you may not always end up where you thought you were going. but you will always end up where you are meant to be... doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will... It’s time we rethink madness. Are there spiritual aspects to mental illness? Is psychosis related to spiritual enlightenment or shamanism? Is there a relationship between shamanism, spiritual enlightenment and psychosis? Are these just breakdowns, or can they be breakthroughs? What is madness? In our modern scientific world, madness has been excluded from spiritual and altered states of consciousness and demonised as a medical condition needing ‘treatment’.
In traditional pre-Christian societies, individuals under the ‘spell’ of madness were often considered “touched by the Gods” or possessed by the spirits. Sometimes these individuals took on the role of prophet, shaman or visionary. But today any sign of unusual behaviour is viewed as some form of mental illness... In many traditional cultures psychological variance was a sign of spiritual vision. Struggles with madness were seen as initiations rather than deviant behaviour or aberrant thought processes that needed treatment. The role of the mad person was evolutionary and played a redemptive role within the community. Such a concept is central to the ever growing Mad Pride Movement... The Spiritual Gift of Madness challenges the very foundation of modern psychiatry. It faces off directly with the large pharmaceutical companies and the ever increasing medicalisation of vast numbers of the population. Have a high standard in life as a divine soul & Follow you HEART 🐉🙏✨