Psychosis or Spiritual Awakening: Phil Borges at TEDxUMKC

Translator: Mika Fukasawa
Reviewer: Maria K. Good evening. One of the things I love
about visiting indigenous cultures is it lets me step back in time
and see how we all lived centuries ago. In doing that,
I’ve noticed so many things, things that we’ve gained
and things that we’ve lost. One of the things I’ve really noticed is the fact that our relationships
are much different. First of all,
our relationship to the land. In indigenous cultures
there is no grocery store, in tribal cultures, especially,
no utility districts, no water districts,
no fast food restaurants. Nothing stands between them
and their survival, other than their own ingenuity
and their own knowledge of the earth. They have a very intimate
knowledge of the earth. It’s always astonished me. This one Hawaiian woman,
who was at the beach and I met her, she saw this crab
flipping out sand out of the hole. She said, “Look,
sand is going to the North. There will be a storm coming tomorrow.” Sure enough, the storm,
it shows up tomorrow. They’re more or less the PhDs
of their place on the planet. The other relationship
that I’ve noticed is so tight is their relationship to each other. Again, they don’t have the institutions. They don’t have social security. They don’t have an IRA or a 401(k) plan. They don’t have elder-care facilities. They completely depend on each other
for their survival, again. That produces a real tightness. I’ve noticed women at a well
in Africa for instance. They’re all sitting around,
joking and talking. They’re nursing their babies. The woman that needs
to go to get the water will take her baby
and pass it to another woman. She’ll start nursing it. That woman will see her goat run off,
and she’ll pass the baby to a third woman. She’ll start nursing it. These kids are kind of
even raised communally. They live in extended families,
and that brings a real tightness. The other relationship
that I want to talk about tonight is the relationship to spirit. It’s a very strong one. This is Malik and her great grand daughter Yasmina. They spend all their time together, 14 hours a day working in the garden. I’ve seen this in Africa,
Asia, South America. I ask, “Why are these two people
that are so different, together all the time? There is a big age difference.” They said, “No, no. You don’t understand. Yasmina is just coming
out of the spirit world, and Malik is just about
to go back into the spirit world. So they really do have
the most in common.” They literally pray to the spirits
of the forests, the mountains, the rivers. They put spirits in everything. Their ancestors’ spirits
are so important to them. In the beginning,
I sort of looked at this as superstition,
uneducated, naive thinking. Over the last 30 years,
I’ve slowly changed, and I want to talk to you a little bit
about how that change came about. About 25 years ago,
I was doing a project in Tibet on the human rights issues there,
and I had the opportunity to go and meet the medium
that channels the oracle of Tibet, the Dalai Lama’s oracle. It took place in this little monastery. There were about 60 monks in there; they led the medium in, sat him down, put this big hat on his head,
a very heavy hat. His face turned red. The monks started chanting
and beating their drums. He kind of went into this trance, and he started talking
in a real high-pitched voice. The monks started writing down
everything he was saying, and then, after about five minutes of that, he fainted, and they literally
had to carry him out of the room. I just watched this, and I was wondering, “Is this a performance?
Did he have a heart attack?” But two days later, I was able
to interview the medium. His name is Thupten,
he was 30 years old at the time. He is 50 now. He said that he didn’t remember
a thing that he said when he was in this trance. He felt very weak right afterwards,
for a day afterwards. So I said, “Well, how did you
become the medium? How did you get this job?” And he said,
“You know, when I was younger, I had started hearing these voices. I started feeling very ill,
and I was very confused, and in fact, I thought
I was dying at one point. An older monk came to me and said,
‘Hey, you’ve got a gift.’ He taught me how to go
in and out of trance; he nurtured me; he stayed with me
for the whole year.” Now he’s the Dalai Lama’s Oracle,
the Oracle of Tibet. Two years later, I was doing
a project for Amnesty International up in the Northern part of Kenya,
in the Samburu area, and I was taking pictures of these people. My guide turned to me and said, “You know, their predictor has told them that you were coming
to take pictures of them.” I didn’t think too much about that because there I was
taking pictures of them. He went on to say,
“They also said that she said that you would hide from them
when you took their picture.” I said, “No, I don’t hide,
I use very short lenses. I’m usually right in front [of] the person
when I take their portrait.” That night I was home,
cleaning my lenses, packing my bags, and I realized, yeah,
I’ve brought my new camera that I’ve never used before. It’s this Panoramic camera. And this is the way
I’ve got to focus that, in total darkness. All of a sudden I thought,
“Well, that’s a coincidence.” My assistant said, “That’s amazing.” It was just something
we kind of filed away, but at that point,
I decided what I wanted to do is start actually seeking out these people that go into altered states
of consciousness in order to heal or predict
for their tribes. That’s what I started doing. By the way, here is the woman
that was the predictor. I did take her picture
with a panoramic camera. Her name is Sukulen. She is 37 years old –
or was, at the time – five kids. She had the very same story
as the medium of the Dalai Lama. When she was 12 years old,
she started having visual hallucinations. She started feeling sick and dizzy. Her grandmother came and said, “You know, you’ve got a talent,”
and she nurtured her through it. I literally went around the world and doing my human rights work
and started finding these shamans. The way I would find them – they never introduce themselves as shaman. You would never know who they were
unless you ask the community members, “Who is the healer here?
Who goes into trance?” And they would tell me
and lead me to the person. So this is Nomage.
She is a Mongolian shaman. I’ll just show you
some of the 40 I interviewed. This is Morgan Yazzie,
he is a Navaho medicine man. This is Lindsa. She is a shaman in Eastern Siberia. Mengatohue, a shaman in the Romani tribe, in the Amazon in Ecuador. One of the last shamans I interviewed
