The Shamanic View of Mental Illness

Interesting read from Waking Times that explains some of my experiences I wrote about in my last post. I take solace in knowing that other people have shared similar experiences, including Forrest Yoga Leader, Jose Calarco, who is currently writing a book about his story.

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.


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