posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:29 PM
I've just read the first page of the thread and only heard the first video embedded by the OP.
As I read through the responses on the first page, I thought that different people definitely put their fingers on various possible causes of the
auditory hallucinations presented.
Many auditory and visual "hallucinations" that frighten or disturb people in the Western, primarily materialistic culture that has rejected
awareness of spirits in favor of philosophical abstraction, are commonplace among people from cultures that one might loosely call "shamanic".
What I heard on the tape struck me as a compilation of experiences that could, taken together, be ascribed to spirit infestation, overloaded nerves
and telepathic awareness.
There are ways to control this sort of thing through understanding and meditation. There are techniques available that should bring most of these sort
of manifestations under control fairly easily.
In the course of my involvement with meditation over nearly 35 years I have encountered several people who I was led to believe had been diagnosed
with schizophrenia, or were afflicted with hallucinatory manifestations and delusions.
These cases, in my very limited experience, are very hard to treat.
In Buddhism one encounters a distinction that is not often met with, outside courses in physics or philosophy. That distinction or notion is
that our ordinary way of seeing the world is "primitive". People in our culture generally believe that things are the way they "appear" to be.
They have a primitive view of reality.
Unfortunately by the time most schizophrenics get to competent instruction in meditation the primitive view of reality has asserted itself in relation
to their "hallucinations". The schizophrenic will believe that his "hallucinations" are the way they appear to be.
This situation can disturb the mind greatly. Some schizophrenics begin to regard themselves as the custodians of a special sort of "reality" that
they become attached to. They want help but not too much help. Many of them teeter on the edge of madness and then drop down the rabbithole.
They don't get a thorough, comprehensive overview of mental phenomena in time. When that happens, after they have become confirmed in a distorted
appreciation of their own "reality", they are difficult to reach and reason with.
When these sorts of hallucinations are given "attention" by the victim, that act by itself, feeds and reinforces the phenomena, unless the attention
is in the form of skilful techniques of meditation, designed to subdue or expel spirits, rebalance the flow of nervous energy in the body and acquire
and confirm a view of reality that is more detailed and sophisticated than simply taking things as they appear.
I am not a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist. I'm simply passing on personal observations and thoughts based on life eperience and some
understanding of meditation.