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madness as authentic response

Madness was an authentic response to the horrors of contemporary life; to be sane in a world like this was to be out of touch with reality.

Adam Phillips :: Going Sane

Adam Phillips

psychosis as spiritual nourishment

Where once people had religious experience to sustain them, now, Laing suggests, psychosis is the closest they can get to any kind of spiritual nourishment.

Adam Phillips :: Going Sane

Adam Phillips

a promise of sanity

Sanity promises us something, but we can’t quite tell what it is. We can’t quite work out how our lives would be better, or even different, if we were sane. 72 more words

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unprosperous sanity

And one of the ways it is usually described is as a condition, a state of mind, without quirkiness or intensity; it is associated more with composure and self-possession than with passion and inventiveness; it has more to do with understanding than violence. 42 more words

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if we are sane

“If we are sane at all, we are sane inconsistently.”

Adam Phillips :: Going Sane

Adam Phillips

a good life

What a Good Life is supposed to be like, what a sane life would be, has been the best-kept secret of the mental-health experts.

Adam Phillips :: Going Sane

Adam Phillips