Who Is Esther Hicks?

Esther Hicks is a New York Times best-selling author who claims to communicate for a group of nonphysical beings. These beings, through Esther, give workshops and write books, offering people advice on how to improve their health, wealth, and relationships using various metaphysical laws.

Abe Fail: Idiots Guide to Neurology

This one will make neurologists livid!

10/26/2007 -- Asheville, North Carolina. In this workshop, Abraham demonstrate a clear lack of knowledge about the mind. They are responding to a guest’s question about the nature of Schizophrenia. Abraham gives the guest an explanation about how things like “these multiple personalities” occur, as if the man had asked about that. What Abraham may not know is that Schizophrenia and Multiple Personality Disorder (now referred to as Dissociative Identity Disorder) are two very different things.

Here, I have provided a link from Google Health to explain what Schizophrenia is. (https://health.google.com/health/ref/Schizophrenia). They define Schizophrenia as “a mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses, and to behave normally in social situations.”

Medicinenet.com defines Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) here (http://www.medicinenet.com/dissociative_identity_disorder/article.htm). They say that “some professionals continue to be of the opinion that DID does not exist” and that it is “a mental illness that involves the sufferer experiencing at least two clear identities or personality states, also called alters, each of which has a fairly consistent way of viewing and relating to the world.”

To summarize: Professionals do not doubt the existence of Schizophrenia. DID is questioned. DID deals with an alternative personality. Schizophrenia does not. They don’t have anything to do with each other. Yet it makes sense why Abraham would blend the two, as there are popular misconceptions about these two very different mental illnesses.

Here are Abraham’s words on how multiple personalities crop up in people with a lot of resistance. Again, they are responding a guest who begins with “I have a friend who’s Schizophrenic and locked up in prison for something he had done….”

ABRAHAM: ….and often, a sort of other perspective is born in this. It’s like who-you-are keeps calling forth, calling you forth. And if there is a very resistant personality that won’t allow you to go, often another personality emerges to go….That desire to be free just keeps spurting out in another way and another way and another way….Some who have very fast moving energy just find other ways of getting around that, and these multiple personalities is often one of those ways….And, if you know him well enough, tell him you have a good friend named Abraham who is also Schizophrenic. Meaning we have many perspectives that are emerging. In other words, we are not one mind. We are not one thinker. We are a cumulative, collection, culmination of consciousness.

Really Abraham? What would you being Schizophrenic have to do with you having multiple perspectives? Sounds like you need to get Esther to pick up some books on psychology. Your lack of all-knowingness is starting to show.