was right on the Pakistan-Afghan border. There is a group of animists there,
called the Kalash. There’s only 3,000 of them left,
and they are surrounded by Islam. They hold on to their animistic beliefs. They are very interesting-looking.
They are blond-haired, blue-eyed. They say they are the remnants
of Alexander the Great’s army. They are very fun-loving,
they make their own wine, but I went there because I was told that there was a six-year-old boy
that was being initiated to be a shaman, and I wanted to see him. Everybody I had interviewed
up to that point had been a shaman for years. I wanted to find somebody
in that process of initiation. When I got there, I found:
no, he wasn’t six years old, he was a 60-year-old goat herder
up in the mountains. (Laughter) So that’s the shaman rumor mill. But anyway, I had taken
my 16-year-old son with me as an assistant. We had to hike for about a day and a half to get up to the top of the mountain
where Janduli Kahn was herding his goats. He was the shaman for the Kalash people. And again, I asked the same questions. “How did you get into this?
What do you do for your tribe?” He had the same story of hallucinations,
being mentored by an older shaman. The shamans, in different cultures,
induce their trance in different ways. By the way, shamanism
is a universal practice. It’s the world’s
oldest spiritual practice. There is a lot of common denominators, but the way they
go into trance can differ. In Mongolia, they beat
a drum next to their ear. In South America, they take
psycho-active plants, like Ayahuasca. In Pakistan, they use something
that is quite unique: they burn juniper branches,
they slaughter an animal, pour the blood over the burning branches, and then the shaman inhales
the smoke to go into trance. Here I am trying to talk him
out of doing a ceremony for me because I don’t want him
to kill one of his animals. He said, “No, I have to do it. My spirits are telling me I have to do it. You’ve come so far.” So the next morning,
his sons started the fire, started burning the juniper branches. He started praying
to the mountain spirits, the spirits of the forests. They slaughtered the animal,
and he started inhaling the smoke, and then he went into trance. He stayed into trance
for about five or 10 minutes, and when he came out, he was very silent,
he hardly said anything. He was very talkative
before he went into trance. And I thought,
“Well, this is kind of strange.” I asked one of his sons
through my interpreter, “What happened to him?
What did he say? Did he see anything?” And the son just said,
“The only thing he said is, ‘Your journey is going to be
extremely difficult, but you are going to be safe.’
That’s all he said.” The next day my son and I took off. We left his camp
and walked down the mountain and headed up further
into the Hindu Kush Mountains. We were out in the middle
of nowhere, we had a jeep, and my son started getting sick. He evidently picked up a bug
in the water around Janduli Kahn’s camp. First day went by,
he couldn’t keep anything down. Second day, third day, fourth day. Couldn’t keep anything down for four days. He was getting so weak
he could hardly walk. I was totally freaked out. We pulled into this little village, and we happened to run
into a doctor from Islamabad, who was visiting his mother, and he happened to have a bag
of glucose and saline and an IV drip and some oral rehydration salts,
and we brought Dax around. To me it was like a miracle
that the whole thing happened. I’ll tell you a little bit
about the shamans. First of all, this is the common things
with shamanism; it’s not always true, but in general. They typically are identified
with what they called the “Call.” And the “Call,” [for] the ones
I interviewed, almost all of them, it was a psychological crisis. Secondly, they almost always had a mentor. Somebody that has been through it, and has come out the other end
of this psychological crisis, and can show them the ropes, and show them, and tell them,
and comfort them along the way. And then they have to face
what they call the initiation. It’s almost always this death. A death of their old self
and a rebirth of a new self. And this rebirth –
I don’t know how to explain that. It’s like they … take on much more
of an elevated consciousness. They expand their consciousness. Their awareness of who they are expands. They expand their circle of compassion; I guess that’d be
the quickest way to say it. As such, they learn to go
into the spirit world, where they believe the spirit world
informs our world of reality here. That’s where things really happen. They go there, get the information,
come back to help people. And then, after they’ve learned their trade, they begin their life of service,
either a healer or a seer, a priest, and they typically do this for no money. This is something they just do,
it’s just something added to what they do. In the beginning many of them resist it because like Janduli Kahn,
he’s still a goat herder, he still has to do that. But on top of that,
he is the healer for the community. Sukulen has five kids
that she has to take care of. On top of that, she is the healer
of her community. So it is a lot of extra work. So it happened –
I put that whole project aside because I didn’t know what to do with it. I didn’t know what to say about it. I felt I was getting in over my head, into the world of consciousness,
and spirits, and all this. But a year and a half ago,
I met a young kid who had one of these psychological breaks. I just want to introduce you to him,
just a moment here. (Video) Adam:
“It was just this total shattering, and my mind just opened, and I started thinking
of all these different things. And in that sense, it was beautiful. I found it was – How I found my – The first time I’d ever experienced
a real connection to the universe, where I really felt like a part of this. That I was this, this was me.
It was just like … incredible! And so simple – Yeah,
I mean, absolutely amazing. And then I kept going,
and then I went way too far. And then it got scary. It was just kind of like a panic. I don’t know. ‘Put some medication in this kid
and just hope for the best,’ but it – I don’t know if it hurt or helped. It was at the point
where I was being diagnosed, I think, for side effects of medications. Like, there was a point
where I was taking 15 pills in a day. And I felt like a lab rat,
and the side effects were just awful. Absolutely awful. Vomiting all day, I couldn’t leave my house for so long,
