Strange and Dangerous Dreams

Strange and Dangerous Dreams

The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness

Book - 2006
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Blackwell North Amer
Every culture, in every era, has its adventure myths - the golden hero willing to walk through fire elevates us all beyond our fears and limits. But more often than commonly recognized, there are darker reasons for dangerous pursuits. When do mountains, poles, and oceans become merely an incidental stage for a troubled psychodrama? Where, truly, falls the line between adventure and madness? Psychologist Geoff Powter looks into the lives of eleven adventurers he calls The Burdened, The Bent, and The Lost, presenting previously unpublished information provided by witnesses, friends, and family.

Publisher: Seattle : Mountaineers Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780898869873
0898869870
Characteristics: 245 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mountaineers Books (Firm)

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