Unusual perceptual phenomena, including visual and auditory hallucinations, have been associated with spiritual and religious experiences since ancient times. Since hallucinations associated with major psychiatric disorders not infrequently include spiritual and/or religious content, this has led psychiatrists to take a reductionist approach that treats all such anomalous experiences as pathology and likely to be indicative of mental illness. However, research shows that many people who experience anomalous perception should not be diagnosed as mentally ill and are not in need of mental health services. For some, such experiences serve to enrich and enhance their sense of life purpose.
This day conference will bring together recent scientific research on hallucinations with spiritual and religious perspectives. Mental health professionals need to be aware of alternative frameworks for making sense of anomalous perceptual experiences, with important implications for both clinical practice and the spiritual life.
This soul rescue circle was formed spontaneously during a presentation by me, Dr Terence Palmer, to an audience at The Coptic Centre in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Sunday 15th May 2016. A woman in the audience expressed signs of chronic distress and asked for help. This video recording is the result of that request.
During a practical lesson on how to use a psychic self-protection protocol, one member of the group experienced a blockage in connecting with her Higher-Self and The Light. On investigation using the remote method with a soul rescue group several attached entities were discovered. Here is a recording of the first entities found. The video has been clipped to edit out the private and personal aspects of the case.
Gail attended the presentation on psychic self defence at the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan on 10th May 2016. She posed the question, ‘When you are visualising, eliminating the negative whilst going into a trance, how do you see it, what does it look like?’
She was invited to find out from her own experience. This recording answered her question. Now she knows.
Psychic Protection with Terence Palmer
Here is the third part of the project protocol to test the difference between auditory hallucinations and voices from a veridical source.
Complementary Religious Interventions
The complementary use of traditional religious healers by persons who experience psychotic states has been documented for a number of societies including Puerto Rico (Koss-Chioino, 1992) Africa (Lambo, 1978) Brazil (Redko, 2003) and Mexico (Zacharias, 2006) among others. However, how the use of these treatment modalities might impact on the recognition and treatment of psychotic symptoms and on the course of schizophrenia has rarely been systematically examined (Edgerton, 1980).
Despite a considerable expansion of information on the factors that may affect the course and prognosis of schizophrenia, set within a broader social and cultural frame of reference, relatively few studies systematically explore the impact of treatment alternatives, such as non-conventional treatments by spirit healers, and the role they play in the course of the disorder (Moreira-Almeida and Koss-Chioino, 2009, 269).
All citations are to be found in the bibliography of the book.
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