Hearing Voices

The Histories, Causes and Meanings of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations Simon McCarthy-Jones ... In fact, in this study all the patient group had negative voices, as compared to only 53 per cent of the healthy voice-hearers, ...

Author: Simon McCarthy-Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107378209

Category: Psychology


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The meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations, in psychiatric parlance) have been debated for thousands of years. Voice-hearing has been both revered and condemned, understood as a symptom of disease as well as a source of otherworldly communication. Those hearing voices have been viewed as mystics, potential psychiatric patients or simply just people with unusual experiences, and have been beatified, esteemed or accepted, as well as drugged, burnt or gassed. This book travels from voice-hearing in the ancient world through to contemporary experience, examining how power, politics, gender, medicine and religion have shaped the meaning of hearing voices. Who hears voices today, what these voices are like and their potential impact are comprehensively examined. Cutting edge neuroscience is integrated with current psychological theories to consider what may cause voices and the future of research in voice-hearing is explored.

Schizophrenic Voices Are the Hearing of the Thoughts of Others

Or imagine hearing all the inmates yelling obscenities at you as you're entering prison for the first time and also hearing all the nasty stuff they are thinking toward you. Imagine your first schizophrenic experience taking place like ...

Author: Ned Kelly Harrell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781984519368

Category: Self-Help

Page: 48

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Unedited to preserve his original account in its entirety, The Best Book of Schizophrenia is a spellbinding journey into real-life supernatural phenomena, introducing the reader to knowledge never before revealed. First-time author Ned Kelly Harrell repeatedly reveals startling, never-before-heard-of information throughout this book. The Best Book of Schizophrenia is a one-of-a-kind book offering readers terrifying revelations at times into a new explanation of what has always been hitherto considered a horrible degenerative disease by professionals and the public at large. This is not a book to miss. This world-changing book possesses the power to forever change how schizophrenia is viewed and how it is personally experienced. The Best Book of Schizophrenia is destined to make history. This book is unbelievable writing. And incredibly, this is not a work of fiction.

Hearing Voices Demonic and Divine

For some voice hearers, all voices are spiritual: the voice for some reason in my case went very often to great pains to explain voice hearing as always a case of a spiritual being communicating, though for countless different reasons ...

Author: Christopher C. H. Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429750946

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781472453983, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative 4.0 license. Experiences of hearing the voice of God (or angels, demons, or other spiritual beings) have generally been understood either as religious experiences or else as a feature of mental illness. Some critics of traditional religious faith have dismissed the visions and voices attributed to biblical characters and saints as evidence of mental disorder. However, it is now known that many ordinary people, with no other evidence of mental disorder, also hear voices and that these voices not infrequently include spiritual or religious content. Psychological and interdisciplinary research has shed a revealing light on these experiences in recent years, so that we now know much more about the phenomenon of "hearing voices" than ever before. The present work considers biblical, historical, and scientific accounts of spiritual and mystical experiences of voice hearing in the Christian tradition in order to explore how some voices may be understood theologically as revelatory. It is proposed that in the incarnation, Christian faith finds both an understanding of what it is to be fully human (a theological anthropology), and God’s perfect self-disclosure (revelation). Within such an understanding, revelatory voices represent a key point of interpersonal encounter between human beings and God.

Christians Hearing Voices

... using (as the evangelist says) a 'figure of speech', refers to the sheep who know and listen to his voice, and the stranger whose voice they do not know, he is not suggesting that all Christians will 'hear voices'.

Author: Christopher C. H. Cook

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784509132

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In this insightful book, accounts of voice hearers are presented, evaluated and interpreted by a Christian theologian and psychiatrist. By listening to the first-hand experiences of voice hearers and evaluating them in the light of Christian theology, the book enables the reader to understand the experiences of voice hearers as a part of Christian experience and to engage with the theological issues raised by them, including the nature of revelation. This engaging and thought-provoking collection looks at a range of stories - ranging from comforting to complex to simply conversational - to encourage debate and search for meaning and also show how the reader can adapt clinical and pastoral practice to better aid people in this situation.

Hearing Voices Living Fully

It was a warm day, so the windows were open and I could hear all the noises of the street. I enjoyed them—they made me feel a part of New Haven, a little less alone. Around 3 p.m. I heard the laughing voices of children in the ...

