I am writting to you with a couple of questions concerning Integral Theory and Ken Wilber, I just read his book Brief History of Everything. But first a little bit about myself - two years ago I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. I had two psyhotic breakdowns during which I regressed and had quite an interesting time to put mildly, from seeing visions to identyfiying with mythical figures. At the time I thought I was having a mystical experience, now I see I was probably just having a regression in to a mythical or even lower state.
Ken writtes about develpmental fulcrums in his book and at fulcrum 1, the usual pathology is suppose to be psychosis and most cases of adult schizophrenia. I was just wondering about his research, since I can not find any other sources citing this claim. I have found many theories about the causes of schizophrenia, but never this one. Do you maybe have any more information on this?
I guees what I would also like to know is, what would you or Ken reccomend in this case (if I remeber correctly he reccomends taking medicine, which I do, antipsyhotics once a month). And I am wondering, how both, paranoid schizophrenia and taking antipsyhotics affect my spirtual path? Or how has and does this pathology affect the ascension towards and beyond the higher developmental fulcrums? And if there is anything else I can do about this except take my medicine.
I also regularly, daily meditate (using binural beats, Holosync), do Qi Gong and weight lift.
Thank you for your help and answers,