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    Need help with mother's mental illness, please

    Hi, I have no idea if I'm posting this in the right section, but I think it may be related to depression. I need help finding what may have happened to my mother if anyone has the courage to read all this. I've always wondered but I guess I couldn't really understand what was happening back in...
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    The future of belief

    About the Course The New Atheists, superstars of the scientific age, want spirituality without God. Is religion now to be discarded as nothing more than a failed ‘hypothesis’, as Dawkins insisted? Can we be ‘spiritual but not religious’? In these deeply personal lectures, John Cottingham...
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    Nihilism after religious themed psychosis

    Hi. I'm new here. Just have one question. Anyone else experience feelings of nihilism after an episode of psychosis with religious delusions? I was agnostic before psychosis, with a Christian upbringing during childhood. During psychosis, I felt I was connecting with God and Jesus more so than I...
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    Shamans Among Us

    This video expose and lecture is based upon a book by Joseph Polimeni by the same name. It is a half hour long and lays down some ground work that is important to understand when dealing with psychosis. In the book clear cultural and genetic markers a laid out that. Whether your perspective is...
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    ITroubled Souls: Spirituality as a Mental Health Hazard

    Scott A. McGreal MSc. Unique—Like Everybody Else Posted Jan 10, 2013 Spiritual but not religious people have poorer mental health. spiritual did not differ in their mental health status, suggesting that being religious offers few advantages in terms of mental health. The reasons for this are...
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    A Simple Guide: How to be a Good Psychotic

    A simple Guide to How to be a Good Psychotic – recovery in the bin "DON’T be young male and black (or talk about racism), or poor or formally educated." "DON’T have/mention any religious or spiritual aspects of your life, or if you have to be religious be as blandly middle of the road CofE as...
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    Latest reality show on Dutch tv: get your religion outta my face!

    It's a very simple formula, they've taken six people with strong and outspoken religious views and put them in a house together, and they are taking them to various places which often evoke religious reactions. The six people are: - an imam - a Jewish lady with a diplomatic background - a...
  8. Nikita

    Are You Spiritual But Not Religious?

    Are You Spiritual But Not Religious? | Wake Up World
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    Favourite spiritual teachers

    i like Ramana Maharshi, Adyashanti, Sri Nisargadatta, & Jaggi Vasudev. i do also feel drawn to Jeshua, But Not in any kind of Biblical or Religious sense, But as a very human spiritual teacher/healer. & Siddhārtha Gautama, But again in a very human & non religious sense. Advaita / nondual is...
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    DSM-IV Religious & Spiritual Problems

    http://wisdomuniversity.org/grof/module/week5/pdf/dsmrsproblem.pdf From Spiritual Emergency to Spiritual Problem: The Transpersonal Roots of the New DSM-IV Category
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    Schizophrenia as a /mystical emergency

    Non-Medical Models: schizophrenia as a spiritual/mystical emergency full text 5. Non-Medical Models: schizophrenia as a spiritual/mystical emergency - Punishing the Patient
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    The divine fire of Philip K Dicks religious visions

    The divine fire of Philip K Dick’s religious visions | Aeon Ideas By Kyle Arnold - is a psychologist at Coney Island Hospital and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. His latest book is The Divine Madness of Philip K Dick (2016)...
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    Uplifting 'Spiritual' Music

    This thread is for people to post music they find uplifting and peaceful, or a piece of music 'says something' to them, or has helped them through a difficult time. It can be any music, hymns, chants etc. I don't intend the thread to be religious or denominational specifically. It's more about...
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    <<< i am god >>>

    Maybe I'm ill. Came to me as I woke up. There is all this religious violence in the world and the one thing lacking is GOD. Yes, this is ME. And I don't feel violent. If the people of various religions followed ME then PEACE. I am GOD. Maybe I should write a book or have my wife write it...
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    Why Spinoza still matters

    https://aeon.co/essays/at-a-time-of-zealotry-spinoza-matters-more-than-ever At a time of religious zealotry, Spinoza’s fearless defence of intellectual freedom is more timely than ever by Steven Nadler In July 1656, the 23-year-old Bento de Spinoza was excommunicated from the...
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    Am I anxious or depressed ?

    Seven weeks ago I had a bad fall at home, tripping on my grandsons toys and breaking my humerus (upper arm) after 8 days in hospital have had to wear a brace. I know this is not an orthopedic forum but since then I have been suffering what I think in anxiety. I detest wearing the brace it makes...
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    Would I be put in hospital?

    I jokingly said to my sister that I need to paint a pentagram on my wall... My sister said we'll put you back in hospital, and my mum agreed... That made me wonder, what warrants being put in hospital? Saying weird things? Having delusions? Also, I didn't think you could be put in hospital...
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    Atheists don’t need faith, any more than we need religion

    Atheists don Religion is on the decline, with nearly half of us in England and Wales – and more than half in Scotland – saying we have no religion. But is faith also on the wane? Religion and faith are often treated as synonymous. But as an atheist I am frequently told that I must have faith...
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    Feel like I need a religious cult

    I know this sounds a little strange, but for so long I have felt like things would be ok if I was part of a religious cult. I would feel secure and wanted. I just don't know how to find something like this. I tried the Mormon church, but that didn't work. I am thinking more and more about...
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    Retired Bishop Explains Why the Church Invented Hell

    retired-bishop-explains-church-invented-hell Vic Bishop, Staff Waking Times Religions tend to invent ideas and concepts just like every other creative human enterprise, and they have unleashed some remarkably bad ideas onto humanity. Most of these are centered around the notion of telling...