Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Hearing Voices is Much More Common Than You Might Think

Yup - right before he plants a pick-Axe into your cranium..."Dear"!
The experience of hearing voices is common and much more variable than previously thought, a new study finds. Many people who do not have a psychiatric diagnosis hear voices.
It is thought between 5 and 15% of people will experience hearing voices at some point in their lives (scroll down for Rachel’s story).
Researchers asked 153 people about their experiences of hearing voices.
Most of them (81%) said they heard more than one voice, with 70% saying they heard specific characters.
(spring)

Schizophrenia - The real Origin of ALL religions.

3 comments:

  1. "O, what a world of unseen visions and heard silences, this insubstantial country of the mind!

    What ineffable essences, these touchless rememberings and unshowable reveries!

    And the privacy of it all! A secret theater of speechless monologue and prevenient counsel, an invisible mansion of all moods, musings, and mysteries, an infinite resort of disappointments and discoveries.

    A whole kingdom where each of us reigns reclusively alone, questioning what we will, commanding what we can.

    A hidden hermitage where we may study out the troubled book of what we have done and yet may do.

    An introcosm that is more myself than anything I can find in a mirror.

    This consciousness that is myself of selves, that is everything, and yet is nothing at all -- what is it?

    And where did it come from? And why?

    ~ Julian Jaynes

    http://selfdefinition.org/psychology/Julian-Jaynes-Origin-of-Consciousness-in-the-Breakdown-of-the-Bicameral-Mind.pdf


    ~ Negentropic

    ReplyDelete
  2. “The cases described in this section (The Fear of Being) may seem extreme, but I have become convinced that they are not as uncommon as one would think. Beneath the seemingly rational exterior of our lives is a fear of insanity. We dare not question the values by which we live or rebel against the roles we play for fear of putting our sanity into doubt. We are like the inmates of a mental institution who must accept its inhumanity and insensitivity as caring and knowledgeableness if they hope to be regarded as sane enough to leave. The question who is sane and who is crazy was the theme of the novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. The question, what is sanity? was clearly asked in the play Equus.

    The idea that much of what we do is insane and that if we want to be sane, we must let ourselves go crazy has been strongly advanced by R.D. Laing. In the preface to the Pelican edition of his book The Divided Self, Laing writes: 'In the context of our present pervasive madness that we call normality, sanity, freedom, all of our frames of reference are ambiguous and equivocal.' And in the same preface: 'Thus I would wish to emphasize that our 'normal' 'adjusted' state is too often the abdication of ecstasy, the betrayal of our true potentialities; that many of us are only too successful in acquiring a false self to adapt to false realities.'

    Wilhelm Reich had a somewhat similar view of present-day human behavior. Thus Reich says, 'Homo normalis blocks off entirely the perception of basic orgonotic functioning by means of rigid armoring; in the schizophrenic, on the other hand, the armoring practically breaks down and thus the biosystem is flooded with deep experiences from the biophysical core with which it cannot cope.' The 'deep experiences' to which Reich refers are the pleasurable streaming sensations associated with intense excitation that is mainly sexual in nature. The schizophrenic cannot cope with these sensations because his body is too contracted to tolerate the charge. Unable to 'block' the excitation or reduce it as a neurotic can, and unable to 'stand' the charge, the schizophrenic is literally 'driven crazy.'
    But the neurotic does not escape so easily either. He avoids insanity by blocking the excitation, that is, by reducing it to a point where there is no danger of explosion, or bursting. In effect the neurotic undergoes a psychological castration. However, the potential for explosive release is still present in his body, although it is rigidly guarded as if it were a bomb. The neurotic is on guard against himself, terrified to let go of his defenses and allow his feelings free expression. Having become, as Reich calls him, 'homo normalis,' having bartered his freedom and ecstasy for the security of being 'well adjusted,' he sees the alternative as 'crazy.' And in a sense he is right. Without going "crazy," without becoming "mad," so mad that he could kill, it is impossible to give up the defenses that protect him in the same way that a mental institution protects its inmates from self-destruction and the destruction of others.”

    ― Alexander Lowen, Fear of Life


    ~ Negentropic

    ReplyDelete
  3. http://www.bioenergetic-therapy.com/index.php/en/the-bioenergetic-analysis/the-founder-alexander-lowen

    tribe member student of another tribe member, Wilhelm Reich, one that they threw to the wolves when he started getting out of hand.


    ~ Negentropic

    ReplyDelete

Intelligent comments welcome.Trolling will be SpamBoxed.