Friday, December 20, 2013

Creativity & Madness

In a mental status exam, a clinician asks: "Do you ever see things that other people don't see?" in order to assess for possible hallucinations.

But what if the answer is, "Yes" and you are not hallucinating (organically or on substances)?  What if you are visionary?

...creatively delighting in the same waters as those who suffer madness...

There is a thin veil between the natural and the spiritual. 

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