from just these awful anxiety attacks, and the thought of interacting with people
would make me sick to my stomach. It was just so much. I still don’t know
what was the side effect and what was my mind.” Phil Borges: Adam was on drugs,
on pharmaceuticals, for about four years. He was having a such a hard time
that he decided to go cold turkey, cut them off, and did
a Vipassana meditation retreat. And those of you
who don’t know what that is: They come in various forms, but this one was 10 days
silent meditation, 10 hours a day. It’s very rigorous. I did one just to see what it was about. And it was one
of the hardest things I’ve done. He was able to stabilize himself. He got a job at Whole Foods Market,
which he hadn’t been able to do before. He started having
what he called “synchronicities,” where he’d have a thought
and the thing would happen. And by the way, he is very psychic, he has very strong healing potentials. But he has no confidence
in what’s happening to him, there’s no one that’s been able
to conceptualize it for him. Anyway, he had these, and he decided he needed to go back
and do another Vipassana. Well, they learned that he had
this history of mental illness, and they sent him home. So the one avenue
that he could have gotten relief from cut him off because of the stigma
of his mental illness. Adam isn’t alone in this by the way. In having bipolar [disorder],
schizophrenia, depression, any of these heavy psychological episodes. Here’s some statistics from
the National Institute of Mental Health. One in five of us will suffer
a psychological crisis in our lifetime. By the way, that’s
a rising figure right now. The other thing is, one in 20
will become disabled because of it. Another interesting fact
about this phenomenon is 50% happens before the age of 14. By the way, most of the shamans,
it happened either in their adolescence or in their teenage years. Seventy five percent before the age of 24. So it’s more or less
a phenomenon of young people. Here is the difference
in cultures that I noticed. The shaman’s advantage. One, they have a cultural context. The physiological crisis,
although it’s difficult, it’s believed to be –
they put it in a positive light. It’s something the person
is going to come out of and be stronger in the end. Have more abilities in the end. The other thing that’s a big advantage
is it’s not stigmatized. If you have the stamp
of mental illness on your forehead, or on your dossier, or whatever,
you are not going to get a job. It’s not like having diabetes
or even cancer. It’s one of the most stigmatized things that can happen
to the person in our culture. And especially, if some kid
is having these visions, and he’s not knowing
what’s happening to him, and the doctor comes and says,
“You’re broken and you are this,” you can imagine
how that adds to the problem. The other thing they have an advantage of, they have a mentor, they have somebody
that has been through this process, that can take and hold their hand and say, “Listen, I know what this is all about,
and this is how you manage it.” And the third thing
that’s a huge advantage is they have a community
that buys into what they’ve gone through. Not only that, they have
an outlet for their talents. Many of these people have specific talents
that the normal person doesn’t have. So, that’s what is an advantage if you’re in one of these
indigenous communities. I don’t know if you heard
the recent TED Talk by a woman by the name
of Eleanor Longden. Has anybody heard that one? It went viral.
She did it a couple of months ago. This is a young woman, when she went to college
she started hearing voices. She said, “My nightmare began when I told my roommate
I was hearing voices.” Her roommate said,
“You’d better see a doctor.” So she went [and] saw the doctor. The doctor said,
“You’d better see a psychiatrist.” She went to see the psychiatrist. The psychiatrist
gave her the label “schizophrenia,” put her on medications. By the way, these medications
suppress the symptoms, they don’t get
at the root [of the] problem. She said, from that point on,
she just spiraled down. You ought to listen to her video
on how she brought herself out of that. She eventually got to the point
where she said, “I realized that those voices
were helping me resolve this old childhood trauma
of sexual molestation.” But it took her and a couple of friends
that believed in her, to get her out of that hole
that she had gone down in because of that stigma. So, if you do have one of these issues, if one of us does have
one of these issues, we go to somebody. The common method of treatment is to suppress the symptoms
with pharmaceuticals. So, with Adam,
we’ve been following among, and so I’ve been posting this on our blog
over the last year and a half, how he’s doing and what’s going on. By the way, he’s homeless now,
like so many end up. And we’ve started
interviewing professionals that take a whole different
approach to this problem. And in fact, some of the psychiatrists,
psychologists we’ve interviewed, and we’re posting them as well, claim many of these instances, not all of them, but many of them,
as spiritual emergencies. And they believe, just like I do now,
if you hold these people, if you don’t stigmatize them, if you don’t scare them with the label,
and tell them they’re broken, and if you give them a place of support, that the psyche itself is self-healing. It will take them, and it will eventually
work out whatever is going on with them, and they’ll typically come out at a higher level
of awareness and consciousness then when they went
into the problem in the first place. There are many people that believe – we’ve interviewed cultural historians,
cultural anthropologists, they believe that our species
right now is in crisis. You look at the environment,
you look at the economic system, you look at what’s happening
with our continual wars, and we’re being asked
to raise our consciousness to a whole different level. I just want to end with this statement
from one of our most famous scientists, and I love this statement,
he says, I’ll just quote: “We human beings
tend to experience ourselves as something separate
from the whole we call the Universe. This is actually an optical delusion
of our consciousness. It’s like a prison for us. Our task is to free ourselves
from this prison by [widening] our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures and the whole of Nature in its beauty. This striving for such an achievement
is a path to our liberation and the only true foundation
of our inner peace and security.” That was Albert Einstein. Thank you very much. (Applause)

