Monday, 8 December 2008

HEARING VOICES IN MY MIND – THE DAY IT ALL BEGAN

HEARING VOICES IN MY MIND

THE DAY IT ALL BEGAN





To recall that day, I have to take you back to 1979 to give you a glimpse into part of my life. I live on a smallholding on the western slopes of the Lake District in Cumbria, and, at the time, the day began with chores that revolved around the horses that I owned then. However, at eleven o’clock, I always set aside time for personal reflection. I would sit quietly in an upstairs room that gave me spectacular views towards the summits of some of the Lakeland mountains, and there I practised a simple form of meditation.

This particular morning the sky was clear and a bright sun shone on the summits of Scafell, Great Gable, Yewbarrow and the rest. I settled into my chair, easing my neck onto the high wingback, and rolling my head gently from side to side to smooth out any tensions.

Then something happened that was so dramatic and far-reaching, and yet, paradoxically, was completely devoid of drama. A ‘presence’ that I could not see, moved from the space in front of me, into me. Immediately, my mind was charged with another voice or provoker of thoughts; thoughts over which, then, I had no control and which were not initiated by me. In my head began conversation as between two separate people, one of whom was me.



I BEGAN TO HEAR VOICES

In the years that have followed and my ‘story’ has often been told, many individuals focus on the ‘voice’ or ‘voices’. To me, the most important element within that morning’s events is contained in the phrase “…a presence…moved into me.” Yes, a physical presence.
From that day to this, I have never been free from voices and intrusive physical presences. I have learned much and have written much – hence the book.

Entitled “Listening to the Silences in a world of hearing voices”, it tells you exactly what happened then and subsequently, and explains why I have never become ill as a result of my experiences. I have never become ill because I know, without any shadow of doubt, that what I experience is of spiritual origin. Yes, with absolute certainty – spiritual. I try to steer clear of all religions, and deep psychiatric/psychological theory, and write entirely with the mindset and language of an engineer – which is what I am.

Comments from a variety of sources serve to indicate whether or not I have been successful. A television producer said: “It is beautifully written”.
   
On ‘StumbleUpon’, someone with the delightful nickname of ‘Pervypeahead’ wrote: “He pours water over many unhelpful myths and writes clearly in a way that will probably save someone’s life.”

A mother wrote: “My son is in hospital on antipsychotic drugs. He describes it word for word like Roy. He has always said that it is a spiritual thing and not a mental illness.”

Anne-Marie’s letter says: “I want to say thanks for writing on the Internet about your experiences, I found it to be the only true version of what I feel happened to me last year. I had been looking for books to read on the subject, but found nothing useful until I came across your account.”

From a Portuguese film producer came: “I was very much impressed by your book, I believe both your life and literature are a truthful account of human experience and should be rapidly shared with a wider public.” He has spent some time with me filming material for a documentary about my life.

And finally, from a mother in India, deeply concerned about her son and his anti-psychotic drug regime – we had been discussing ‘spiritual’ alternatives. She commented: “Undoubtedly, many have gone to ashrams and been cured. But here in the heart of Mumbai, what can we do but accept the drugs – and anyway, the doctors terrify you!”

If anyone wants to write to me privately, there is a contact address in my book on line. The web address is www.royvincent.org where the book is free. Many prefer to hold an actual book, and recently it has been published in softback. The publisher’s address is www.chipmunkapublishing.com

Monday, 14 July 2008

EARTH CURRENTS ARE NOT LEY LINES: LEY LINES ARE NOT EARTH CURRENTS

EARTH CURRENTS: 

CAUSE OF

'GEOPATHIC' ILLNESS

A Short Analysis by Roy Vincent

(Extract from my book on http://www.royvincent.org/)



I came to live in my present house in 1971. Finding it was the result of a happy coincidence of someone wanting to emigrate and myself actively looking for somewhere with land and grazing for my horses. Two hectares of land, and a setting on the western slopes of the Cumbrian fells that has visitors using such words as ‘paradise’ (although they may be speaking of my cooking, which is out of this world!).




I am on a narrow plateau and surrounded entirely by farmland; the seas are visible to the west, while east the ground rises to a high ridge. I had to make some adjustments in that there are no mains water, gas, or sewerage. The gas comes in bottles; the septic tank gurgles and belches knowingly, and happily looks after itself. The water? Yes, the water – and here I begin my tale.

My first water supply had been installed by the previous owners and involved a large tank some distance inland that was fed by small streams that wandered down the fellside. It was good to have a private supply that was free from any additives, and miles from any source of urban or industrial pollution. 

In time, and as I got older, the servicing of the installation began to be tedious, involving as it did clambering over stone walls when there was possibly ice or other hazards. And so I considered the possibility of a borehole on my own land. I was fortunate to find a dowser who lives not far away, who came with a cohort of children, and together we strode up and down my two fields. 

The dowser, Jack, had the traditional forked twig that he had pulled from the hedge, while the rest of us carried bundles of canes and followed close on his footsteps. Back and forth he walked, the twig dipping downwards from time to time while we ran to push in a cane at the spot.

In a comparatively short time, the pattern emerged of rows of canes that demonstrated the presence below each row of an aquifer. There were eight or nine all told, and all indicating the underground flow of water from the high ground toward the sea. One stood out from the rest, for as Jack approached, and was yet four or five metres off, the twig began to vibrate, and then shot downwards alarmingly as he came immediately above it. 

We plotted the course of this underground stream and were relieved to find that it deviated away from a neighbour’s property, and was obviously not the source of his spring.


The arrival of the drilling rig and the sinking of the borehole provide material for a saga yet to be written, although I have told it often enough. It is still difficult to describe my relief and joy at seeing great jets of water soaring above the rig as the compressor did its work. 

The main aquifer is at twenty-five metres depth, and sits under clay and sandstone and on top of a bulk of granite – each layer in its way telling the story of past volcanic activity and glaciations. “It’s the best supply that we’ve found in the Lake District,” said both the well-borer and the pump man – and for a county that seems to have more than its fair share of water, that is quite an accolade. 

It is the most beautiful water – cold from its underground sources, with just a hint of its mountain origins and sometimes a trace of iron from the ore beds that lie a short distance inland, and which were last worked in a very basic manner by long-dead miners several centuries ago.

Upstream, the aquifer passes under my boundary bank, or dyke as it is known locally, then below a narrow road and under the dyke that forms the boundary of my neighbour’s land. His dyke has a hedge on top – except above the aquifer, where nothing grows. 

My boundary has a row of venerable pine trees, that stand tall – except where they grow or grew above other aquifers. One has died in my time here, another is quite stunted compared with the rest, and the one that had been planted directly above the main aquifer had grown in a strange way. From its base, it had grown almost parallel with the ground before finally directing itself upwards. The contorted shape became the tree’s downfall, for, heavily burdened by wet snow, it was wrenched and twisted by winds and eventually came down in the field.

The trees and their history, together with my neighbour’s hedge, provide me with an ever-present and visible demonstration of the existence of what have become generally known as ‘earth currents’. Now, as I am writing, it is a warm and sunny day, and I have just come in from the field where I have spent some time lying on the ground directly above the aquifer. I did not really have to do that, for I already knew what I would feel, but I did it simply to add to the credibility of my account. 

Over many years, I have been made aware of the fact that I am very sensitive to the presence of electrical or electromagnetic fields and phenomena. It is difficult to quantify the effects – even to describe them in such a way that others can identify if they also are not similarly sensitive. Such words as ‘tingling’ and ‘currents’ come to mind, together with an inner sense of apprehension or disquiet.

The underground stream is a conductor of natural electricity. Its very movement may be the generating source of the current. The proximity upstream of the iron ore and the adjacent sandstone might create an electrical battery, the water providing both the electrolyte and the conductor.

