Spirituality and psychosis both inhabit the region where ordinary reason ceases to function and barrier break down.
The connection between them is evident — what is remarkable is how conventional thinking obscures the connection.
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** Interview with Isabel Clarke What is “going on” inside a person who acts or appears “mad”?
This new perspective will be important for those professionally interested in both psychosis and spirituality, including therapists and priests, people seeking a well grounded framework for their own direct experience in this area and everyone interested in the latest thinking and research on this topic.
The premise is that psychosis and the mystic kind of spirituality are similar mental processes.
EM: You’ve written books with the titles Psychosis and Spirituality and Madness, Mystery and the Survival of God. IC: I have come to the conclusion (based on a lot of good research as well as personal and clinical experience) that both psychotic and spiritual experience come from the same potential of human experiencing which is accessible to all; the experience of being taken ‘out of oneself’ when looking at a glorious sunset, or when in love.