Schizophrenia is the most common diagnosis that psychiatrists make for almost any reason. Any mental disorder that cannot be classified is declared schizophrenia. It has already been divided into many varieties. Hebephrenic, paranoid, simple, sluggish ... In appearance, a person who is sick with schizophrenia may look more or less normal. But he is tormented by hallucinations, auditory and visual, tactile, confusion, the patient becomes closed, inactive, aggressive, in a severe form quickly degrades, loses interests, hobbies, and even the ability to serve himself. It seems that everything is simple and the answer is found. "Spirits" is a mental disorder, most likely schizophrenia.
But after all, most people who decided to engage in spiritualism did not feel sick at that time? And came into contact with something, which is essentially crazy. At the same time, the craziness is, as we found out, in the same consciousness, but, despite its disordered thinking, it knows how to invent complex things, skillfully lie, understand questions and consciously answer them. It seems that having someone crazy doesn’t bother him.
Dealing with what modern medicine knows about schizophrenia, I was amazed at the myopia of those who were involved in this. It seems that they all focused only on the classification of the varieties of this disease, and did not think at all over the question, what is this phenomenon at all? Where and why do hallucinations come from, for example, “voices in the head”? Why and how does delirium arise, especially fantastic, when a person often sees himself as a participant in some interstellar expedition, a paratrooper on another planet, a participant in the war with aliens? How and why do pseudo-hallucinations arise, reminiscent of dreams in a state of wakefulness, but they are conscious, and often add up to a whole story with philosophical overtones? All of this is being attributed by psychiatry to the illusions of a sick imagination. And the “voice in the head” is also an illusion, like everything else that often scares and surprises the patient himself. Paradoxically, doctors come up with all sorts of strange explanations that these are “loops in the mind”, but for some reason it never occurred to anyone that such phenomena are generated by a completely separate, independent part of the brain that has its own thinking and fantasies. And that all these symptoms are a disorder of "parallel" consciousness, of that same "second person" who is just carrying out ideomotor acts during spiritualism. At the same time, the consciousness of the person himself can be relatively preserved, such symptoms simply interfere with him.
This state of affairs is very reminiscent of what was in microbiology before the discoveries of Pasteur and Koch. Microbes were seen through a microscope, but biologists were only engaged in classification, almost no one, with a few exceptions, had the idea that it was an infection! And at this time, people continued to get sick and die, often whole cities and countries, continents.
What explanations for the symptoms of schizophrenia do psychiatry give us? Surprisingly, no explanation. Generally.
Schizophrenia is considered a mysterious disease, but psychiatrists deny the possibility that auditory hallucinations can be generated by separate independent branches of thought. In the hands of psychiatrists, it seems, all the facts to guess that the human consciousness is not unitary, but consists of several relatively independent personalities, but no! They cannot in any way depart from the almost medieval postulate that consciousness is singular, and all that surrounds it is “unconscious”. Imagine, there are even scientific conclusions that thought is formed first in the subconscious, and then it enters the human mind, with some delay. And there, in the subconscious, only the "unconscious"! There is such an obscure disease as multiple personality disorder. A person cannot say who he is. He is one, then another, then a third. And all these personalities are different! It would be strange to assume that they suddenly appeared out of nowhere as a result of a mental disorder. But psychiatry thinks so. Imagine that on your computer, suddenly, out of nowhere, several additional screens appeared on which there are programs that you never installed! And they are radically different from each other and from those with which you usually worked on the main screen. You will probably be surprised? There is nothing surprising for psychiatry. But in science such situations, when simple facts cannot be connected together, are by no means uncommon.
Back in 1976, Julian Jaynes put forward the theory of "bicameral mind". What he talked about in the book "The Origin of Consciousness in the Process of the Collapse of the Bicameral Mind". There was common sense in this theory, and some scholars supported it. In the end, it was not refuted, although historical assumptions were not confirmed, but since then it has simply been forgotten. Also a typical story for science. Better no explanation than some.
Thus, we can naturally assume that the phenomenon of mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, and spiritualism are related. "Spirits" constantly give us false information, give erroneous forecasts, and often clearly contradicting the very usual logic, they lie about themselves. The spiritualistic pendulum and the vine often show incomprehensibly what. At the same time, communication with this "other world" remains coherent, and most often does not resemble delirium. For centuries, people have been trying to make sense of what “spirits” say, they seemed to know something that a person himself does not know. And indeed, sometimes this secret knowledge erupted, in the form of revelations, when someone described other worlds to a person, moreover, in detail and, it seems, reasonably. On the basis of this, books were written, mystical teachings were created. But there was always a dead end behind them all. Anyone who dared to try to understand thoroughly, sooner or later rested on the fact that this knowledge was ending, in a strange way, giving him the feeling that there was nothing further. Or completely at odds with reality. As a result, everything that researchers learned in this way became meaningless. Is it not a strange phenomenon when something complex and seemingly endowed with a mysterious meaning, in the process of research, later degenerated into something completely unnecessary, devoid of connected content? There were many attempts, and they all ended in almost nothing, or the person himself later began to think up this meaning, creating a new mystical teaching. In fact, it is easy to assume that such an outcome is precisely caused by craziness, in the area where schizophrenia usually occurs, with delirium and hallucinations. Only in a healthy person the thinking of this part of his consciousness is not so upset as in a seriously mentally ill person. Therefore, it generates such strange information that does not coincide with reality.
BETWEEN COMMUNICATION WITH SPIRITS AND MENTAL DISORDER THERE IS A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP.
I will say an even stranger thing, it should be so. The result of all this secret knowledge should be a dead end! And the madness there is just a completely working condition. Schizophrenia, as a disease of the entire human consciousness, is an extreme manifestation of such a state of "parallel thinking", an already unscheduled regime.