‘Earth currents’ and ‘earth radiation’ have become the accepted general terminology used in describing what is a real, identifiable and measurable phenomenon. More scientifically, they are called ‘telluric’ currents, described below in Encyclopaedia Britannica.

“Telluric Current - also called Earth Current, natural electric current flowing on and beneath the surface of the Earth and generally following a direction parallel to the Earth's surface. Telluric currents arise from charges moving to attain equilibrium between regions of differing electric potentials; these differences in potential are set up by several conditions, including very low-frequency electromagnetic waves from space, particularly from the magnetosphere incident upon the Earth's surface, and moving charged masses in the ionosphere and the atmosphere. 

Telluric currents are often used by geophysicists to map subsurface structures, such as sedimentary basins, layered rocks, and faults. An anomalous current density or gradient may be indicative of a subsurface structural feature.”

Measurement requires precise and not very portable instrumentation and away from the scientific world recourse is more often made to the practice of dowsing or divining with the easily carried twig, rods or pendulum. It is most unfortunate that in some quarters, earth currents have been identified with another and completely different phenomenon, namely ‘ley lines’. 

Ley lines are not earth currents; 

Earth currents are not ley lines. 

The term ‘ley line’ was coined by a man named Alfred Watkins, who describes his findings, and why he used the term, in his book The Old Straight Track. They relate to the straight-line routes used by people in times long past, before the development of large towns and cities, before land was enclosed, before there was a network of roads and when travel was on foot or pony with pack animals or porters and the direct route was the most economical of effort. 

One of my hobbies is to find and follow them in this wide-open country around my home, much of it never having seen the plough. I use a map, compass, rule and pencil, not dowsing rods or a pendulum, and the tracks can often be seen as the sun slants across a hillside, or a light powdering of snow settles differently on their surface compared with the surrounding terrain. Happy are the moments when I might come across a long disused ford or stepping stones, or find a series of mark stones that had guided feet from times long before the Romans came.

One unfortunate consequence of the association and confusion of earth currents with ley lines is that archaeologists, who could learn much from the alignment of the routes and the places that they once connected, become apoplectic at the mention of ley lines, while those practitioners who are involved in the provision of health care, ignore the phenomenon of the currents and their consequences for health, and dismiss the whole as so much hocus pocus.

It is not only the trees that suffer developmental and health problems when in the proximity of a current, although their behaviour and that of house plants can sometimes provide clues. All organic life may be affected, and the fact that plants and animals respond should be sufficient to demonstrate that health deterioration is real and not simply a subjective human reaction.

 The term ‘geopathic stress’ has become the most commonly used general description of the result of persistent exposure to the electrical field associated with earth currents. Although the phenomenon has been known of in a number of parts of the world and in different eras, the first comprehensive description that I have found is in a book called Earth Currents: Causative Factor of Cancer and Other Diseases. 

The author, Gustav Freiherr von Pohl, provides many studies of the sleeping locations of individuals or families who had suffered serious, long-term ill health, the ailments being many and varied. Apart from the more obvious of cancer and cardio-vascular conditions, the inclusion of instances of deteriorating mental health particularly concerned me within the context of my general writing.

I have mentioned my own sensitivity to electrical phenomena, and it was my own reactions that confirmed to me the involvement of geopathic stress in the illness and subsequent death of three whom I knew or got to know well. My cousin had developed very severe muscular rheumatism and had been given high doses of a steroid to relieve it. On one visit, and sitting in a room where I had not previously sat, I began to experience a very painful backache. Puzzled, for there was no obvious cause, I made an excuse and changed my seat, at which the pain declined. I felt certain that the cause was some form of earth current, and as the room was that used most frequently by my cousin, with her bed immediately above, I have no doubt that the resultant stress led to her illness. 

Her diet of steroids had, however, proved to be too great, for her spine disintegrated, collapsed and she could breathe no more and died. Significantly, the dog belonging to a friend with whom my cousin shared the house, would not remain in the room in question, but left immediately if ever taken into it. The room in which the friend slept was subject to much less stress, but even so, she developed the most atrocious and unconscious habit of grinding her teeth. This latter is another indication of the existence of geopathic stress, and is unconscious and not subjective. Dogs detest these locations while cats seek them out – again, another potent indicator.

The behaviour of houseplants was an effective indicator of the stress at the head of the bed of one young woman whom I got to know. The plants deteriorated rapidly if placed on the bedside tables, and recovered if moved into other parts of the flat. Esther had developed a malignant brain tumour from which she subsequently died. While she and her partner were together in the flat, one used to wake in deep depression with the feeling of a ‘heavy weight on the chest’, while the other had frequent teeth-grinding nightmares. 

Esther moved back to her parents’ home, and after treatment lived for a further year, succumbing eventually to meningitis. Her partner moved the bed within the room, and enjoyed relaxing sleep. My own reaction when I stood at the original bed head was to experience deep nausea.

There were no external signs in John’s house, but the fact that I could not sleep in the bed in which he had slept formerly, alerted me to the fact that something was wrong. It was not, however, until someone actually dowsed the house that it was demonstrated that a ‘stress’ line in fact ran the length of what had been John’s side of the bed. The line went the full extent of the house, and crossed another, the crossing being beneath the location of his relaxation chair. After a long fight, and sustained by the utmost dedication of his wife, Vanessa, John sadly died of the leukaemia that he had contracted.

I have no way of knowing what precisely were the causes of these particular earth currents, for there are many possible driving forces. The earth is, in fact, a huge electrical machine. It has a magnetic core, and rotates within the stream of electrically charged particles that pour out from the sun in never ending flow, the ‘solar wind’. One characteristic of a rotating electrical machine is that it generates so-called ‘lines of force’ over its surface, and that is just what occurs over the surface of the earth. 

There are two ‘grids’ – the Hartmann and the Curry - and where they cross or interact with underground aquifers, zones or lines of geopathic stress are created. If the earth’s surface was regular and homogeneous, perhaps not as many currents would flow, but it is this irregularity that, with other influences, creates the random configuration that is so hard to predict.

The variability and unpredictability of strength and direction of the grids and water generated currents become very apparent in the illustrations that accompany the case studies given in von Pohl’s book. 

A further collection may be seen in a book called Earth Radiation by Käthe (Katy) Bachler. The author, a schoolteacher in Austria, had trained as a dowser and had studied the phenomenon of earth currents and their relationship to problems of health. Also qualified in science and mathematics, Ms Bachler approached her investigations with the rigour of a scientist. She had become convinced that the erratic and unsocial behaviour of some children, and the underperformance of others, had its roots in geopathic stress experienced at school or home, or in both. Her proposed study was recognised by the Superintendent of the Schools District of Salzburg, and the Authority allowed her to pursue a full time investigation in the classrooms and the homes of many children.

It is impossible to supply detail of cases from either book in this limited essay – the books themselves are a small selection of many thousands. However, one conclusion that stemmed from the Bachler study was that children never sat in the same place for more than a month, but were moved around in the classroom at regular intervals. It is worth quoting briefly from the preface to the book that was written by the Superintendent.

“She wanted to find out whether there was a measurable connection between geopathy and academic failures in children of school age. Heretofore, this had been a field regarded as charlatanism.
We now have the results of her work. This book is recommended for sceptics as well as supporters. Maybe they, too, will become convinced that there are indeed geopathic influences, and that by eliminating them, some people can be helped immeasurably. In particular, pupils and students can now become achievers in their studies.”

