In 1981, Paul Levy had a life-changing spiritual awakening, in which he began to wake up to the dream-like nature of reality. During the first year of his spiritual emergence, he was hospitalized several times, diagnosed with having had a severe psychotic break. He was told that he had a chemical imbalance and had manic-depressive illness. Fortunately, he was able to quickly extricate himself from the medical and psychiatric establishment. In 1993, he started to teach about what he was realizing.
During the middle two hours, dissident psychologist Dr. Seth Farber discussed how the Mad Pride movement developed in the last ten years, and Paul Levy, who had a spiritual awakening that was labeled mental illness, joined the conversation.