The experience that has been labeled
'Manic-Depression' is not a mental illness. Rather a psychological process, well documented by Carl Jung, which needs to be completed in order to 're-set' the psychè.
Our modern day approach is to discontinue the process by disabling the psychè through drug therapy causing tremendous harm to the individual.
The Mental Health system has failed and is still failing today.
Through the works of individuals such as John Perry, R.D. Laing, Thomas Szasz, Roberto Assagioli, Carl Jung and many more the idea of mental illness view is not only myopic but ignorant as well.
This unintentional break with consensus reality although terrifying and confusing is not a illness but a experience of the unconscious without the benefit of the personal ego to contain it.
This understanding has long been known an accepted in the academic world of psychiatry but totally ignored by the mental health system.
It is a well documented fact that
the Mental health system together with Pharmaceutical companies have built a multibillion dollar empire by creating mental illnesses that do not exist.
Finding support for your path will not be an easy task. Jung referred to this process as 'individualization'.
It is a lifelong path to walk, your journey will be met with both hostility and disbelief.
People who have not experienced this particular altered state of consciousness have no personal basis from which they can help you which includes both mental health professionals and the clergy.
The initial experience needs almost six weeks to reorient the individual to the effects of the process. Seclusion, diet, and lifestyle are necessary components in the healing process.
In the past many centers had been created to assist in this process. The alternative structures that were created such as Diabasis House, Soteria House, The Agnews Project, Burch House, I-Ward, all produced results that exceeded expectations and validated the non-medication approach as a viable choice.
But eventually were closed down for lack of funding as the medical model was worth billions in profit versus alternative choices that only brought healing.
It is very hard to fight a billion dollar entity. The better choice is to do your own research and create your own system of healing.
A INITIATION PROCESS
Mistaken for Mental Illness
Shamanism is an indigenious practice that dates back over 40,000 years and is a precursor to all modern day religions.
It is a direct connection to your own divinity that needs no intermediator. No priest, no Rabbi, no one else but you.
Self responsibilty is a great challenge with hard decisions that will define your life.
My name is Robert Kelly author of the book "Manic-Depression : Illness or Awakening. It is both my experience and belief that our Mental Health Sytem, although well intentioned, has gone down the wrong road. This experience labeled bi-polar is a "initiation" process that calls the individual to a path that has long been forgotten. A modern day tragedy with devastating results.