The Boon: Thoughts of a Schizophrenic in Remission

The Boon: Thoughts of a Schizophrenic in Remission

By Eugene Uttley

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Riddled into this experimental open letter is the story of a man who made the "hero's journey" to another world and back again. The prize he won there, the ultimate boon, is knowing what he wants."Wisdom warns against desire, but there is power in wanting - power that can fuel the will and keep lit that precious torch, hope." This line stands as a rare moment of profundity in...

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 Oct 12 2016
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Topics touched upon (in no particular order) include the following: Carl Jung (individuation, archetypes, synchronicity), Martin Heidegger (Dasein), Jacques Derrida (deconstruction), Greek etymology (soul and sin), Ralph Waldo Emerson (Oversoul), Beatniks (Ginsberg, Kerouac on Buddhism) and post-Beatniks (Thomas Pynchon), moderns (James Joyce) and postmoderns (Tom Robbins), movies (The Fisher King, The Soloist, The Truman Show, Wings of Desire, The Matrix, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Moulin Rouge, Real Genius, Being John Malkovich, Being in the World) and moviestars (Bill Murray), oilpaintings (John William Waterhouse, Kim Chang Han), sculpture (David, the Pieta), websites (,,,, quotations and teachings of spiritual leaders (Jesus, Buddha, the Dalai Lama, Ghandi) and musicians (Michael Jackson, Michael Franti, Arlo Guthrie, Greg Brown, Iris Dement, Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, Nat King Cole, G. Love, KRS-One), verses from the Bible and the Tao te Ching, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Cloud of Unknowing, Flatland, Over the Transom, Florilegium, Moby Dick, Richard McLean, Mark Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Frank Herbert, Phillip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs, Hermann Hesse, Thomas Merton, Dr. Demento, Dr. Seuss, John Milton, Alan Watts, Joseph Campbell, Lev Vygotsky, Annie Dillard, Thomas Szasz, Susan Sheehan, Michel Foucault, Douglas Adams, Marcus Aurelius, John Keats, Aesop, Albert Einstein, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oscar Wilde, Plato, Thurgood Marshall, Francis Bacon, Saint Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Robert K.C. Forman, Walter Freeman, Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, Lord Buckley, R.D.Laing, Jorge Luis Borges, Cicero, Aristotle, Baruch Spinoza, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Michael Moore, Trey Parker, Lazlo Toth, Many more.