100 thoughts on “Psychosis or Spiritual Awakening: Phil Borges at TEDxUMKC

  1. It would have been nice if the cameraman had pulled back so we could see the photos.

  2. Great talk! I would have loved to see the photographs that were not visible throughout.

  3. I bet you those pictures on the slideshow are BEAUTIFUL. wow. We don’t even deserve to see them.

  4. This is such an amazing story but why has the cameraman cut the pictures out of frame 🖼 ?!? We can’t see the pictures ☹️

  5. I’m not a weed smoker, but I would wanna go visit Kush Mountains too lol

  6. Whomever filmed this failed in my book for only recording the speaker and not realizing that there were slides as part of the presentation… (eye roll)

  7. I am of the belief that these radical experiences are only so because we don't have a cultural framework for their natural expression. I also don't believe that the analytical models we have developed in Western societies, nor the meditation programs we are operating within are sufficient for grounding and normalizing the experience as a natural unfolding of our human nature. Within a disconnected society, managing the disconnect is a profession i.e therapists, doctors, pharmacists, police, military, etc, whereas, in a connected society, there is a nothing special quality to ones awakening that then assimilates into the daily life and rituals the tribe. Modern civilization, if we are to survive, will require a completely fresh trajectory to the learning experience whereby the seeds of wisdom are cultivated early on. A sudden metamorphosis, either through drugs or intense meditation practice, more often than not will be as destabilizing as it is enlightening, whereas a gradual awakening would be more akin to a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. I could share more on my thesis for our collective awakening if seriously interested. I think you will find it refreshingly grounded in the essence of who as children, we once were and as such, with the right conditions, we can optimally be.

