April 6, 2013

John W. Perry: Visionary Experience or Psychosis (excerpt) - Thinking Allowed w/ Jeff Mishlove

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NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 30-minute DVD.

The psychiatric community errs in treating visionary experience as a form of mental illness, says Jungian psychotherapist John Weir Perry, M.D.. The late Dr. Perry was the author of many books including The Heart of History and The Far Side of Madness. He suggests that psychiatric labelling and the use of anti-psychotic drugs serve to stifle the valuable integration of life's mythic dimensions.