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Grisi Siknis (Crazy Sickness)

  1. Apr 26, 2009 #1
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8007895.stm

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  3. May 2, 2009 #2
    Have there ever been instances of people claiming to be possessed who didn't belong to a highly religious community that believes in possession?
     
  4. May 14, 2009 #3
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  6. Jul 7, 2009 #5

    I think that, especially for young people, it gives them a chance to throw off the tight constraints of such controlling religions for a brief time. They may believe in it, but the overwhelming subconscious desire to act freely may induce them into expressing a psychosomatic symptom of something they believe could happen. Just a guess.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2009 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    That is a little too much of a personal theory for this forum; unless you have some published works to support the idea.
     
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