Hallucination Vs Seeing Ghosts
Is there a connection with seeing ghosts and having hallucinations?
What is a hallucination? A hallucination is defined as perceptions in a conscious and awake state in the absence of external stimuli which have qualities of real perception, in that they are vivid, substantial, and located in external objective space.
A mild form of hallucination is known as a disturbance, and can occur in any of the senses. These may be things like seeing movement in peripheral vision, or hearing faint noises and/or voices.
Hallucinations can also be associated with drug or alcohol use (particularly deliriants), sleep deprivation, psychosis, neurological disorders, and delirium tremens.
hallucinations occur just before falling asleep, and affect a surprisingly high proportion of the population. The hallucinations can last from seconds to minutes, all the while the subject usually remains aware of the true nature of the images.
Hallucinations are the out come of our senses being "played" with. Our sight, hearing and smell. But what if these drugs, or disorders were not so much causing these fantasies to play in front of us...what if they are actually making us more sensative to the paranormal world around us?
This subject first became a quick obsession when, one evening when I was at my friends house. It was late...around 1:00am, she had taken Ambien (Zolpidem) , a drug used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, and I was laying on the couch. Roughly at the same time...me being a "sensitive" (someone who can sense spirits) felt a present come into the room...moments later, my friend who was sitting beside me, began to tell me about a man that was standing beside me. She was not bothered by this...image...but did try to ignore him. Was she hallucinating from the drug? Or did it make her more sensitive to what was really there in the room with us? I had not told her about the spirit coming into the room, as I did not want to frighten her...some take my "ability" better than others, and I was not sure where she stood on the subject yet. So my mouth was shut. The moment she told me she saw this man...my heart dropped...was she really seeing what I was sensing? Is it possible for it to be that simple? For a simple sleeping pill to enhance our abilities to see into this forever questioning spirit world?
The point of a sleeping pill (for instance) is to relax the body and mind...turning off all the extra noise and thoughts that clutter our heads...is all the freeing of this clutter making room to take in the new surroundings?
There is a theory, spirits are more active during the night, because the energy that the sun puts off is at its lowest, allowing these spirits to use their own energy to come through to us. People are asleep, electronics or mostly turned off...all in all, it is quieter and more peaceful...like a clear head. Now imagine our brains during the day...running through lists of daily chores....drop the kids of at daycare, go to work, meeting at noon, pick kids up, go to the store, make dinner, lunch with mom tomorrow, doctors appointment at 3 on Thursday...endless lists of activites...but once we start to wind down, just before falling alseep, is when our minds are the least active...allowing to pick up on other things around us. You can lay in bed and hear the cat purring outside the door, the wind softly blowing outside, clocks ticking in the next room...the space around us just seems to become more alive when our minds are more clear, opening up and becoming more sensitive.
It is said that children are more apt to seeing spirits at a young age, and lose it as they get older...as well have have "imaginary friends". Are these switches in our bodies deteriorating with age...just as commonly as our sight and hearing and even our bones in our bodies? And only active "excersises" can help bring these back? Just like everything else? Glasses fix our vision, hearing ads help our ears, medicines help our bones...is it that simple to get our sensitivity back with a simple hallucinogenic drug?
Is there a chemical imbalance in us, that this sleeping pill, or other drugs allows us to temporarily get back? Or an over active chemical imbalance in people who seem to have a mental illness, and therefore have "hallucinations" often?.
Could we be closer connected to the spiritual world then we thought?
Now dont get me wrong, I am not telling anyone to go start taking drugs...I have never done drugs in my life and even as obsessed with these questions as I am, I am still nervous to even test my theory with a simple sleeping pill...even tho I could get it proscribed since I in fact have insomnia...
The more scientific evidence we can find on this, the better! But the best things now are ask all the questions we can think of...because without questions...we have no answers!