Biological conflicts: two (territorial) hearing conflicts (“I don’t want to hear this!”). NOTE: The vestibular organ of the inner ear is linked to a falling conflict. If the conflicts involve both ears this causes a Vertigo Constellation, resulting in an unsteady gait due to the “double vertigo”.

Brain and Organ Level: The corresponding brain relays are the control centers of the cochlea of the right and left inner ear, located opposite each other in the post-sensory cortex. A person’s biological handedness and whether the conflicts are mother/child or partner-related determine on which side of the cerebral cortex the conflicts register.

NOTE: The hearing relays are situated right below the control centers of the cervix/coronary veins and coronary arteries (see CT scan below), which are assigned to a sexual conflict or territorial loss conflict. Hence, the hearing conflicts can also have a territorial or sexual aspect (the voice of a “predator” or rival in the territory, the voice of a sexual abuser, hearing that one’s sexual mate was unfaithful). In this case, the principle of gender, laterality, and hormone status has to be applied.

The constellation is established, the moment the second hearing conflict impacts in the opposite brain hemisphere. When both hearing conflicts have a territorial/sexual aspect, the person is manic-depressive (compare with primary mania and primary depression). This is not the case when the conflicts are mother/child and partner-related. The constellation can be permanent or recurring due to tracks or conflict relapses.

NHS = Normal hormone status     LTS = Low testosterone status    LES = Low estrogen status

*With left-handers the conflict is transferred to the other brain hemisphere

Hearing conflicts that are triggered by sounds or noises present as tinnitus during the conflict-active phase. The sounds that are heard (clicking, buzzing, ringing, and the like) are frequencies of the sound associated with the conflict. If, however, one of the two conflicts, or both, involves the voice(s) of person(s), this causes hearing voices, or auditory hallucinations (compare with visual hallucinations and olfactory hallucinations). From the GNM perspective, hearing voices is essentially a “voice tinnitus”, where a person hears voices instead of sounds. Like with a sound tinnitus, the purpose of hearing the voices is to be a warning (“Last time you heard this voice, you were in danger!”).

Down Syndrome: Dr. Hamer made the ground-breaking discovery that Down Syndrome is not, as assumed, caused by a trisomy 21 (a third chromosome attached to the 21st gene pair) but by biological conflicts experienced by the fetus, precisely, by a double hearing conflict (hearing constellation) that occurred within the first three months of pregnancy (see GNM Article “Understanding Genetic Diseases” and how a four-year-old child overcame the condition through the application of German New Medicine).

Surveys have shown that 3 to 5 percent of the general population experience brief and occasional voices. Most voice hearers cope well with their voices. Nevertheless, in psychiatry, hearing voices is regarded as a symptom of schizophrenia (“paranoid schizophrenia”). The standard treatment is to suppress the voices through antipsychotic medication, often with debilitating side effects.

The Hearing Voices Network (HVN), founded in 1987 in the Netherlands by the Dutch psychiatrist Marius Romme, is an organization that rejects the established notion that hearing voices is a symptom of mental illness. Positioned outside of the official mental health world, the HVN is of the opinion that hearing voices is a common “human variation” rather than a psychopathological phenomenon. According to Marius Romme, the real problem is not the voices themselves but the relationship the person has with the voices. In his view, the voices are a reflection of the thoughts and emotions of the voice hearer (“when the voice makes you aggressive, the voice expresses your aggression; the aggression you can’t express”). The HVN treatment method is to engage with the voices, to listen and to respond to them, and to change the relationship to the voices in order to be better able to cope with them. This is certainly a welcome alternative to the dominant psychiatric protocol. However, this practice only calms the voices. In the end, their presence remains.

Dr. Hamer's research demonstrates that hearing voices originates from two hearing conflicts that correspond to the two hearing relays in the cerebral cortex.

This brain CT shows the two brain relays (control centers of the right and left inner ear) from where the voice hearing is controlled (view the GNM diagram). The sharp borders of the Hamer Foci indicate conflict activity.

