First transmission, a few hours late. But it was 15 minutes anyway. Introduction to what I will talk about in the future, briefly about myself, etc.
A fresh start for the Help Source that does important work for people who have left or want to leave a destructive movement.
"[S]uch spiritual experiences may be accompanied by 'pathological' symptoms such as hallucinations, odd behavior, depression, and/or odd thoughts. Therefore, individuals suffering from such symptoms may be misdiagnosed with mental illness. As Grof pointed out, spiritual and mystical experiences offer personal growth potential. They can trigger a powerful transformation and further personal development in individuals undergoing such experiences. Mislabeling them as pathological symptoms may be damaging to spiritual development as well as to the individual's psychological and physiological well-being."
Article about psychological experiences that show many similarities with psychosis etc, but may not always be. A nice overview with references to many researchers in the field. For example, Lukoff and colleagues who in 1994 managed to get the (albeit slimmed down) diagnosis of "Religious or Spiritual Problem" in the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) IV.
"Experiences that people describe as encounters with God or a representative of God have been reported for thousands of years, and they likely form the basis of many of the world's religions," says lead researcher Roland Griffiths, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "And although modern Western medicine doesn't typically consider 'spiritual' or 'religious' experiences as one of the tools in the arsenal against sickness, our findings suggest that these encounters often lead to improvements in mental health."
Interesting text from the department John Hopkins reporting on research recently done there.
Apparently it is here. This year's edition of london bookstore Watkin's "top 100" list of the world's most influential spiritual figures. In order to be part of the list, you must order the newspaper. (Pretty soon they'll post it on the website.)
Here you can look at last year's compilation:
"We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakeable. Then we take her milk that's intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal."
Many of the acceptance speeches at the Oscars on Sunday/Monday were about inequality and solidarity with different groups. Phoenix, which won for Best Actor, gave a "vegan" speech.
Phoenix became vegan when he was just a few years old. He grew up in a family during the hippie era. In the early years, the parents were followers of the "Children of God" sect led by Moses David, as the magazine Esquire tells us in an article.
"Multiple people that had no idea that was my nanny or anything have come up to my baby to say that he's a family member reincarnated," Kardashian dished. "So my whole family, all the time, thinks it's my dad and is just so emotional and close to him."
But it's not just comments from strangers that have the Kardashians hooked. The baby apparently shares traits similar to that of her late dad.
"He's left-handed, like my dad," she revealed.
Reincarnation today is a show that is covered by many in the West.
Hammer (2004) writes that "In just forty years, reincarnation has gone from being a view spread among the members of some Theosophical and occult circles to becoming one of the most widely encompassed religious beliefs of our time."
Article by Kajsa Haidl at DN Kultur (2020-02-02).
Haidl ponders what it might be like in psychoanalysis that now seems to attract a younger audience. To lectures and – but perhaps not to the same extent, as it costs some o usually not subsidized by society – to the analysis sofas.
"Perhaps the answer lies in my own millennial generation, where a strong desire to commit to something long-lasting exists. Something that really takes you up and fills one's life with meaning, in times when society values science and rationality at the expense of feeling and intuition.
The interest in going _all in_ is evident in my own circle, where friends describe all the tours of public health care therapy, with their mealy estimation forms and homework, as intellectual dead ends. Instead, we seek to remedy psychological and existential crises by going to church, doing yoga and meditation, geeking out metaphysics, taking psychedelic drugs and ayahuasca. Or go into psychoanalysis."
Psychoanalyst Johan Eriksson interviewed in the article is quoted:
The ever-connected existence feeds the infantile sides of our spiritual life and makes us insensitive to existential problems, moral conflicts and social crises. People are starting to realize and react to this.
Readable, but unfortunately (I think) the article and the two lines that followed behind a paywall. 5/2 of psychologist Björn Hedensjö: "Healthcare should not put patients on the divan." Johan Eriksson: "Psychoanalysis is definitely an alternative to CBT." Anyway, here are the links:
Clas Svahn, DN journalist etc., is seen and heard in many contexts right now. Tell about sects in different podcasts. Interviewed big in Aftonbladet's weekend supplement about UFOs etc a week ago. Recently published the book "Files of the Unexplained" (in Swedish "The Archive of Reality-X").
And this morning he spoke talk magic in Nyhetsmorgon on the occasion of today being World PalmDrome Day. (First time in almost a thousand years that the date can be read both forwards and backwards.) A man with a play sense.