The Ouroboros | gniaes`.`seaing...gnihtyreve ni slobmys.symbols in everything...

The Ouroboros | gniaes`.`seaing...gnihtyreve ni slobmys.symbols in everything...
Land is not responsible for "Hugh Manatee's" doings. ALL of us are responsible for our own environmental sustainablility

Sunday, March 25, 2007

BBB - As much of a Bitch Being Bipolar is...

“Men have called me mad,” wrote the 19th century poet Edgar Allen Poe, “but the question is not yet settled whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence – whether all that is profound – does not spring from disease of thought, from moods of mind exalted at the expenses of the general intellect.”
http://www.patienthealthinternational.com/features/3118.aspx
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There must be a reason for this albatross...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_believed_to_have_been_affected_by_bipolar_disorder
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Many people believe that in order to be a truly creative genius one must suffer from some kind of madness. In today's article I'll discuss the connection between bipolar disorder and creativity genius.
http://www.creativity-theory-and-tools.com/bipolar-disorder-and-creativity.html
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...Variability confers huge advantages: it enriches our cultures immeasurably and is a key factor in the further evolution of human societies. Yet, as an evolutionary imperative, it also exacts a high price. It is often the cause of serious injustice and marginalizes from society those whose conduct or inclinations are judged to be deviant from the norm. Paradoxically, this may benefit art and hence contribute to cultural evolution...
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/293/5527/51

Are Genius and Madness Related? Contemporary Answers to an Ancient Question
http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=164902206

An Old Idea About Genius Wins New Scientific Support
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEEDB113FF931A25753C1A965958260&sec=health&spon=&pagewanted=all

Bipolar & Proud [ENHANCED]
http://www.amazon.com/Bipolar-Proud-Cledus-T-Judd/dp/B0002IQHWK

Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
http://www.amazon.com/Touched-Fire-Manic-Depressive-Artistic-Temperament/dp/068483183X

ESSAYS ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY:
Artistic Creativity and the Brain
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/293/5527/51

The bipolar artist
http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=6739

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