reply to post by Mr Headshot
Finally. Somebody brought a realistic demonstration of what its like to "hear voices". Thanks for bringing this. During my "outdoor adventures" I
met people that were afflicted like this. They were homeless because this "condition' made it impossible for them to function in the real world.
They described their plight to me and this is what they experienced verbatim. I knew one Indian who drank a lot because it was the only thing that
quieted them down. In his case he was being told by a number of voices to hurt others. And they never let up it seemed. Sometimes he would reply,
"What?!' real loud as though there was a din in his head.
Another person had issues with the law because he would walk down the street and hear screaming coming from inside a house or apartment. He did what
anyone else would and broke down the door on two occasions to rescue whomever was being murdered. Of course the occupants called the police and he was
arrested and charged with numerous crimes. Others I knew were afflicted by "entities" that they could both see and hear.
Some were on meds and others weren't . The ones that couldn't afford it were the worst off, they would have constant sleeplessness, nightmares and
fear or paranoia. However the drugs just deadened the symptoms, never trully healing anything. This video brings out this affliction better than any
description I have heard on the subject.
My Indian friend (under the bridge) used to tell me in detail how it was going with the episodes. It came and went for him. I told him it sounded like
drill instructors trying to break his mind like in boot camp. Breaking down resistance to their attempts to persuade him to go out and hurt other
people. He and I would sit and talk about it and he agreed they were "intelligent" and separate from himself. Each had different personalities and
different methods of abuse. They would gang up and yell at him in his ear for hours. Sometimes he thought he would go nuts or do what they wanted if
they would just stop.
I used to say to him. So thats it ? They don't harm you otherwise, just yell at you to break you down? Well then all you have to do is realize they
have no power over you other than your reaction to them. If you don't talk back or try to bargain with them they will eventually go away. It does
require effort on their part and if you don't respond they will eventually give up. They have only the power you give them. They are trying to get
you to do evil but if you don't they will stop.
"You are not in their army of darkness dude, you don't have to do what they want. As long as you don't interact or go off on others then they'll
leave." Sure enough it worked. He still calls me and thanks me for that. The episodes he says are getting shorter and less frequent because he no
longer responds. It would get worse when he fought back in the past, yelling back and running from them into alcohol.
The other guy was more desperate. He heard brutal screams form inside homes and had to walk by without interfering. That was much harder to endure. I
don't know what ever happened to him.
The other guy who used to see demons is in prison now. He used to get into fights with people because the "spirits told him to" (his words). Now
he's doing hard time for numerous assault charges.
I understand that doctors have no actual cure for a lot of these cases just endless application of mind numbing drugs to control symptoms. I saw that
at work too. When on meds these normally bright people were mostly catatonic and depressed. They slept a lot and seemed listless. As long as they were
on the meds they were surely no longer a threat to society.
My take on the root cause of these is surely different than a lot of medical professionals, I am just relating my direct experience with it.