There is a further introduction written by the then Archbishop of Salzburg, aimed at setting to rest any doubts that Christians might have about the use of dowsing. He warns against the use of dowsing for evil purposes and personal gain, but gives his blessing to those who use the gift for the benefit of others. The Archbishop concludes by “…warmly recommending to believing Christians the work of Ms. Käthe Bachler, and especially her book…”

It is most unfortunate that both books are very hard to find, and are probably not in print. Anyone reading them may be struck by the fact that neither investigator talks about eliminating, removing or reversing the currents and their effects. Where, in the quotation above, the Superintendent writes of ‘eliminating them’, he should, in fact, have written ‘avoiding them’. 

The whole thrust of the work and analyses of both authors is to find good places for people to sleep and work in. Many to whom I have described these phenomena in the past make an immediate assumption that the whole house is a bad place. This is patently not so. In the case of John above, the lines were no more than a half metre wide. The zone in Esther’s flat was solely at the bed head – plants that wilted when on the bedside tables flourished very healthily elsewhere, and the bed, when moved, provided a fully restful sleeping place. In the main, there are more good places than unhealthy ones.

I repeat what I wrote earlier, neither author suggests that the geopathic zones can be eliminated or ‘cured’. I have been to ‘workshops’ where one has been told of practices such as driving in wooden stakes, or copper pins. Others where individuals have claimed to ‘visualise’ the zones away. Rational thought and an appreciation of the causes and driving forces of the earth currents should convince most people that the areas and lines of stress cannot simply be ‘wished away’. The aquifers beneath my fields have been flowing, probably without cease, since the last ice-age, and no action that I can think of will cause them to change direction or cease producing their electrical field. My house itself is almost completely benevolent, and I can understand why the site was chosen so many centuries ago.

Some aquifers are seasonal, and so dowsing on one occasion may provide a different result from that obtained on another. The Somerset Levels provide an interesting anomaly, because the direction of flow is governed by the state of the tide in the adjoining Bristol Channel. The tidal range is very great, and at high tide the pressure from the sea pushes the flow in the aquifer inland, while at low tide, the water is allowed to drain in the normal seaward direction. 

Electrical currents are created in the stratospheric zones above the earth, and are transferred by a process known as induction into the plane of the earth below. Inevitably, these currents will be at their strongest in suitable conductors such as flowing water and in ore deposits, but as the currents are the result of the sun creating electrically charged particles in the ionosphere, they only exist during daylight hours. They are strongest at local noon, and die away at dusk. There are other major variables resulting from the movement of the moon and the changing seasons.

It has long been acknowledged that it is pointless trying to locate and evaluate earth currents at full and new moon, because of strong gravitational and other influences a these times. Watching something as unlikely as a travel documentary crystallised this understanding for me. A group on men were exploring a particular region in the Australian outback where water is at a premium. They had stopped to fill up with water and petrol at a very remote store. As they were discussing with the store owner the additional availability of water further into the desert, he told them that in many locations the ground-water came to the surface at new and full moon i.e. in that very flat desert plain, the moon exerted a virtual tidal influence over the subterranean water. The corollary of that is that wherever it occurred, water in underground aquifers would be subject to exactly the same influences, with a consequent effect upon any attendant earth currents.

What I am really trying to say is that dowsing and locating geoelectric zones and currents is not a simple and casual practice that can be picked up without considerable thought. Even though the process of dowsing with rods or a pendulum is easily demonstrated and many find that they can do it, that is not the end in itself. If one sets out to find the good or bad places in a house or place of work and thereby advise people, one is taking on a very serious responsibility. The case studies of both Ms. Bachler and von Pohl relate to many grave and life-threatening illnesses, and also to those normally classed as ‘mental’, and both worked in consultation with the appropriate physician. 

It is interesting to note this acceptance and collaboration coming from the medical profession and the Church in central Europe. In Britain, there is almost universal scepticism, or downright ridicule.

The tendency to ridicule stems in no small part from the influences that I mentioned earlier – namely the desire of many to look for mystical associations and, through the confusion with leylines, linkages with such places as stone circles and ancient sites. The use of the term ‘geomancer’ is calculated to reinforce the ‘magic and mystery’ (although, in truth, I cannot understand why anyone would use that term in this context. Geomancy is the method of divination that interprets the random shapes that appear in earth that is thrown onto a surface, and later, it is the interpretation of a collection of dots randomly made on paper). 

There is nothing magical about earth currents, nor the geopathy associated with them. It takes a small amount of science to understand how the phenomena develop, but it takes a lot of realism and dedication to use the knowledge for the benefit of sick people.

In Britain, one of the most dedicated individuals in this field is Rolf Gordon. His son died from cancer, and Rolf is certain that the root cause was the geopathic stress experienced by his son where the latter slept. Apart from writing a very useful and practical book, Are You Sleeping In A Safe Place?, Rolf founded the Dulwich Health Society with the aim of disseminating knowledge and of promoting the use of what appears to be the one device available that can minimise the local effect of geopathic currents. 

The device, called a ‘Raditech’, is plugged into the electrical mains in the house and, based on what is called a ‘Lakowsky coil’, it generates a neutralising field. Anyone believing that this is just a bit more hocus-pocus, may be interested in this simple anecdote: I supplied one of these units to some friends to use in their house where there were several geopathic zones. The much older mother who had lived all of her life in this same house, but who knew nothing of the new device, descended the stairs the next morning with the remark that she had just had the best night’s sleep that she had ever had since childhood.

The effects upon mental and nervous health are often quite difficult to assess, for they can be complex in that the dividing line between the actual physical effects of the geopathic stress and the resultant subjective reactions may become blurred. At the simplest level, a physical feeling equivalent to that experienced during times of apprehension may be created in a person. Even though there may be nothing in the person’s life actually to cause worry, the constant feeling of being worried may engender a permanent state of anxiety for which medical help may then be sought.

On a personal level, I can only speculate about the very first home of my parents. It was built on land that had been reclaimed from freshwater marsh that drained into an inlet of the sea close by, with the possibility of water movement continuing to occur beneath it. In giving birth to my brother in the house, my mother came close to dying from a haemorrhage that followed his birth. My brother cried incessantly, and was often pacified only when beneath overhanging trees. Both the failure of blood to clot, and the incessant crying of infants are key symptoms of the existence of geopathic stress. 

There are many cases recorded of infants cramming to one side or end of their cot in their efforts to avoid the source of their distress, or perhaps sleep-walking or seeking the bed of a sibling or parents. I am acquainted with one child from before the time that I first became aware of these phenomena, which cried incessantly when put in its cot, and struggled so hard in its distress that it developed a hernia. His mother’s character changed markedly while living in this particular mobile home. The child became pacified and the mother her normal self when shortly they moved to a new dwelling. 
The reaction of my brother when beneath the trees is a possible confirmation of the electrical nature of all that I am considering, for it is well known that certain trees are one of the many sources of negative ions (electrically charged particles) and that these are necessary for normal health and development. One consequence of the nature of certain geopathic zones is that they have been shown to create an excess of positive over negative ions. Wide research has demonstrated that the reverse ratio is essential for harmonious life and development. This, however, is a much wider topic and beyond what I intend in this essay.

Again, I can only speculate on the possibility that where my brother and sister-in-law slept there was a geopathic zone. The fact that both developed cancer within a comparatively short time of each other, and that my brother later had a minor stroke, makes me think that it is probably so – a number of writers on the topic assert most definitely that in virtually every case of cancer that they have investigated, there has been the presence of geopathic elements.

Further speculation was fuelled in my mind when I read his Memoirs, by the former Foreign Secretary, Lord Hurd. He described his choice of his present home, and the fact that when he and Lady Hurd first inspected it they found running water below the floorboards in one room. Also in the book are two illustrations – one of Lady Hurd during her recovery from leukaemia, juxtaposed with a view of the house, which stands alongside a seasonal stream. The association of water flow and cancer really hit me when I came to that part of the book.

There is however, no room for speculation in the instances of two families with which I am well acquainted.

