Catherine G Lucas’ book In Case Of Spiritual Emergency is an essential read for anyone who has been through a transformational crisis. Transpersonal experiences often get pathologised by the mental health system, but this book validates them.
In this webinar I talk about some of my experiences: including seeing ancestral spirits, seeing auras, having past life experiences, losing my ego and feeling a oneness and connection with all beings. A huge amount of energy flows through me and pushes through any blocked chakras. I also access parts of my unconscious that are not usually available to me. This is significant because it lets me know about traumatic early life experiences that my conscious mind had forgotten.
My favourite chapter was the one on modern mystics. Catherine describes the spiritual emergence of both Amma and Eckhart Tolle. To be included in the same book as these two, going through the same process of spiritual emergency was incredibly validating. Having been through the psychiatric system, my experiences are not viewed as healthy or useful but reading In Case If Spiritual Emergency was a powerful validation process. It’s also a great book to buy for your family and friends on your care team.