Mental disease as a blessing. [OR: How healers are born]


In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer”, explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born.

‘What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from the other world.” The person going through the crisis has been chosen as a medium for a message to the community that needs to be communicated from the spirit realm. “Mental disorder, behavioral disorder of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field”, says Dr. Somé. These disturbances result when the person does not get assistance in dealing with the presence of the energy from the spirit realm.

One of the things Dr. Somé encountered when he first came to the United States in 1980 for graduate study was how this country deals with mental illness. When a fellow student was sent to a mental institute due to “nervous depression”, Dr. Somé went to visit him.

“I was so shocked. That was the first time I was brought face to face with what is done here to people exhibiting the same symptoms I’ve seen in my village.” What struck Dr. Somé was that the attention given to such symptoms was based on pathology, on the idea that the condition is something that needs to stop. This was in complete opposition to the way his culture views such a situation. As he looked around the stark ward at the patients, some in straitjackets, some zoned out on medications, others screaming, he observed to himself, “So this is how the healers who are attempting to be born are treated in this culture. What a loss! What a loss that a person who is finally being aligned with a power from the other world is just being wasted”.

Another way to say this, which may make more sense to the Western mind, is that we in the West are not trained in how to deal or even taught to acknowledge the existence of psychic phenomena, the spiritual world. In fact, psychic abilities are denigrated. When energies from the spiritual world emerge in a Western psyche, that individual is completely unequipped to integrate them or even recognize what is happening. The result can be terrifying. (1)

See the disease as your friend.
Imbalance must be treated harsly.
Only through war can you reach balance.

Take a look at that crazy person.
Listen to insanity in a cosmos which is nothing but sane.
How can the spirits affect the body peacefully?

Shout out.
Let the pain run through your body.
You are not a peaceful creature destined to find happiness.
You are here to suffer.
You are here to die.

So that you can be reborn.

Schizophrenia. Voices. Being “logical”.

Scientists have identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the ‘voices’ that are a common symptom of schizophrenia. Researchers linked the problem to a gene deletion. This leads to changes in brain chemistry that reduce the flow of information between two brain structures involved in processing auditory information. (1)

Everyone talks with someone in his head.
Everyone talks at least to… himself.
Everyone has inner dialogues.

And yet we all consider our selves “sane”.

We are too afraid to look into the paradox.
We are too afraid to look the irrationality of the world we live in.
We prefer tagging people. Other people preferably.

We are logical.
They are insane…
How convenient…

Multiple Personalities Disorder, fake psychiatry, real conflicts, Life…

Multiple Personality Disorder is fake. At the height of the most recent fad in the ’90s, it seemed that every third or fourth patient was presenting with a long list of newly developed multiple personalities. The modal number of personalities per patient started multiplying exponentially from just two to 16. Αn iatrogenically inspired diagnosis inappropriately inflicted on vulnerable patients by the poorly trained therapists who came away from their silly weekend workshops armed with an MPD hammer that seemed to fit every patient nail. (1)

Do you have conflicting emotions? Conflicting thoughts? Well, you have MPD! Simple huh? As simple as saying “I am a lousy doctor bored to death to really help you and eager to make some money”. The only way for someone to control your mind, is to GIVE AWAY that control yourself!

Do not afraid of conflicts in your thought!

Do not afraid of conflicts in your emotions!

Life is full of conflicts! Life is full of antinomies! Accept them! They are part of life! Only through the antinomies and the conflicts can we find the One behind everything!

PS. And for the sake of knowing, MPD declined as a diagnosed disease only after insurance companies stopped paying for its treatment!!!

PS2. Search for similar cases of industry-determined illnesses. Do you know who defines what cholesterol levels are considered “normal”?

Sweet 16, 18, 20… RUN!

New guidance for psychologists will acknowledge that adolescence now effectively runs up until the age of 25 for the purposes of treating young people. So is this the new cut-off point for adulthood?

“The idea that suddenly at 18 you’re an adult just doesn’t quite ring true,” says child psychologist Laverne Antrobus, who works at London’s Tavistock Clinic. “My experience of young people is that they still need quite a considerable amount of support and help beyond that age”, says the psychologist. (1)

Well, MY EXPERIENCE is that whenever some “scientist” (especially a psychologist) tries to impose arbitrary limits on you with the purpose of “helping” you, you should RUN AWAY as fast as you can…

How can psychology set specific limits when our very nature is limitless?

How can a child learn to fly, when we teach his all the time how to crawl?

[Harmonia Philosophica]

sFRP3 and Being sad (a good thing?)

Mice lacking a protein called DKK1 develop more new neurons (right) compared with controls (left).

Scientist discovered how antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive therapy works. They found out that these therapy methods reduce the Secreted frizzled-related protein 3 (sFRP3), which is in turn an inhibitor to the creation of new neurons in our brain. (1, 2, 3)

This same protein increases in our body as we get older, thus playing also a role in diseases like Alzheimer. Protein DKK1 also plays a similar role. (4)

Strange. Is it in our Nature to die and get more depressed?


If depression is such an integral part of our life, maybe it is a good thing? Could we have overlooked such an important aspect of our existence?

I am leaving now. I am going to go sad…

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