Originally posted by LightofLiberty
WARNING: This may be uninteresting to most of you but it is important to me.
So I’ve been watching parts of the matrix and it occurred to me that perhaps schizophrenics are experiencing a glitch in their matrix. Instead of
experiencing nothing out of the ordinary as most people or 99% of the population does we have experiences that are bizarre and out of this world. Of
course people have odd experiences but not of this kind.
When I experienced my first episode there was a singularity about it that I cannot explain accurately to those who have not been there. All through my
life I’ve experienced these glitches, I’ve had gut instincts about things that were going to happen before they happened. And in my first episode
of schizophrenia the events were overshadowed by something more powerful than I can contemplate. I’ve heard (yes, I actually heard it) and seen a
footprint in a stream of water flowing through a gutter with no one around, I’ve seen five Indians in a hallucination, I’ve heard what sounds
like demons talking to me, I’ve also heard brilliant music in my head and snippets of intellectual conversations that I could not fathom on my own
consciously. Where do these things come from?!?!?!? I want to be as intelligent as the people holding the conversations in my head or at least hear
more than snippets of their conversations.
What do you think? Do you believe schizophrenic individuals are experiencing some kind of glitch in the matrix? I’m interested to know your
Thank you for your future thoughtful reply.
First, I hope your analogy to the matrix is just that... An anology.
This kind of hypothesis isn't helpful in your case (in anyone's for that matter), IMO.
We may not know "reality" but to PRESUME that what we experience/live/see/touch/hear/learn through science is ALL an illusion doesnt help in any
Second, so you have sound and image "hallucinations", meaning you see and hear things that nobody else can. Did you ever meet other people diagnosed
with schyzophrenia, did you both experienced the same phenomena? Were you truthfull about your accounts of both your hallucinations?
If you never met others diagnosed like you, you should give it a try. I think it could be enriching for you.
But you should come up with a kind of protocol for it to be useful.
Try to know about the person experiences and "symptoms" before to empathize (and become non-objective). Because there is not ONE schizophrenia but
many. Then, when you seemingly experience an hallucination with another "schizo" around you, make him/her describe what he/she sees/hears before to
say anything. Then compare with/share your own.
You could feel less alone... or more it would depend on the "experience" result. But that would NOT mean that you're a "lost case" at all. It
wouldnt necessary mean you're really hallucinating.
More to your concern, I think you're trying to ask if it's possible that what is diagnosized as "hallucinations" could be a form of enhanced
Well, to know that you would have to eliminate ALL other possibilities... Is it possible? Dunno...
What I know is that psychoanalist (NOT a PSYCHIATRIST, not a Jugian: too mystic, but a Freudian) could help you, through analysis, find the possible
cause of your hallucinations.
You should be sure there is no psychological reasons for your symptoms.
Our mind is very powerful and have control (via the brain) over our body, not the other way around.
IMO, there are NO mental disease as a projection (mind) cannot get sick.
Very few are from physical origin. They seem to be as we can percieve physical effects (via brain imagery for example). But IMO they are not the cause
but effects due to our conflicted mind "miscontrollinging" our body.
There would be A LOT to talk about but there are my first thoughts...
Hope to have been helpful...
[edit on 1-7-2010 by Project_USA]