The video above with founder/director Beatrice Birch reveals the philosophy behind Inner Fire. It’s an alternative to hospitalization. Inner Fire is not a religious or spiritual institution but has drawn inspiration from Rudolf Steiner’s thinking.
A Spiritual emergency and a psychosis are often confused. People think, “It’s got to be one or the other! Which one is it?” They look for someone to do an assessment to answer the question
“The Cardinal” by E. Grutzner, 1846-1925? Spiritual Teachers and Spiritual Emergence Those on a path of spiritual emergence, seeking spiritual growth, often assume that their spiritual teachers are leading lives committed to helping others. Why?
There is a heated argument around understanding psychosis and psychotic episodes. The dictionary of psychiatry considers it an illness, likely a symptom of a broken brain. Increasing numbers believe it does not exist as a
Measuring Spiritual Emergency Measuring Spiritual Emergency has not been very well defined by numerous authors. Monika Goretski, PhD., has written one of the most informative and well-respected articles published on this theme. She reviews the
The CDC recently reported that seventeen percent of teenagers today in America are contemplating suicide; 14% have a plan. A high proportion of teens feel hopeless. Health Affairs reported that in 2013 mental disorders cost the
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
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
Spiritist psychiatric care is described below…and it’s leading us into new territory that might improve our own healthcare system! Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil “If the spirit is not acknowledged as existing and real,
Treating Spiritual Emergency Learn more about treating spiritual emergency: One of the most unusual ways of looking at mental health crises is they are all “spiritual emergencies”. After volunteering within the Spiritual Emergency Network for