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Psychosis and spirituality consolidating the new paradigm 2nd edition

What is more a standard definition of the word should also honor the evolutionary purpose served by perceptual mechanisms; if all conscious perceptions are, in fact, cheap and quick guides to adaptive behaviors in environmental niches then the anomalous ones amongst them could also be conceived as perceptual constructions which are not adaptive guides to behavior (Hoffman, 2012).Phenomenal content in conscious awareness that is not adaptive is bound to be atypical, discontinuous, incoherent, and irrational.

Spiritual crisis is also known as spiritual emergency, where a process of spiritual emergence, or awakening, becomes unmanageable for the individual.Conclusion ABSTRACT: That delusional and delusion-prone individuals gather less evidence before reaching a decision (“jumping to conclusions”) is arguably the most influential finding in the literature on cognitive theories of delusions.However, the cognitive basis of this data-gathering tendency remains unclear.Higher delusion-proneness was associated with gathering less information on this task, even when accounting for gender, risk aversion, and intelligence.Our findings suggest that misjudging the information value of evidence contributes substantially to the “jumping to conclusions” bias and that neither higher subjective costs nor noisy decision making can fully account for it.At its extremes, it is characterized by anomalous experiencing.

I argue that we can only grasp this topic by taking experience seriously as a way of knowing alongside exact, verbal, scientific knowledge: viewing it from the inside as well as the outside. In the scientific world, words pin things down; they help to distinguish “a” from “b.” In the realm I am interested in words are unreliable and tricksterish; they stick things together at the same time as appearing to distinguish them.

Spiritual Crisis Network offers support for people who find themselves in a spiritual crisis.

From the website: WE ARE A CHARITY steered by a development group of volunteers including professionals, experts by experience, occupational therapists and a clinical psychologist.

The following interview is part of a “future of mental health” interview series that will be running for 100 days.

This series presents different points of view about what helps a person in distress.

** Interview with Isabel Clarke What is “going on” inside a person who acts or appears “mad”?