Eighteen unique tales in regards to the "lives" of the undead
From vampires to mummy con artists, this vigorous assortment explores the various kinds the undead can absorb tales that diversity from the chilling to the hysterical. There are those that humans the Afterlife, others who wander the lands of the dwelling in ghostly shape, or even those that stroll approximately within the flesh.
For somebody who's ever questioned if the grass is greener at the different facet of this mortal coil, this assortment will supply quite a lot of fascinating solutions from those who find themselves undead...and loving it!
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This was one of the first attempts to give a visual representation of the clinical approach to mental alienation. Jean Garrabk Principal works I ESQUIROL (E,), Des passions considirkes comme causes, symptSmes et moyens curatifs de l’aliination mentale [On the passions considered as causes, symptoms and curative methods in mental alienation] (1805). Reprint Paris, Librairie des Deux Mondes, 1980. ), D e la lypbmanie ou mdancolie (1820) [On lypemania o r melancholia]. Reprint Toulouse, Privat, 1976 (Presentation P.
In particular, he contrasts mania defined as a general delusion with the extensive group of partial delusions or monomanias, a concept which represents the most original aspect of his theoretical work. These monomanias are themselves subdivided into intellectual, affective and instinctive monomanias. In the first group is lypemania which, as a partial sad delusion ( h u q meaning sad in Greek), replaces melancholia with suicidal tendency, a condition in which Esquirol was particularly interested.
Finally, fleshy masses may be seen to form in the womb and in the ovaries, or bony parts, such as for example jaws, which grow teeth, and experience genuine life; for they are animated by nerves, the influence of which governs in them the same movements as in those which form part of a complete and regular body. There exist those anomalous productions such as headless monsters of whom we spoke previously: life is preserved in them only insofar as they remain attached to the organs which gave them birth; nature forms them and nourishes them there by a particular artifice.