WTH?! What does one have to do with the other?
Lots, I say, lots.
Those modern terms are modern science's attempt at classification, of something indigenous peoples used to or still do acknowledge today, of people with certain Gifts.
I think/feel it's morally and ethically wrong to say that we have a disorder, an affliction, an illness.
However, there are things that we have to deal with day to day, sometimes minute to minute, that “biochemically 'normal'”/“physiologically 'normal'” people don't have to deal with.
If a culture acknowledges us correctly, accepts us, and our gifts, properly, then I don't think we have to go through as much of an ordeal as we do now. It's already hard to live this way sometimes, we accept it, it comes with the territory, but people, please try to be more empathic to our needs. We are to yours. We feel you all the time, we can't help it.
OK, now that I have that out of the way and of my chest, let's get into the non-logical and logical sides of this.
I'm going to write a series of articles that cover things that I've experienced, for different things, like food, medicines - both western and traditional, experiences on various levels (mental, spiritual, physical, emotional), and more.