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Leonardo, Romancia, And Ra

By Michael Black

Review

The follow up to Michael Black's first volume, Angels. Cleopatra And Psychosis, in this book Michael is never on psychiatric wards, but free in York, Paris and Macclesfield. Again its a book about meeting supernatural beings, mainly the spirits of the French romantic painters Theodore Gericault and Eugene Delacroix. Romancia In Paris is the longest chapter, a love song to both Paris and the spirit Romancia herself. In the last chapter Michael meets the Sun God Ra in his own house, replacing existing monotheism with a nerw religion of the Sun God himself. However, the Sun God doesn't want to be worshipped.

Leonardo, Romancia And Ra also contains further analysis of psychiatry, ultimately accusing consultant psychiatrists of being society's Thought Police.

Key Themes:

  • Autobiography

Reference: Michael, Black. 2009. Leonardo, Romancia, And Ra. Chipmunkapublishing, 2009

Reviewer

Doctor Michael Black
Date Review Submitted: Monday 21st November 2011