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10/3/12 - Dr. Hildy - Spiritual, Integrative Psychiatry

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Dr. Hildy welcomes back -
Integrative psychiatrist, Dr. David Gersten who wrote:
Are You Getting Enlightened or Losing Your Mind?—
A Psychiatrist's Guide for Mastering Paranormal and Spiritual Experience

to help bridge that gap.

Comedienne Lily Tomlin once asked, "Why is it that it's called prayer when we talk to God, but when he answers back it's called schizophrenia?"

Though framed as a joke, this outlines the prevailing attitude in Western culture when it comes to the spiritual and paranormal.  Almost half of all Americans claim to have had an unusual spiritual experience and as many more have had problems handling stress, anxiety and depression, but rarely are these two experiences considered to be related.

This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy welcomes returning guest Dr. David Gersten to discuss his book, Are You Getting Enlightened Or Losing Your Mind?    Dr. Gersten strives to destigmatize spirituality, altered states of consciousness, visionary experiences, extrasensory perceptions, paranormal phenomena, and other important experiences so that patients can discuss them without being labeled crazy by their psychiatrists. MORE>>>>>