Monday, March 3, 2008

Spiritual Psychiatry

Spiritual Psychiatry
(Updated: February 11, 2008)

The International Association of Spiritual Psychiatry (PSIA) was founded by Dr. Jean-Marc Mantel in 1994. By 1999, it was hosted by the association Essence, created by the same author ( Since the end of 2002, following the dissolution of Essence, due to attacks against its founder. We find the spirit of these attacks on the personal site of Mantel ( and in the magazine Soupir (

Ferdinand Wulliemier, abhyasi since 1985, participated for the first time in the magazine of the IASP in 1995. In 1997, he wrote an article with JM Mantel "The impact of meditation in medicine, psychology and psychiatry." Then, the same year he took part with Chari and a hundred abhyasis in a conference of the IASP in Israel.

In this connection, JM Mantel said: "Sri Rajagopalachari offered the IASP the opportunity to set up such a meeting for professionals in his ashram in Delhi. There will also be an opportunity to prepare something in the area of Boston, where their mission is strongly developed "and the SMRTI adds:" (…) conjointly seminar has been organised by the IRMS and the IASP (International Association of Spiritual Psychiatry) in Israel in May 1997. "

Ferdinand Wulliemier teaches us that the spiritual path is what may be better for humanity, and that the dependent and naive behaviour of the spiritual aspirant is simply a misleading appearance, as is the amorality, or aberrant behavior of the spiritual Master is nothing more than an expression of wisdom that eludes us (excerpts from "Our evolution or involution invertendo of our growth" - IASP, Vol.3, 1995).

"When we have reached the stage of development called existential or "centaurique "(...), but what is called here" involutive evolution "has already begun to manifest itself. (...) It can be considered in good conditions to grow to speak spiritual (…). At first glance, the observer might therefore think that this is a be dependent, naive, unable to say no. If one knew that person before his successful transition to a transpersonal state, one might conclude that there has been a regression mode of infantile functionality. We know that this is not the case because it is a pseudo-regression, an involutive evolution of my divisive self , allowing the spiritualized being to live non-separated, to live the true brotherhood ( ...).»

"For trans-personal stages, the observer will sometimes be shocked by certain behaviors of a Saint or a spiritual Master, which may seem amoral, and thus correspond to a psychological regression. But at this stage it is in fact a trans-morality, which of course is based on impeccable morals: Incarnate Masters may deliberately (and not impulsivelyt) get angry, do something incongruous, be impolite, and even destructive: unexpected behaviour, apparently aberrant, the need or wisdom of which we often see (as good) later. "

Any sectarian logic is thus psychologically justified, from the "regression to an infantile mode of operation" of the abhyasis to the worst acts of Master ...

Later, he said: "(…) at trans-personal [one ends up] at a pseudo-naive innocence or due to an attitude of total abandon towards the interior teacher (…) The method of Sahaj Marg is a meditation on the heart (…) that the "nothing" or "nothingness" (…) To link it all together, we have the constant remembrance (called "constant remembrance"), first occasionally, then frequently, and increasingly frequent, of the Interior Master, the presence of the interior teacher, until this divine presence becomes permanent. "

At a congress on "Medicine of the Third Millennium", he commented that "An American psychiatrist Jack Engler, a man who meditates also said something which I think is appropriate at this stage, which is considered ideal for a departure to the field of spiritual consciousness: "you must be somebody before you become nobody" (…) is a state of "active passivity."

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