Family 1

(I regret that the illustration for Family 1 is being revised and will be inserted later.)

Morag and Jock, plus children Tom and Amy. Morag developed breast cancer, and after appropriate treatment was beginning to recover, when a colon cancer was discovered. Husband Jock has suffered depression for some time and has not worked for several years. The illnesses can be traced back to when they moved into their current house. Fig 1 represents a dowsed scan of their bedrooms. The crossings within their bed are some of the worst that I have seen illustrated in the various books to which I refer you. Jock invariably woke in a state of deep depression, but did not do so when he slept in a bed in bedroom 4. They have installed a Raditech of appropriate strength, but that was very recently, and too late to improve Morag’s chances, and she is now declining fast in a Hospice. The better quality of sleep that Jock is now getting with the device installed, has helped him to cope with the personal tragedy now unfolding, and to devote full time attention to the two young children, whose beds at 2 and 3 are thankfully clear of adverse stress.

Family 2



Maggie, Ben and daughter Ruth moved into their present home approximately five years ago. In that short time, Maggie has had a hysterectomy, suffered a period of clinical depression and developed breast cancer. Ben had a recurrence of a psychiatric problem that was well controlled, has deserted Maggie, and they are now divorced. Ruth changed from a reasonably compliant early teenager into a belligerent and non-cooperative person. 

Without then realising the implications (for the scan is very recent), Maggie had moved her Bed 1 from the disaster zone to the one clear area of her bedroom. With appropriate treatment, she has fully recovered from the breast cancer, and has recovered from the deep depression that had threatened to end her employment. Since receiving the scan of the geopathic zones, Ruth has been persuaded to move her Bed 2 to a clear area, and as this has happened only within the last fortnight, it is not yet possible to assess her reactions.

Finally, I have only recently been made aware of a remarkable development in the fortunes of one particular family following their change of house. The father, (A), is the brother of one of my close friends who has regularly commented upon the circumstances and health of his brother, and the state of his marriage. ‘A’ had inexplicable blackouts from time to time, and had a marriage in name only, the union being maintained essentially for the children. The wife, as reported, behaved like a virago, and refused normal relations. One child suffered from petit mal, while his sister had psychological problems. 

Following the change of houses which occurred three or four months ago, there have been no instances of the problems of ‘A’ or his son that would have been expected in that time, and the son’s medication has been greatly reduced, and will soon be stopped; ‘A’ and his wife have resumed normal marital relations, while the young girl is appearing to be free from the stresses that were at the root of her previous condition. Neighbours at the original location suffered from recurring and serious health problems, indicating the possibility of both properties being affected by local geopathic conditions, if indeed geopathy is at the root of all the difficulties, something that I am not now able to confirm by dowsing.

Conclusions
Cancers and other physical illnesses are the ones most often cited when describing the effects of exposure to geopathic influences. Equally important because of their increasing prevalence and often devastating consequences, are the ‘cancers of the mind’ – the clinical depressions, anxiety states and other serious nervous and psychiatric illnesses, and the non-specific behavioural problems in children. 

Esther and her partner between them had ‘deep depression’ on waking after night-time ‘teeth grinding nightmares’. Jock habitually awoke depressed when in the marital bed, but had refreshing sleep in a bed that is free from geopathic influence. 

Maggie developed clinical depression and Ben suffered aggravation of a controlled psychiatric condition, while Ruth underwent a change in personality in their new home. Personality change followed my friend’s daughter moving into a particular dwelling, while her infant son became greatly distressed when in his cot – both improving after removing to a different home.

Käthe Bachler’s findings are so very relevant in the face of wide ranging ‘social’ problems that are occurring in our schools. Disruption, indiscipline, attention deficit are some of the possible consequences of children sitting for long periods in geopathically stressed zones. Unfortunately the existence of geopathic illness is not generally accepted in Britain, and the ever-ready fix-it drug is available as the panacea to cure all ills when often all that is required is the relocation of the bed or sitting place. Cost free remedies, without side-effects - and remarkably successful.


Book references:

The Old Straight Track - Alfred Watkins Abacus Books 0-349-13707-2

This is the source book for anyone who is really interested in the truth about ley lines, for it is written by the man who identified the phenomenon and coined the actual term ‘ley line’.

In his introduction Watkins wrote: “My main theme is the alignment across miles of country of a great number of objects, or sites of objects, of prehistoric antiquity. And this is not in one or a few instances, but in scores or hundreds. Such alignments are either facts beyond the possibility of accidental coincidence or they are not. These lines of necessity include, and mix up in the first place, human efforts and place-names of widely different periods of time; it is the task of other branches of archaeology to work out the full chronology of the matter, and I only attempt those few obvious deductions as regards periods which the mechanism of the sighted track reveal.” “One definition seems to be needed. A trackway is a path across country for man and horse, often with no more structure than made by the users’ feet, but perhaps stoned or ‘pitched’ in soft places. My subject is not that of Roman roads.”


Earth Radiation Käthe Bachler Wordmasters 0951415107

The author wrote: “Many factors can disturb health and well being, like the weather constellations, one’s lifestyle, a bad diet and infections. Many of these factors can be eliminated once recognised. In addition, there are other environmental factors less familiar to most people, such as the influences from the earth itself – that is geopathic influences. 
I want to report about geopathic influences, since very few facts and conclusions have been presented in this area. Yet it would be of great value for people to know more about them. Much energy could be preserved, much suffering alleviated, much emotional turmoil eased, and many people could lead a useful and happy life if those damaging influences could be removed from their lives.” 
“It is my sincere desire that the realisations on which this book is based will be instrumental in giving help and hope to many people who have suffered from illness and depressions. I am thinking especially of children who are unable to bring about change without the help and understanding of the adults around them.”

Earth Currents: Causative factor of cancer and other diseases
Gustav von Pohl frech verlag, Germany 3-7724-9402-1

The author wrote in 1930: “My observations set down in this book about negative electrical earth currents are in the main virgin territory for medical science”. “After speaking at a congress for physicians in May 1930 and again when a journal for cancer research published a treatise about the emergence of cancer through earth currents, many physicians came to visit me at my home. All, except one, who studied my work and reports were convinced about the accuracy of my research and promised on their return to check and keep up this research themselves”. 

“Unfortunately there is no technical instrument at present that will measure the degree of intensity of earth currents. We depend at the moment on the expertise of the experienced dowser for the investigation and diagnoses of different intensities of earth currents. I emphasize experience, for many call themselves dowsers (or diviners) only because the divining rod moves in their hands, have no idea why and on which object the rod dips in its various ways below the earth, and neither do they appreciate the strength or type of currents. The latter is the important issue.

About 25 years ago when I lived in North Germany, I had arranged a scale of currents from 1 to 12 analogous to the Beaufort wind scale. When I studied dowsing in the Alps in Bavaria and Switzerland, I found the earth currents so strong that my scale had to be extended to 16 degrees.”

Anyone who wishes to obtain a copy of either the von Pohl or Bachler book should enter the author’s name on the Internet. The last time that I looked, I found that there were steps being taken to organise reprints.


Are You Sleeping in a Safe Place? Rolf Gordon Dulwich Health Society
0-9514017-0-X

The Author’s son died of cancer in 1985. He subsequently found that at one stage his son’s bed had been located over a strong underground vein of water. “I only realised later the harmful effect of geopathic stress, caused by these underground veins of water, must have had on my son’s health, and I immediately decided to investigate. 
I found to my astonishment that considerable research had been carried out in Germany over the last 50 years, which supported the theory THAT ONE IS UNLIKELY TO DEVELOP CANCER UNLESS ONE HAS SLEPT OR STAYED FOR LONG PERIODS OVER HARMFUL EARTH RAYS. 
One doctor, Dr. Hagar of Stettin, has found the theory borne out in 5,348 cases. Equally this was shown to be the case in respect of most other serious illnesses.
Why, I ask myself, is so little known about the harmful effects of earth radiation on health? The answer must lie in the mystique surrounding them (they have only recently been measured according to the established laws of physics), the scarcity of published evidence in the English language and the consequent refusal of literally (sic) minded people to believe in such phenomena and because so few people are aware of the dangers or can locate the currents accurately”.

