What a Shaman Sees In a Mental Hospital

Back in 2008 and 2009 I engaged in extensive conversations with Paul Levy concerning my growing awareness and the inner mental and emotional crisis I was going through at the time. Paul related to me his own experience several decades earlier when he was a very young man and underwent what he now terms a 'spiritual birth', but at the time was diagnosed as mental illness.

Thankfully, after several years and many rotations into and out of mental institutions, Paul found his way to several highly developed spiritual individuals who assisted him through the disturbance and over to the other side as a true visionary and spiritual presence.

While I have always had an innate distrust for mental hospitals and the approach Western medicine takes towards so-called mental illness, Paul's story inspired me to push through and continue my own path of healing. It was with this in mind that I read the following book excerpt (The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia) written by Stephanie Marohn (featuring Malidoma Patrice Somé).

Please click here to read this cross post from Earth We Are One.

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