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Re: Didn't Miguel get blamed for that?

Posted by jo on September 03, 2003 at 14:06:10

In Reply to: Re: Didn't Miguel get blamed for that? posted by juni on September 03, 2003 at 01:08:38:

I suspect more that he probably had bi-polar illness which has phases of manic and depressive behavior and feelings. I am discussing with a PhD Professor in Psychology about Berg (David and Aaron) and using letters experiences to speak for themselves. I worked in Psych for a long time, but as I was studying for LCDC. though much of my work was in psych, and most people with chemical dependency have psych issues as well.
I agree that religious fanaticism can often do great harm to people suffering from mental illnesses. I know Aaron liked to climb mountains in California, and remembered when he climbed his own mountain. (Not with others) for instance, in Idlewilde, in California. I also realize how deeply depressed he was not long before his death. Therefore suicide is highly possible, but not proveable. An accident is possible as well, but where he would be climbing would likely be an area without gear.
(These are just my thoughts.) Also, had he been in a very manic phase, he could have believed that God would keep his feet from slipping even on a dangerous climb. I know that top leaders did do things that most others never knew, for instance, I had heard one top leadering bragging about his duck hunting...