Friday, 11 July 2008

ESCUCHAR VOCES : ESQUIZOFRENIA

ESCUCHAR VOCES : ESQUIZOFRENIA


LIBRO GRATIS (En Ingles) www.royvincent.org 



“...OYENDO A LOS SILENCIOSOS…”


Autor: Roy Vincent



En el otoño de 1979 empeze a oir voces y a experimentar otros fenomenos que desde entonces continuo haciendo.

O sea, que desde hace 25 años no he dejado de recibir “Intruciones” que de forma directa o subliminal entran en mi mente y en mi cuerpo y mis sentidos.

Uso la palabra `Intruciones` deliveradamente porque eso es lo que son, `Intruciones’ no el aberrante producto de una mente ni de un Cerebro emfermo. Debido a lo estaba haciendo afinales de 1979, no tengo duda ni la menor sombre de ella, de que lo que experimente es de origen espiritual. El uso de la palabra ‘espiritual’ para algunos inmediatamente les sugerira ‘espiritualismo’ ‘teologia’ ‘creencias religioas’ y cosas parecidas. Palabras que para muchos puede ser un obstaculo que puede impedir o impedira (seguramente) el que ni siquiera sigan adelante con la lectura de mi libro. Olvidense de estos prejuicios, soy de profesion ‘Ingeniero Nuclear’ y mi forma de escribir o redactar es la forma corriente que usamos los que practicamos esta profesion. Tan preciso y real como debe de ser dentro de la verdad y de experiencias que en si, son de lo mas Impreciso y Anrealistico.

Desde el comienzo de estas experiencias me dedique en ir tomando notas y despues desde 1988 empeze a ordenarlas por escrito y poco a poco me converti en un literato de ‘Ordenador Personal’. Paralelamente leyendo libros sobre el tema o temas de salud mental, me encontre con lo que se conoce como “El Primer Grado de los Sintomas de Ezquizofrenia” y me di cuenta de que yo los habia experimentado todos. No solo eso sino que lo tenia anotado y escrito pero con mis propias palabras. Sin embargo y este es el punto mas importante y que con mucho enfasis trato de destacar es que yo nunca he estado emfermo de estas causas. Como tampoco he buscado o buscare ayuda o la intervencion de los mundos de la Psiquiatria o de Religiones. Todo lo contrario, escribo para imformar a aquellos de esas dos practicas y que se dedican a ayudar a los que padecen emfermedades de la mente o desordenes mentales.

Cuanto mas escribia sobre este tema, con mucho mayor interes eran leidas por mis amigos, que aun hoy dia ejercen en Psiquiatria y que cuanto mas leian mas interesados estaban sobre mi vida pasada y como fue el comienzo de esas ‘Intruciones’ y como las recibia.

Pense que lo que tenia que hacer era escribir sobre el ‘Antes y Despues’, para separar todo que sucedio antes de 1979 y lo que siguio luego, porque y aparte de entre un periodo y otro ambas sequencias estan ‘desconectadas’ totalmente. Lo que paso antes es otra historia que es la primera parte de mi libro.

En 1961, yo tenia una carrera muy prometedora en la industria de la energia nuclear, la cual perdi o me fue robada como consecuencia de unos diagnosticos medicos erroneos y de la aplicacion de una innecesaria e inapropiada medicacion.

Lo que ahora se conoce como(Criptosporidia Infeciosa) se trato comosi fuese una ‘Crisis Nerviosa’ y empeze una vida con tratamientos a base de’Librium’. Dos anos despues de uso continuo y de adicion (Droga Dependencia) presente señales de los muchos efectos colaterales y tuve otro ano de tratamiento que me llevaron a dos nuevos episodios relativos a los sintomas de ‘Droga Abstinencia’ (Familiarmente conocido como El Mono). Esto me llevo a una nueva Hospitalizacion que duro 23 semanas, y se experimento conmigo tratamientos de electro-chock (E.C.T.) y una variedad de drogas nuevas como; Triptizol. Melleril. Valium. Pertofran, mas un surtido de Benzodiazepinas y Barbuturicos seguido de un Segundo tratamiento de ‘Shocks’ a base de Insulina, acabando todo en una Burlesca Segunda opinion de alguien que mas tarde se convirtio en una ‘Gran Figura’ en el mundo de la Psiquiatria.

El resultado de todo esto es, que me tuve que retirar anticipadamente y que mi carrera y vida personal quedaron totalmente arruinadas. (En termino economico y de valor real perdi mas de 500.000 libras en ese periodo.)

No obstante y aunque paresca incredible o dificil de creer desde entonces se abrio una nueva etapa de mi vida que ha sido y es las dos cosas fascinante y recompensada, incluido el que despues de cuatro años empezaron a producirse nuevos acontecimientos que finalmente me llevaron a las ‘Intruciones Espirituales’ Porque como descubri no solo las hay ‘Malevolentes’ que son, la plaga de la ezquisofrenia, sino que tambien hay las que son ‘Benevolentes’.
Toda mi historia esta relatada en el libro, asi como bajo la Tutela del ya difunto Sanador (Bruce Macmanaway), me entere de que tambien tengo el talento de poder sanar. Es un talento que he usado solo para las buenas causas (por lo menos eso creo) y del cual he tenido muchas satisfaciones y encuentros personales con Gente que son maravillosas.

Mis estudios sobre Ingenieria Nuclear me ha llevado a otro resultado, el de estudiar nuestra interrelacion con el medio ambiente electrico y comprender cuales son los efectos de la electricidad en la salud. Identificandome con la naturaleza electrica de la acupuntura desarrolle tambien mis conocimientos y experiencias en este campo.

He identificado unas 30 estratagemas que son usadas por las ‘intruciones’ entidades y que las describo en detalle. Aparte, comprendi tambien que los canales que conducen a la vulnerabilidad de la mente, pueden abrirse via tales actividades como, Hipnosis , Hipnoterapia, Regresiones de vidas pasadas, Reiky y otras varias formas de Adivinaciones y Comunicaciones. Doy tambien ‘ precauciones’ para aquellos que se involucran en la practica de ‘Espiritualismo’ y en otras varias practicas de ‘Exoterismo’ las cuales conllevan la apertura de la mente y refencias sobre la posibilidad del uso de las drogas de ‘recreo’ como por ejemplo, el Canabis y la Mescalina que producen el mismo efecto y que es el que normalmente es buscado por Chamenes, etc, etc., Tambien especulo sobre las posibles coneciones con lo que se llama ‘Mania Depresiva’.

Entre mis heroes preferidos estan, Galileo, Paracelso y Nicolas Tesla, de este he tomado algunas refencias y saco mis propias concluciones, asi como de otros articulos y publicaciones y de conversaciones que he mantenido con profecionales de spsicologia y spsiquiatria y personalidades dedicadas al campo de la salud mental, y referencias de Escritores como Irving Gottesman, Julian Jaynes, Martin Roth, Kenneth McAll, A.W. Drummond, Wilson Van Dusen, Richard Mackarness, que son solo unos pocos de una larga lista asi como referencias de una famosa y muy conocida


Monja y visionaria ‘oyente de voces en los silencios, Santa Teresa de Avila.

