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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Hello everyone, As a follow up to the interview with Jerry I've spoken to British medium Clare Broad. I posed all the questions to her that Jerry's interview raised about the dangers of spirit contact, in particular the one of impostors. Claire's experience has been overwhelmingly positive and...
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    Hellish NDEs

    Hello everyone, An update - After an initially promising period of communication, Brion Melvin strop responding to my messages. I'm not shouting this from the rooftops as it was private correspondence, but I will mention it here. I sent him some notes on the kind of questions I might ask...
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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Thanks for your interesting comments. I wonder did you ever ascertain any symbolic meaning to the first two categories. Wilson van Dusen writes about his own bizarre experiences in the hypnagogic (The Natural Depth in Man), and attempts to find meaning in the randomness.
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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Do you feel the the info that 'your sister had passed away' was true in any symbolic sense? I ask because once I was woken from sleep by a powerful dream image of a friend (someone I'd been very close to) who came to me and said 'Goodbye Richard'. I wondered if they had died, interestingly I was...
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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Probably David but more simply than that – just by suspending the entry into sleep, the hypnagogic state, dream like images arise whilst fully awake which look and speak as separate people.
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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Yes, Jerry attributes all negative thoughts to the actions of external entities. He's quite clear on this and I do get him to be as it's such an unusual claim. I'm not sure Occam's Razor helps us much, we experience voices coming from seeming others in dreams, that upon waking we take to be our...
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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Thanks for your replies everyone, here are some general comments. It's interesting that Jerry does take such an extreme position, where not only does he attribute all schizophrenic voices to external spirits, but also all the negative thoughts we take to be our own. It really doesn't strike me...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Hello Maggie, so as not to hijack this thread, I've copied and responded to your posts on one dedicated to the Mazinsky interview - http://www.skeptiko-forum.com/threads/schizophrenia-possession-and-freedom-with-jerry-marzinsky.4244/
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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Maggie Cox wrote - How sad the book wasn’t finished Richard, has any of it published, perhaps as an article? It must have been almost twenty five years ago that the work of Professor Marius Romme became known in the UK, workshops were held, and the Hearing Voices Movement began. Marius wrote...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I've created a thread for the interview in the Extended Consciousness & Spirituality section of this forum, all the links are there - http://www.skeptiko-forum.com/threads/schizophrenia-possession-and-freedom-with-jerry-marzinsky.4244/ Maggie - I don't know if we mentioned it in the interview...
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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Hello everyone, Here is an interview I've recently conducted with psychotherapist Jerry Marzinsky, about his work with people tormented by hearing abusive voices. Jerry came to believe these were the voices of vampiric entities, generating then feeding off negative human emotion. I ask Jerry...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Okay, here is the interview with Jerry Marzinsky I mentioned, I'm going to publish it later in the week but will make it available here now. To reiterate, Jerry worked as a psychotherapist in hospitals and the US prison system, principally with schizophrenics. He came to believe 'the voices'...
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    Hellish NDEs

    Two lines of questioning I plan on going down are - Do you see a possibility for a distinction between the experience itself and your interpretation of it? Could it have been symbolic in some way? And... How do you cope psychologically with holding such beliefs? Surely a belief in a God like...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Thank you for the informative conversation Alex and Marisa, I'm not overwhelmingly interested in proving something otherworldly is going on with the mediumship. For me it's been done. I am very interested in the various questions that this provokes. The one I'm personally focusing on is the...
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    Hellish NDEs

    Okay hopefully I have Bryan W Melvin coming on, author of A Land Unknown. Very similar experience to Bill Weise I think. What interests me is that the message Bryan says he got from the NDE, it wasn't an 'It's all about love it doesn't matter what religion you are' message; it was a 'believe...
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