There are communities in which hearing voices frequently is common and expected, and in which participants are not expected to have a need for care. This paper compares the ideas and practices of these communities.
There is a heated argument around understanding psychosis and psychotic episodes. The dictionary of psychiatry considers it an illness, like a symptom of a broken brain. Increasing numbers believe it does not exist as a
Spiritual Crisis and Spiritual Emergency Since psychic and spiritual experiences have been pooh-poohed in our culture—to the point we have considered talking to God as a sign of psychosis?-most people are scared of them. But
Spiritist Medical Congress I just returned from a fantastic conference: the 2nd International Spiritist Medical Congress, “The Dawn of a New Era in Medicine”, October 1-2, 2016, at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The roster
The following article is about mysticism, spiritual experiences, spiritual emergence and extreme states of consciousness, aka psychotic process. It was originally published in Seeds of Unfolding, Vol. VI, No. 4, Fall 1989. It is one of