My thoughts on your DT through 1 to 5 *grins*
First off #5 aint delusional, in fact it is my belief that those who think differently from #5 are delusional themselves *grins again*
DT 1. Reckon thats quite a common belief. Where I reckon that it can bee seen as a 'problem' is believing in this and it takes over everyday life,
down to the little things. Or when the quest to find this (our purpose) superseeds our responsibilites, for instance, the knowing and being of
oneself is the most important goal, more important than others around you.
However. Imagine that only 100 human beings are ever allowed to exist at one time (a nature thing not us doing this), would we still have the same
idea of what "delusions of grandeur" is? I mean, if nature/god/whatever only allowed 100 humans to exsist at one time then woah, much would be
different on what we believe about each humans place in the greater scheme of things. What Im saying here is that if we play around with the external
variables and we get different ideas/results then we really need to rethink and rethink.
DT #2. This is another one where if we play with the external variables we get different results. If you belong to a society that believe our
ansestors 'walk' with us, that in everyday life we are accompanied by them then DT2 is blown out of the water. The idea that gods/spirits/angels
etc. are involved in our everyday life is not a new society belief, some beileve that Jesus is with them all the time. The problem, for them, always
seems to surface when it is a lone individual that believes this, that it isnt part of your peoples 'group think'. Imagine if a community was a
legal person (like corporations), could you imagine some of their 'personalities'? *giggles*
DT#3 This one is very weak. Many eastern philosophies talk about this. They also believe that this is the 'soul' purpose of being a human. These
ideas seem to be accompanied with the belief that one must balance ones life in terms of 'higher' and 'lower' worldly affairs... we cant all go
off in caves and vibrate ourselves off the planet... or can we? *grins*
DT#4 I think I need more time with this one. Cursary thoughts are a tad conflicting. For a start
talks freely about the voices in our head and
even has exercises for talking to them. These 'voices' arnt always auditory either, they can communicate via feeling, taste, visuals and even take
over your system (for instance "When ever Im in the company of males, I clam up and act dumb - a part of me doesnt trust myself with men" (not me
btw, an example)). I know that NLP in counselling sessions try to amplify these voices, so that the person can understand whats going on, and have a
dialogue (counsellor to 'voice') with them to reach a compromise. For instance, our lady who clams up in front of men, a part/voice of hers doesnt
trust her with men so it sabotages the whole experience, NLP states that compromises can be had via comunication with that part/voice. Kinda flies in
the face of psychology and its ideas of auditory voices. So we have a whole branch of thinking that not only amidts that these voices/parts do exsist
but in everybody too.
However, I dont know much about NLP and I have no idea what its take is on the auditory halucinations as there are exercises that involve bringing
those aspects forth and communicating with them, would they do the same with a client who is diagonsied with schizophrenia? No idea but a quick
google search got me this page
which looks quite interesting!
DT 1,2 (2 could be some sort of projection of 4) and 5 are like belief systems whereas 3 and 4 are states of being. 3 and 4 are states that some
people try to attain all their life whereas for others it is thrown on them like a tonne of bricks.
This thread has been really interesting pyro! I could probably keep on going but I have to stop typing and get me some coffee