Possession and belief…

People who believe they are possessed live in a world of fevered imagination disguised (to them) as correlation and connection… it becomes self-fulfilling, in terms of increasing dysfunction and despair.

When I was a kid, I would become enormously frustrated by physical processes. It seemed *things* had a will of their own at times. I now understand that I had some functional disconnects between my motor system and my conscious/volitional system that generated enormous frustration (part of why I was not able to learn to play music until I was an adult)… when I became aware of ‘poltergeist’ phenomena, it was like ‘everything was suddenly explained’… only, of course, it was an explanation that, however ‘satisfying’ or ‘explanatory’ it seemed on some levels at the time, proved to be a fugue of invention and rationalization.