My Beautiful Psychosis: Making Sense of Madness
My Beautiful Psychosis: Making Sense of Madness is a stunning debut memoir from international award winning documentary filmmaker, Emma Goude. Published by Aeon Books, it is a gritty tale of transformation depicting, from the inside, some of the most powerful experiences a human mind can endure. It turns on its head the idea that psychosis is a debilitating illness, caused by a brain chemical imbalance, which requires medication for life. It is an intense, honest and lucid memoir, an exposing and vulnerable adventure through a psyche that is spilling out undigested psychological material to reveal secrets that have been forgotten.
My Beautiful Psychosis: Making Sense of Madness questions conventional methods of treating psychosis and points towards a radical vision where diagnosis of mental illness makes allowances for spiritual growth and transformation rather than simply treating a perceived brain chemical imbalance.
Tango, Camino, Romeo
I am currently writing my next book Tango, Camino Romeo, which is another memoir and a pilgrimage to find love.
Divorced and in my 40s, I go to a tango class in an attempt to meet men but quit after my very first class. It’s not until I walk the 500 mile Camino to Santiago de Compostela that I find the courage to face the intimacy issues that tango brings up. My journey eventually takes me to Buenos Aires, the tango capital of the world, where I meet Romeo, a handsome Argentinian. But I get caught up in another dance, a love addiction, and have to decide whether to love or let go. Before I can say yes, I have to learn to say no.