New age thinking is based on grossly misinterpreted ancient thinking. If I’m following a trail and it goes off a cliff, I’m not going to jump off.
Symbolism and metaphors are too personal and individual to ever be understood by scientific processes, and they diagnose vivid ID imagery emerging to consciousness as psychosis. Then I was a psychotic infant, and why am I capable of coherent behaviour? Because my consciousness is different my health is different, because my health is different my consciousness is different. Both of those statements are true though paradoxical.
Jung said insanity is a sane response to an insane situation. Many build up a resistance to sorrow. The natural emotional responses eventually cease being so natural. Like when enraged or in deep sorrow, I tend to laugh. Weeping just doesn’t come naturally anymore. Also for a time I found the words ‘I love you’ funny.
“Demonization” happens of witches and other social deviances. The society has an organic process of isolating the “differences”. Setting the “freaks” aside, and they have with me. Now they label us and claim they are being compassionate by expecting us to live off half of the amount that would still be considered poverty. Socrates was said to be guided by a daemon, and he deferred to its words over any human. This was even considered a bit strange for that era. Strangely, he and his daemon didn’t believe in the gods as portrayed by the priesthood which were the inflated symbols of their egos and societal roles.
Being labelled feels like being coloured in with a highlighter pen. All actions feel like they draw attention, and none are viewed as sane. Nothing I can do is supposedly logical, but strangely when they suffer, when they are afraid, then somehow ‘I know’ and they seek me out. When they are ok, then I’m just crazy. Do you experience this?
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.