I have to kind of agree with above comment. That's important.
There are definitely schizophrenic people out there, who are not actually spirit sensitive like they think. Though I don't think a majority on this forum are mentally-afflicted, but more like they mistaken their 'profound' experiences to be something spirit-related, or think it's deeper than it really is. I know a lot of people on this forum try to validate most things as spirit experiences, but it's good to exercise some caution.. This post, for example. I try to be very validating of people's experiences but this to me sounds like a result after consuming foods/herbs that can cause such an effect.
And - there are definitely people out there, who are spirit sensitive but in reality are /not/ suffering from schizophrenia or related disorders, who end up being categorized and demonized. Most of these people that I know of have never really started consuming things and "seeing things."
(And well of course there exists schizophrenic/hallucination-symptom people who also are spirit sensitive but I don't want to delve into that)
I've personally known a schizophrenic person in my life and their experiences are waaaay different than those I know right now who are very in touch with spirits or naturally in tune. That's all I have to say about that.
Also it's good to hear, Adrasteia, that you have navigated that after struggling with it.
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[current practice / studying] eclectic x death x traditional witchcraft / brujeria
[spirit family] many humans / witches / DA-leaning / some WA / demon worker
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