Este libro deseo hacerlo assecible a todos los interesados, de forma gratuita, porque opino que su lectura es importante y debe ser leido y divulgado, el unico precio que pongo es; que se ponga en practica para ayudar a los que luchan contra las Cienegas en las que sus mentes estan sumergidas. Por supuesto que pueden dar esta direccion de pagina WEB a los que esten interesados.

Ya he cumplido los 77 años pero aun tengo fuerzas y muchas cosas por hacer, por lo tanto no puedo prometer contestar a ninguna pregunta (Aunque a veces lo intentare.)

Finalmente; me uno al poeta W.B. Yeats y hago esta especulacion:


Donde mis Libros van?


‘Todo lo que expreso en palabras

y todas las palabras que escribo
infatigables al viento deben sus alas desplegar
y en su vuelo nunca descansar hasta llegar alli
donde tu triste,triste corazon esta...’



§ Roy Vincent §



ENTENDRE DES VOIX : LA SCHIZOPHRÉNIE


ENTENDRE DES VOIX :

LA SCHIZOPHRÉNIE

« ...ÉCOUTER LES SILENCES... »





UN LIVRE GRATUIT

de ROY VINCENT

www.royvincent.org 





Pendant l’automne de l’année 1979 j’ai commencé à entendre des voix et d’éprouver d’autres phénomènes, une chose qui m’arrive toujours depuis cette heure. 

 Alors, pendant presque 25 années, j’ai ressenti sans cesse des ‘intrusions’ qui entrent dans mon esprit et dans mes facultés mentales ou d’une manière flagrante ou au-dessous du niveau de mon conscience et qui envahissent au même temps soit avec vigeur soit subtilement mon corps et mes sens.

J’ai employé ce mot ‘intrusions’ exprès, car cela les dépeint exactement – elles ne sont point le produit d’un esprit aberrent ni d’un cerveau malade. En raison de ce que je faisais au commencement de l’année 1979, je n’ai aucun doute – pas même l’ombre d’un doute – que ce que j’éprouve est en effet d’origine spirituelle. Si l’on emploie le mot ‘spirituelle’ il se peut que, pour bien des gens, l’idée vienne immédiatement à l’esprit que cela concerne ‘la réligion’, ‘le spiritualisme’, ‘la théologie’ et tout ça, sujets qui sont peu engageants et qui, peut-être vont les empêcher même d’ouvrir mon livre. Il faut oublier de telles idées préconçues. Je suis ingénieur et ma façon d’aborder le problème, et mon emploi du langage sont ceux d’un ingénieur – aussi précis et réaliste que possible dans ce domaine d’expérience qui est le plus imprécis et irréaliste. 

 Du commencement j’ai pris des notes qui sont bientôt devenues une production cohérente à mésure que je suis devenu initié à l’informatique. Pendant que je lisais de la matière parallèle dans la sphère de la santé mentale j’ai trouvé ce qui s’appellent « Les Premiérs Symptômes » de la schizophrénie, et je me suis rendu compte que je les avais tout éprouvés, que je les avais notés et discutés, bien que dans mes propres mots. Néamoins – et voici l’essentiel que j’essaie désésperement de vous faire comprendre – je n’ai jamais souffert de cette maladie, et je n’ai jamais cherché de l’aide ou l’intervention de la part ni de la psychiatrie ni de la réligion. Au contraire, c’est mon intention d’informer ceux qui essaient d’aider les malades mentals et déséquilébrés dans ces deux sphères.

Aussi vite que j’écrivais, mes amis qui travaillent dans la sphère de la psychiatrie lisaient mes mots avec avidité. Et pendant qu’ils lisaient, ils voulaient savoir tout au sujet de ma vie avant le commencement de ces ‘intrusions’. Je me suis rendu compte qu’il me fallait écrire de ma vie avant ces intrusions, pour la séparer des événements de 1979 et de ce qui l’a suivi, car, hormis que ces deux séquences d’événements me sont arrivées à moi, elles sont tout à faire sans connection l’une à l’autre.

Ce qui m’est arrivé avant les intrusions, c’est une histoire en elle-même et forme la première partie de mon livre. En l’année 1961 j’avais une carrière prospère dans l’industrie nucléaire, une carrière qu’on m’a volée à cause des consquences d’un faux diagnostic médicale et d’une médication mauvaise et peu nécessaire. Ce qu’on comprend maintenant comme une infection ‘Cryptosporidique’, était traitée comme si c’était quelque chose de nerveux, et j’ai commencé une vie avec Librium.

 Après deux années d’usage continu j’ai développé une dépendance psychologue à l’égarde de la drogue et, à cause des maints effets sécondaires dont j’ai souffert, j’ai commencé une année ‘psychiatrique’ qui a commencé avec deux épisodes de manque, puis vingt semaines à l’hôpital, 23 E.C.T.s, l’expérimentation avec une variété de drogues comme Tryptizol, Melleril, Valium, Pertofran, et un assortement de benzodiazepines et de barbituriques, en addition du choc insulinique ‘therapie’ – tout cela a fini avec l’avis grotesque d’un deuxième médecin qui est devenu plus tard doyen dans la sphère de psychiatrie.

Je suis parti en préretraite, ma carrière, ma vie familiale anéanties et, en total, dans la réalité, j’ai perdu plus qu’un demi million de livres, mais quoi que ce soit difficile à croire, effectivement, j’ai commencé une vie nouvelle. C’est une vie qui était, et qui est aussi, facinante et qui en vaut la peine, même si après quatre ans cette vie a embrassé les événements qui ont précédé les intrusions spirituelles. Car, comme je l’ai décovert, il y a non seulement les intrusions malveillantes – celles qui tourmentent le schizophrène – mais il existe aussi les intrusions bienveillantes.

 L’histoire entière se trouve dans le livre – comment, avec les conseils d’un guérisseur célèbre, feu Bruce Macmanaway, j’ai découvert que moi aussi, je possédais le talent de guérir les autres. C’est un talent dont je me suis servi, je l’éspère, aves beaucoup d’effet et qui aussi a entrainé bien des récompences pour moi et des rencontres avec des gens extraordinaires. Ma façon d’aborder le problème, influencée par ma connaissance d’ingénierie, m’a amené à l’étude des aspects d’électricité et de la santé. Comme je me suis rendu compte de la nature éléctrique d’acupuncture, j’ai élargi ma connaissance dans cete sphère aussi.

J’ai identifié plus que trente stratagèmes différents que ces ‘entités’ intrevenantes emploient et je les décrivent en détail. J’ai découvert aussi qu’il y a des canaux qui mènent dans l’esprit des gens vulnérables et qui se laissent ouvrir par les activités telles que l’hypnotisme et l’hypnothérapie, la régression dans la vie passée, Reiki et des formes variés de ‘divination’. Il ya aussi des avertissements pour ceux qui se mêlent à la libération de l’esprit et à beaucoup des usages ésotériques qui nécessitent ‘d’ouvrir l’esprit’; je fais mention aussi que c’est possible que les drogues qu’on emploie souvent pour se détendre, telles que le cannabis et la mescaline auraient le même effet, effet que veulent produire le chaman et ses semblables. Je spécule aussi sur les liens possibles avec la psychose manic-dépressive.

Parmi mes héros se trouvent de tels individus comme Galileo, Paracelsus et Nikola Tesla, et je les cite et je tire des conclusions de leur oeuvre et au même de l’oeuvre et des communications d’un grand nombre de psychiatres, de psychologues et d’autres personnes qui sont célèbres dans la sphère de santé mentale – tels que Irving Gottesman, Julian Jaynes, Martin Roth, Kenneth McAll, A.W.Drummond, Wilson Van Dusen, Richard Mackarness, - entre beaucoup d’autres.

 J’ai tiré aussi des informations de la Sainte Teresa d’Avila, bienconnue pour ses voix et ses visions.

