Are Spiritual Awakenings Actually Psychotic Episode's? - Page 2

Are Spiritual Awakenings Actually Psychotic Episode's?

Hello Guest! Sign up to join the discussion below...
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 65
Thank Tree111Thanks

This is a discussion on Are Spiritual Awakenings Actually Psychotic Episode's? within the General Psychology forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; There is a connection between spiritual awakenings and psychotic episodes, as well as other abnormal brain functioning. But there is ...

  1. #11

    There is a connection between spiritual awakenings and psychotic episodes, as well as other abnormal brain functioning. But there is a second element which is more connected to spiritual awakenings. That is the dream state. I believe the dream state is the same as the mind state one is in when they have a spiritual awakening, which I prefer to call a enlightenment caused by a mystical experience. I think we need to study psychotic episodes and other abnormal unhealthy brain states, as well as study the dreams state in order to learn more about spiritual awakenings. I believe that a mind that is susceptible to psychosis and other serious bizarre mental disorders, are also more open to spiritual awakenings. Perhaps spiritual awakenings are a certain kind of healthy psychosis, assuming one can handle it, which allows one to see the "truth". A "truth" which human minds used to know but became considered as "a break from reality" over time, due to the brain's evolution. I have a few theories about what I'll call mystical experiences.
    Last edited by Kazuma Ikezawa; 06-21-2019 at 08:56 PM.
    Veggie, Kynx, Eroticarmin and 1 others thanked this post.

  2. #12

    Sorry what the hell is a spiritual awakening

  3. #13

    Quote Originally Posted by Convex View Post
    Sorry what the hell is a spiritual awakening
    lol. good question.
    Eroticarmin thanked this post.

  4. #14

    Quote Originally Posted by Convex View Post
    Sorry what the hell is a spiritual awakening
    I think it is when someone has a mystical experience powerful enough to take the person to the first step of enlightenment. It is one's first glimpse at the "truth" and the "ultimate reality".
    @Penny
    Last edited by Kazuma Ikezawa; 06-21-2019 at 09:13 PM.
    Eroticarmin, Penny, Katie Tran and 1 others thanked this post.

  5. #15

    Quote Originally Posted by Convex View Post
    Sorry what the hell is a spiritual awakening
    This "truth" involves recognizing the illusory self, realizing that everything is connected. This leads one to have compassion and empathy for all forms of life.
    @Penny
    Penny, Rascal01, Shrodingers drink and 1 others thanked this post.

  6. #16

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazuma Ikezawa View Post
    This "truth" involves recognizing the illusory self, realizing that everything is connected. This leads one to have compassion and empathy for all forms of life.
    @Penny
    i totally agree. thought to write something similar but don't know if this would be the same for everyone. I like your other post. beautifully put. My only problem with it is it begs the question "what is the "truth" or the "ultimate reality'". I'd go as far to say you may have answered it in the quote above, but then we all probably wonder if there's more.
    Kazuma Ikezawa thanked this post.

  7. #17

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazuma Ikezawa View Post
    I think it is when someone has a mystical experience powerful enough to take the person to the first step of enlightenment. It is one's first glimpse at the "truth" and the "ultimate reality".
    @Penny
    Quote Originally Posted by Kazuma Ikezawa View Post
    This "truth" involves recognizing the illusory self, realizing that everything is connected. This leads one to have compassion and empathy for all forms of life.
    @Penny
    Too vague
    Eroticarmin thanked this post.

  8. #18

    Quote Originally Posted by Penny View Post
    i totally agree. thought to write something similar but don't know if this would be the same for everyone. I like your other post. beautifully put. My only problem with it is it begs the question "what is the "truth" or the "ultimate reality'". I'd go as far to say you may have answered it in the quote above, but then we all probably wonder if there's more.
    Mystical experiences are, well, mysterious, lol. I've experienced several before so this is my opinion based on what I've experienced. But I have read that mystical experiences are highly subjective and there several different kinds of mystical experiences, although there are some similarities between different ones because there is a typology to them. The fact that they're related to the dream state makes it complicated because scientists still haven't figured out what the purpose of dreams is or how to interpret them. Also, it's hard for me to accept anything as the truth, even if you feel the truth, like you do during a mystical experience. So this "truth" idea and "ultimate reality" I believe is subjective.

    I think that after one's initial awakening, if one continues to meditate and live a monastic lifestyle then more of the "truth" and "ultimate reality" will be revealed. I don't know the whole story because I haven't gone that far.
    Kynx, Eroticarmin, Penny and 1 others thanked this post.

  9. #19

    Quote Originally Posted by Convex View Post
    Too vague
    Do you want me to elaborate?

  10. #20

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazuma Ikezawa View Post
    Do you want me to elaborate?
    Sure


     
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [INFP] Being called 'crazy' 'psychotic' 'sensitive'
    By Dreamer in forum INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 08-11-2014, 01:55 PM
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-30-2012, 09:34 PM
  3. Nurofen Plus warning over mix-up of painkillers and anti-psychotic drugs
    By skycloud86 in forum Science and Technology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-27-2011, 03:36 AM
  4. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-21-2011, 05:27 PM
  5. [INFP] deemed psychotic
    By ada in forum INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-16-2011, 08:17 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:53 AM.
Information provided on the site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a health professional.
© 2014 PersonalityCafe
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0