Mental health is the biggest thing since sliced bread these days. Big corporations are investing in the labels that mean something to the general populace, making a poultice if you like, so that they can be seen to care about something they don't understand. Is there any evidence of reduced stigma against people with mental health issues? "No," they (have to) say, "but we're working on it," with training programmes for middle management ticking the right boxes. But we're not fooled, even if it all sounds great, because deep down we know it's just another sham.
Quantum biology is also hot property, offering the tantalising opportunity to consider evolution as a quantum leap through a wormhole (if you're inclined towards singularities), or tunnelling one's way through a probability well to come out the other side as something ‘evolved'.
Mathematically it might be difficult to determine how much we should have evolved in the time already spent on this planet we're busily desecrating, and / versus how much we've spent spinning around technology we should - perhaps - have got past by now. No-one quite knows where quantum physics came from - it had a few fathers all at once, about 100 years ago.
Should we now be reaching a point of natural evolution (which transcends the tendency towards self-destruction) does it not make sense that the raft of ‘mental illnesses' we're still struggling to assimilate have hailed in our direction because it's time to wake up, this reality is upon us and needs to be heard, felt, seen, understood because now is the time it's going to matter more than ever before....???
Bipolar - experience of emotional polarity. Depression - pressed to view the darkest things of life and be challenged to find the light in them. Schizophrenia - a convenient way to cross the metaphysical divide into realms where ‘other (inhabited) dimensions' might lurk - heaven forbid anyone to say this is Woo, because nobody knows. Nobody knows for sure. ADHD - an escape from inertia. Autism - fast track to genius capacity. And so the beat goes on, hinting that we can categorise in a different way, without the constraints on the labels and the constant battering of bias into the equation. If you're a scientist with a ‘mental health issue', perhaps you're blessed. B flat? Maybe we're on the warpath for all the wrong reasons. Or maybe we're still trying to find out what's good in the way we really are.
Behind the pics, there's evidence.....
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Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.