What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital | Earth. We are one.

Published April 12, 2015 by Lunapo

This is a very interesting take on mental illness. I have seen a few documentaries which go into how metal health fields in the West are largely run by the pharmaceutical companies (as is much of everything else in the West is run by an adjourning industry). Think about all of the “disorders” that are around today. Yes, some people really do have and are sincerely affected by something like RLS. But many people are not listening to their bodies telling them to move more. Go for a walk. Go dancing. Go move. Another prime example is ADD and ADHD. Do some kids sincerely have this disorder as described? Yes. Could changes to diet and lifestyle eliminate many symptoms? Most likely. ADD came into being as a “disorder” when the pharmaceutical companies could no longer sell Ridalin to adults. But they could market it to children with different effects. And BOOM! New mental health “disorder”. Johnny plays video games all day when he’s home and his brain is so overstimulated that he can’t sit still in class? Pop in those pills and keep the games going!

Yes, I’m not a doctor. Yes, I sound like a giant “I know better than you” d-bag. But what this man, who IS a doctor and a spiritual worker, says makes sense! So so so much sense!

“What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from the other world.” The person going through the crisis has been chosen as a medium for a message to the community that needs to be communicated from the spirit realm. “Mental disorder, behavioral disorder of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field,” says Dr. Somé. These disturbances result when the person does not get assistance in dealing with the presence of the energy from the spirit realm.”

“What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from the other world.” The person going through the crisis has been chosen as a medium for a message to the community that needs to be communicated from the spirit realm. “Mental disorder, behavioral disorder of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field,” says Dr. Somé. These disturbances result when the person does not get assistance in dealing with the presence of the energy from the spirit realm.””

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