I want to encourage everyone to take another look at Sandy’s comments on my posting about St. Joseph. Think about it in terms of your own experience or friends’ experience, and comment, here, on what you think would be helpful to Sandy and many other people in her situation.
Sandy is someone who’s been corresponding with me for more than a year now about her unwanted psychic abilities unexpectedly manifesting, the shock it’s been to her, and her fears of how she must be crazy or she will be rejected, etc. In many cultures she would be selected by the wise elders of the culture for priestly or shamanic training with those developing talents: in ours, our “tribal elders,” psychiatrists, psychologists, clergy, medical practitioners, etc., would probably classify her as crazy and drug her so she did show these abilities any more, and so we would not be bothered and frightened by the uncanny, our dominant world view would be safe. That’s not a healthy situation.
For convenience, I’m going to repeat her comment right here. Well I thought I would, but this program won’t format it decently, so take a look back at her comments….
I’ve given Sandy many bits of advice for some time now, some of which may have been useful, but my knowledge and experience is limited. And just because I’m a scientist doesn’t mean that the relevant science, parapsychology, actually knows that much about this sort of stuff. So I’d like to throw open the discussion to all of you reading this blog. Have you had similar experiences? Or your friends? What can you advise Sandy to do that would probably be helpful?