Tag Archives: Hallucination

talking about “psychosis”…


Psychosis is not a “thing” except as a kind of  aperture or a lens through which we view someone struggling. It’s an interpretation, a way of seeing, of categorizing, naming, and talking about a person’s struggle. That that lens, that … Continue reading

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The line between…


    The line between hallucinating and perceiving is not as crisp as we like to think. In a sense when we look at the world, we are hallucinating all the time. One could almost regard perception as choosing the … Continue reading

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the sky’s ablaze


The sky’s ablaze with ladies legs, he’d say
They’re kicking from the clouds, shoes fall through the morning haze
And splat like eggs amongst the crowds, can you see it, boy Continue reading

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How hearing voices can be a meaningful part of human experience


How hearing voices, long assumed a sign of mental illness, can be a part of the human experience By WENCY LEUNG | The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jul. 12, 2015 12:00PM EDT Kevin Healey hears voices and music no one … Continue reading

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Everyone is capable of “hallucinating”


Everyone is capable of “hallucinating”. Continue reading

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Seeing things? Hearing things? Many of us do – Oliver Sacks


Short piece by Oliver Sacks from Nov 2012 in the lead up to publication of his book “Hallucinations”. Seeing things, hearing things, thinking things, feeling things that others don’t is what humans do- we all see, hear feel think in … Continue reading

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Beyond madness: a modern approach to hearing voices


Not sure why the authors feel the need to label it “modern” since hearing voices its mostly about about really, really, really  old stuff like listening, which is as old as the hills, but this is a nice piece by … Continue reading

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Seriously, folks…


 

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choose your hallucination


the line between perceiving and hallucinating is not as crisp as we like to think.
V.S. Ramachandran Continue reading

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Is that God Talking? – Tanya Lurhmann


A great op-ed piece in yesterday’s NY Times by  Tanya Lurhmann,  in which she casts her anthropologists gaze upon a  slice of the incredible diversity of  human experience – hearing voices that others don’t; and, in particular,  those who understand and … Continue reading

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