In this lecture, Professor Romme asserts that the verbal interaction between the voices and the voice hearer shows as “activity in the speech center” (28:16). The speech center, or Broca's area (view the GNM diagram), controls the ability to speak and to pronounce words, which is why it is embedded in the laryngeal muscles relay. The claim that the speech center is activated by the talking of inner voices is, therefore, highly doubtful.

The voices are either those that were heard at the moment of the DHS or they mimic the sound and language of the original voices. Depending on the exact conflict experience, the voices are critical, offensive, or hostile. With severe hearing conflicts (highly upsetting news, verbal insults, accusations, threats) the voices can become overwhelming. Potentially, the distress of hearing the voices triggers new hearing conflicts (“I don’t want to hear this!”) leading to a chronic condition.

The GNM approach is to establish when the second hearing conflict occurred, since this was the time when the voices were first heard. This could have happened at any age (theories suggesting that hearing voices is caused by prenatal trauma are purely hypothetical, because in the event that the fetus suffers hearing conflicts in utero, the voices would already be heard in early infancy). Paying attention to the language, diction, and what the voices are saying reveals the underlying conflict, including whom the voices represent (“They say very nasty things about me – abusive, sexual, violent things, which echo what I heard when I was little”). Observing when the voices appear points to possible conflict tracks. The objective is to identify and resolve the hearing conflict(s) because only then will the voice hearing stop. NOTE: Since there are no vital organs involved (see organ level), aiming for a conflict resolution bears no risks.
Those who hear voices of the dead are at the same time in a Flying Constellation. The related territorial fear conflicts and scare-fright conflicts are often triggered by the unexpected loss of the loved one. When the bereaved is ready to move on, the voices are usually no longer heard. The combination of a Flying Constellation and a Hearing Constellation is ideal for the practice of mediumship, for channeling the spirits of the deceased.

Many voice hearers are inspired by their voices. Famous people, including Socrates, Joan of Arc, Teresa of Avila, Carl Jung, Gandhi, Rudolf Steiner, and Robert Schumann reported having heard voices that acted as their inspiration. The voices came either from those who have already passed on or from supernatural sources (angels, spirit guides). People that suffer abuse or torture often hear voices during the ordeal. In psychiatry, the telepathic voices are usually regarded as “psychotic” and considered a fabrication rather than a meaningful communication.

Eugene Thirion (1876) - Jeanne d’Arc receives messages from Archangel Michael
Joan of Arc (1412–1431), the mystic visionary who led the French to victory at Orleans, began to experience visions (see Flying Constellation) and voices at the age of thirteen (“I was thirteen when I had a voice from God … it was mid-day, in the summer, in my father’s garden … When I heard it for the third time, I recognized that it was the Voice of an Angel … it told me it was necessary for me to come into France … It said to me: ‘Go, raise the siege which is being made before the City of Orleans. Go!’”– Source: Joan of Arc Quotes).

In Hallucinations (2012), neurologist Oliver Sacks suggests that Joan of Arc may have had “temporal lobe epilepsy with ecstatic auras” (see “ecstatic seizures”) and wonders: “Is this because there is something special – a pre-existing disposition to religion or metaphysical belief – in these particular people? Or is it because the seizure stimulates particular parts of the brain that serve to mediate religious feelings?” Dr. Hamer identified those areas in the brain that activate religious or mystical visions already in the early 1990s!

In 1854, the German composer Robert Schumann (1810–1856) started to hear voices while he was editing his complete works. Besides hearing a single note (tinnitus), he heard voices and angelic music. He purportedly heard the voices of either Schubert or Mendelssohn who dictated a “spirit theme” to him from the other side. In the days leading up to his second suicide attempt (he jumped into the Rhine River from a bridge – see Flying Constellation), Schumann wrote five variations on this theme, today known as the Geistervariationen (Ghost Variations).

However, when the door to other dimensions is open, this might attract hostile entities with harmful intentions (suggested reading: Wilson Van Dusen, The Presence of Spirits In Madness). With so called “command hallucinations”, the unsettling voices demand specific, potentially dangerous behaviors that could be detrimental to oneself and/or others. With a concurrent Aggressive Constellation, the person is more compelled to obey the malevolent dictates. Threats voiced for non-compliance to their commands can lead to persecution conflicts resulting in paranoia (see Paranoia Constellation).