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FinnWren

524d

do you think mania magic exists? whenever I am manic i can control small things like changing the lights at a traffic stop, stopping my partners hiccups and sometimes bigger things like controlling the weather. does anyone else feel like mania gives them powers?

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    • mynewfriend

      517d

      I wish I'd known in my earlier years of having the bipolar diagnosis: delusions and hallucinations can be a common part of both mania and in depression. For me, what you described as mania magic is sort of a warning sign that I may be heading towards a manic episode. It's just something to be aware of, so long as it's not harming your quality of life, making you unsafe, etc. It's worth letting your doctor or therapist know.

    • cjness

      516d

      I understand this. I sometimes feel like I have magic when I'm manic. However, that's a belief in magick like wicca.

    • Orianna

      517d

      I think mania magic exists to the same extent regular magic does. Some otherwise normal (whatever normal means) people believe magic is real but many don't. Some people would say that every person that believes in magic is on some level delusional. Others use it as part of their religion. So from a spiritual perspective, there may be something to it, there may not, but it's most likely an imagined/delusional connection due to the specific timing of events filtered through your manic state. You should definitely let your doctors know. Most doctors fall into the "magic just isn't real at all" camp and dont personally follow faiths that use it, but it's important for your health that you recognize that just because it's a part of some religions doesn't mean your personal experiences aren't delusions from the intense stress mania can put on your body and mind. That's why we have doctors, people trained for this. And even if magic is just real in general, being manic is not a healthy state and if you have to be manic to access it, you may just have to give it up anyway. There are some sacrifices in perception that we make because our life and our health demand it of us. It's not fair, but the alternative is misery and sometimes death, so whether magic is real or not might ultimately be an irrelevant question for you and your health. Talk to you doctors, be honest and specific. Don't leave anything out. Listen to them, follow their guidance, and see where it takes you and if these experiences of "mania magic" disappear as your mental health improves, be willing to let go of them. Be willing to accept they were never real.

    • mynewfriend

      517d

      I wish I'd known in my earlier years of having the bipolar diagnosis: delusions and hallucinations can be a common part of both mania and in depression. For me, what you described as mania magic is sort of a warning sign that I may be heading towards a manic episode. It's just something to be aware of, so long as it's not harming your quality of life, making you unsafe, etc. It's worth letting your doctor or therapist know.

    • Appleicous

      518d

      I understand what you’re going through, been in that position before. Unfortunately it’s a delusion brought out by mania. I would go seek help if it gets out of control.

    • MadAlice

      523d

      Hey Finn! I've thought at length about this, and I feel the perception of manic individuals is generally in a heightened state during episodes, so things may appear a bit more synchronous to the manic than they are in the realities of others, or even yourself in a less manic state. Things we don't understand are often labelled magic. Just don't behave rashly if you can help it, embrace your neurodivergence, and try to remember that everyone has a unique perspective. If you feel like a danger to yourself, seek help.

      • FinnWren

        522d

        @MadAlice I've always said that magic is just science we don't understand yet! thank you for your perspective. I think the heightened senses are kinda a power in their own way.

        • Appleicous

          516d

          @FinnWren Hate to burst your bubble, the magic your experiencing is called mania, and is a science that has been well understood for two centuries.

    • mystiq

      523d

      I'm sorry to say but this is not real. It seems like it is because you're manic and in a psychotic state.

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