This could be something nice, like a loved one’s perfume/aftershave or a favourite food.Sometimes people smell things that remind them of a particularly traumatic experience.This list of famous people who have talked or written about hearing voices includes: Gandhi, Socrates, Joan of Arc, Freud, Anthony Hopkins, Philip K Dick, John Frusciante, Carlos Santana, Robert Schumann, John Forbes Nash, Zoe Wannamaker and Charles Dickens.We’re all unique, so it’s unsurprising that voices and visions can be equally individual in terms of their identity, content, interpretation and impact. If you don’t recognise your experience here, that doesn’t mean you’re ‘weird’ or ‘unusual’. These voices can be male, female, genderless, old or young. Voices can speak constantly (24/7), but they can also utter occasional words or phrases.Some people hear voices talking when no-one is around. People can hear other types of sounds too, including knocking, rustling, crying, screaming or music.These could be like the voices of people they know, or complete strangers. Some voices can be positive – providing the support and encouragement someone needs to get through the day.hearing a crowd of people jeering at you, or discussing intimate details of your life). These visions can be very clear and realistic, but they can also include fuzzy shapes, shadows and beams of light.
Someone who was hurt by someone wearing a particular scent may, sometimes, smell this when there is no-one there to account for it.Sometimes, it can seem as if people or objects are changing shape.Their faces may turn to stone, they may be surrounded by a coloured aura or, for example, their eyes may change colour.However if you already know the basics and would like some more detailed information, check out the ‘About Voices‘ and ‘Personal Experiences‘ sections.
When we talk about voices and visions, we simply mean someone is hearing, seeing or sensing something that others around them aren’t.Voices can claim to have great power and knowledge, which can sometimes leave the voice-hearer feeling scared and powerless.