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That's quite a bold statement for someone working in the mental health field to make...that's basically what me and a few others have been postulating here...if you read through the last two pages you'll see some interesting posts...
So the voices, the symbols, the hallucinations, and the intelligence that seems beyond your own - who is to say that it is not just another flavor of reality that only a few are wired to experience? Many schizophrenics have similar symptoms; is this because they're tuning into the same channel?
Originally posted by Thermo Klein
Originally posted by LightofLiberty
What do you think? Do you believe schizophrenic individuals are experiencing some kind of glitch in the matrix? I’m interested to know your opinions.
Thank you for your future thoughtful reply.
I 100% believe that schizophrenic individuals can experience altered states of consciousness in tune with a higher frequency reality than what humanity was made for. I think of the human experience as a blinder for true connection to reality, we believe we're seperate individuals when in actuality everything is intricately tied together.
People who are schizophrenic, have Asperger's, Autism spectrum disorder, and similar variants literally don't experience the "material world" as most people do.
I've also heard about a connection between elevated '___' [DimethylTryptaline, wiki link here] levels in that group I mentioned above. '___' is a natural neuro-chemical that peaks when we are born, and when we die. It is higher in people who have mystical experiences from what I understand, but I don't know if that bit's published.
People with Schizophrenia have been revered throughout history as a conduit to the gods! Thanks for sharing your insight.
[edit on 1-7-2010 by Thermo Klein]
Originally posted by craposaurus
Originally posted by hippomchippo
Yeah, sure, let's pretend it wasn't an insult then.
Grow up, making insults in your posts doesn't help your case, it hurts it.
Oh, and there's more than one type of ad hominem.
[edit on 1-7-2010 by hippomchippo]
It was an insult, not an ad hominem:
I do want to apologize to you and kevinunknown the insult was uncalled for. I made it for 2 reasons. I hated seeing the OP being mocked and made fun of, mostly by kevinunknown. I also hated seeing people state that it is "dangerous" to theorize on ATS.com. Theorizing is the only way we can truly discover how things work and come up with solutions or better solutions to problems. My sincere apologies.
Originally posted by PeaceGoddess
Very nice. Thank you for thinking outside of the box unlike other people. When you think of "mental disorders" and things in that nature it makes you wonder if they aren't in tune with other dimensions or something we aren't able to grasp. I wish more people were open-minded. Interesting post.
Originally posted by xspinx
There was once in a village, a man who predicted a drought would came. Not that only drought would come, but that after it is gone, those who drink water from the river will go mad. But nobody listened to him, except a man who made some water supplies. The drought came, and people died. After 2 weeks, the drought was gone, but those who drank water from the river, got mad. The only person that hadn't gone mad was the man who prepared for the drought. As he was the only sane person in the village, he was considered by the others to be "mad" since he was the only one acting strange. So, the man trying to "fit" in the society and not be an outsider, drank some water from the river and soon enough he became "normal" as the others.
Theory: Reality is created by the very fact of knowing.
[edit on 1-7-2010 by xspinx]
[edit on 1-7-2010 by xspinx]