J’ai décidé de mettre le livre à la disposition de tout le monde – et gratuitment, car c’est important qu’on le lit. Le seul prix que je vous prie de m’offrir, c’est que vous devez l’employer ou en faire usage pour ceux qui luttent dans ce marécage qu’est devenu leur esprit ou que vous devez les informer de l’adresse du Website. J’ai maintenant plus de 88 ans et il y a encore beaucoup de choses que je voudrais accomplir et ainsi je ne peux pas me charger de répondre aux communications qu’on pourrait m’envoyer, mais je vais essayer.

Cependant je me joins au poète W.B.Yeats et je spécule –


Où que mes livres se trouvent –



Il faut que tous les mots que je prononce,

Et tous les mots que j’écris
Doivent ouvrir les ailes inlassablement,
Et qu’ils ne restent jamais dans leur vol,
Jusqu’à ce qu’ils viennent se reposer là où se trouve
Votre triste coeur affligé.

KUULLA ILMAISTA : SKITSOFREENIKKO

KUULLA ILMAISTA : SKITSOFREENIKKO
ILMAISKIRJA

” ÄÄNIÄ HILJAISUUDESTA ”

Roy Vincent


www.royvincent.org


Syksyllä 1979 aloin kuulla ääniä ja kokea kaikenlaisia ilmiöitä ja niin tapahtuu edelleenkin. Tapahtumat alkoivat 25 vuotta sitten, enkä ole koskaan ollut vapaa näiltä ilmiöiltä. Ne tulevat joko voimalla äänekkäästi tai huomiota herättämättä tajuntaani, voimakkaasti tai hienovaraisesti ruumiini aisteihin.

Käytän tarkoituksella sanaa ‘tungettelu’ koska koen ne sellaisena – ei mielenhäiriön eikä aivosairauden takia. Vuoden 1979 tapahtumien johdosta minulla ei ole pienintäkään epäilystä; kokemukseni olivat ehdottomasti hengellistä alkuperää. Käyttäessäni sanaa ‘henkinen’ (spiritual) , jotkut ehdottavat heti ‘uskontoa’, ‘spiritualismia’, ‘teologiaa’ tai vastaavaa – sanoja joita jotkut pitävät luotaantyöntävinä, eivätkä siksi edes avaa kirjaa. Unohda ennakkoluulot. Olen insinööri ja kielenkäyttöni on senmukaista – täsmällista ja realistista kokemusten puitteissa jotka ovat epätäsmällisiä, eivätkä kovin järkeviä.

Alusta alkaen olen kirjoittanut kaiken muistiin. Muistiinpanot alkoivat vuodesta 1998 olla johdonmukaismpia koska tulin tietokoneen käyttäjäksi. Samanaikaisesti olen lukenut mielenterveyttä koskevaa kirjallisuutta ja skitsofrenian ‘tärkeimpiä’ oireita. Totesin , että olin kokenut ne kaikki ja myös kirjannut ne ylös omin sanoin. Nyt tulen tärkeimpään asiaan jota erityisesti korostan. En ole koskaan sairastanut tätä sairautta, enkä ole hakenut apua ennen, enkä hae tulevaisuudessakaan psykiatrian alalta enkä uskonnosta. Päinvastoin, kirjoitan antaakseni tietoa niille jotka yrittävät auttaa henkisesti sairaita ja häiriintyneitä.

Psykiatrian alan ystavät lukivat innolla kirjoittamaani ja halusivat tietää mitä tapahtui ‘ennen’ eli ennen tungettelujen ilmestymistä. Ymmärsin, että minun pitää todellakin kirjoittaa menneestä ‘ jotta voisin erottaa sen vuoden 1979 tapahtumista.

Tapahtumat ‘ennen’ on oma kertomuksensa ja kirjan ensimmäinen osa käsittelee sitä. Vuonna 1961 työskentelin menestyksellisesti ydinvoiman parissa. Urani tuhoutui väärien taudinmäärityksien seurauksena, sekä väärien ja tarpeettomien lääkityksien ansiosta. Nyt tiedän, että se oli cryptosporidia tartunta jota sitten hoidettiin ‘hermostollisena’ ja niin tuli elämääni Librium. Kahden vuoden jatkuva käyttö johti, että tulin siitä riippuvaiseksi ja koin monia aineen sivuvaikutuksia. Alkoi ‘psykiatrinen’ vuosi. Se johti kahdesti lääkkeiden vieroitusoireisiin, kaksikymmentä viikkoa sairaalassaoloa, 23 sähkösokkiterapiaa (ECT), erilaisten aineiden kokeilua, kuten Tryptizol, Melleril, Valium, Pertofran, ja kokoelma benzodiazepineja (nesteenpoisto) ja barbituraatteja sekä insuliini ‘sokkiterapiaa’. Loppu tuli koomisesti toisen mielipiteen johdosta. Sen teki henkilö, josta tuli maailmankuulu psykiatri.

Jäin varhaiseläkkeelle, kotini hajosi ja menetin puoli miljoonaa puntaa. On vaikea kuvitella, mutta lopulta aloitin uuden eläman. Elämäni on sekä mielenkiintoista että antoisaa – vaikka neljän vuoden kuluttua koin tapahtumia, jotka sisälsivät yliluonnollisia ilmiöitä (tungettelijoita). Ne eivät olleet ainoastaan pahansuopia jotka vaivasivat ‘skitsofrenian’ tavoin – oli myös hyviä ilmiöitä.
Kaikki on kerrottu kirjassni esim. kuinka edesmenneen, kuuluisan parantajan Bruce Macmanawayn avulla löytyi myös kykyni parantaa. Parantajankykyni on toivottavasti tuottanut hyviä tuloksia ja palkkioksi olen tavannut ihania ihmisiä. Insinöörialan tuntemukseni johdosta olen opiskellut vuorovaikutustamme sähköiseen ympäristöön ja sähkön ja terveyden välisiä näkökohtia. Koska ymmärsin akupunktion sähköisen luonteen, laajensin tietämystäni ja kokemustani sillekin alalle. Tunnistin yli kolmekymmentä erilaista menetelmää joita tyrkytetään ‘eheyteen’ pääsemiseksi. Kuvaan ne yksityiskohtaisesti. Totesin myös, että esim. Hypnotismia,hypnoterapiaa, Reikiä, ‘mennyttä elämää’ ja erilaisia ennustamismuotoja käytetään kanavina avaamaan avuttomien mieliä. Annan myös varoituksia henkien ja muiden salaisten toimintojen kanssa toimiville, ja viitteitä ‘virkistävistä’ huumeista kuten cannabis ja mescaline. Niiden vaikutus on samantapaista mitä samaani saa aikaan. Pohdiskelen myös mahdollisia yhteyksiä maanisdepressioon.

Sankareitteni joukkoon lukeutuu monenlaisia yksilöitä kuten Galileo, Paracelsus ja Nikola Tesla. Siteeraan ja teen johtopäätöksiä heistä, kuten myös monien psykiatrien, psykologien ja monien mielenterveysalan tuntevien kirjoituksista esim. Irving Gottesman, Wilson Van Dusen, Richard Mackarness. Kuvaan myös tunnettua äänien kuulijaa ja näkijää Teresa of Avilaa.

Kirjani on vapaasti käytettävissä. Palkaksi toivon, että sitä luetaan ja se on avuksi niille joilla on vaikeaa mielentasapainon kanssa. Toivon että WEB osoitteeni leviää eteenpäin. Olen yli 77 vuotias ja yhä kiinnostunut monista uusista asioista. Siksi en voi vastata kaikkeen yhteydenottoon, mutta yritän parhaani. Yhdyn W.B. Yeats’n runoon ja pohdiskelen –


Mihin Kirjani Menee

Kaikki sanat jotka lausun,
Ja kaikki sanat jotka kirjoitan,
Levitköön väsymättömin siivin,
Älkää koskaan levätkö lentäessänne,
Vasta silloin kun löydätte surullisen, surullisen sydämen ...

www.royvincent.org

Monday, 5 May 2008

OUVINDO VOZES: ESCUTANDO OS VOZES: ESQUIZOFRENIA

Ouvindo Vozes: Escutando os Vozes: Esquizofrenia.

