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my son is hearing voices

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 16, 2008
  • 11:13 PM

My son has been listening to a band called slipknot and afterwards he said he hears this voice telling him to give him his soul and he will give him popularity, talents, material possessions and anything he wants. What is this?

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  • Well does he have any other signs that could indicate a problem? I mean, hearing voices is usually related to schizophrenia but, you shouldn't jump to conclusions. Did you notice anything else that could be unusual? Has he been hearing voices regularly or just once? Is he on any type of meds / drugs that could cause hallucinations?
    geenie 39 Replies
    • September 17, 2008
    • 11:22 AM
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  • I looked up the band called "Slipknot" and found that they are a very heavy metal band and they are not good for our youth..They wear very scary masks and sing bad things. They sing of death and blood and horrible things. Your son must be very young (teenager) I believe you should take him to you priest and ask for help...This could help because there may be hidden words in the song. God Bless you little boy and I pray he gets saved from this experience. I fell sorry for him and you as well.
    inkpen711 2 Replies
    • September 17, 2008
    • 01:50 PM
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  • how old is your son? is he under the age of 15? because bands like slipknot are probably not fit for his age. if you ever look at the lyrics you will be able to see some stuff thats really not fit even for adults. i listen to melodic metal but even they have lyrics that are bad for exampleSentenced- ill kill myself.lyricshave yourself a pleasent afternoon. oh well F### you to. tonights when i choose for you.. ill kill myself. ill blow my brain onto the wall. ill see you in ***l.. this is where it ends. this is where i will draw the line... ill end my life....hearing voices could very well be schitzofrenia but i would really think about who hes hanging out with and such.
    Judarian 6 Replies
    • September 17, 2008
    • 04:59 PM
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  • How old is your son? have you thought he could be doing this for some kind of attention as it does sound almost cliché!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2008
    • 06:36 PM
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  • He Could Be Making It Up... But You Should Keep An Eye On Him. My Younger Friend Dose Stuff Like That 'Cause Teens Think It's Cool.. In A Twisted Way I Guess.... Eh... I'm Not A Mother However I Know That's Got To Be Hard To Hear. I'm Sorry About Y'all Having To Deal With It.
    Nicole37 4 Replies
    • September 17, 2008
    • 07:25 PM
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  • After having looked up slipknot, I would definitely be concerned. Even looking at the album covers is disturbing. They look like they're twisted in the least, even perhaps satanic. Here's a link to a review of one of their albums: http://www.pluggedinonline.com/music/music/a0000951.cfmand this one: http://www.pluggedinonline.com/music/sortpage.cfmyou can look up 3 of their albums on the second link. I would take seriously what your son has been saying. It's quite possible that there is something medically going one and if nothing else, the lyrics seem to be affecting him. My mom always said, "you are what you read, watch, listen to" etc. She was right. Those things can affect you, especially children (even teens).... also adults. I also have a (younger) teen, and we talk about why it is I have issues with some of the music he listens to. We have gone online to look up lyrics, and also to the website that I linked above, to discuss what it is they're talking about in the music, and if it is something he should be listening to, or shouldn't be, and why. While I don't believe in "banning" the music, we do discuss why it is I don't like it, and he has seemed to listen. He's slowly gone away from those types that I find inappropriate, and toward... "better" music. I have, though, told him that if I notice his attitude changes, or if the music is full of negativity (or flat out evil, as slipknot appears to be) or foul language, then I will forbid certain music, I do have that right. Luckily, we do have good communication (at least for now) and I have not had to do that. And not to sound like a religious nut, what he's said, sounds like the "devil." Not to say that it is, but, I would certainly do what I could to keep him away from that music and try to open up the line of communication with him as to why, rather than just forbidding it.Good luck, my thoughts (and prayers) are with you on this.
