Muses, Madmen, and Prophets

Muses, Madmen, and Prophets [Reading] ➽ Muses, Madmen, and Prophets ➳ Daniel B. Smith – Heartforum.co.uk The Strange History Of Auditory Hallucination Throughout The Ages, And Its Power To Shed Light On The Mysterious Inner Source Of Pure Faith And Unadulterated Inspiration Auditory Hallucination Is One The Strange and Prophets PDF ✓ History Of Auditory Hallucination Throughout The Ages, And Its Power To Shed Light On The Mysterious Inner Source Of Pure Faith And Unadulterated Inspiration Auditory Hallucination Is One Of The Most Awe Inspiring, Terrifying, And Ill Understood Tricks The Human Psyche Is Capable Of Muses, Muses, Madmen, ePUB × Madmen, And Prophets Reevaluates The Popular Conception Of The Phenomenon Today And Through The Ages, And Reveals The Roots Of The Medical Understanding And Treatment Of It It Probes History, Literature, Anthropology, Psychology, And Neurology To Explain And Demystify The Experience Of Hearing Voices, In A Fascinating And Madmen, and Prophets PDF/EPUB Ä At Times Funny Quest For Understanding Daniel B Smith S Personal Experience With The Phenomenon His Father Heard Voices, And It Was The Great Torment And Shame Of His Father S Life And His Discovery That Some People Learn To Live In Peace With Their Voices Fuels This Contemplative, Brilliantly Researched, And Inspired Book Science Has Not Been Able To Fully Explain The Phenomenon Of Auditory Hallucination It Is A Condition That Has Existed Perhaps As Long As We Have There Is Evidence Of It In Literature And Even Pre Literate Oral Histories From Across All Times And Cultures Smith Presents The Sophisticated And Radical Argument That A Negative Side Effect Of Living As We Do In This Great Age Of Medical Science Is That We Have Come To Limit This Phenomenon To Nothing Than A Biochemical Glitch For Which The Only Proper Response Is Medical, Pharmaceutical Treatment This Pathological Assumption Can Inflict Great Harm On The People Who Hear Voices By Ignoring The Meaning And Reality Of The Experience For Them But It Also Obscures From The Rest Of Us A Rich Wellspring Of Knowledge About The Essential Source Of Faith And Inspiration As Smith Examines The Many Incidences Of People Who Have Famously Heard Voices Throughout History Moses, Mohammed, Teresa Of Avila, Joan Of Arc, Rilke, William Blake, Socrates, And Others He Considers The Experience Of Auditory Hallucination In Light Of Its Relationship To The Nature Of Pure Faith And As The Key To The Source Of Artistic Inspiration At The Heart Of Smith S Exploration Into The Many Extraordinary, Strange, Sometimes Frightening And Sometimes Almost Supernatural Aspects Of Auditory Hallucination Is His Driving Personal Need To Comprehend An Experience That, When Considered In Good Faith, Is As Profound And Complex As Human Consciousness Itself.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB S Personal Experience With The Phenomenon His Father Heard Voices, And It Was The Great Torment And Shame Of His Father S Life And His Discovery That Some People Learn To Live In Peace With Their Voices Fuels This Contemplative, Brilliantly Researched, And Inspired Book Science Has Not Been Able To Fully Explain The Phenomenon Of Auditory Hallucination It Is A Condition That Has Existed Perhaps As Long As We Have There Is Evidence Of It In Literature And Even Pre Literate Oral Histories From Across All Times And Cultures Smith Presents The Sophisticated And Radical Argument That A Negative Side Effect Of Living As We Do In This Great Age Of Medical Science Is That We Have Come To Limit This Phenomenon To Nothing Than A Biochemical Glitch For Which The Only Proper Response Is Medical, Pharmaceutical Treatment This Pathological Assumption Can Inflict Great Harm On The People Who Hear Voices By Ignoring The Meaning And Reality Of The Experience For Them But It Also Obscures From The Rest Of Us A Rich Wellspring Of Knowledge About The Essential Source Of Faith And Inspiration As Smith Examines The Many Incidences Of People Who Have Famously Heard Voices Throughout History Moses, Mohammed, Teresa Of Avila, Joan Of Arc, Rilke, William Blake, Socrates, And Others He Considers The Experience Of Auditory Hallucination In Light Of Its Relationship To The Nature Of Pure Faith And As The Key To The Source Of Artistic Inspiration At The Heart Of Smith S Exploration Into The Many Extraordinary, Strange, Sometimes Frightening And Sometimes Almost Supernatural Aspects Of Auditory Hallucination Is His Driving Personal Need To Comprehend An Experience That, When Considered In Good Faith, Is As Profound And Complex As Human Consciousness Itself."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Muses, Madmen, and Prophets
  • Daniel B. Smith
  • English
  • 16 June 2019
  • 1594201102

10 thoughts on “Muses, Madmen, and Prophets

  1. Jay Green says:

    Enjoyed this broad view of the phenomenon of voice hearing which is accompanied by a number of famous case histories Socrates, Joan of Arc, William Blake , but feel it could have been so muchIt is short on depth and detail I would have liked to have read about other, less famous, examples, about the variety of theories that both professionals and hearers provide, but most of all I would have liked alucid and empathetic account of what it is actually like to hear voices The exam Enjoyed this broad view of the phenomenon of voice hearing which is accompanied by a number of famous case histories Socrates, Joan of Arc, William Blake , but feel it could have been so muchIt is short on depth and detail I would have liked to have read about other, less famous, examples, about the variety of theories that b...

