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Thursday, 15 December 2016

4 Things You Should Know About Depression and Spiritual Illness

Waking Times: A shaman and spiritual healer once explained to me that in his culture, an indigenous rainforest tribe of Equatorial Western Africa, depression is something incomprehensible. It’s simply not something they can relate to, in fact, he told me, the first time Westerners described this malaise to the chiefs in their village, members of the tribe actually laughed out loud, for it seemed so odd and extraordinary to them. How can anyone not be happy when possessing the greatest gift of all, the gift of life, they inquired.

In the West, depression and other so-called mental disorders are a very real fact of life for many. This cannot be denied, and to combat these disorders, we’ve developed a full catalogue to describe them, and have created an entire professional medical discipline for diagnosing and treating them, with the result that depression has become an enormously profitable sector of the healthcare industry.

1.) Pharmaceutical antidepressants are a trap, and they may in fact be making depression worse, not better. 

2.) Depression may be rooted in physical and physiological issues, being more than just an intangible malaise of the mind.

3.) There is a spiritual component to depression, which is not addressed with modern medicine, as spirituality is a subject which evades material science.

4.) Depression may be a warning for our society, a canary in the coal mine, if you will, giving us a clue that something is deeply out of balance in our modern world and must be addressed. more>>>...