In this new book by clinical psychology graduate student, Paul Kiritsis, he works to capture the internal conflict between differing aspects of the conceptual self which plays out in every one of us.
The book begins with a quote by Antonin Artaud: “Nobody has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except to literally get out of hell.”
Confessions of a Split Mind is a compendium of selected drawings, philosophical dialogues, and two myths from Kiritsis’ personal journal. Collectively they capture an internal conflict between differing aspects of the conceptual self which plays out in every one of us. For the author this phenomenon takes the form of an ongoing war between science and esoteric spirituality. In the author’s idiosyncratic inner world, the former discipline is personified by a male character known as the Unknown Pilot, and the latter by a female character, Solim. The integrated conscious self also appears in the guise of a character named Olyn.
Today’s literature seldom thaws out such depth of intellectual and philosophical musing as well as latitude in perspective-taking. The book is stimulating and original in that it guides its readers through a transformational process of embracing a full spirit-mind-body connection. The superlative dialogue exchanges, vignettes, and anecdotes contained in this book are used as vehicles to convey, in a creative and innovative manner, the interconnectedness and mutual dependence of the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual planes of existence. The abundant imagery and tropes reveal an obvious affinity with both the sciences and the arts and are vivid reflections and epiphenomena of the author’s self-exploration and rich inner life.
Throughout the book, the reader is effectively brought into his mind as he struggles with integrating paradoxical viewpoints. The book is as entertaining as it is informative.
Immerse yourself in this emotive work of art, Confessions of a Split Mind, and then visit the passionate author at www.paulkiritsis.net. Learn of his many works in progress due for release soon.
About the author
Paul Kiritsis is an interdisciplinary scholar, poet, professional writer, certified hypnotherapist, and PsyD candidate in clinical psychology. He holds an MA in psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California, and an MA in history (Western esotericism) from Exeter University in Devon, UK. He also holds a graduate diploma in professional writing and speech and a BSc in behavioral science from Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He inaugurated the Dorothea Dix Award, giving those who have suffered mental and physical illness, disability, or injury a chance to be recognized for their expression through the written word. His diverse interests straddle cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, and philosophy of mind on one end of the spectrum and esotericism, comparative religion, history, and mythology on the other.
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