Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

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New York Review of Books, 1955 - Psychology - 455 pages
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In 1884, the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life. In his madness, the world was revealed to him as an enormous architecture of nerves, dominated by a predatory God. It became clear to Schreber that his personal crisis was implicated in what he called a "crisis in God's realm," one that had transformed the rest of humanity into a race of fantasms. There was only one remedy; as his doctor noted: Schreber "considered himself chosen to redeem the world, and to restore to it the lost state of Blessedness. This, however, he could only do by first being transformed from a man into a woman...."
 

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in this book Mr.daniel paul schreber document his schizophrenic experience , he argue that its not all mere hallucination , in my opinion there is a common thing between the mentally ill and psychics its that they experience things.
in hallucination the subconscious work and the voices is intimidating almost all the voices threaten the sick person, while in psychic experience its tells the psychic various things ,so mentally ill will hear much like normal voices as real people talking strangely while the psychic will hear much more whispers of entities " jinn ,demons spirits you call them" its like a balance scale when one scale goes up the other scale goes down "(real-people like) voices & whispers", in both cases the person isn't normal , so many psychics lose their minds and may end up in mental institute .
in the book we see the deterioration of Mr.schreber case and how the hallucinations developed by time .
something missing here he don't mention having sex with entities which in my opinion led to his gender disorder what he calls unmanning , and the feeling that he is being transformed to a female .
during my reading of the memoirs despite the fact that he was hallucinating deep inside in that hell of voices and suffering his personality his high education his way of reasoning still exists .
mental illness is the culmination of humans suffering ,its a result of many things flaws in our societies , childhood abuse ,maybe our way of life i hope one day the scientists find an ultimate treatment for this illness based on a comprehensive understanding of human nature and what humans really are .may G-D have mercy on humanity .
 

Contents

Preface
3
Introduction
15
Crisis in Gods realms? Soul murder
33
Not printed
43
beginning of the second nervous illness
44
Continuation Nervelanguage inner voices
54
Personal experiences continued
69
Personal experiences continued peculiar
85
Continuation of the above Picturing
207
God and the processes of creation
215
Continuation of the above Gods
225
Egocentricity of the rays regarding my person
233
Blessedness and voluptuousness in their
242
Final considerations Future prospects
253
First Series
263
Playwithhumanbeings
266

Personal experiences while in Dr Piersons
99
Transfer to Sonnenstein Changes in
115
Personal experiences at Sonnenstein
130
Bodily integrity damaged by miracles
141
Content of the voices talk
152
The souls state of Blessedness as a factor
163
Personal experiences continued
176
Playwithhumanbeings and Miracles
185
IB Compulsive thinking
197
Final considerations Miscellaneous
290
Cremation
296
A Medical experts report to the Court
327
B Dr Webers report as County and Asylum
337
Grounds of appeal
349
Dr Webers expert report of 5th April 1902
388
E Judgment of the Royal Superior Country
405
Notes
441
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Daniel Paul Schreber (1842-1911) was the son of the preeminent nineteenth-century German medical authority on child-rearing. Before his mental collapse, he served as the chief justice of the supreme court of the state of Saxony.

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