A Divine Dance of Madness


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By Mairi Colme

ISBN: 978-1-84747-023-2
Published: 2006
Pages: 488
Key Themes: spirituality, mental health system, sectioning and secure units, manic depression, bi polar disorder


A strong and emotional book which captures the feelings and experiences of someone who is condemned as ‘insane’ and held in a secure unit. Mairi Colmes writing is full of mysticism and depth as she uses her given talent for writing to make sense of her lost years and her treatment at the hands of those who should be protecting her. This book will find resonance in anybody who has experienced what Mairi has and can act as a guide to those who would like to understand more about the debate over sectioning and secure units.

About the Author

Mairi Colme has an MA Honours degree in English language and literature, has trained in theology, and is now a Benedictine Oblate. She has written a great deal, including poetry and mystical texts. She is now working to set up a charitable foundation, promoting mental well being and spiritual knowledge. This book is chiefly about a period in her life, the seven years from 1988 to 1995, when she was permanently sectioned and certified insane . It is about all the adventures, the pain and the love, that she experienced as she struggled to escape from a dire fate.

1 review for A Divine Dance of Madness

  1. Paul Kirven (verified owner)

    a powerful and moving tale of someone coping with depression

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