  8. Well, seeing this comments. It seems to me you make your own reality. And the best way to look at it is with a positive view.

  9. People are afraid of what they do not understand….. our trauma-based mind–control culture makes us so.

  10. I can appreciate the message, trying to expand people's awareness of mental illness; psychosis specifically, but from my perspective, this presentation was about whiteness and the idealization of indigenous culture. It was problematic on many levels.

  11. It took losing my baby to realize that spiritual cleansing is real.

    For years I had nightmares about a demon that was trying to posess me. In one dream, I was being chased by this demon and I ran up to this hippie guy with brown tied-back hair who was surrounded by people. I told him what was happening and he said, “It will come but you will be safe.” About 5 yrs ago around 3 am, I was jumped by some entity that took hold of my hands and a pair of scissors and cut my hair to the scalp near the crown of my head. I was crying while it was happening and pleading for the white figure behind me to stop but it said it was good for me and that I would look beautiful. Afterwards I walked to my kitchen to take another sleeping pill from my locked pill case. On my way there, I saw shadow people sarcastically cheering for me and laughing at me. When I wound the combination lock of my pill box, it stopped at “666.” And I heard a condescending laugh. I said, “very funny” and unlocked my box and took the pill. In the morning, I told my husband what happened and showed him the evidence. We are Catholic and went straight to a priest. The priest said to see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist put me on an antipsychotic and the voices, hallucinations, and negative thoughts stopped. But the nightmares continued.

    One day, I found a medium/Reiki Master on Yelp and told her my story. She said I had three strong attachments. She performed some purifying ceremony but I didn’t believe it was anything more than wishful thinking. I was surprised that she didn’t charge me either. A few weeks later, the nightmares stopped and my luck was completely turning around. But I stayed on my psych meds.

    Recently, I got pregnant and wanted to go off my meds but my psychiatrist said he would not permit that. I developed severe preeclampsia at 22 weeks and my pregnancy was terminated. While I was recovering in the hospital, the resident psychiatrist tried several times to put me back on my antipsychotic but my organs would fail again every time I took them. The doctors waited for my organs to heal before releasing me and made me promise to get back on the antipsychotic and see my psychiatrist right away. Once I was released, I refused to take it anymore but continue to follow up with my psychiatrist. It has been 4 months since then and I still don’t hallucinate even though my experience was traumatic.

    My baby boy only lived for a few hours but a young boy visits me in my dreams. I no longer have nightmares.

  12. I feel sorry for these shaman's. Human beings suffering from psychological problems. Nothing more nothing less.

  13. Listening to this makes me feel like im trippin hard on shrooms. Natural high material!

  14. Carl Jung on intuitive introverts. We can condition our minds to manifest any reality we desire. The greatest gift is the imagination. But can also be dangerous

  15. I broke through on mushrooms..
    and started making dmt ..
    everything he sais is correct!

  16. Even I heard voices and other sounds since childhood and I always thought I'm shizophrenic. I wasted 10 years of my life before finding out I can actually hear spirits. I am clairaudient. Now I'm a past life therapist and reiki therapist. Thanks to the universe I've never been happier and I got everything I ever wanted (not materialistic).

  17. This was lovely! I take a lot of information like this in to channel into my life coaching style.

  18. Does anyone else experience your eyes wanting to roll back in your head while you are lying down?

  19. Spiritual awakening. I'm schizophrenic with psychosis. I hear voices. Thing is I know that some of what I hear does not come from me. I have heard people that I have never met speak in their own voice before they opened their mouth. I have had conversations with people in my head weeks before having that same conversation with them in reality and word for word. Sometimes voices tell me things I could not possibly know that turn out to be true. Sometimes they tell me things before they happen. I have heard a wide range of people with characters so different from my own that I know with certainty that it could not be a product of my own mind. As crazy as it may sound I have witnessed my thoughts influence reality. I have both witnessed and caused miracles. Sadly few if anyone has believed me, even those who saw me work miracles. Twice it happened in front of people, once I caused a downpour to stop on command and once I caused it to hail. People may say coincidence, but how many times does it have to happen before it no longer can be? People may call me crazy or delusional or hallucinating, but I promise you God won't. On that note if you don't believe in Jesus Christ, you better start!

