An Existential Case Study of Madness: Encounters with Divine Affliction.pdf
Author: Scott Kiser
This article presents an existential case study of a psychotic episode that the author experienced, focusing particularly on a phenomenological description of the actual process of psychic breakdown and subsequent recovery.
The presentation is a first-person narrative account, followed by an existential analysis of the experience’s value in terms of transformation and meaning creation, as well as a discussion of the existentialist sources in philosophy, psychology, and literature, that have contributed significantly to the author’s psycho-spiritual development.
Primary importance is placed on depicting this process as an empowering source of meaning formation as well as a spiritually transformative experience. The experience of psychosis is thus portrayed as a crisis of meaning in which the individual is challenged to reestablish an ontological ground and integrated sense of self through the recreation and deepening of personal existence.
- An Existential Case Study of Madness: Encounters with Divine Affliction
Download PDF File of An Existential Case Study of Madness: Encounters with Divine Affliction
File Size: 127.63 kB
Saybrook University Events
Most Recent Posts
- Posted by on March 7, 2014 - 10:00am
- Posted by on March 6, 2014 - 10:00am
- Posted by on March 5, 2014 - 10:00am
- Posted by on March 4, 2014 - 10:00am
- Posted by on March 3, 2014 - 10:00am
Recently Added Media
Added on January 13, 2014
Added on November 18, 2013
Added on November 6, 2013
Existential Themes and Relational Dharma Filters in the Resolution of Traumatic Stress: A Depth Group ApproachAdded on June 4, 2012
Added on May 25, 2012
Added on May 8, 2012