a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
Well, yes, absolutely. And you and I have begun to discuss the many ironies which leave the person who is suffering in a wasteland where nothing
works, really, to get rid of the problem. And so we learn, somehow, to adjust…..to embrace it, whatever it is, not give it too much attention, and
simply have faith that one day, it will subside.
What you've outlined there drives me crazy, as well, and certainly what I was alluding to in my post. And what you had to say to GE, I find, IF it
was a diatribe, was qutie wise, as well.
Two things I'd like to say further about the OP's post: One is that I shall return, hopefully, with a video from another doctor of anthropology
about how in one time frame, a man/woman hearing voices is schizoaffective; while in another time frame, that same man/woman hearing voices is a
shaman, healer, seer. The man/woman being diagnosed at all is a sign they are out of order in time, simply.
He also discusses in the video lecture, how a modern day person with diagnosed OCD (Obssessive Compulsive Disorder) could easily be a Jewish Rabbi
blessing the food and/or a Jewish butcher preparing a lamb sacrifice to be Kosher….
The point here is that the Talmud even warms about the rituals of the church, and that they must be performed while reading the Talmud and observing
the principal behind the ritual. The reason for this is because the performance of rituals simply for the sake of the ritual (which is very OCD, if
you think about it] becomes a way to spread the mental illness using the church as a path to accomplish such, rather than to contain the mental
illness and heal it. It is a very interesting lecture and brings up many, cogent points.
All of this segues easily into what Charlie nods to about the OP's perception this is a "machinery," spread illness, while I would describe it as
, or that this problem is paranormal and/or supernatural at its root cause.
The point I'd like to make about the individual getting caught up in looking for exterior cause, or whether it is a paranormal/supernatural issue of
possession and/or haunting, or whether it is technologically induced, all the way to doctors trying to determine which medications to try……however
this is perceived and "treated," if the right issues aren't discovered and dealt with, what happens?
The individual lives/exists in this
fashion, the problem ongoing, continuing…..
This is the horrible tragedy of it: one will be left this way to "live" the rest of one's life out.
Knowing a disease's etiology…how it
behaves, what causes it, is also knowing how to make it happen. I think it's been known for quite some time, how to heal and give cancer. Same with
AIDS. Same with cirrohsis. It seems the world, as we know it, is a giant laboratory where "lifestyle choices" and the patient who made them is
becoming the primary causality for any disease or malfunction, and help is given or withheld, based on many factors, including what I bring attention
to in this sentence, and we are the white research rats. "Sin" is identified, manufactured and presented. Your indulgence, your family history,
your breeding and pedigree, social Darwinistic principles are applied, and your indulgence adds up to whatever help will manifest in your life,
dependent upon those factors I meniton, and others, as well.