It has often been said that there is a fine line between madness and genius, and this saying finds true expression the work of diagnosed schizophrenic and philosopher Steven Colborne. This book is Colborne's first published work, and offers a fascinating insight into the life story and philosophy of this deeply original thinker.
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I would like to see a longer and deeper work by this author which I would look forward to reading. (Debra Found, DnS Media) There is a well known saying about there being a fine line between genius and insanity, and this is epitomised by the philosopher and author Steven Colborne. (Alan, Happy Mind)
About Steven Colborne
Steven Colborne was born in 1982 in Cambridge, England. He grew up in Abingdon near Oxford and moved to London to study in 2000. He is a graduate of the University of Westminster, and has undertaken postgraduate studies at the University of London. Steven's career began in the music industry, but more recently he has worked for a number of national charities. He currently lives in South London, not far from Springfield psychiatric hospital where he has been an inpatient on several occasions since his first psychotic episode in 2007.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements 9 / Preface 11 / Part One: My Journey / Shaking with Ratu 15 / George's Cremation Service / 19 My Mother's Memorial Service 23 / The 'Light' Women 27 / My Mother's Illness 31 / Family Breakdown 33 / First Shaking Session 37 / My Mother's Final Days 41 / Returning from the Retreat 45 / Spiritual Exploration 51 / Ramana Maharshi Meditation Retreat 55 / Satsang with Mooji 57 / Psychotherapy with Peter 63 / Psychotic Episodes 67 / Part Two: My Philosophy Introduction 79 / Who am I? 83 / States of Consciousness 85 / States of Mind 89 / Reality 93 / Infinity 97 / God 99 / Time 101 / Events 103 / Free Will 105 / Learning 109 / Language and Symbols 111 / The Meaning of Life 115 / Epilogue 119 / Helpful Resources 120
The Philosophy of a Mad Man by Steven Colborne
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