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The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
An Atlas of Depression

by Andrew Solomon

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-05-19
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1501123882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author offers a look at depression in which he draws on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, doctors, and others to assess the complexities of the disease, its causes and symptoms, and available therapies. This book examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has on various demographic populations, around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. He takes readers on a journey into the most pervasive of family secrets and contributes to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition.

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon
The Camaldoli Correspondence

by Donald Grayston

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2015-05-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1498209378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How did Thomas Merton become Thomas Merton? Starting out from any one of his earlier major life moments--wealthy orphan boy, big man on campus, fervent Roman Catholic convert, new and obedient monk--we find ourselves asking how by his life's end he had grown from who he was then into a transcultural and transreligious spiritual teacher read by millions. This book takes another such starting point: his attempt in the mid-1950s to move from his abbey of Gethsemani, in Kentucky--a place that had become, in his view, noisy beyond bearing--to an Italian monastery, Camaldoli, which he idealized as a place of monastic peace. The ultimate irony: Camaldoli at that time, bucolic and peaceful outwardly, was inwardly riven by a pre-Vatican II culture war; whereas Gethsemani, which he tried so hard to leave, became, when he was given his hermitage there in 1965, his place to recover Eden. In walking with Merton on this journey, and reading the letters he wrote and received at the time, we find ourselves asking, as he did, with so much energy and honesty, the deep questions that we may well need to answer in our own lives.

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Women Love Girth... the Fattest 100 Facts on the Noonday Demon
An Atlas of Depression

by Austin Eberding

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-04
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9785458854337
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton
Casting Out the Noonday Demon

by Michael Zammit

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
A Modern Woman's Struggle with Soulweariness

by Kathleen Norris

  • Publisher : Lion Books
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780745953663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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RELIGION & BELIEFS. A memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia, or soul-weariness, and explores its relevance to the modern individual and culture.

The Noonday Devil

The Noonday Devil
Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times

by Dom Jean Nault,Jean-Charles Nault

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-03-10
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9781586179397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice also known as sloth. The word “sloth”, however, can be misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness. It robs a person of his capacity for joy and leaves him feeling empty, or void of meaning Abbot Nault says that acedia is the most oppressive of demons. Although its name harkens back to antiquity and the Middle Ages, and seems to have been largely forgotten, acedia is experienced by countless modern people who describe their condition as depression, melancholy, burn-out, or even mid-life crisis. He begins his study of acedia by tracing the wisdom of the Church on the subject from the Desert Fathers to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He shows how acedia afflicts persons in all states of life— priests, religious, and married or single laymen. He details not only the symptoms and effects of acedia, but also remedies for it.

A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise

A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise
A True Story About Schizophrenia

by Sandy Allen

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-01-23
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1501134051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Compelling…A bracing work of art and a loving tribute” (Los Angeles Times), this propulsive, stunning book illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before. Sandra Allen did not know their uncle Bob very well. As a child, Sandy had been told Bob was “crazy,” that he had spent time in mental hospitals while growing up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s. But Bob had lived a hermetic life in a remote part of California for longer than Sandy had been alive, and what little Sandy knew of him came from rare family reunions or odd, infrequent phone calls. Then in 2009 Bob mailed Sandy his autobiography. Typewritten in all caps, a stream of error-riddled sentences more than sixty, single-spaced pages, the often-incomprehensible manuscript proclaimed to be a “true story” about being “labeled a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic,” and arrived with a plea to help him get his story out to the world. “Searing” (O, The Oprah Magazine), “enthralling” (Star-Tribune, Minneapolis), and “a marvel” (Esquire), A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise shows how Sandy translated Bob’s autobiography, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story while sticking faithfully to the facts as he shared them. Sandy also shares background information about their family, the culturally explosive time and place of their uncle’s formative years, and the vitally important questions surrounding schizophrenia and mental healthcare in America more broadly. The result is a heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious portrait of a young man striving for stability in his life as well as his mind, and an utterly unique lens into an experience that, to most people, remains unimaginable. “Thrilling…Gorgeous…a watershed in empathetic adaptation of ‘outsider’ autobiography” (The New Republic), A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise is a dazzlingly, daringly written book that’s poised to change conversation about schizophrenia and mental illness generally.

