What is the "Cap on or Cap off ": Water Bottle Theory? Using a water bottle to represent human beings, many of us exist with either our caps on or off. In theory, those with their caps on represent the “normal” population. Those with Schizophrenia have their caps off, while those in the middle, from severe depression to bi-polar disorders, are just considered as having a “screw loose”. No offense! Submerged in a fish-bowl like existence, the two description of either person co-exist in an environment we call Earth.
The main difference is when a person’s cap comes off, they become aware of their connection to the "water" in and around them. The ones with their caps on are unaware of this subtle watery-like energy and so they discredit those who are, by labeling them mentally ill.
While it is difficult to endure or put into words, this realization can take a devastating toll on the physical body and mind. The person being aware of such distinction may become confused as their whole outer awareness of reality has somehow been transformed, right before their eyes. In fact, an altered state of awareness or a spiritual transformation has taken place. The “Cap on/Cap off”: Water Bottle Theory seeks to shed light on this experience in a more favorable manner than traditionally accepted. Joseph Campbell, author of Myths to Live By sums it up best by saying:
“The mystic, endowed with native talents...and following …the instruction of a master, enters the water and finds he can swim; whereas the schizophrenic, unprepared, unguided, and ungifted, has fallen or has intentionally plunged and is drowning.”
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