Author: Claire Bien

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784503222

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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When Claire Bien first began hearing voices, they were infrequent, benign and seemingly just curious about her life and the world around her. But the more attention Claire paid, the more frequently they began to speak, and the darker their intentions became... Despite escalating paranoia, an initial diagnosis of Schizophreniform Disorder and taking medication with debilitating side effects, Claire learned to face her demons and manage her condition without the need for long-term medication. In this gripping memoir, Claire recounts with eloquence her most troubled times. She explains how she managed to regain control over her mind and her life even while intermittently hearing voices, through self-guided and professional therapy and with the support of family and friends. Challenging a purely medical understanding of hearing voices, Claire advocates for an end to the stigma of those who experience auditory verbal hallucinations, and a change of thinking from the professionals who treat the condition.

Sonic Studies in Educational Foundations

In light of my suggestion that hearing is the sense ideally suited to embrace plurality, I intend to demonstrate the teacher's auditory mission in class. To teach well, the teacher is obliged to hear all the voices, to differentiate ...

Author: Walter S. Gershon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000731101

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Originally published as a special issue of Educational Studies, this volume demonstrates the ways in which sound considerations can significantly contribute to educational foundations. Regardless of their origin or interpretation, sounds are theoretically and practically foundational to educational experiences. As the means through which knowledges are passed from one person to another, sounds outline the fluid, porous boundaries of educational ecologies. This book draws out and expands upon the already-present sonic metaphors that exist at the center of philosophical and historical foundations of educational studies. Contributions demonstrate the ethical dimensions of this line of inquiry, emphasizing the need for education to offer both a right to speak and to be heard in order to take on a truly democratic character. By highlighting emerging attention to sound scholarship in education, contributors attend to and otherwise explore sound possibilities for educational theory, policy, and practice. This book will be of great interest to graduate and post graduate students; libraries, researchers and academics in the field of educational foundations, philosophy of education, education politics and sociology of education.

Voice Song and Speech

A Practical Guide for Singers and Speakers; from the Combined View of Vocal Surgeon and Voice Trainer Lennox ... We have , in the case of young contralto singers , often had the opportunity of hearing all the five registers in one voice ...

Author: Lennox Browne


ISBN: MINN:319510023829600

Category: Singing

Page: 322

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Wake up to Praise

It is so wonderful hearing all the voices from dierent states. I look forward to meeting everyone at our upcoming Retreat and put a face to the voices! Words from GroupMembers WakeUp ToPraise Sister Annie Cheatum I am.

Author: Wilma Brumfield-Lofton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664148345

Category: Religion

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In January 2016, Sister Wilma had just completed the Daniel Fast. It was put in her thoughts to start a Prayer Call for people who couldn’t get out to Church during the week. This call would be every Monday at 8:00 am CST. In March 2016 Elder Shirley Rice joined our Prayer Group. She Blessed us with the name Wake Up To Praise and went to Crown Point Indiana to legally get the rights to that name. Later we started a Bible Study Class on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm CST. Elder Shirley taught our first class, Minister Adrienne Watson taught our second class. Every week we would have a different pastor speak from different states. Among them was Lady Pat’s husband Bishop Alfonso Boone. One day Lady Pat asked Pastor Patterson if he would teach our Bible Study Class, he said yes! We Thank God that Pastor Patterson has continued to teach along with Elder Shirley, empowering us with Gods News!! We are thankful to God for Blessing us with such dedicated and anointed teachers. We appreciate and thank Lady Pamela Patterson and Brother Larry Rice for always allowing their spouses to take time out of their busy schedules to Bless us with Gods Word.

Voices from American Prisons

I mean, the things that you—I'm hearing it now as I'm saying it.... the incessant noise of locking, ... So you hear this throughout the day, whether they open one cell or all of the cells, you still hear all this noise—whugh, ...

Author: Kaia Stern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136692550

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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Voices From American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing is a comprehensive and unique contribution to understanding the dynamics and nature of penal confinement. In this book, author Kaia Stern describes the history of punishment and prison education in the United States and proposes that specific religious and racial ideologies - notions of sin, evil and otherness - continue to shape our relationship to crime and punishment through contemporary penal policy. Inspired by people who have lived, worked, and studied in U.S. prisons, Stern invites us to rethink the current ‘punishment crisis’ in the United States. Based on in-depth interviews with people who were incarcerated, as well as extensive conversations with students, teachers, corrections staff, and prison administrators, the book introduces the voices of those who have participated in the few remaining post-secondary education programs that exist behind bars. Drawing on individual narrative and various modern day case examples, Stern focuses on dehumanization, resistance, and community transformation. She demonstrates how prison education is essential, can provide healing, and yet is still not enough to interrupt mass incarceration. In short, this book explores the possibility of transformation from a retributive punishment system to a system of justice. The book’s engaging, human accounts and multidisciplinary perspective will appeal to criminologists, sociologists, historians, theologians and scholars of education alike. Voices from American Prisons will also capture general readers who are interested in learning about a timely and often silenced reality of contemporary modern society.