"Listening to the Silences", escrito por Roy Vincent, relata 28 anos de experiência de ouvir vozes. Sem nunca ter ficado doente, Roy aprendeu com as vozes importantes lições que agora partilha connosco, para beneficio de outras pessoas que ouvem vozes, seus familiares e médicos. Li o livro, conheci pessoalmente o autor, e fiquei deveras impressionado pela sua sinceridade e conhecimento do fenómeno. Recomendo vivamente a leitura de "Listening to the Silences" Pedro Flores

Saturday, 16 February 2008

HER VERY SPECIAL MILE HIGH CLUB

Her very special Mile High Club


As she boarded the plane at Rhodes Airport, she could never have imagined or guessed that very shortly, and while she would be high over the Mediterranean, she would found her very own Mile High Club. Such a unique Club, and so bizarre! She must surely be the only member, and to the best of my knowledge, she probably is.


She and her partner, Tom, had had an idyllic holiday, and had prepared for their return later in the year, when they would get married on the island. And so, full of happiness, and well pleased with their plans, they both settled into the in-flight routine. He went into the gentle doze that whiles away the air-miles: she, as was her nature, began planning the minutiae of their wedding, albeit half a year away.


Suddenly, her mind was invaded by voices – the voices, she thought, of every other passenger on the plane. She was being attacked verbally and condemned in virtually every aspect of her life. Her clothes, her morals, her lifestyle, the way she worked – there wasn’t a single aspect of her life that didn’t receive destructive comment or reaction. She cowered in her seat, unable to look up and confront her accusers. Tom suddenly became aware of her distress, and when told, he looked around all of the plane and at the other passengers, and persuaded her to look around herself. Not a single other passenger was even mildly interested in her.


Although reassured enough to be able to continue to their home in relative calm, she had entered an entirely new and alien phase in her life.


“I was in fear of my life as I thought that I had been wired up, after hearing voices which I thought at first was my own inner self – they were speaking to me throughout my whole body and in my ears and through electrical appliances. I hardly slept for fright of what they were saying they could get me to do, as they got quite nasty and were going to steal my identity and corrupt my good name with my family and my employers. My life was under scrutiny from bathing to driving, and morals past and present. I couldn’t walk as I was so exhausted…”


Thus she wrote in part of a letter that she sent to me, and which began: “I want to thank you for writing on the Internet about your experiences. I found it to be the only true version of what I felt happened to myself last year. I had been looking for books to read on the subject but I found nothing useful until I came across your account…”


She and Tom came to stay for a weekend, and talking with me resolved many of her problems. They went back to Rhodes for the wedding, and, in the words of the fairy stories, they are living happily thereafter.


While this Blog is possibly not where you intended to arrive, please pause before moving on. 


 Most people know someone with mental health problems who might profit from reading my book.

 ‘Hearing voices’ is something that many people don’t talk about because of the stigma. They might welcome the chance to read about someone else’s experiences and ways of coping. Feedback has told me that many voice hearers and carers identify with what I have written, so please note the Web/Blog addresses, and pass them on.

www.royvincent.org 


Monday, 21 January 2008

UKAN ADVOCACY NETWORK POETRY ANTHOLOGY - MY POEM


Just over a year ago, The UK Advocacy Network, (UKAN), sponsored a competition for poets who had had experience of a variety of mental health problems. A selection of the chosen poems has been published as an anthology under the title:

“Greater Goings On… Than You Could Ever Guess.”

It is available through the UKAN website 

This is my poem, which was 'short-listed' -

Early Closing Thursday by Roy Vincent (1925 - )



It will make you much better, he said,
No, it won’t make a hole in your head.
The current’s quite small,
Hardly any at all,
And of course you won’t wake up quite dead.

The nurses, all gentle and kind,
Never told me that bits of my mind,
Would soon disappear,
That I’d feel very queer,
And not know before from behind.

Memories once precious to me,
Have vanished, no trace, all agree.
The voice of my child,
That amused and beguiled,
Was erased by the ‘cure’, E.C.T.

At Work was I then in disgrace
From this hole in my mind – this great space?
For I found, to my shame,
This face - What’s his name?
Or this name – Who’s got the right face?

Who began this outrageous farce?
Who decides to switch on and to pass
A current designed
To ‘repair’ this bent mind?
Do they really know elbow from arse?

Why ‘Early Closing Thursday’?
 


 Because it makes just as much (or as little) sense as

 ‘Electro Convulsive Therapy’.

“There is no theoretical basis to justify it. There is considerable criticism of its extensive use because it may produce permanent brain damage, especially losses of memory and intelligence.”
So writes the Oxford Companion to the Mind. For most people, the implication of ‘therapy’ is of some process that will aid recovery from whatever ails them, physically or mentally, and achieve it benevolently, without harming them. By what stretch of the meaning of words can a process be so described that actually harms the very thing, the human mind, that it is claimed to be saving?

“My mind to me a kingdom is,
Such present joys therein I find,
That it excels all other bliss
That earth affords or grows by kind.”
The poet, Dyer*, could not have guessed
What would be done to minds distressed.
This precious place with knowledge filled,
Shocked, drugged, benumbed - then killed.

(*Sir Edward Dyer 1540)


Read: “..listening to the silences..” Available free on 


www.royvincent.org 

I shall be grateful if you will tell others about the book and my website.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

HEARING VOICES: CANNABIS: SKUNK: PSYCHOSIS: SCHIZOPHRENIA....


HEARING VOICES: CANNABIS: SKUNK: PSYCHOSIS: SCHIZOPHRENIA...

These words have figured very frequently in the media over recent months - particularly ‘skunk’. The reason being that there has been widespread reporting of the major increase in availability of ‘home grown’ cannabis. Reports say that this home grown product is very potent, so potent in fact as to prompt a senior British drug enforcement officer to say that “a single ‘joint’ can cause psychosis.”

I do not want to detract from his message – for I entirely share his concern – but to take issue with the notion that cannabis causes psychosis or schizophrenia. It may seem like nit picking, but it is important to understand that cannabis and other and similar hypnotic substances may create the conditions in which individuals begin to hear voices and experience a variety of other undesirable phenomena.


I have never used ‘substances’, but I do ‘hear voices and experience a variety of undesirable phenomena’. I have never been ill from this cause, but nevertheless can claim to speak with the authority that 30 years continuous experience can bring. Furthermore, I know without any shadow of doubt that what I experience is the result of spiritual intrusion into my mind, body and senses.


In virtually every part of the world in recorded time, there has been the ‘shaman’ figure – the ‘oracle’, the ‘seer’ – and almost without exception it has been noted that some hypnotic substance, be it cannabis, mescaline/peyote, ‘mushrooms’, opium, has been used to facilitate the entry of the shaman’s spiritual ‘other’.


This, then, is my contention, namely that in modern times, the use of one or other of these hypnotics may inadvertently open a vulnerable individual to adverse spiritual intrusion, usually of a malevolent type, and to all that may follow as personal control is lost.


 My whole book is aimed at creating an understanding of the phenomenon of spiritual intrusion and the effect upon the mental health of individuals. 

In addition to the book, I have written an article that deals specifically with the consequences of ‘substance’ abuse. Entitled  “I Don’t Believe It!”, it is available with other essays in Chapter 16 of my book, which itself is at :
www.royvincent.org