This is something everybody needs to read. It is about, what is termed spiritual emergence, or spiritual emergencies. These are experiences that are often diagnosed as psychosis, mental illness, disability, or pathology by the medical community, yet are experienced by the subjects as contact with higher sources or the divine. These types of experiences have been widely accepted by tribal and shamanic communities for millennia, as initiatory steps for someone entering the role of a healer or revered guide within the community. But these experiences, and the people having them, have been horrifically oppressed in our western society.