The Ship of Fools and our society

It was at the end of the fifteen century that Hieronymus Bosch painted his amazing painting, called the ‘Ship of Fools’. I wrote about it here, but want to come back to this piece of art once again. (Ship of Fools by Hieronymus Bosch) The painting as such was based on what was happening to … Continue reading The Ship of Fools and our society

Let’s define the normality: the most boring tale

We are making yet another break in chronology about the events in Russia back in the 1990s to look at an important issue, which has been bothering me for a while. Let’s look at ‘normality’, let’s have a good look. Let’s even try to define it, because it has become relatively easy – the whole … Continue reading Let’s define the normality: the most boring tale

Madness as manifestation of the world around. Moscow in 1990s

Having looked at Moscow in 1989 in my previous post, we are going to stay there for the time being, but move a couple of years forward. We are staying there, because I want to start demonstrating that madness is not just a state that affects individuals at some point or another, but can also … Continue reading Madness as manifestation of the world around. Moscow in 1990s

Psychosis, Russia, Kashpirovsky and mass hypnosis

Before we launch fully into the phenomenon of what the psychiatrists define as ‘psychosis’, we need to set up a scene. ‘Psychosis’ as such as defined as ‘a loss of touch with reality’, but my aim (a humble one) is to demonstrate, eventually, that those who go into this state (naturally) often reach another reality, … Continue reading Psychosis, Russia, Kashpirovsky and mass hypnosis