    mphinn 1 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 04:11 PM
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  • Hi, I went to school for music engineering. What an eye opener. They had a machine which could isolate every instrument, every voice, and further more, could slow down a voice, make it just audible; change any aspect of it. At that time, I listened to NIN and Marilyn Manson, Marilyn Manson being NINs making for the most part. There are subliminal messages on almost all of the songs, but 1 NIN song in particular disturbed me...it was a recipe for a suicide and although not too well hidden, it went deeper than most can choose to hear...after the suicide (by gunshot) and end to life, then life "really" begins and it treats suicide like a door...it tell a story underneath the story. Just about every NIN fan I knew was suicidal, many tried, 1 suceeded: with a shotgun. Manson, while the hidden lyrics told less of commands, were generally also what you would expect, and in the end, I through away all of those c.ds and do not regret it for a moment. I wish I had the machinery to do this at my disposal...I would gladly do slipknot for you, and I could give you specific points of reference, as I haven't done it for almost 10 years when I graduated. I don't think your son is crazy. But it is possible to go crazy, remember. By the way, no popular musicians today, really record a song with a band...all of their voices are made over, the frequencies made more pleasant, the mistakes smoothed over...I don't think there are any human musicians anymore. it makes me sad, really. But, even listen to a pop princess song, their voice is going to do robo princess things that are not human. It is the equivelant of vocal airbrushing and everyone does it.At least, though bands do exist without inserting horrible audio "messages" which no doubtedly Slipknot is doing. I really wish the public was more aware of this. Bring back our human voice.
    brerfox 1 Replies
    • September 21, 2008
    • 10:07 AM
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  • That band is awful and way to influential on young minds (esp. boys, physiologically speaking). It may ease your mind to set up a consultation with a therapist for you and your son. He will probably complain and be mad, but you are the parent.Good luck,Alison
    alison352 4 Replies
    • September 22, 2008
    • 00:43 AM
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  • AS the other poster said... the music could have subliminal messages put into it.. this is possible with todays technology. Subliminal messages are ones which are put just out of normal hearing range etc but will affect one. You need to stop your son from listening to this music seeing it's affecting him in that way. Try that and see if his problems stop. If he still has issues.. He could have schizophrenia and you need to get his mental health accessed ASAP as this can get serious.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • September 22, 2008
    • 10:16 AM
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  • How old is your son? have you thought he could be doing this for some kind of attention as it does sound almost cliché!stop you never know
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 17, 2009
    • 10:11 PM
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  • stop you never knowOk, first of all. Songs are just that, songs. They don't cause people to hear voices, and they don't influence people to sell their souls.Sure Slipknot might have some songs with adult content, but that's because they are meant for adults, not kids. If your kid is listening to this and you're letting him, then that's your fault, not the band's.Slipknot also has some very emotional and powerful songs, especially on their last CD.The only subliminal message (and this has been acknowledged by the band) is that most of their songs are a mockery of what the everyday human life is.I listen to heavy metal, I listen to death metal. I don't go around converting people to satan. Music is music, it doesn't do anything to you.As to him hearing voices, if he's under the age of 13, I'd say he's just doing it for attention.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 18, 2009
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  • I heard that there is a certain "ear" or "neurological" disorder that manifests itself in the brain's redundant feedback of repititive, rhythmic, and other sounds such as music to the conscious part of the brain which makes a person "hear" those such sounds again. I hypothesize that if your son is listening to something containing such slogans or script over and over it could perpetuate such a nervous or neurological response, that is based however on what I just read of earlier that I posted to your agency on this webpost (wrongdiagnosis and its affiliates, perhaps maybe so to speak) and should be treated accordingly. Maybe the person in question should have a nice long sitdown with yours son and discuss with him what he may be feeling to perpetuate such actions or what he may be hearing to perpetuate such causes for such severe sounding resolutions as that which you just stated were