  20. Profound message. Thanks, Phil Borges. Needed to be said.

  21. `Shaman 's` …..Hmmmm somewhere they're kinda ancient dopepushers, providing u the highest grade =]

  22. “The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.”

    ― Joseph Campbell, Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research

  23. See for me, psychosis n spiritual awakening are the same thing. It's just if you have a spiritual awakening aka realize certain truths before you understand your own self, or in other words have gotten enough wisdom or knowledge you will b out of balance and confused as to why u feel n are the way u are and ur life will reflect that. You will feel as if u Kno more then ppl, which will make u lonely but that's only because u don't Kno ur own humanity yet. When u do u will feel connected to all humans instead. If u educate yourself on yourself (knowledge), have courage to truly expierience things deeply (wisdom), and THEN have a spiritual awakening (faith or a different kind of knowledge), things will make much more sense and u can live free. But the hardest thing about becoming balanced is to learn how to be be balanced in an unbalanced world. Tbh I have reached a point of peace in my life, that beIN said I was shot 2 weeks ago cuz of my past and Chicago is no joke. But because of the peace I have, I didn't fear death or wish it. Things, positive or negative, were just went exactly to plan lol. I did survive (more then once) n was awarded with more knowledge and wisdom which I can pass on to my kids n the cycle of life can continue more efficiantly. What I can say is if u feel lost, chances are u search cuz u wish to find something. I bet I can guess what ur looking for n I believe it's wut we all look for. We think it's happiness but it's much more, it's peace and we can only find that if we find ourselves cuz peace only exists in our Tru selves. Noone or no place or thing can tell u who YOU are, only u can answer that by asking questions. So keep searching cuz the nature of that cycle is to find.

  24. The Church is the main reason why our "shamans" of the past were obliterated during the middle-ages when witchcraft was driven underground and hence the Church is the main reason why there is litlle to no spiritual awareness in the West. This I believe is by design rather than by accident.

  25. Does anyone know what professionals he’s talking about at 22:30? I would really like to reach out to them, I have a lot of questions.

  26. Actually had psychosis a little over a year ago. Was put on medication for depression. Said it was brought on by severe depression. I was very depressed. I have PTSD and ADHD. The psychosis didn’t seem to be a trigger of any kind I ever had. I’m still confused what exactly happened. Now I’m on this spiritual journey. Hoping I find an answer.

  27. why not go to the one true God for your peace, he gave you a solution 2000 years ago on the cross so you can have everlasting peace. Get it people you will never be gods or even close to that, stay away from sorcery the Lord your God says.

  28. We the 'normal' people are psychos they are enlightened maybe stuck in a purgatory not know how to deal with spiritual awakening


  30. All my reararch on kundalini spiritual emergence and spiritual crisis warned of the dangers of prescribed drugs and os schizophrenia misdiagnosis.

  31. It's a shame that was so badly filmed, the speaker is constantly referring to the pictures on the screen but the camera never filmed the screen

  32. May God has mercy on his soul, or any soul who believes this. No enlightenment exist! These people talk to demons! Its all demon possessions. Scary stuff. People are so blind to whats going on! Mediums are just people talking to demons.

  33. With everything going on with the world right now this makes sense. I am half native American Indian and I have a ancestors that come from the Amazon rain forest. My entire family has had these what doctors consider phycosis and we all have been medicated for it. But lately we all stopped our meds we all noticed that they where making us very sick. I am very tired right now and I want to hear what you have to say but we are not meant to be wearing these outfit bodies we are all celestrel beings.

  34. It scares me how few people realize that most spiritism is simply demonic deception.

  35. They label it as mental illness and give people drugs because they don’t want us to awaken

  36. Interesting… the definition of a psychoses is a misconception of reality….is the data of the dsm still in line with is the new scientific proven data?
    I was just wondering……

  37. I have stated this man's exact point for over 20 years… and slowly the smart ones are beginning to see the connections too…

  38. Or maybe they're the same damn thing. Spirituality is psychology…

  39. In some parts of West Africa, one with schizophrenia is revered as a seer! They are said to be so open and so connected to the spirit world and just has a hard time sharing the messages from the ancestors

  40. I was told the same thing 6 years ago. I'm at a better place now. Off of any psychological meds. I just take a BP med and thats all. I hated how it all went down but I wouldnt trade it for what I do know now.

