perspectives on schizophrenia and other forms of mental illness, with sharp societal critiques and a chakra system laid out according to the archetypal stages of the individual life (and the collective).
Jun 03, 2010 Sascha Altman-DuBrul rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This was my introduction to Transpersonal Psychology and at the time it was the only book I'd ever read that accurately described what it's like to have a psychotic break. I look forward to reviewing it later in the summer and see if it feels as relevant.