An in-depth conversation with Bianca Heyming: herbalist, healer, co-founder of the eco-village and intentional community Emerald Village in California, Burner, and Standing Rock water protector.
I had come to the High Desert Carnival Realm with a magical agenda: to
ritualize the experience by associating the Incendiary Person with
aspects of myself that I wanted to transform, aspects I linked to
Thanatos, the death drive, so that the burning would parallel my intention to transcend.
A dolphin passes the mirror-test of self-recognition, a chimpanzee slowly dies of grief after his mother passes away, elephants shout in joy when a lost troop member returns, and some whale species swim in embrace after sex. Having rejected the view of animals as things, science and scholarship now spread the culture of enchantment, strengthening human feelings for other creatures and their habitats.
A "chemical imbalance" is commonly referenced as the root cause of bipolar disorder. It appears we have discovered the primary elements of this asymmetry. Can taking these supplements orally prevent the bipolar patient from inadvertently slipping into a psychotropic-like experience?