  2. Jackson Burnett says:

    This book gets five stars only because a book can t be rated with four and a half at goodreads Muses, Madmen, and Prophets is fascinating It s well written and seems well researched The conclusion is not particularly satisfying because auditory hallucinati...

  3. Richard says:

    It appears the voices I ve been hearing all my life aren t that unusual Oh, I just hear someone calling my name, and to tell the truth it hasn t happened in a while, but it used to be disconcerting I mean, you re walking down the street, or, what s worse, standing in an otherwise empty room, you hear your name and turn around, and there s no one there, or no one that you know, anyway And not a voice inside your head, the voice comes from the outside, and is very real Well, something like 5 It appears the voices I ve been hearing all my life aren t that unusual Oh, I just hear someone calling my name, and to tell the truth it hasn t happened in a while, but it used to be disconcerting I mean, you re walking down the street, or, what s worse, standing in an otherwise empty room, you hear your name and turn around, and there s no one there, or no one that you know, anyway And not a voice inside your head, the voice comes from the outside, and is very real Well, something like 57% of people intervi...

  4. Eva says:

    This is the second book I ve finished this week that came into being as the self reported result of the author s needing to come to terms with his father s experience Both books have by turns benefited and suffered from their authors source of inspiration In the case of this book, it appears Smith s father had a terrible experience with auditory hallucinations and was tormented by them his entire life Not tormented in the sense that he couldn t escape them, they were persecutory, etc, but to This is the second book I ve finished this week that came into being as the self reported result of the author s needing to come to terms with his father s experience Both books have by turns benefited and suffered from their authors source of inspiration In the case of this book, it appears Smith s father had a terrible experience with auditory hallucinations and w...

  5. Lisa says:

    The subject of whether hearing voices is always pathological or not is very interesting, and in some instances this book was very engaging But most of the time reading it was dull and poorly focused The chapter I enjoyed the most The Tyranny of Meaning, where we actually get to hear about the differing viewpoints within modern psychology, both from professionals and the voice hearers themselves And the history of the term hallucination and how it shaped the way we view people who hear voice The subject of whether hearing voices is always pathological or not is very interesting, and in some instances this book was very engaging But most of the time reading it was dull and poorly focused The chapter I enjoyed the most The Tyranny of Mean...

  6. Katie Marquette says:

    An interesting topic to be sure, but Smith s personal anecdotes and references to his father s auditory hallucinations can seem intrusive and unnecessary Smith does a fine job, however, of pointing out the contradictions inherent in the speech we often use to describe auditory hallucinations The word hallucination is so loaded it seems to already define hearing voices as something false and dangerous However, many people who have heard voices including many of our ancient heroes prophe An interesting topic to be sure, but Smith s personal anecdotes and references to his father s auditory hallucinations can seem intrusive and unnecessary Smith does a fine job, however, of pointing out the contradictions inherent in the speech we often use to describe auditory hallucinations The word hallucination is so loaded it seems to already d...

  7. Jenn says:

    Offered such promise but was unfortunatley a let down I read this book and expected to come away with a better understaning of voice hearing but instead received a short history lesson on past voice hearers such as Joan of Arc While I appreciate the author s attempt to pull direct experiences into the book he fell short of pulling everything together into a cohesive message The organization of the book was also frustrating The chapters did not flow and I found it difficult to finish it took Offered such promise but was unfortunatley a let down I read this book and expected to come away with a better understaning of voice hearing but instead received a short history lesson on past voice hearers such as Joan of Arc While I appreciate the aut...

  8. Sarah says:

    Auditory hallucination is an inherently interesting topic, so this book was an easy read However, I wished the author could have organized his flow of ideas better It was sort of a mish mash of psychology, history and philosophy, which wasn t tied together very well.And his conclusion thesis was very lame He basically ending the book saying to paraphrase , A handful of hallucinatory people throughout history have been worth listeni...

  9. Lise says:

    Like Consciousness A Very Short Introduction, this book left me convinced that mind investigating mind is doomed to become lost in recursion and confusion In this book, however, the situation may have been improved if the author had established some working definitions early on and stuck with them.Some interesting passages and observations, some curious facts, but no real substance to speak of I m still not really sure of what hearing voices means, or how common it is in the population as a Like Consciousness A Very Short Introduction, this book left me convinced that mind investigating mind is doomed to become lost in recursion and confusion In this ...

  10. Nubia says:

    Through research on philosophy, religion, and peronal story, Daniel Smith give us an idea of what the voices mean for different people Voices are not necessarily pathological not very organized, but fair, with good evidence of research A traves de la investigacion cientifica, filosofica, la historia de las naciones y la historia personal Daniel Smith nos da una idea de los que las voces signifan para diferentes personas Las voces no son necesariamente patologicas El libro no esta muy b Through research on philosophy, religion, and peronal story, Daniel Smith give us an idea of what the voices mean for different people Voices are not necessarily pathological not very organized, but fair, with good evidence of research A ...

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