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Compiled by Congress:Founder:Sterling D. Allan with Tom Smith
Pure Energy Systems News
Beginning May 9, 2013
A directory of resources, information, and an examination of the sometimes strange psychological 'landscape of the mind' which some have, who seek exotic 'free energy' - the unicorn of the searcher for new truths.
: "Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality that usually includes: False beliefs about what is taking place or who one is (delusions) Seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations)." (''National Library of Medicine [US])
Those who are "inside the box" of total scientific orthodoxy often attribute a belief in the possibility of exotic free energy to be a case of Psychosis. This, when applied to all, is obviously a trivial form of insult. However, there is such a thing as Psychosis, defined above. It may sometimes be the only acceptable diagnosis for the behaviour of those who are "outside the box". This is terrain that can be very attractive to psychotic dreamers, because it gives them easy access to a receptive audience. This is because that same audience is also hoping and searching for the very truths our psychotic dreamer claims to possess.
Ultimately, what separates the dreams of the deluded from the reality we all inhabit is validation of their claim.
Here is an email from skeptic, Congress:Member:Eric Krieg, which spurred the creation of this directory page on May 9, 2013.
: "...he reminds me of in that he doesn't know which way to save the world - claims to have a bunch of ways to save the world. Reading the interview with him, just reminded me of many of these people I have talked to - they have a super conductor, they are in contact with aliens, they have overunity, they can transmute metals. These people are common - they are more importantly case studies into some delusionary mental illnesses that are coupled with bipolar disorder - on an up bender, they are sure they will change the world. They often go on 30 hour binges of feeling sure they will be the next messiah. It is exciting to talk to these people, feel the energy, and let yourself dream "what if" for a while. But you don't want to become an enabler to these people -- they are mental cases. If you seem too interested, you help them to go deeper in the delusion. Many get people to give them money. It is fun for a while, but ultimately sad."
From a truly practical "life-planning" perspective, perhaps an ideal rule of thumb is that the angels in charge of guiding a person in how to conduct their journey in life typically would not give a person more than one or two major tasks to accomplish. This ensures that tasks which require constant focus and extreme effort over an entire lifetime, will be accomplished. Thus it might be deduced that if someone claims to have many herculean projects under way, they are probably delusional, perhaps sufficiently out of touch with reality to be psychotic. The only reason these multiple grandiose claims claims should be given credence is if a least one of the projects has been brought to fruition. This then becomes a portfolio, a badge, of success. Then it would be entirely justified for the observer to pursue this "more where that came from" angle. There were indeed, some prolific inventors in history, such as Michael Faraday, Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and, of course, Nikola Tesla. And surely we are likely to see yet new inventive savants emerge.
Another tell-tale symptom of psychosis may be a narcissistic outlook.
: "Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which people have an excessive sense of self-importance, an extreme preoccupation with themselves, and lack of empathy for others." (National Library of Medicine [US])
Such inventors think of themselves as having the one and only true free energy device -- "all others are bunk and a waste of time, why isn't everyone beating a path to my door, where the true solution can be found?"
What can make things difficult for an observer is that at first sight, the genuine and entirely sane inventor who makes a true breakthrough and the deluded psychotic will often look and sound very similar. Once again, the litmus test of truth is "can these claims be validated?"
I'm not a psychoanalyst, but I suspect that one of the diagnostic criteria for psychotic delusions is that the person thus afflicted does not have a track record of even one success in the area of their claims. They may have been extremely successful in another area of life in former times, but since the psychotic break, they have not had anything succeed.
I would not classify psychotics as fraudsters, necessarily. Not all who claim to have invented some miraculous free energy device should be regarded primarily as fraudsters. Psychosis is a mental disorder, whereas Fraud itself is a voluntary, criminal act. Thus in our courts, the mentally ill fraudster would be treated more leniently because of his or her mental disorder, and would not be penalised as severely as a witting scam artist.
Ironically, I would also guess that because the psychotic usually doesn't actually have valid technology, that one of the common attributes of a psychotic is a willingness to attract praise for sharing openly what they have. They are likely to be more than willing to open source their ideas. Occasionally, one will see the other side of this coin, and like Gollum in 'Lord of the Rings', our poor sick claimant will hide in the dark, clinging on to his entirely imaginary discoveries.
More rarely, we find psychotic personalities whose psychosis is manifested in other areas, such as their business approach. It has been suggested in all seriousness that many of the top bosses of Fortune 500 companies meet some or all of the characteristics of psychosis. In such a case the technology they claim to have may have merit. On the other hand, someone with a good business sense and a happy stable family life could be deluded about the technology they are promoting. Hence, in all these cases, it is vitally important not to "throw the baby out with the bath water."
Looked at charitably, it would seem that psychotics, though delusional, can plant seeds of thought or even inspiration in others that could possibly bear fruit in productive ways. Every healthy nut has a tree latent inside.
From a cautionary point of view, we need to be careful not to spend unwarranted time or resources on helping the deluded pursue their impossible dreams. This does neither them or us much good. Remember that a spiritual synonym for psychosis can be demonic possession -- not a source of revelation that is likely to bear good fruit.
: "It is possible for people with some mental conditions to be extra creative, outside of the box thinkers. If they are given medication, it is possible that this creativity will be reduced."
Think of autistic-savants, and also of the wildly creative visions of the Absinthe drinkers of old Paris. In this latter case, neurotoxins in the liquor -- known as 'the green fairy' -- made them crazy and capable of great flights of artistic invention, too. Unfortunately, it also led them to a sad and premature death.
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