My best friend and mentor linked me a blog post on empath sickness today. She has all the signs and it’s what’s been crippling her ability to interact with pretty much anyone. I read through it, and yes, I have every single sign as well. What’s worse is that I’ve known about it for years. One extreme case, I was in a Wal-Mart a few years ago before halloween. The people scrambling for kids costumes overwhelmed me, I lost all feeling, and almost passed out. Thankfully I got to a bench in the pharmacy area to sit down and calm myself before that happened.
Anyway, Here’s the link to that blog entry. I think I’ll start following that one too. http://robjo.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/empath-sickness/
Also, while I do not perform full ritual magick (or however you prefer to spell it), I do do meditative energy manipulation and exploration.