People who suffer from schizophrenic symptoms are finding new ways of coping. Here is one such person who finds that hallucinations of angry voices can be a way to notice problems in their life.
The research of Dr. T. M. Luhrmann has found that Americans often suffer from distressing voices related to war and conflict.
Does culture make a difference to schizophrenic symptoms?
Organizations like Hearing Voices Network are experimenting with new ways of living with schizophrenic symptoms as opposed to trying to exorcise them away.
Dr. Arthur Hastings describes the use of the psychomanteum for bereavement. This use of a mirror angled in such a way that the user doesn’t see their own reflection can reconcile people to their lost loved ones and meditate on concepts of togetherness.
Dr. Jeffrey J. Kripal argues that there is a kinship between these experiences and writing itself:
Are we in a renaissance that is radically altering our perception of imagination in relation to objective truths?… Read the rest