One of the most interesting psychiatrists I ever met was writing a book called “The Stoning of the Prophets” because he correctly (IMO) viewed the drugging of incipient revelation (psychosis) as a horrible thing…I believe these phenomena are in fact deeply spiritual but there are few healers who know how to help people through the terrain…so they instead believe they’re sick.
There are now, more and more folks finding ways through the terrain…and slowly more people who can be helpers and guides. It saddens me when people aren’t able to find such folks in their lives to offer such support and that happens far too often.
(as far as I know the book never made it to publication as I spoke with this guy about 7 years ago now)
In the same spirit: What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital
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Please do not attempt to discontinue psych drugs without first very carefully educating yourself on the risks involved so that you might minimize the chances of developing grave iatrogenic illness if you decide to withdraw: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome Round-Up