See, I suffer from Schizophrenia and have been going through a relapse recently. Most people confuse schizophrenia with multiple personality disorder – it is not. I compare the symptoms to a life-long acid trip (afterlife long? Or, is that a monotheistic mushroom cult?).
As stated, I have been tripping balls for the past 5 days or so – sometimes with a theme (there is always an aggressive female archetype – make of that what you will).
The characters in my psychosis are multi-faceted, complex, funny, interesting and can be down right, cut to the bone insulting. However, I have had some of the best (and worst) times of my life when in Bat Country (suffering from a psychosis – i.e. tripping balls). Just read a copy of The Doors Of Perception to see what a far more eloquent author, Aldous Huxley, wrote about the subject.
However, I am not here to talk about the ‘Doors of Perception’ or the aggressive female archetype that has been haunting me recently – note: I originally typed ‘…haunting me now.’ but had to change it. Since I identified the archetype (probably a Fury [Hell hath no Fury like a Woman Scorned] 😉 ). I wish to write about how the people who nurture me can, maybe, help others in a similar situation.
…. actually, balls to that, I have started an anonymous blog. I sat down to write a blog article at 4am to marshal my thoughts. Thoughts have been marshalled and now I am free of a haunting – probably the most free I have been since I last slept …. and I think that was on Wednesday.
Either way, blogging is helping me. It marshals my regimented thoughts into a coherent battle formation ready to defeat archetype’s and seek peaceful slumber’s treasure.