SunstarTV Bureau: A recent study claims that researchers currently found the cause behind why some people believe that they can ‘hear the dead’ and without being eventually adopt spiritual engagement. The research is based on the largest-of-its-kind survey of the general population and such specialist mediums.
A recent study conducted by the researchers at Durham University stated that, mediums who hear spirits are said to be experiencing clairaudient communications, rather than clairvoyant (seeing) or clairsentient (feeling or sensing) communications. The research paper is a result of an eight-year long study conducted under the project name ‘Hearing the Voice.’
The research concludes that such spiritualists who tend to hear spirits have a strong leaning towards absorption. Absorption is a trait linked to altered states of consciousness and the practice of immersing in mental or imaginative activities.
The research also points out that many who experience hearing such voices are often introduced to spiritual beliefs early in life. This happens in pursuit of the meaning behind the unexplained occurrences.
According to study claims, such mediums are also less concerned about the opinions of other. It also mentioned that the mediums are more prone to unusual visual and auditory experiences than other members of the general public.
In the research, the authors recorded eighteen percent of the participants to have clairaudient experiences ‘for as long as they could remember’. Meanwhile, seventy-one percent had not encountered spiritualism prior to their first experience.
The researchers say their findings suggest that it is not giving in to social pressure, learning to have specific expectations or a level of belief in the paranormal that leads to experiences of spirit communication.
Spiritualism has been defined in the study as a religious movement based on the concept of souls inhabiting human bodies that continue to exist after death and can communicate with the living through a medium. The study explains that such spiritualist mediums are possibly more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences early on in life.
The authors of the study highlight that the understanding of such experiences is important to help us tackle distressing or non-controllable experiences of hearing voices.