Shaman view of mental illness

I’m struggling with the name of this group today. A “Shamanic View of Mental Illness” is that it’s NOT illness. It’s being out of balance, or dysregulated. It’s vulnerability to hostile forces. It’s being traumatised and needing to release the trauma. “Mental Illness” doesn’t really exist in shamanic thought. “Schizophrenia” or other “psychotic” problems would mean that the person is ready for shamanic training.

Now, there may be some culture somewhere that has a shamanic word for “crazy,” but this western label “mental illness,” just doesn’t really fit.

I’d be interested to hear a discussion on this.

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse. As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven. I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child. I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power.. I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination.. Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative". It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..

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