Psychosis or Spiritual Awakening: Phil Borges at TEDxUMKC

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Yeah someone had posted a trailer for that on here earlier.

That’s kind of how I’m handling the psychosis… it’s a spiritual thing at all though for me.

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Yawn , not this debate again…

I jest , I jest , ‘spiritual awakening’ maybe for a few , for others , not so much…:slight_smile:


What about the distress and impaired functioning that people experience. Is that a spiritual thing?


Have to give something up lol

Hmmm… A spiritual awakening that destroys brain cells - an interesting thought…

Gray Matter Loss in Brain Due to Psychotic Episodes / Schizophrenia, Not From Medications

I think I’ll skip the spiritual awaking, thank you very much :slight_smile:

and related reading:

Madness and Meaning: Depictions of Insanity Through History - an article in the Paris Review (probably written by someone who never has spent time with many people who have schizophrenia.)

It’s plausible. The material body that we have as of now is not designed to live forever. It’s possible that the spirit detaches to the corporeal nature of the body and we are left with defective bodies but enstrengthening effects on the spirit.