AUTHOR'S NOTE FOREWORD by Ken Wilbur PREFACE by Michael Washburn ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION PART 1 MADNESS IN HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS CHAPTER 1 Madness, Consciousness, and The Spiritual Ground CHAPTER 2 Madness as an Altered State of Consciousness CHAPTER 3 The Many Faces of Madness CHAPTER 4 The Madman in Society: Psychiatry versus Antipsychiatry PART 2 MADNESS AND THE BRAIN CHAPTER 5 The Anatomy of Madness CHAPTER 6 The Chemistry of Madness CHAPTER 7 Madness and Drugs: The Highs and Lows CHAPTER 8 Brain Holograms and The Seven Chakras PART 3 MADNESS IN PSYCHE AND SPIRIT: THE SEVEN CHAKRAS CHAPTER 9 First Chakra: The Roots of Madness in Early Life CHAPTER 10 Second Chakra: Hallucinations and The Occult CHAPTER 11 Third Chakra: Madness, Myth, and Logic CHAPTER 12 Fourth Chakra: Madness as Spiritual Emergency CHAPTER 13 Fifth Chakra: Madness and Creative Genius CHAPTER 14 Sixth Chakra: Madness, ESP, and Dreams CHAPTER 15 Seventh Chakra: Madness and Mysticism PART4 HEALING THE SPLIT CHAPTER 16 Artful Healing I: Schizophrenic and Borderline Conditions CHAPTER 17 Artful Healing II: Spiritual Emergencies and Mania EPILOGUE INDEX
John E. Nelson, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has worked with psychiatric patients since 1969 and has long been a student of transpersonal psychology and Eastern philosophy.
"An enormously impressive, profound, and important book." - Ken Wilber "An overwhelmingly valuable book." - Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance "John Nelson has written an important and compelling book. He provides us with a thorough, well-referenced review of contemporary theories of psychotic illness, including a broad sweep of how conventional psychiatry views the psychoses." - The Association for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter "Nelson's level of expertise with both the Western medical model and the Hindu chakra system is quite exceptional and perhaps unique among transpersonal theorists. Healing the Split would make an ideal textbook for a transpersonal psychology course." - The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology