Read for Literature of Spirituality.
A semi-autobiographical journey, a philosophical text, a struggle to get over a previous breakdown, or the account of a descent back into madness? Or all of the above?
ZAMM can be a life changing read if you come to it in the right mind. As a prescribed text, on a course with a number of other spiritual texts it can be hard going. I recall the reaction of many of the other students was to the perceived arrogance of the narrator. And, sure, you can see that there, but really, that what a philosophical text needs to do.
As the book says: “Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive”.