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
A Book

by Andrew Solomon

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-03-31
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1446414000
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WITH A NEW EPILOGUE BY THE AUTHOR Like Primo Levi's The Periodic Table, The Noonday Demon digs deep into personal history, as Andrew Solomon narrates, brilliantly and terrifyingly, his own agonising experience of depression. Solomon also portrays the pain of others, in different cultures and societies whose lives have been shattered by depression and uncovers the historical, social, biological, chemical and medical implications of this crippling disease. He takes us through the halls of mental hospitals where some of his subjects have been imprisoned for decades; into the research labs; to the burdened and afflicted poor, rural and urban. He talks to faith healers and voyages around the world in a quest for folk wisdom. He analyses the medications of today as well as reviewing the politics of diagnosis and treatment and, perhaps most significantly, he looks at the vital role of will and love in the process of recovery. **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
Recognizing and Conquering the Deadly Sin of Sloth

by John Blackwell

  • Publisher : Crossroad Carlisle
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9780824521363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In these elegant and thoughtful essays, Dr.Blackwell takes us on a spiritual journey through the Bible.

An Infinity of Little Hours

An Infinity of Little Hours
Five Young Men and Their Trial of Faith in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order

by Nancy Klein Maguire

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2007-03-13
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1586485423
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1960, five young men arrived at the imposing gates of Parkminster, the largest center of the most rigorous and ascetic monastic order in the Western world: the Carthusians. This is the story of their five-year journey into a society virtually unchanged in its behavior and lifestyle since its foundation in 1084. An Infinity of Little Hours is a uniquely intimate portrait of the customs and practices of a monastic order almost entirely unknown until now. It is also a drama of the men's struggle as they avoid the 1960s -- the decade of hedonism, music, fashion, and amorality -- and enter an entirely different era and a spiritual world of their own making. After five years each must face a choice: to make "solemn profession" and never leave Parkminster; or to turn his back on his life's ambition to find God in solitude. A remarkable investigative work, the book combines first-hand testimony with unique source material to describe the Carthusian life. And in the final chapter, which recounts a reunion forty years after the events described elsewhere in the book, Nancy Klein Maguire reveals which of the five succeeded in their quest, and which did not.

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America
The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy

by Jonathan Sadowsky

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2016-11-03
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1315522845
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in medicine, and seeks to provide an explanation of why ECT has been so controversial, juxtaposing evidence from clinical science, personal memoir, and popular culture. Contextualizing the controversies about ECT, instead of simply engaging in them, makes the history of ECT more richly revealing of wider changes in culture and medicine. It shows that the application of electricity to the brain to treat illness is not only a physiological event, but also one embedded in culturally patterned beliefs about the human body, the meaning of sickness, and medical authority.

Mad Muse

Mad Muse
The Mental Illness Memoir in a Writer's Life and Work

by Jeffrey Berman

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1789738091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many of the well-respected scholarly studies of autobiographical writing have little or nothing to say about mental illness. This book uncovers the mysterious relationship between mood disorders and creativity through the lives of seven writers, demonstrating how mental illness is sometimes the driving force behind creativity.

Mary, Called Magdalene

Mary, Called Magdalene
A Book

by Margaret George

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2011-05-13
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN : 1447204751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Famously described as the 'Apostle to the Apostles', after her discovery of Jesus' resurrection, Mary has sparked curiosity, controversy and veneration since her name first appeared in the Gospel of Mark. But who was Mary Magdalene? Was she a prostitute, a goddess, a feminist icon, a church leader or all of these things? Using testaments, letters and narrative Margaret George brings to life one of the most mysterious and controversial characters in the bible, creating an epic that is both immediate and moving. 'Margaret George proves herself to be the very best when it comes to historical fiction. Her new novel is a gripping and moving story' Barbara Taylor Bradford

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society
A Book

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2015-09-15
  • Pages : 1888
  • ISBN : 1506301320
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society explores the social and policy sides of the pharmaceutical industry and its pervasive influence in society. While many technical STM works explore the chemistry and biology of pharmacology and an equally large number of clinically oriented works focus on use of illegal drugs, substance abuse, and treatment, there is virtually nothing on the immensely huge business (“Big Pharma”) of creating, selling, consuming, and regulating legal drugs. With this new Encyclopedia, the topic of socioeconomic, business and consumer, and legal and ethical issues of the pharmaceutical industry in contemporary society around the world are addressed. Key Features: 800 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z and published in a choice of electronic or print formats Although arranged A-to-Z, a Reader's Guide in the front matter groups articles by thematic areas Front matter also includes a Chronology highlighting significant developments in this field All articles conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related articles Back matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research, a Glossary, Appendices (e.g., statistics on the amount and types of drugs prescribed, etc.), and a detailed Index The Index, Reader’s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society is an authoritative and rigorous source addressing the pharmacology industry and how it influences society, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries as a source for both students and researchers to utilize.

Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience

Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience
James's Classic Study in Light of Resiliency, Temperament, and Trauma

by Lynn Bridgers

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9780742544321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1902, William James's Varieties of Religious Experience is considered a classic in religious studies and the psychology of religion. But how has James's classic study weathered decades of development in psychology and behavioral sciences? Do the assertions about religious experience in the Varieties still ring true in light of neuro-cognitive and neuro-hormonal research, resiliency studies, studies of temperament, and traumatic studies? By extending William James's own research throughout the century since its publication this volume seeks to answer those questions. In doing so, it revolutionizes our understanding of James's own view of psychology and reveals the extraordinary value of James's perspective for religion, psychology, and spirituality today. In doing so, it offers vital insights for pastoral care and faith development at both the individual and congregational level. From the Introduction by James Fowler: Drawing on the authenticity of her own experience, Bridgers carries us into a remarkably clear and well documented account that traces William James's evolution as a psychologist, philosopher, and a deeply engaged inquirer into the dynamics of spiritual development and transformation... This book has a major contribution to make. Bridgers's study illumines the horizons of contemporary research in the study of religious experience, in all its varieties, and in the context of globalization.

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature
A Book

by David Lyle Jeffrey

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN : 9780802836342
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.

Stanzas

Stanzas
Word and Phantasm in Western Culture

by Giorgio Agamben

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9780816620388
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Stanzas" (which means "rooms" in Italian) is a blend of philology, the psychoanalysis of toys, medieval physics and psychology, and contemporary linguistics and philosophy. In this work, Giorgio Agamben attempts to reconfigure the epistemological foundation of Western culture. He rereads Freud and Saussure to discover the impossibility of metalanguage - there is no "superior language" that can read the obscure scenes of the unconscious, and the "symbol" is always the return of the repressed in an improper signifier. This impossibility leads Agamben to the problem of representation. He argues that since language is the locus of the production and storage of phantasms, all real objects are fractured by phantasmic itineraries that in turn divide poetry and philosophy, joy and knowledge. This division is at the origin of Western culture and renders impossible the possession of any object of knowledge. Giorgio Agamben is the author of "Language and Death" (University of Minnesota Press 1991).

What the Whole World Is Saying

What the Whole World Is Saying
100 Sensational Statements about the Noonday Demon

by Dominic Penning

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-04
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9785458808811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Noonday Demon." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Burnout

Burnout
A guide to identifying burnout and pathways to recovery

by Gordon Parker,Gabriela Tavella,Kerrie Eyers

  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release : 2021-07-02
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 176106214X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first complete guide to burnout, based on groundbreaking new research. It shows how you can tell whether you really have burnout, and helps you shape a strategy for recovery that will work for you. Are you always exhausted? Unable to feel for others or for life's pleasures? Find it hard to concentrate and take in what you read? You may have burnout. Burnout is widespread among high achievers in the workplace, in business and in caring professions like health and teaching. Parents with new babies and those caring for the elderly and people with disabilities are also at risk. Although burnout is so common, it's often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed - most commonly as depression. Drawing on groundbreaking new research, this book hands you the tools to work out whether you have burnout - or not. The good news? It is possible to recover from even severe burnout. The authors show you how to recognise your own burnout pattern, how far you have travelled into burnout territory, and provide a broad-based management approach to help you regain your spark and build your resilience. With fascinating new insights into the biology of burnout, and stories from people who have brought themselves back from the brink, Burnout is a complete guide for anyone who suspects they may have burnout, for their families, for health professionals and employers. 'I cried reading parts of this book. Profoundly insightful, with information that is superbly liberating about a phenomenon that imprisons too many of us. Highly recommended.' - Dr Sonia Henry, bestselling author of Going Under 'Burnout doesn't have to mean the end of your career.' - Alice Cooney, Principal Solicitor, Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria

Far and Away

Far and Away
How Travel Can Change the World

by Andrew Solomon

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-09-29
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1473521149
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1991 Andrew Solomon faced down tanks in Moscow with a band of Russian artists protesting the August coup. We find him on the quest for a rare bird in Zambia in 1998, and in Greenland in 2001 researching widespread depression among the Inuit. In 2002 he was in Afghanistan for the fall of the Taliban. He was brought in for questioning in Qaddafi’s Libya in 2006. In 2014 he travelled to Myanmar to meet ex-political prisoners as the country fitfully pushed towards freedom. Far and Away tells these and many other stories. With his signature compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities shift when governments change. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon chronicles a life’s travels to the nexus of hope, courage, and the uncertainty of lived experience and tracks seismic shifts – cultural, political and spiritual. He takes us on a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences via intimate, deeply moving stories that reveal and revel in our common humanity.