Psychosis as “The Holy.” (thanks Raskolnikov, Reddit r/occult)

Before mankind evolved Ego consciousness (i.e. prefrontal cortex), numinosity was manifested with schizophrenic-like symptoms including trance, visions, and glossolalia. The most developed form of this was present in shamans, who worked extremely hard to develop enough Ego consciousness to balance out the inner instability. As mankind progressed, we’ve unlocked “syntaxic” modes which allow us to integrate the unconscious and conscious in channeling numinosity, such as creativity.