Phil Borges has visited many of the remaining cultures whose beliefs encourage a spiritual communion with the environment. He began to interview and photograph many of the people in these cultures and their spiritual mediators, the Shamans.
The vast majority of the shamans he met were identified then nurtured to become healers or seers after they suffered what we in our culture refer to as a psychotic break from reality. Crazywise centers around a young man struggling with his sanity, world renowned mental health professionals, and a survivor-led movement…all challenging a mental health system in crisis.
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