Riddled into this experimental open letter is the story of a person who made the “hero’s journey” to a different world and again once more. The prize he received there, the last word boon, is realizing what he needs.
“Knowledge warns in opposition to need, however there may be energy in wanting – energy that may gasoline the desire and preserve lit that valuable torch, hope.”
This line stands as a uncommon second of profundity in a largely light-hearted learn. For all its references (and there are a lot of), this guide maintains a brisk, entertaining tempo.
Plus it has the potential to assist individuals alongside of their pondering, to contest considerably the unfavourable stigma related to schizophrenia, to foster positivity within the face of psychological sickness, and to assist in restoration.
What Eugene Uttley needs is to be entire. The Boon is course of towards that state.
Being the thoughts of a schizophrenic in remission on connectedness, this artistic nonfiction private essay contains unique and appropriated prose, poetry, tune, prayer… memoir, travelogue, sketches of every day life and literary exegesis. Its subjects (in no explicit order) embrace: Carl Jung (individuation, archetypes, synchronicity), Martin Heidegger (Dasein), Jacques Derrida (deconstruction), Greek etymology (soul and sin), Ralph Waldo Emerson (Oversoul), Beatniks (Ginsberg, Kerouac on Buddhism) and post-Beatniks (Thomas Pynchon), moderns (James Joyce) and postmoderns (Tom Robbins), films (The Fisher King, The Soloist, The Truman Show, Wings of Desire, The Matrix, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Moulin Rouge, Actual Genius, Being John Malkovich, Being within the World) and moviestars (Bill Murray), oilpaintings (John William Waterhouse, Kim Chang Han), sculpture (David, the Pieta), web sites (gnod.internet, zombo.com, schizophrenia.com, schizophreniaforums.com), quotations and teachings of non secular leaders (Jesus, Buddha, the Dalai Lama, Ghandi) and musicians (Michael Jackson, Michael Franti, Arlo Guthrie, Greg Brown, Iris Dement, Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, Nat King Cole, G. Love, KRS-One), verses from the Bible and the Tao te Ching, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Cloud of Unknowing, Flatland, Over the Transom, Florilegium, Moby Dick, Richard McLean, Mark Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Frank Herbert, Phillip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs, Hermann Hesse, Thomas Merton, Dr. Demento, Dr. Seuss, John Milton, Alan Watts, Joseph Campbell, Lev Vygotsky, Annie Dillard, Thomas Szasz, Susan Sheehan, Michel Foucault, Douglas Adams, Marcus Aurelius, John Keats, Aesop, Albert Einstein, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oscar Wilde, Plato, Thurgood Marshall, Francis Bacon, Saint Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Robert K.C. Forman, Walter Freeman, Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, Lord Buckley, R.D.Laing, Jorge Luis Borges, Cicero, Aristotle, Baruch Spinoza, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Michael Moore, Trey Parker, Lazlo Toth, Saint Ambrose, Alex Scott, Funnyinthehead, Mad Max, Max Headroom, Viracocha, Serapis, Anahata, Avalokitesvara and the goddess Quan Yin, genii loci, the bhavacakra, the Wheel of Fortuna, the idiot determine, the seven sacraments, string concept, synthetic intelligence, neurodynamics, brain-computer interfacing, intentionality, restoration and meditation techniques and methods, optimistic pondering, cognitive dissonance, neologism, phrase salad, psychotic break, delusions and hallucinations, listening to voices, avolition and anhedonia, deja vu, Prozac, Abilify, marijuana, Cranium and Bones, HAARP, ELF, VOG, Indiana, Oregon, Alaska, Jeju Island, Seoul (Insadong, Itaewan), being an expat and a patriot, teaching ESL in South Korea, American politics and overseas coverage, the separation of church and state, querying literary brokers, suicide, blackout consuming, plagiarism, web piracy, id theft, chapter,poverty, unemployment, anomie, clever design, ego dying, solipsism, The Age of Motive, artwork, science, remedy, friendship, household, desires, transformation, advantage, and love.
Eugene Uttley is a lifelong reader and writer (diapers and a typewriter). He’s presently engaged on literary fiction. He has a BA in English and half-an-MA in Literature.
He is a someday composition TA and ESL teacher and just lately a scholar once more, of accounting. The creator of Way Out: A True Account of Schizophrenia in addition to The Boon on dealing with schizophrenia (as he does).
He is a fan (however not follower) of Carl Jung. Some authors who’re pricey, pricey to him are Haruki Murakami, Charles Portis, Kingsley & Martin Amis, J.P. Donleavy, D.F. Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Augusten Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and Alan Watts.
To contact him (with a evaluate request or for any cause in any respect, actually) please use mruttleysz at gmail.com.
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