The Alchemical AwakeningwithPaul Levy

Books Mentioned In This Interview

paul levy the madness of george w. bush: a reflection of our collective psychosis paul levy dispelling the wetiko: breaking the curse of evil gabor maté in the realm of hungry ghosts american psychiatric association dsm-iii daniel berger the chemical imbalance delusion

Paul Levy is author of The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis, Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil, Awakened By Darkness: When Evil Becomes Your Father, and The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality. He has been a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for the past three decades. His website is

Here he describes the ordeal he experienced as a young man, suffering from the psychopathic rages of his father, being diagnosed and treated as mentally ill, falling into the hands of the criminal justice system, and being raped in jail. So much suffering could have been avoided had it been understood by the professionals who were supposedly helping him that he was experiencing an acute spiritual awakening. Nevertheless, over many decades and with the help of many guides and teachers, he eventually learned to derive creative and therapeutic insights from this traumatic period.

(Recorded on May 7, 2020)

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