In our interviews with Rick Tarnas, Sadhguru and Roger Walsh we’ve found that Western culture does not have a context or foundation for someone going through an episode of severe mental distress that could potentially lead to a spiritual awakening and an expansion of consciousness. Unlike most of the indigenous cultures I’ve visited we also seem to lack a supportive community that someone can rely on while they are going through their process of awakening.
When Adam returned from Hawaii Ron graciously offered him a place to stay. In this interview in Ron’s garage Adam reminisces about finding a community of support in an unlikely setting – among the homeless while sitting around a bonfire on a beach in Maui.
Ken Kimmel, a Jungian Psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience talks about the importance of a supportive community for someone going through a process like Adam’s, and the fact that our culture does not provide that community in any substantial way.
If you know of any groups or communities, especially in the Seattle area that would be beneficial for Adam or others going through this experience, please share them below in the comments.