“The 21st century will be, I believe, a century concerned with mental health and spirituality. By the year 2020, more people in the western world will have more mental health problems than physical ailments, according to the World Health organisation. This will involve considerable human suffering. In the words of the Koran “Suffering purifies
Articles on hearing voices and spirituality and related topics.
Spirituality and hearing voices: considering the relation
McCarthy-Jones S, Waegeli A, Watkins J. . Psychosis. 2013;5(3):247-258. doi:10.1080/17522439.2013.831945.
For millennia, some people have heard voices that others cannot hear. These have been variously understood as medical, psychological and spiritual phenomena. In this article we consider the specific role
By Hywel Davies
Hywel wrote this article for Asylum, The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry in 1995.
Hywel argued in this article that what is needed in the world of mental health in Wales and England and, for that matter beyond is a peaceful revolution!
He explains what this means and what the obstacles are that need to
By Hywel Davies
Reproduced by kind permission of Breakthrough, where it originally appeared in April/May, 1997
Pope John Paul II wrote in a recent book (1) that we are the beginning of an age of “modern Subjectivism”. Recent events in the world of progressive western psychiatry confirm this.
With the pioneering encouragement of the Dutch consultant psychiatrist
“The Madness Of Adam And Eve: How Schizophrenia Shaped Humanity” by David Horrobin reviewed by Hywel Davies
Hywel Davies reviewed the book “The Madness of Adan and Eve: How Schizophrenia Shaped Humanity” by David Horrobin for The Voices Forum in about 2002
This book is an intelligent and courageous text that links mental “illness” and creativity in a radical, articulate and informed manner. Horrobin states that “schizophrenia” has helped the evolutionary ascent of
Hywel Davies, chair of Hearing Voices Network Cymru gives a talk about the meaning of hearing voices through the ages, Queens Hall, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, 7th May 2013.
“Whole Person, Whole Life, Whole Systems”
A one day international conference, May 16th 2014, Liverpool
Owning and Sharing My Beliefs,
Nice to see you. To see you, nice. To own and to share my beliefs have at times taken courage. I have been a voice hearer since the age of eleven and to be a voice hearer