Durham, United Kingdom – Is the strange sound in the night just the wind, or is some soul trying to talk with you? While most people will run their entire lives without encounters with the paranormal, a new study has found that some individuals are at greater risk of “hearing dead”. Researchers at Durham University say that spiritualists or others who can hear ghostly sounds are more likely to engage in psychic activities and hear strange sounds in life than someone without a “sixth sense”.
The study authors state that their findings explain why some people insist that they can hear the voices of dead souls and eventually turn to spiritual beliefs. Spiritualism is a religious movement centered around the belief that a human soul exists even after death. These spirits can also communicate with the living world; Possessing modern day interest in mediums and psychology.
Researchers say that the mediums listening to these voices are experiencing clariadiant communication. This more common phrase differs from clairvoyant (seeing) and cla्टciant (feeling and sensing) from ghosts.
Listening to the dead is about absorption
Researchers surveyed 75 chlorid mediums from the National Association of Spiritualists and 163 ordinary people to investigate this phenomenon. The results suggest that there is a strong link to the absorption of spiritualists – deep involvement in mental or imaginative activities or experiencing altered states of consciousness.
Studies also show that mediums are more likely to listen to voices or other strange sounds in life. Researchers compared participant levels to hallucinations — clarity, identity aspects, and belief in the paranormal.
Nearly half (44.6%) of the spiritualists surveyed found that they heard the dead on a daily basis. Another 33.8 percent had clariadiant experience within one day of the survey. Approximately four out of five joint clariadiant experiences are part of their daily lives.
As far as this communication goes, 65 percent of mediums say that spirits communicate with them “inside the head”. However, one in three spiritualists reported having a ghostly experience both inside and outside their head. The average spiritualist starts hearing voices at the age of 21. Compared to the general population respondents, the spiritualist scores much higher on tests for absorption.
Not bothered by peer pressure
Perhaps some of the ability to hear strange signals beyond the great is tied to our own self-confidence. The study authors explore the means in the survey that they are much less likely to be concerned with the opinions of others.
Along with not giving in to social pressures, spiritualists also express a greater desire to know why they are listening to these voices and have more faith in the heretic than most people.
“Our findings say a lot about ‘learning and yearning’. For our participants, the principles of spiritualism reflect extraordinary childhood experiences as well as the auditory events they experience. “But all those experiences can result in more than a few instincts or early abilities, believing the possibility of contacting the dead if a person made enough effort.”
“Spiritualists report unusual hearing experiences that are positive, initiate life and which they are often able to control. Dr. of Northumbria University Peter Moseley says that it is important to understand why these developments are important because it can help us understand more about the distress of hearing sounds or non-controllable experiences.
The study appears in the journal Mental Health, Religion and Culture.