Do you hear voices in your head?
For as long as people have been speaking they have been hearing voices. These voices will give you someone to talk to when you are alone but are not always welcome. With some these voices are just noise, like having a television going in the background or something; annoying but not harmful. Others feel they have to obey. The voices act like demons or a completely other entity and many feel that there is no choice but do what they say. Ignoring them is pretty straight forward for some but much more difficult for others.
Down through the ages there have been many and varied solutions. From drugs to hypnosis to the barbarism of electroconvulsive therapy. The best results of these previous solutions was a damaged brain. A good healthy walk is normally much more effective.
In the Dianetics book, L. Ron Hubbard discovered the source of these voices or ‘demons‘. He discovered that they stemmed not from another entity but from a heretofor unsuspected part of the mind.
Definition of Demon from the book Dianetics:
“A Dianetic demon is a parasitic circuit. It has an action in the mind which approximates another entity than self. And it is derived entirely from words contained in engrams*.”
These ‘demons’ though, can fill up your head with noise or make you do things with a threat of pain if you do not comply.
More from Dianetics:
“How this demon got there is not very hard to understand, once you’ve inspected one close up. Papa, while baby is unconsious, yells at Mama that she’s got to listen to him and nobody else, by God. The baby gets an engram*. It is keyed-in** sometime between babyhood and death. And then, there’s the demon circuit at work.”
These demon circuits are laid in when one is unconsious making them unavailable to one at a consious level. Dianetics is a method of accessing these hidden ‘pictures’ and viewing them in such a way that they no longer are ‘noisy’. They become just a normal memory.
Reactive Mind: that portion of the mind which files and retains physical pain and painful emotion and seeks to direct the organsism solely on a totally stimulus-response basis. It thinks only in identities. Also called reactive bank and bank.
*Engram: a moment of “uncounciousness” containing physical pain or painful emotion and all perceptions, and is not available to the analytical mind as experience. The engram is the single source of aberrations and psychosomatic ills.
**Keyed-in: A key-in is a moment when the environment around the awake but fatigued or distressed individual is itself similar to the dormant (inactive) engram. At that moment the engram becomes active.