On Hearing Voices, a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove
Across the decades of experiencing high strangeness and other worlds there has been a consistency of communication for me. I’ve caught a lot of grief over the notion of hearing things many don’t, but it hasn’t impeded the acknowledgement within that I do. After some conversation about the direction of our interviews, based on the pseudo-autobiography Stubbing My TOE on Purpose, Jeffrey felt a discussion on hearing voices would be something that could assist and even support others in similar conundrums and enigmas in their lives.
His synopsis of this interview: Here he [Zen] describes his life history, as an individual who has heard voices since childhood. Looking back over the decades, he concludes that this has largely been a positive experience — and has enabled him to explore many interior realms. However, at one time he was warned by a friendly psychiatrist that he should be very careful regarding those with whom he shares these inner experiences.
Hearing voices, like seeing craft in the sky, is as subjective as personal experience goes. FREE’s Beyond UFOs presents a variety of papers and statistics on experiencer responses, nearly 4,000, to a series of surveys. There is a speculative notion that non-human intelligence (ETs) has a way of creating illusions to keep us happy with results of what we hope to see, at least in regard to the non-physical sightings. Those remnants on the ground, whether burnt grass or crop circles is a different story.
For now, though, I’d like to go a little deeper into what we know about the ‘senses’ we have and their potential for revealing more than we anticipate at times.
Sensory Perception on Steriods?
Our external sight is limited by our ability to see, just the same as hearing and on hearing voices. It’s been said that if we have no internal reference from some past ‘visual’ that some things we simply cannot see. Peering into a ‘next level’ of bandwidth, so to speak, is something a few are able to do and yet most dismiss their accounts. I like to use an example, rather loosely comparing 10% of brain use with 5 senses. If we agree loosely, it could be possible that we have 45 more senses with the other 90% or our cranial capacity or brain power. It’s a simple ratio extrapolated.
In recent years the focus on consciousness has increased, not just in ufology, and offers some consideration for expanded awareness. In the past, the ‘clair-alls’ have gotten some attention – clairaudience (hearing), clairsentience (physical feeling), clairvoyance (seeing), claircognizance (knowing), clairgustance (tasting), clairempathy (emotions), clairtangency (touch) and clairsalience (smelling). So with those 8, let’s redo the ratio: 10:8 = 90:72. That’s an extraordinary number of possibilities if the logic stands. It certainly gives pause for consideration.
Then there is waking consciousness, altered consciousness, dream consciousness and no doubt more variations on those themes. Then there are the various brain waves – Delta (.5 – 4 Hz – deep sleep), Theta (4 – 7.5 Hz – light sleep or meditation), Alpha (7.5 – 14 Hz – deep relaxation), Beta (14 – 40 Hz – waking/reasoning) and finally Gamma (above 40 Hz – insight/peak performance). The Solfeggio frequencies also seem to have an effect on perception.
Where are we in those ranges when ‘contact’ happens? Do we know? Is that something we can study or just become more aware of the relative frequencies we perceive during such events? Is this exploration still something humanity is grappling with and unable to be vulnerable enough to talk about openly?
I find it interesting that hearing frequencies are associated with various levels of contact and interdimensional travel, as it were, either as a precursor or during the event. The most obvious for me during initial experiences being the lower ranges (perhaps Theta) and the low slow ‘pulse’ that has often accompanied such events for me… like a heartbeat that permeates everything in those moments. Over time and with continued communication development, the high pitched (upper Solfeggio) seem to be ever-present in the stillness, akin to the Shabda of Hindu persuasion… the ‘sound current’ of all life on Earth.
What I ponder more than wonder is the natural order and New World Order that rising awareness and consciousness seem to reveal. That experience is replete with representation across the electromagnetic spectrum as a system of infinite complexity and order that, once comprehended becomes a simple notion of Natural Order we are just beginning to explore, the congruence of things in space, time and consciousness tethered and tantalizing to the senses within our Being.