being "heard" by him so to speak, 'in his head' I believed you say. Either way I, in my personal unprofessional humbiest of oppinion, believe that you should make an active effort to find out if there can be any other manifestations of what is causing his seemingly delusional but possibly elsewise 'hearings' in his head. However, it might be keen to note that the instances I remember citing about elsewhere were where with in the context of much older people with hearing difficulties and perhaps a cochlea defect of some sort if i remember correctly (hey, I'm no doctor) and involved the repition of rhythmic same sounding music with or without lyrics that sounded somber and patriotic to choir music that sounded heavenly, soooooooo, I don't know if there's any link here at all, but, however mind you, I THINK, repeat THINK, that it may, might even have something to do with a cochlear misfunction of replaying back the sounds of the past to a first time listener (or not) to make the redundant signal play back to the brain or the "head" (in which you or your son may be seemingly "hearing" this) the sound heard before or a remixture of other sounds before that may have a relationship to such sounds to the "hearer" of the things, "SOUNDS", in the head or more professionally speaking the person in question. A good sit down with your son may unearth what may be subconsciously or counsciously influencing such undesired reactions from your son's psychi, i.e. appearing to hear things, I do believe, especially if he does not seem to be having any other undesireable adverse schizoid schizophrenia like reactions to this ordeal. Only a licences healthcare professsional could probably explain this in better and more professsional terms than me, I apologize for the sloppy wording, I'm doing my best here. As I said I'm no doctor but a real doctor who apparently does know about these things wrote at least two articles in a newspaper of a town I was visiting in once in the US, and his name I believe was "Dr. Gott" in the Commercial Appeal Newspaper, with some key words you could look up in the city newspaper's archives under his name being, "hear(ing) music in my head" and if they have a place for date of time one can log in 2006 or 2007 for clearer search results, he doesn't have the 'poor wording' or lack of medical expertise that I do and that makes me hard to understand sometimes, Hey , what did I say, I am no doctor! So, please maybe you could check in on that would you? Sincerely, best regards, hope everything works out well for you and your little son too. Aren't they all little when we think of how much more they have to grow? I hope that your search engine, i.e. google or the internet , turns up the search results your looking for on this topic and that the "key words" I gave you to look up are helpful in your child's diagnosis.Toodles, Bye!P.S. I would hate to think that your son had a disease like schizphrenia that required more extensive treating like pill taking than this apparent illness or malady I am citing ( although i am not certain of its name anymore after all these years, Hint; I said do a search engine search in the commercial appeal website for 2007 - 2006, not, I repeat NOT 2009 so that expains it.) however if he shows no other symptoms or eradic behavior, family history or the like medically stuff that makes you think something is prone to a diesease I'd say more than likely, in my UNprofessional opinion -- ( -- hey, I keep saying I'm no doctor here and I don't want you to forget it and take me to seriously in an unproffessional sense ---) ---, I would think that it has to be something else that is bothering him, like that music. Make him stop that listening to that stuff, from everything I'm hearing it's not good for him anyhow but make sure you find something to replace it in his spare time that he's listening to that what sounds like junk, I'm sure it has to be part of his problem and ain't good for him either. You know what I mean? And you may need to stop it before it reaches real problem levels if this ain't already it, you see what I'm saying. So if it ain't good for you why bother, maybe this will give you some time to spend some quality time with your son doing things productive, like not listening to disturbing, offbeat, and or 'devilish' sounding music if you see what I'm saying and maybe do something like read a good book that will spark a new and productive interest together, like Oliver Twist or something like that, where questions about the book will prompt book and other internet searches on new and interesting topics and fun that may be more healthy for your son than that heavy metal stuff. However you might want to keep it off the morosse and deadly man if you see what I'm saying, if he's already into that creepy stuff they have in the heavy metal bands and thats bothering and/or disturbing him that much he might just wanna lay off, so find something as nonerelated to that stuff for him to do and peak more healthful unapproachful resources for that. I hope that helps in all. Sincerely,An Unproffesssional
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 18, 2009
    • 10:21 AM
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