The title relates to a workshop I did during my training as a psychotherapist & was the seed for my Doctorate concerning 'Madness' & 'Spiritual Experience'-people have heard or seen things that others don't since the beginning of recorded history.
The answer to 'So what?' is that our individual experience can be seen from different perspectives depending on whose doing the 'seeing' & the stories (meta-narratives' they believe. For example, your experience meets the criteria for a diagnosis of mental illness due to genes, physical abnormality and chemical imbalance so you need, injections, drugs or electro-convulsive therapy. Your 'story' i.e. what happened to you is missed.
Here is a link to a pod-cast (unfortunately only available for a week) & please heed the instruction there to NOT discontinue medication if you are on it!!! http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ng...atment-048.mp3
Crikey that's a helluva link-hope it works...It does. John Read the interviewee emphasises the importance of 'informed choice' and relationship-exactly the outcome of my research with mental health professionals like myself who recovered,
All the best,