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Sound of Mind: Adventures in Schizophrenia [NOOK Book]

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God sends canoes to paddle in my head, but the thirst continues. Defender of the dying world I gamble this hopeless battle, knowing the sickness will spread, must stay aboard the spaceship, the world needs a hero, the Gettysburg Address must be read, the voice must have a mouth, the pain must have a head. When asked if I can anchor this book to a more solid reality to help the reader as they plunge into madness my answer is I was lost in chaos, I was abandoned on the sinking ship with only a bag full of kidney ...

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Sound of Mind: Adventures in Schizophrenia

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Overview

God sends canoes to paddle in my head, but the thirst continues. Defender of the dying world I gamble this hopeless battle, knowing the sickness will spread, must stay aboard the spaceship, the world needs a hero, the Gettysburg Address must be read, the voice must have a mouth, the pain must have a head. When asked if I can anchor this book to a more solid reality to help the reader as they plunge into madness my answer is I was lost in chaos, I was abandoned on the sinking ship with only a bag full of kidney beans, a broken antenna, a plunger, sealing wax, cabbages, a wedge of cheese, and a brain, to make a living manikin out of, and keep me company. Perhaps you must be insane to follow this book, but aren’t we all? When filters are gone and thoughts become reality what then is real? Take my hand as we journey to oblivion and beyond. I won't let go.

Sound of Mind - adventures in schizophrenia is a book I wrote about my mental illness, and the nature of my thoughts and delusions. It is my experience of being committed in a mental asylum before I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I hope this may help you understand insanity a little better. I would like to show how far I fell, and since then, how successful my treatment has been and how important it is to never give up hope.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011438639
  • Publisher: Jason Mintel
  • Publication date: 7/24/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 152,466
  • File size: 203 KB

Meet the Author

Journey to the beginning, come with me to the sea when fish with legs first played hopscotch plopping on the brimstone rocks, it was brother eat brother to survive, but oh the heartache when Cain shoved the blade in his mirror’s back, and from his head grew a tree.

The fallen, angels, are trapped in the bodies of trees, waiting for a time to awake and be set free. The trees speak, the levels, the planes, of reality, overlap into a forest of evergreens. The trees, eyes deeply marooned behind manes of moss and bark, stir, with leaves and flowers along the path, raining down, the wind bristling as I walk by. With deep roots and stems blooming,

I notice Shakespeare writing his play on a toadstool with some Zen monks who have plastic hands inside their pockets, their hands are glowing, full of sunshine, underneath their clothing. The path opens up allowing me through, and closes behind me.

Tongues dip in the palette of Nature’s blossom, and lick along the walls of the forest where lost thoughts grow in abundance, confusing the adventurer, and darker diseased things lay in lairs of the spider queen’s woven cocoons and caves of earth demons.

I spot a feline smiling at me, “Who are you?” I ask. The grinning cat replies, “Who am I? I am the cheap-desire Cat, but you will not understand, feed me your clock’s head and maybe then will be when.”

“The camera’s rolling!” says Socrates.

“Where?”

“The next shot, a close up, may want to fix your shirt by the way, will be from that camera by the tree stump, Wait! Don’t look at it! Just act natural!”

“Oh boy Oh boy!” squeals Dr. Freud, “This has the makings of an instant blockbuster best seller! Your movie will sell millions! Now I want you to really play your part, an old ranch hand with a sketchy traumatic past, a drifter who has found a…. what should it be? True love? Married to a tree? But a new take, time traveling to the land of the dinosaurs romance mystery! Try some action shots. Now for instance you’re Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road, when out of nowhere Darth Vader attacks! Now ready 1 – 2 – 3 Action!”

I see the angel fire, flaming hearts, burning from deep in the woods, a doorway to another place, opening gateways to different stars. Patches of time end and erode, to unravel the patterns in their bark, I am mesmerized looking at them. Legends of lore, all of the answers, to the secrets of the universe, all the time, written right here. I read the scrolls of wood listening to the birds speak, casting spells, trapping forest dwellers who venture too far.

As I pass the totem poles, ancestor ghosts turn their heads and cheer, “Welcome Home Son of Bob!” they greet with longing. They laugh and welcome me, sensing an end, finally!

“Happy Eirthday! The day you return to the earth! The day you are set free!” they yell, picking up the scent of exciting jubilee.

“Jason!” a feeble voice says from behind a giant iridescent head mushroom stalk. I turn and see lights dancing further in the bog, leading away from the path.

“Who are you?” I ask to the mesmerizing lights luring me in the distance,

I see nude women in the trees, flowers budding with pink and red surface moss blooming out their mouths, burning with smoldering fire inside their pulp. They shift from side to side, uncomfortably waiting in line begging for relief. Moaning, the wood deep inside, they call to me, legs smooth bark, onto the tree branches they scale in a collage of beauty, flowers, moist, open up, stirring, surround me, each flower, soaking, a seductress, each tree a castle of make believe. Pollen out their mouths, powdery puffy lips calling for the bees, attracting them, attacking them,

“It’s your Eirthday! Lead us Home! Please, Jason, Please!” they beg and plead.

Faces merge changing, faces of long dead Egyptian frogs submerged in tattered head dresses, hawk and lions bloom budding and guarding the ancient tombs.

I have traveled across half the universe to find you. Here is my story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    true to the theme

    Reviewers expecting coherency are missing out in Adventure. Thankful to the author for brave delivery.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Mind Boggling

    It was amazing to see hiw a schizophrenic person actually thinks. It was unclear, but then, what do you excpect from a scizophrenic person? It made me feel bad for Jason. Once you buy this book the cover says 9 shades of gray on it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    No

    This is terrible. I couldnt even finish it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Incredible read

    Thjis book gives perfecr access to the mind of a schiophrenic patient. One of th most real and honest boks i have evee read. I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    Very Difficult to Follow

    Disturbing rambling... Good writer, what a waste...

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    Gray

    This was extremely hard to read. It was rambling and not very clear. I do not recommend this book unless you are intimately familiar with the subject matter or the author.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 9, 2012

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