THE WIZARD'S REIGN An Inquiry into Acceptable Norms

by Lee Roetcisoender

Publisher: BookBaby

Publication Date: November 16, 2015

ISBN: 9781682222379

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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"THE WIZARD'S REIGN: An Inquiry into Acceptable Norms" is a compelling self portrait. Plagued by a mental disease, the author tries to make sense of his world by traveling down the path of heresy which challenges all of the acceptable underlying forms of logic. The setting of the narrative takes place on a motorcycle trip with he and his wife traveling from the west central mountains of Idaho to the town of Snohomish, Washington, culminating along the banks of the Snohomish River. "THE WIZARD'S REIGN" is an intellectual book modeled after the successful literary work: "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" written by Robert Pirsig. This book begins where Robert Pirsig left off. The author is not satisfied with the underlying form of reasoning and rationality containing a genetic defect. His mission in life is to identify that genetic defect, isolate its cause, and seek resolution for that flaw. The author's profession was the world of the blue collar worker, the Trades, more specifically, Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. In the narrative, the author brings attention to this great working class of Americans known as Tradesmen. It was through his experience in the Trades that he first began to understand the dynamics of a technician. A subtle theme of the narrative is that of the technician. The technician is responsible for bridging the gap of understanding between the world of the abstract, and the world of the concrete. As an intellectual, the author possesses an extremely high IQ, is a hard core analytical thinker, and is plagued by the scourge of mental illness. His chronic depression first surfaces when he is eighteen years old, and follows him throughout his entire adult life. In the author's struggle to navigate the landscape of his reality, he creatively developed a time line for the genesis of four separate characters to be born from within his own personality, in which, all played an essential role.