Mental Illness as Shamanic Initiation | Bristol
- Bristol, BS1 6QH
This talk will explore whether it is possible, or beneficial, to approach mental illness from such a psycho spiritual perspective in a society that doesn’t value the spiritual conditions that give rise to sickness and is stuck in bio-chemical causation model. Asking questions such as what if some of the symptoms we deem pathological, are actually intimations of, or initiations to, a greater level of consciousness?
This will be done without romanticising the real pain that mental illness can cause and will also explore when a spiritual causation approach may be useful and when it may not.
Jez Hughes has worked full time as a shaman in Britain for over a decade and teaches a practitioner training in the woods of Sussex. He has worked with many indigenous tribes across the world, and has close ties to the Wixarika (Huichol) nation of North, central Mexico.
Venue: Loco Klub
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.
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