What are the characteristics of people who can hear the voice of the dead?

There are people in the world who claim that they can hear the voice of the dead, and there are also people who are active as

mediums who convey the words of the dead to living people. A study conducted by research teams at Durham University and Northumbria University in the United Kingdom on people who claim to 'hear the voice of the dead' has revealed what characteristics make it easier for people to hear the voice of the dead.

Full article: When spirits speak: absorption, attribution, and identity among spiritualists who report “clairaudient” voice experiences

Scientists shed light on how and why some people report “hearing the dead” --Taylor & Francis Newsroom

Scientists Are Figuring Out Why Some People Can'Hear' The Voices of The Dead

Listening to something or seeing a mysterious sight in the absence of external stimuli is generally considered hallucinations or hallucinations and is one of the symptoms of mental illness. However, some people do not associate hallucinations or hallucinations with mental illness and think that they are 'seeing the voice and appearance of the dead.'

It seems that interest in

spiritual beings such as the souls of the dead is increasing in the United Kingdom and the United States, and there are also institutions that support and train spirit mediums who can communicate with the dead. The largest spiritualist institution in the UK, the Spiritualists' National Union (SNU) , has a whopping 11,000 members.

The research team worked with SNU to conduct a survey of 65 spiritualists who claimed to 'hear the voice of the dead' and 143 ordinary people who had never heard the voice of the dead. During the survey, subjects were asked about their past experiences, personal traits, hallucinatory tendencies, identities, and beliefs about paranormal phenomena, while spiritualists heard stories and details of the dead. I also answered about the information.

As a result of the survey, 44.6% of spiritualists answered that they hear the voice of the dead once a day. 79% hear the voices of the dead in a variety of everyday situations, such as when they are alone, working as a medium, or attending church, and are no longer part of their daily lives. Said. In addition, 65.1% of spiritualists answered that the voice of the dead could be heard inside the head, and 31.7% said that the voice could be heard both inside and outside the head.

In comparison with the general public, it was also found that spiritualists have a much higher belief in paranormal phenomena and are more likely to be deeply immersed in spiritual images and fantasies. Also, spiritualists tended to be less likely to worry about 'what other people think of themselves.'

The tendency to immerse in fantasy was associated with the belief in paranormal phenomena even in the general public, but just because the belief in paranormal phenomena was strong did not mean that there was a strong tendency to experience hallucinations. The research team said there was no difference between spiritualists who could hear the dead and the general public regarding their tendency to believe in suspicious superstitions.

Spiritualists say they first heard a mysterious voice when they were 21.7 years old on average, and 71% said they didn't know their spiritual thoughts before they first heard it. In other words, many spiritualists found an explanation for the phenomenon of 'voice of the dead' after hearing a mysterious voice, and did not hear the voice of the dead due to the social pressure of the surroundings and their longing for spiritualism. It was suggested not. It seems that spiritualists have a strong belief in paranormal phenomena because the explanations about paranormal phenomena are consistent with the events they experience.

The research team believes that the series of discoveries will help to understand the hallucinations and auditory hallucinations associated with schizophrenia and the like. 'Spiritualists tend to report anomalous hearing experiences that begin early in life, are positive, and are often controllable,' said Peter Mosely, a senior researcher at Northumbria University. By examining the 'voice of the dead' in spiritualists, he said he could better understand the painful hallucinations reported by patients with mental illness.

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