  41. Very well explained. It's all about stigmatising. It's taken my family and friends three years to finally come to terms of the new awakened self. Theirin lies the problem.

  42. I’m going to have myself admitted in a crazy place where crazy people live

  43. I experienced peak of my awakening about 3 months ago. I thought that was it, the darkness, suicidal thoughts, inner agressesion and depression out. Didn't know what to do with myself, but I knew it's something else, something higher, can't explain it. Left my old friends, old hobbies everything. Was about month alone and than all of the sudden I felt/ see invisible light around me. Ever since I'm experiencing something else, miracle. New friends, new opportunities, miracles, visions. Absolute happiness and safety and love.

  44. I had experience this psychosis after my labour which had took for 30hrs. Heard the voices telling negative thoughts of my son. Very heard for me to face it as if a tug of war going on. So the nurse took the baby away from me. I used get scared about windows could not stand the light. I have no history of mental illness in my life. I was discharged from the hospital but these thoughts never left me it was with me for 19 months finally stopped

  45. Would have been even better if we could see the pictures that go with the narrative.

  46. Watching this because I think I'm losing my mind seeing repeated number synchronisities. I don't know what's happening but I couldn't ignore it. Still not sure what it means! I just get more and more confused the more videos I watch.

  47. Some people who hear voices are actually hearing Angels and/or Demons.

  48. I really wish I could see the pictures. 🙁 Thank you for the talk!

  49. The phrase "Spiritual Awakening" makes the assumption that the "Spiritual" is an actual thing. Spirit is often described as inhabiting a body, like a soul that is stuck inside a physical body, or like a driver inside a meat wagon. Admittedly the sensation of a consciousness being controlling a physical body is a convincing one. The trouble is, almost everything that my body is doing happens without any conscious attention what so ever. I have no conscious control over most of what my body does. Likewise, consciousness is something that the brain does on it's own because being aware of the surroundings (consciousness) is a wonderful tool to have if the objective is to survive long enough to reproduce (evolution by natural selection).

    If you define yourself as just your consciousness (soul, spirit) then you're missing almost everything that you really are. If you define yourself as just your consciousness, then you will not go on after you die. There is no spirit or soul inhabiting the flesh. You are not just your consciousness, you are not just your body, you are quite literally the entire universe. You are a semi-persistent pattern of energy flow. That energy flow is the entire universe. What you do, is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call "here and now".

  50. Very close to "Chaos theory", only the system being adapted through "Chaos" is the individual human.

  51. yeah had one of those Psychosis or Awakening…. now I can talk to spirits…. they show me the past, present and future… I sometimes feel like I'm crazy, but when I see things happen, that's when I know that's whatsss up….

  52. I lost my mind when coming off Valium,I'd been reading and saying the satanic teachings,I got psychosis bad,didn't know where I was, I was in prison st the time,voices were torturing me, felt like killing myself, frkt it was demons, I came through it and found my true self and enlightenment, I'm s better person for it,it also got me off drugs,it changed my life for the better however it did nearly kill me,if u make it your life will be alot better,but don't try it please,it could kill u!!!

  53. Odd that the PPT isn’t viewable. We can’t see the slides being referenced.

  54. Physcosis is a term that modern medicine has invented so that they can sell u pharmaceuticals products.. there are so many yogic practices to handle spiritual awakening/emergency ..


  56. 50% of overcoming mental illness is managing or avoiding people who could potentially put you in a psych ward

  57. Jesus I thought this video was going to take a different turn. Even though there is truth in some of the things this guy says, there is so much evidence suggesting that psychics aren't real. The main reason we believe in them is because we want more meaning in our lives. The same reason people believe in prophets or scriptures.

  58. Look mediums lower or aline there brain waves to theda waves and can pic up images and emotional spikes its spiritual because mental connection is a form of intimacy there for sensual or sacrit and bliss is = to fear as far as energy charge 😥👇👆😁

  59. at 46 I had a stroke. that stopped my life. and then i started waking up. THIS i needed to hear. today. THANK YOU.

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