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How Religious Groups Can Stigmatize, Mistreat, and Cause Mental Health Problems

Religious Stigma of Mental Illness: Disorders of Sin and Demon-Possession? How Religious Groups Can Stigmatize, Mistreat, and Create Mental Health Conditions

Religious groups aspire to be agents of psychological and spiritual healing. Yet frequently they stigmatize people who suffer from mental health conditions and struggles as sinful, demonically influenced, and weak-willed. Depression, anxiety, psychosis, and addiction...
What is Unconditional Love? The Philosophy & Experience of Pure Love as Healing for its Opposites: Meritocracy, Original Sin, and Ego-Bound Mind

What is Unconditional Love? The Philosophy & Experience of Pure Love as Healing for its Opposites: Meritocracy, Original Sin, and Ego-Bound Mind

Unconditional love is a universal longing of the human heart. We all experience the agonies of rejection, not-belonging, and love tainted by strings attached. We seek unconditional love from romantic partners, peers, social groups, and from ourselves. We benefit from...
The Law of Attraction’s Psychological and Spiritual Harms. Nondual Manifestation: A Healthy Alternative

The Law of Attraction’s Psychological and Spiritual Harms. Nondual Manifestation: A Healthy Alternative

The Law of Attraction (LOA), also known as manifestation, is a cardinal doctrine of self-help, New Age, and New Thought movements. Defined as the central law of the universe, LOA claims a level of authority similar to that of a creator God. This ideology is accepted...