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My mysterious son : a life-changing passage between schizophrenia and shamanism, Dick Russell

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My mysterious son : a life-changing passage between schizophrenia and shamanism
Title
My mysterious son
Title remainder
a life-changing passage between schizophrenia and shamanism
Statement of responsibility
Dick Russell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What a father will do to fight the mental illness that has destroyed his son. What does a father do when hope is gone that his only son can ever lead anything close to a 'normal' life? That's the question that haunted Dick Russell in the fall of 2011, when his son, Franklin, was thirty-two. At the age of seventeen, Franklin had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. For years he spent time in and out of various hospitals, and even went through periods of adamantly denying that Dick was actually his father. A mixed-race child, Franklin was handsome, intelligent, and sensitive until his mental illness suddenly took control. After spending the ensuing years trying to build some semblance of a normal father-son relationship, Dick was invited with his son, out of the blue, to witness the annual wildlife migration on Africa's Serengeti Plain. Seizing this potential opportunity to repair the damage that both had struggled with, after going through two perilous nights together in Tanzania, ultimately the two-week trip changed both of their lives. Desperately seeking an alternative to the medical model's medication regimen, the author introduces Franklin to a West African shaman in Jamaica. Dick discovers Franklin's psychic capabilities behind the seemingly delusional thought patterns, as well as his artistic talents. Theirs becomes an ancestral quest, the journey finally taking them to the sacred lands of New Mexico and an indigenous healer. For those who understand the pain of mental illness as well the bond between a parent and a child, My Mysterious Son shares the intimate and beautiful story of a father who will do everything in his power to repair his relationship with a young man damaged by mental illness"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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Russell, Dick
Dewey number
  • 616.89/80092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC514
LC item number
.R87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russell, Franklin D
  • Russell, Dick
  • Schizophrenics
  • Parents of mentally ill children
  • Fathers and sons
  • Russell, Dick
  • Life change events
  • Shamanism
Label
My mysterious son : a life-changing passage between schizophrenia and shamanism, Dick Russell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Tell-Tale Heart -- Part One. The Desperate Years. Two Faces ; Breakdown ; Beam Me Up, Scottie ; Between Scylla and Charybdis ; Battling the System ; An Oasis Called Earth House ; Back to Boston -- Part Two. Africa. Foreshadowings ; What the Doctor Ordered ; Africa Beckoning ; Lost ; Among the Maasai ; Into the Serengeti ; Breakthrough ; In Search of the Leopard Tortoise ; Touched With Fire -- Part Three. Call of the Shaman. Double-Edged Homecoming ; A Quest for Alternatives ; A Man Named Malidoma ; Holding the Space ; In Jamaica ; Spanning the Gateway ; Coming to Ground in New Mexico ; Invoking the Ancestors ; Descent of the Panther, Flight of the Pigeon ; Light Within the Tunnel -- Epilogue: Beyond Diagnosis : Schizophrenia and Shamanism
Control code
ocn867612438
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 390 pages
Isbn
9781629144870
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)867612438
Label
My mysterious son : a life-changing passage between schizophrenia and shamanism, Dick Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Tell-Tale Heart -- Part One. The Desperate Years. Two Faces ; Breakdown ; Beam Me Up, Scottie ; Between Scylla and Charybdis ; Battling the System ; An Oasis Called Earth House ; Back to Boston -- Part Two. Africa. Foreshadowings ; What the Doctor Ordered ; Africa Beckoning ; Lost ; Among the Maasai ; Into the Serengeti ; Breakthrough ; In Search of the Leopard Tortoise ; Touched With Fire -- Part Three. Call of the Shaman. Double-Edged Homecoming ; A Quest for Alternatives ; A Man Named Malidoma ; Holding the Space ; In Jamaica ; Spanning the Gateway ; Coming to Ground in New Mexico ; Invoking the Ancestors ; Descent of the Panther, Flight of the Pigeon ; Light Within the Tunnel -- Epilogue: Beyond Diagnosis : Schizophrenia and Shamanism
Control code
ocn867612438
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 390 pages
Isbn
9781629144870
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)867612438

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