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Applied Science: Mental Health and Mental Illness:
When Manfred Davidmann first announced his Group Mind Theory in 1973, this theory and his concepts and terms such as 'group minds', were completely new and unheard of. The second edition was published in 1998 and made available on the internet in 1999. Telepathic activity is now well known and documented.
His human group minds and how they function, that is the Group Mind Science he originated, are now widely quoted and discussed, have sprouted a whole literature about group minds ranging from publications of scientific institutions and in reference books, to unscientific misleading look-alikes about human minds.
Following the work of Freud and Jung, Manfred Davidmann's Group Mind Science is regarded as scientifically proved, as meaningful, objective and practical, as applying worldwide to all human beings in all societies and cultures and at all stages of development.
EVIDENCE OF VOICE-HEARERS
In his report 'The Human Group Mind and How It Works', Manfred Davidmann shows that thoughts of voice-hearers are being directed away from the obvious explanation that they are receiving telepathic communications. The 'voices' suggest unlikely origins which discredit what voice-hearers say in public about the voices they hear.
The content and mode of expression of received messages reflect not on the receiver of the message but on the sender or senders. But the voice-hearer is blamed for the content and mode of expression of the messages he receives.
These deceptions are common factors but in addition those who become aware of telepathic manipulations are being discredited so as to prevent the evidence of their experiences becoming public knowledge and being investigated.
What is of serious concern is that 'discrediting', in addition to mental torture inflicted by socially irresponsible telepaths, can amount to punishing the victim to protect the perpetrator, to keep the operations of antisocial telepaths a closely guarded secret.
MENTAL HOSPITALS: PRISONS FOR SOME
Political opponents were openly being confined to mental hospitals by the communists who ruled Russia, this being one way of terrorising the opposition, of silencing protest, of conditioning the opposition towards conformity and obedience. Symptoms of mental illness can be seen as violation of social norms, that is as socially unacceptable behaviour. These norms themselves may be completely irrational as, for example, were those of the Nazis. Any sane person who objects, stands the risk of being called mentally ill by those who are insane themselves, and thus of being confined to a mental hospital by the insane. For example Zhores Medvedev, the eminent Russian biologist, concerned about rights and freedoms of individuals under a regime which severely restricted them, was confined by the Russians to a mental hospital because of 'delusions' about reforming society. The mental hospital then becomes a prison, with the 'mentally ill' being confined to this prison for 'socially unacceptable' behaviour which means for behaviour unacceptable to the rulers.
A patient's symptoms are often only logical expressions of protest against craziness in others whose craziness is not condemned by society. It has been shown that a person who has so-called 'delusions' of persecution may be perfectly correct in what he believes. He may be correct but is led into expressing his correct suspicions in a way which enables others to class him as irrational (psychotic). In other words he is made to express his correct suspicions of persecution in a way which enables others to call him mentally ill so as to discredit his statements or confine him to a mental hospital, or both.
Those who become aware of what telepaths are doing, and those who object to being dominated by telepaths, may at present be driven into mental illness or mental hospitals, being treated and confined for reasons as obvious as the receiving of injected thoughts, for 'hearing voices'. The clear link with telepathy is that it is the 'mind' which is being blamed while attention is directed away from the sender towards the receiver, from the system towards the individual.
One has only to consider the serious effect of mental illness on one's subsequent career to see how powerful mental illness is as means of compulsion, to see how thoroughly the statements of those who are called 'mentally ill' have been discredited, to see the extent to which personal experience of telepathic manipulation has been discredited and distorted in the past.
MENTAL ILLNESS AND NONCONFORMITY
During mental disorders people may be unable to keep full control of themselves. Some people may 'find their minds full of ideas and thoughts they do not want', may have 'physical signs for which no bodily disorder can be found'. The person usually feels anxious and insecure about something, is prevented from doing something by an 'unreasonable' fear. More severe mental disturbance affects the mood, there is schizophrenia or 'split personality' and some psychiatrists believe that these may be entirely psychological, caused entirely by the mind.
There are behaviour patterns which result from brain injury. But here we are concerned with behaviour which is nonconforming and the result of people becoming aware of, or the subject of, telepathic manipulation. For example, with the behaviour of a person who is beginning to hear voices.
Many psychiatrists still spend their time convincing those consulting them that the fault lies within the patient. But conformity, eccentricity, abnormality and insanity are only points on a scale of nonconforming to the norms a community believes in, has been persuaded to believe in, or is compelled to believe in. As already pointed out, the norms of one society may be unlike those of another; what is normal in the UK can be eccentric and abnormal elsewhere. But nonconformity is too often called mental illness, no matter how right the nonconformist may be in his beliefs or behaviour, no matter how wrong the system.
But the system may be 'right' and the nonconformist 'wrong', and this again points to the key importance of the system's underlying basis and values being clearly defined and applied in reality.
In Russia it was those who used the Communist party, the secret police, or the law of the land to maintain their rule, who enforced obedience by restricting the rights of the population. In Russia it was the ruling class which openly confined opponents to mental hospitals.
One needs to think of right and wrong from the point of view of who benefits.
DISCREDITING CONTRARY EVIDENCE; GENERATING AND ENFORCING CONFORMITY
Since psychiatrists treat those who do not conform to the norms of the society in which they practise, psychiatrists mould those who behave differently, or who have ideas which are not approved, into the standard form of behaviour. Those who experience disturbances caused by telepathic interference are being conditioned into disbelieving evidence pointing towards telepathy as a cause. Hence many psychiatrists are in effect persuading and conditioning the population into disbelieving statements which could prove telepathic activities, are being used as a means of discrediting statements which prove the existence and show the extent of telepathic activities.
Zhores Medvedev lists some of the ways in which a Russian psychiatrist punishes by secretly vetoing a young person's entry to an academic institution or by pronouncing on his suitability for many categories of employment. The medical record kept at a clinic or out-patient department may cause a man as much trouble in Russia as a court conviction. He says that this is a system of social controls which operates through placing of stigma. It applies not only to Russia but in Western countries as well, as the stigma of mental illness can close many doors, prevent upward progress, destroy promotion prospects.
Professor Szasz maintains that there is a striking similarity between a state-controlled press and a state-controlled psychiatry and that the Russians are not alone, that Americans similarly repress people and as savagely as do the Russians.
Thomas Szasz was then Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York. He holds that all psychiatric interventions are political when they are made without the agreement of the 'patient', that in every such case the police of the state are employed to control those deemed troublesome by society.
Similarly a key role of many of today's counsellors and therapists appears to be that of helping people to adjust to suddenly changed circumstances. But this may also have the effect of persuading people to accept quietly and without question the consequences of what happened to themselves, their families or the community.
It would be better to sublimate grief and anger by struggling to change and improve the way in which we live, by people struggling against the basic cause of their misfortune.
As regards trends, for example in Germany, the number of people receiving psychiatric treatment regardless of their own wishes, recently increased markedly.
It was a few GP's (family doctors) who, in Britain, investigated the incidence of clusters of leukaemia in their practice areas, and drew attention to, and made people aware of, the incidence and effects of nuclear pollution near atomic power stations. And so one would like to see reports and published analyses about local clusters of mentally disturbed people, about the mental problems of the population.
Manfred Davidmann is an internationally well-known and respected scientist and author of a number of books and reports which have had and are having considerable impact. His work usually breaks new ground and opens up new understanding and is written in meaningful and easily understood language. Outstanding is that his work is generally accepted as factual, objective and unbiased.
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